First Fortnight 2021 – Register Now

Mental Health Reform are proud to present two events as part of the First Fortnight Festival 2021!

Register now for your free place at the virtual events taking place on 13th and 14th of January.

Dear Diary, my mental health during the pandemic…

It is broadly accepted that the impact of COVID-19 on peoples’ mental health has been significant, and yet, many will have experienced these impacts completely differently.

Some people who may never have experienced a mental health challenge before may have felt the emotional impact of public health restrictions – the increased loneliness and isolation. Others, those who live with lifelong mental health difficulties, may have been adversely impacted by challenges in accessing mental health services. Children, older people, parents – everyone has their own mental health story to tell.

This event invites people to submit their thoughts, feelings and reflections about their mental health in response to the pandemic in a 300 word diary entry.

Our event will display and explore some of the themes raised in these diary entries, the good and the bad, in order to look at how our mental health system will need to change to support those who need it.

Date: Wednesday, 13th January
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Register: click here

Conversation Café: Youth Mental Health In The Midwest

Since the crisis began, youth mental health services have reported higher levels of anxiety as well as increased demand for their services. As we continue to be confronted with COVID-19, we must ensure that the mental health needs of children and young people are being met.

Our event will explore some of the challenges young people face in maintaining good mental health and will create a space for people to come together to look towards better mental health services and supports.  Following some insights from a panel of experts, there will be small group discussions to share thoughts and look at potential solutions for the future.

Date: Thursday, 14th January
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Register: click here


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