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11th January 2018 @ 7:00 pm


What is the state of Ireland’s mental health services? How can you help?

On January 11th, Mental Health Reform will join forces with A Lust For Life, the movement seeking to change the way we talk about mental health in Ireland, to discuss that very question.

Last February, Mental Health Reform’s #InOurHourOfNeed campaign resulted in a petition of over 12,000 signatures calling on the Government to prioritise the provision of 24/7 mental health services in every community.

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has since committed to the provision of €105 million in investment in 2019, which is a welcomed step. However, there is so much more to be done…

On January 11th, mental health advocate and DJ Nikki Hayes will chair a panel, including consultant psychiatrist, Dr Pat Gibbons Brian Higgins, CEO of Pieta House and Majella Darcy, Head of Treatment and Enterprise with the Dublin Simon Community, who will reflect upon progress made thus far, consider next steps, and shine a light on why 24/7 mental health services is a bare minimum requirement #InOurHourOfNeed.

This one-off event is a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding of Ireland’s current mental health policy, and to find out how you can help out.


This festival venue is a wheelchair accessible venue. 

Please contact info@firstfortnight.ie to ensure a wheelchair accessible space is available for your desired event or if you have any other accessibility issues or requirements.


11th January 2018
7:00 pm
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The Wood Quay Venue
Wood Quay
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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