All Party Group On Mental Health

A meeting of the All-Party Group on Mental Health has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 29 January 2013 at 12:30pm in the Senate Chamber.

TOPIC: STIGMA AND MENTAL HEALTH

One in four in the community have experience of mental ill health.  Many experience stigma in their everyday life, and this has a powerful effect on their mental health, wellbeing and recovery.

Programme

12:30pm          Introduction by Sue Ramsey MLA, Chair

12.40pm          Presentation by Equality Commission on stigma in Northern Ireland

12.50pm          David Babington – Chief Executive, Action Mental Health will report on the key issues identified by the voluntary sector

1.00pm            Stigma – a personal perspective from a service user/representative

1:05pm            Open discussion on the issues raised

1.30pm            Close

Lunch will be provided and all Members are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact Dorothy Lawrence or Christine McDowell on 028 9040 2323 or e-mail christine.mcdowell@mindwisenv.org.

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