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TRANSforming Lives: Ireland’s first Trans Mental Health Week

TENI's "Heads Up" campaign will kick off on 26 October


Written by Jack Eustace | View this authors Twitter page and posted in news


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The TRANSforming Lives campaign is aiming to promote mental health and wellbeing of the Irish trans community.

The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) are running Ireland’s first-ever National Trans Mental Health Week from 21-30 October. TENI are looking to promote positive mental health and wellbeing of the trans community through their TRANSforming Lives campaign.

This is a vitally important campaign as a staggering three quarters of trans people in Ireland are thought to have considered taking their own lives at some point. Recent studies have also shown very high levels of stress, anxiety and depression within the trans community.

TRANSforming Lives aims to combat these figures by giving a voice to the mental health experiences of trans people and promoting simple steps to greater wellbeing. The centerpiece of the campaign will be the launch of “Heads Up”, TENI’s new guide to mental health and wellbeing. This will take place on 26 October at 7pm in the Chocolate Factory, Dublin. All are welcome to the event which will feature a speech by Helen McEntee, the Minister of State for Mental Health.

You can follow the campaign throughout the week on social media or through the brand new www.transforminglives.ie website. TRANSforming Lives is endorsed by SpunOut.ie, the Community Foundation for Ireland and the National Office for Suicide Prevention.

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Published October 19th, 2016
Last updated November 3rd, 2016
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