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ETU Mental Health Lecturer Dr Colman Noctor held a launch for his new book The 4 to 7 Zone on Friday 28th April in the Health Sciences Building. The event was impressively attended with colleagues from across the campus and clinical partner sites in attendance.

The attendees were informed by Prof John Wells, Dr Jarlath McKenna and Dr Aoife Hearne of the book’s content, which was described as a ‘road map for life’. The 4 to 7 Zone is a unique method of assessing our psychological and mental fitness and promotes balance, equilibrium and strong values in our lives. The speakers spoke of how timely this book is when we consider the nature of the world today and the rapid growth of AI, extreme political views and an epidemic of anxiety. It is easy to get swept up in it all and lose the meaning of enough and how much is too much. The 4 to 7 Zone will help you to stay grounded in a high-octane world of expectation and pressure.

Dr Noctor also held a launch in Hodges Figgis in Dublin on the 27th and one attendee at that event was Jack Kavanagh, mental health advocate and inspirational speaker. Jack suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident in his early twenties and has become an icon of the meaning of mental toughness and resilience. His story of overcoming and continuing to battle adversity is truly inspiring. We look forward to welcoming Jack to SETU later in the year where he is coming to speak to our students and staff in what promises to be a unique and inspiring event.

We are happy to say that since the launch in April, The 4 to 7 Zone has remained in the Top 10 Best Sellers in the Non-Fiction Irish Charts, reaching Number 2 in its first week. We are delighted to see all our staff’s projects do well as they are proud ambassadors of the SETU community.