The Social Care Podcast - Sharing Stories

The Social Care Podcast

Join co-hosts Audrey Moore and David Bagnall (aka Baggie), Social Care Workers, who discuss issues relevant to social care. Audrey and Baggie are opening up the conversation around social care and sharing stories with interesting guests and topics. read less

Episode 7: Catherine Kelly on the work of WALK and mental health in social care
Episode 7: Catherine Kelly on the work of WALK and mental health in social care
This episode is being released on 10th October 2022, World Mental Health Day. We are joined by Catherine Kelly, Deputy CEO of WALK, an organisation that supports people with disabilities in Dublin and Louth. She has been at the forefront of designing, developing, and delivering award winning programmes for people with intellectual disabilities that provide pathways to access employment in the open labour market. She has a particular interest in the development of person-centred, socially inclusive supports and in the provision of supports that are driven by an equality and human rights agenda. She is a regular speaker at national conferences and has made significant contributions to policy development that focuses on the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities. She has been an associate lecturer with the Department of Humanities in TU Dublin for the last 10 years lecturing on the part time and full time Bachelor of Arts in Social Care course. Catherine is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Social Science with Maynooth University and contributes as a writer to RTE Brainstorm. In this episode, Catherine speaks about the work of Walk in the community and we discuss mental health, resilience, organisational culture and self care in social care. Feedback is always welcome for The Social Care Podcast, if you have something to say or would like to share your story, get in touch with the hosts by emailing