Catherine Martin T.D. is hosting a public meeting tonight Thursday evening the 5th July at 8pm in the Seminar Room in the Clonskeagh Mosque, Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, entitled “Let’s Talk Mental Health“.
Two experts in the area of mental health, Senator Joan Freeman and Ian Power will be speaking.
Senator Joan Freeman: Joan established the country’s only organization that provided a free, professional, face to face service for people in the critical stages of distress. In 2006, she set up Pieta House, the centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide.
Joan has served as a Senator in Seanad Éireann since May 2016. Since becoming a Senator, she has a number of achievements such as, holding a public consultation on mental health, inviting the parents of children using mental health services, and those who provided these services, to have their say. Joan is responsible for creating a joint Oireachtas committee on mental health, the first of its kind in the history of the state.
Ian Power: Ian is executive director of Ireland’s youth information website SpunOut.ie by young people, for young people. SpunOut.ie aims to empower young people with the information they need to live happy, healthy lives.
Ian is also president of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). He is a member of the Research Ethics Committee for the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland ‘Growing up in Ireland’, and was previously a member of the National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health.
All are welcome to attend.
Catherine Martin, T.D.