Mental Health Survey for Irish Artists

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person by Edel
create 29 May 2019

In early 2020 First Fortnight in association with sectoral stakeholders intend to launch a 24/7 dedicated Wellbeing Support Service , which will include free mental healthcare for all members of the Creative Sector in Ireland through an initial two year pilot programme. (More info on the proposed service is listed further below.)

Prior to launching the proposed service we're conducting initial research in order to provide the highest quality care for the artistic community. 

We would be most grateful if you could take a moment to click on the quick link below for a 3 minute survey comprising of nine quick questions. The deadline for responses is the 10th June

Your information could be crucial to demonstrating the need for this service to key funders.

Click here for survey

We would appreciate if you could help disseminate to your members or fellow artists in the community and please feel free to share the survey on social media.

We would also be grateful if any individual artist or artistic organisation wished to send us a letter of endorsement. If the project is of interest to you and you would like to get involved or if you'd like to talk further, please don't hesitate to contact myself or the team on 01 5986263 or

Finally we wanted to also highlight our open call out for artists for the First Fortnight 2020 mental health arts festival in January. Details are available here.



About First Fortnight's Planned Expansion

In early 2020 First Fortnight intends to establish a 24/7 Dedicated Wellbeing Support Service for members of the Artistic Community in Ireland through an initial two year pilot programme / service.

We are researching different models in terms of the proposed service provision. As things stand right now it is anticipated that the service offering will include the following:

* 24/7 Dedicated Phone Line

* Counselling Service (Short term intervention / 6 sessions)

* Advanced Counselling / Psychology Sessions

* Other Employee Assistant Services

Career Guidance

Life Coaching

Consumer Assistance

Mediation Information

Support for Non Irish Nationals & their families

Help with practical day to day issues & Services

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