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Stella O’Malley

Psychotherapist, Mental Health Advocate, Author

why book stella?

  • Resident psychotherapist for the RTÉ series “Raised by the Village,” Stella actively contributes to a family program helping troubled teenagers reconnect with themselves and their families
  • Bestselling books, ‘Cotton Wool Kids’ and ‘Bully-Proof Kids’, tackle crucial topics related to child development and resilience
  • Her latest book, ‘Fragile,’  delves into managing anxiety and stress, showcasing her commitment to providing practical tools for overcoming mental health challenges
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Stella O’Malley is a psychotherapist, bestselling author, and public speaker. Much of Stella’s counselling and writing focuses on mental health and the importance of well-being and she is a regular contributor to the Irish Independent, the Sunday IndependentRTENewstalk FM and Today FM.

Stella’s first bestselling book, ‘Cotton Wool Kids’, was released in 2015 while ‘Bully-Proof Kids: Practical tools to help kids grow up confident, resilient and strong’ was released in 2017.  Stella’s latest book ‘Fragile’: Why are we feeling more anxious and overwhelmed than ever before’, was published in 2019,  and focuses on overcoming anxiety and managing stress.

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Stella is also the resident psychotherapist for the current RTÉ series, Raised by the Village.

This is a family programme that helps troubled teenagers reconnect with themselves and their families.


‘Managing anxiety and stress in the Workplace’

This presentation focuses on building awareness of our ability to manage stress and provides practical and helpful coping strategies.

‘Raising Happy Kids in an Anxious World’

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Ireland and the UK. This presentation provides insight into why we are becoming more anxious and how we can help our children to develop the skills to manage anxiety and stress.

‘Bully-Proof Kids: Developing Resilience & Social Skills’

This is a practical talk that focuses on helping parents to help when their children. Experiencing bullying can leave a long shadow upon an individual and so this presentation identifies a positive road to recovery.

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“Superb talk tonight by Stella on Bully-Proof Kids – Very engaging and learned a lot.”

Sarah Cooney, Parenting talk for AIB

“I was surprised how much I benefited from this talk – after the evening I was finally motivated to have the courage to live my life according to my own beliefs and values – and not everyone else.”

Liz Wright, Mental Health talk for the Niall Mellon Trust