Jenny Fahy

Lecturer in Creative Studies and Community Mental Health


Jenny Fahy lectures in the field of Creative Studies and Community Mental Health and Wellbeing. She has always sought to create social change and to solve social problems, through creative action. She identifies as a creative, curious person, who enjoys a varied working life. She worked with a puppet theatre company in Ireland for a number of years and trained in New York as a 5Rhythms movement meditation teacher with Gabrielle Roth. After she decided to study social care, she worked as a community-based Family Support Worker, an outreach worker in a Domestic Abuse service provider and in a school completion programme in the Mid-West.

Since 2018, she has led the development and growth of Life Connections, a social enterprise, which provides vital services to parents and guardians to enable them to develop the skills to have healthy conversations with their children about important topics such as relationships, sexuality, the body, feelings and consent. Jenny believes that our children and teens need support, education and guidance to foster safe and healthy relationships, now and into their futures.

Jenny is part-time lecturing in Carlow College since January 2022.

Research Interest

Jenny’s research interests include Creative Thinking, Child-Centred Practice, Children and Families, Healthy Relationships, Therapeutic Communities, Play Therapy, Personal Development, Reflective Practice


Academic Presentations

Presented at Social Care Ireland conference 2018


Community Outreach

From 2018 to 2022, Jenny led the development and growth of Life Connections, a social enterprise to support children and families.



Currently studying an MA in Child-Adolescent Creative Psychotherapy with Hdip in Play Therapy, Children’s Therapy Centre, Westmeath – 2021 to 2025

Certificate in Training and Continuing Education, NUI Maynooth – Level 7 – 2018

Master of Arts in Therapeutic Child and Social Care, Carlow College – Level 9 – 2017

Degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Limerick Institute of Technology – Level 7 – 2015

Diploma in Community Development Practice, NUI Galway – Level 7 – 2003

Certificate in Women Studies, Bangor College, Wales – Level 6 – 1998

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