Representing the young people of Ireland at 3Arena (CycleAgainstSuicide)

Create the Great in You Ltd. have humbly accepted an invite to speak at the Student Congress on April the 9th in 3Arena. Along with many other inspirational leaders and motivational speakers

Speakers include:

Prof. Fiona McNicholas and Associate Prof. Blanaid Gavin – The Mental Health Continuum

Dr. Bobby Smith – Addictions on the developing brain – ages 14 to 18.

Dr. Harry Barry – Social anxiety and social media

John (Sean) Doran – Resilience

Robert Carley – Stigma and resilience

Mark McCormack/Simon Ryan – Create the Great in You Ltd.

Guest Speakers

Nigel Owens

Isabelle Aboud

Jenna Fitzpatrick

Support Music Act

As a celebration of mental health this education day will be supported by the following music bands:


The Academic

The Young Offenders



The Timoney Institute of Leadership (ALP Programme) KClub Co. Kildare

Mark has been accepted on an Advanced Leadership Programme based in the K Club Straffan Co. Kildare. A special thanks to Mr John Killeen & Ronan O’ Farrell for this fantastic opportunity in supporting the work carried out by Create the Great in You Ltd.

Leadership is a challenging business from which an unending stream of complications crop up. The Timoney Leadership Institute Advanced Leadership Programme has been designed to train leaders to grow and develop as they learn how to rise to these challenges.

The ALP programme will achieve this through insights and discussions with world-class professors from Harvard Business School, the IESE Business School, (ranked number one in the world in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the Financial Times for executive education) and several other leading business schools from across the world.

Mark continues to work on his own self-development and has been accepted onto a prestigious leadership and self-development programme at the Timoney Leadership Institute in Dublin. The Advanced Leadership Programme is delivered over a five month period and is designed to equip participants to better manage situations, create leaders and develop the entrepreneurial mindset. The Timoney Institute works in partnership with Harvard and IESE Business School, which was ranked number one in the world in 2018.

St Louis Secondary School in Kiltimagh Co. Mayo’s Wellbeing Week

Our official Launch of our WellBeing Workshop with over 120 students in Co. Mayo. Mark Mc Cormack (Founder & Mentor) & Simon Ryan (Creative Arts & Mentor).

An inspirational group of young people we worked alongside. The aim of our “Wellbeing” workshops are to explore individuals and group understanding of the topic. Through peer support and teamwork individuals will learn inter-personal skills such as empathy and active listening enhance their communication, collaboration and creativity skills thus developing critical thinking for future leaders in school, community and employers.

Ms Walburg Ruane (Guidance Counsellor) was present at all of the workshops along with youth leaders who welcomed us each day.