Niall Breslin

Niall Breslin known as Bressie, is an Irish musician and former Westmeath Gaelic footballer and Leinster Rugby player. Breslin found success as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter with pop band The Blizzards, as a co-writer and producer with XIX Entertainment and as a solo artist. He was the winning coach on the first and third seasons of The Voice of Ireland.

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One of Ireland’s most prominent mental health advocates and sought-after public speakers, Niall Breslin’s ability to communicate with inspiring candidness, expert knowledge and authenticity has helped to pioneer a sea change in the public perception and narrative on mental health and emotional well-being in Ireland. A dynamic, charismatic and compelling communicator, he has produced and written several documentaries about mental health and performance psychology, and has consulted with the Irish government and the EU parliament to further influence the discussion and development of future policy in the area of mental health including chairing the reference groups for the youth mental health task force.

With degrees in Economics and Sociology both from University College Dublin, a Higher Certificate in Performance Psychology from IADT and a Master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Interventions from the School of Psychology in UCD, Niall Breslin is well placed to extend his work further internationally in this space. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and IADT his work has been highly recognised from his peers and colleagues.

His number one bestselling and multi award winning book ‘Me and my mate Jeffrey’ and his kids mindfulness book series “The magic moment” along with his role as founder and Creative Director of mental health charity A Lust for Life, have further contributed significantly to his standing as a key figure in the evolving conversation around mental health in Ireland. His work in setting up this organisation and driving its mission has led to numerous social entrepreneur awards including the prestigious Social Entrepreneur Ireland Impact award, The Social Innovation Fund and the Google Impact award.

Niall Breslin is also an Irish musician, an Ironman triathlete and former Westmeath Gaelic footballer and Leinster professional Rugby player, captaining the Ireland U-21s rugby team on a number of occasions. Breslin is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter with pop rock band The Blizzards, and signed to Spirit/B-unique, home of Ed Sheeran as a song writer and producer. He was the winning coach on the first, third and fifth seasons of the hugely successful TV show ‘The Voice of Ireland’. As a solo artist he produced two Number one albums and is the owner and director of Ireland’s premier recording studio Camden Recording studios.

Breslin consults with multiple international corporate organisations and leaders, from all sectors, in the creative management of stress and the development and implementation of well-being strategies.

Niall Breslin also has just signed to international podcast platform Acast and is releasing his brand new podcast series ‘Where is my Mind” in July 2019.

Recorded: 12th September 2019

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