Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Free Amnesty Workshops on Mental Health

Challenge Mental Health Prejudice and Discrimination

What: Amnesty International is holding a series of evening events to highlight the issue of mental health prejudice and discrimination to mark World Mental Health Day.
Where: Jigsaw Galway, Fairgreen Road, Galway
When: 6pm-8pm, Thursdays 11, 18, 25 October and 1 November 2012

First Workshop. Thursday 11 October: Challenging mental health prejudice and discrimination
An introduction to Amnesty International’s mental health campaign followed by an interactive workshop on positive mental health by Aisling Richmond (Bodywise).

 Everyone is welcome to attend and the events are free of charge.
Please register your interest by emailing

Thursday 18 October: Youth mental health
Presentation by Jigsaw on the unique challenges and issues faced by young people and children with mental health difficulties.

Thursday 25 October: Support groups and the mental health system
Interactive Q&A with mental health practitioners and service users from the Galway Community Mental Health Service and Grow Galway.

Thursday 1 November: Positive mental health
Closing presentation by Amnesty International on challenging mental health prejudice and discrimination and talks on positive mental health with Paul Fallon (On the Road Again) and Aisling Richmond (Bodywise). This will be followed by food, music and a chance for participants to meet and discuss issues they’re interested in.


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