Awareness event to promote positive mental health

Promoting positive mental health and suicide prevention in Ireland.

Written by spunout


An awareness conference to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention in Ireland will be held at 8.30pm on Friday, 27th September 2013, at UCD Cinema. The event organiser, Grainne Ferris, is hoping to raise awareness of these issues and reduce the stigma around mental health.

Ms Ferris said: “If there's even one person at the event who is perhaps prompted to help someone they know, then I'll consider the evening a success.”  The event is open to the public and has a wide range of speakers on the night, check them out: 

Running Order of Event

08.30 pm  20-Minute Short Film “A Day for The Fire”
08.50 pm  Ms Una Power, Student @ UCD
08.55 pm  Ms Lara Kelly, Mental Health Reform
09.10 pm  Professor Patricia Casey, Consultant Psychiatrist
09.25 pm  Short Q&A Session
09.45 pm  Interval
09.55 pm  Leo Pattisson (GROW Area Co-ordinator)
10.05 pm  Maureen O’Sullivan, TD
10.15 pm  John Lonergan
10.25 pm  Q&A Session

Other guests/participants include:

  • Mr Gerry Raleigh, National Office for Suicide Prevention
  • Nigel O'Callaghan, Reach Out
  • Declan Patton, Head of Psychiatric Nursing, UCD
  • Maureen Bolger, TeenLine
  • Mr Joe McGuire, Talk About It (Mayo)
  • Anthony Burrowes, BeLong To
  • Senator Lorraine Higgins
  • Representatives from Genio
  • Representatives from Aware
  • Representatives from ShineSeeChange
  • Representatives from Student Unions, UCD,  Trinity, DCU & D.I.T.

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