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PeskyGnats.com is a voluntary philanthropic society. Our aim is to conduct high quality scientific research and develop high quality intervention programmes that promote mental health in all young people.   We make all of our resources available free of charge.  Our society receives no funding.  

Our two main areas of work are:  
1. Research that promotes the well-being and mental health of young people  
2. Developing and distributing free of charge to clinics and qualified professionals psychological interventions of the highest quality that promote mental health and well-being in young people

Watch a TEDx talk about our work...

A CBT computer game for young people to play in session with a qualified mental health professional 

Worksheets for qualified mental health professionals to use in session..

A mobile phone App to support young people complete between session tasks when they play our computer game with a qualified mental health professional

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UCD Innovation hosted the first TEDxUCD event at the Fitzgerald debating chamber in June 2013


One of the speakers at the event was Dr Gary O' Reilly from the UCD School of Psychology.  He spoke about Pesky Gnats! a computer game for children to play in therapy designed to make Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) more accessible.  Dr O' Reilly asks how generous should we be with technology based mental health interventions?  Is it possible to make them available at little or no cost thus not just sharing our ideas in the spirit of TED but also sharing technology that allows us to promote good mental health in children.