LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar

LGBTI+ Mental Health Seminar Artwork
Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and Belong To are hosting a free webinar 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
  • 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 Patrick’s Mental Health Services
Additional contributions will be made by the staff of Mental Health Reform, LGBT Ireland, and Belong To, and, vitally, speakers with lived experience of seeking out and accessing mental health services & supports.
Date: Tuesday, 24th of November 2020
Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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” 
  • A performance of a commissioned poem by artist Felispeaks

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