Wednesday, May 25, 2011

'Mental Health - from Vision to Action'

'Mental Health - from Vision to Action'
Labour Equality
Open Event

Thursday 2nd June 8pm

The Gresham Hotel, O'Connell St, Dublin 1

Dan Neville TD, President of the Irish Association of Suicidology: 
Suicide in Ireland

Shane Butler, Senior Lecturer TCD & Expert in addictions and Mental Health social work: 
Alcohol - will we finally tackle the national drug?

Dr Austin O'Carroll, GP Mountjoy Street Medical & Founder of SafetyNet (mobile clinic for the homeless): 
Deprivation and Mental Health

Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People : 

Programme for Government Mental Health commitments and Action

  • How prevalent is suicide in Ireland and how can we prevent it?
  • How can we tackle the problem of alcohol - or do we want to?
  • What is the link between deprivation and Mental Health?
  • What action is the new Government going to take on Mental Health?
The event is hosted by Labour Equality and chaired by Bernard Cantillon Chair Labour Equality.
The Programme for Government policy on Mental Health incorporates the recommendations of A Vision for Change. Come and hear the speakers discuss various aspects of Mental Health. Wheelchair accessible.