The Mental Health Ireland Annual Conference 2014 will take place from the 23rd of May until the 25th of May at the Castleroy Hotel in Limerick.
Key note speakers include Paddy McGowan, recently appointed Interim Head of Service User, Family Member and Carer Engagement on the new HSE National Mental Health Management Team; Professor Agnes Higgins, Associate Professor in Mental Health and Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD, a strong advocate for Recovery and Seán Megahey, Director of Services with HAIL - the Housing Association for Integrated Living, with new perspectives on support in housing
Mental Health Ireland announces a new mental health education programme which will be begin in March 2014 in Cork.
UCC in association with Mental Health Ireland has developed a new and innovative Certificate programme in response to an increased awareness of mental health and mental health challenges in recent times. The first programme will begin in March 2014 in UCC. It is planned to deliver the programme in other centres nationally later this year.
more details here Certificate in Mental Health in the Community
Linda Thorpe Development Officer with Mental Health Ireland talks to Kathy Donaghy in The Independent about emotional resilience. Seet the article here.
Mental Health Reform, the national coalition that promotes improved mental health services in Ireland, invites people in the Dublin area with an interest in mental health services to a public meeting on quality mental health services from 2:00pm to 4:30pm on Thursday 17th of April. The meeting will be held at the Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.
Mental Health Ireland (MHI) is a national voluntary organisation with 104 local Mental Health Associations (MHAs) and branches throughout the country. The membership includes mental health professionals and lay people who provide care, support and friendship for the mentally ill. Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.
People who have good mental health:
Why should the average young person be concerned about mental illness and know about mental health?
Here are just two facts:
As a member of the general public it is highly desirable that you should learn as much as you can about the importance of mental health and recognise and deal with causes of stress and other factors leading to mental breakdown.
Remember that sometime in your life, you, a member of your family or a friend could become mentally ill and your understanding and help could be of tremendous support.