Building upon the work of colleagues in Philadelphia, New York, West Midlands UK and London, Mental Health Ireland are bringing the mental health model of Thrive to Dublin. Following a study of local demographics and profiles across Dublin and discussions with local community representatives and leaders, Balbriggan was identified as a compatible community to initiate this approach.
Thrive is an international movement that supports communities through engagement and activities that build and nurture our mental health and wellbeing. It is shaped and led by you and your community and supported by Mental Health Ireland.
In September 2021, key stakeholders in Balbriggan came together to develop aspirations and actions for the community to thrive at an engagement called ‘Thrive n’ Conversations’. This event marked the beginning of an open conversation about mental health and wellbeing and offered the opportunity for people to become part of a collective purpose in their community.