LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar Artwork
Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and BelongTo are hosting a free webinar on the 24th November 2020 to explore the topic of mental health and the LGBTI+ community.
 

This HSE funded event will explore themes including the prevalence of mental health difficulties within the LGBTI+ community, access to services and supports, early intervention and prevention for young people, and how services can be delivered in a manner sensitive to the needs of LGBTI+ people.

Chaired by Dil Wickremasinghe, the conference will be opened by Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People, Mary Butler TD. 

 
There will be 4 panels of speakers, including:
 
  • Professor Agnes Higgins – TCD and Chair of Mental Health Reform
  • Vanessa Lacey – Health & Education Manager, TENI
  • Paula Fagan – CEO, LGBT Ireland
  • Moninne Griffith – CEO, BelongTo
  • Dr Aileen Murtagh – St Patricks Mental Health Services
Date: Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Additional contributions will be made by the staff of Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and BelongTo, and, vitally, speakers with lived experience of seeking out and accessing mental health services & supports.

To accompany this exciting programme of discussion, the morning will begin with a short Chair Yoga and Mindfulness Session with panels being interspersed with short cultural contributions, including:

 
  • A presentation by Nicola Ralston of the National Library of Ireland on the photographic work of LGBTI+ rights activist Christopher Robson
  • A screening of the Anna Rodgers short film, I AM, and 
  • A performance of a commissioned poem by artist Felispeaks. 
 
For more information contact: Yvonne (she/her) at ymurphy@mentalhealthreform.ie or 089 4888016
 
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