Friday, 28 May 2010

Last chance to win 5000!!

Here Comes the Sun…
Enter the See Change ideas competition & you could win €5,000 to spend as you choose.

See Change is Ireland’s new national partnership to reduce stigma and challenge discrimination associated with mental health problems. We are an alliance of organisations working together to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.

Be the Change We want your ideas on how best to deliver our vision of an Ireland where every person has an open and positive attitude to their own and others’ mental health. Your idea could be a memorable campaign slogan or it could be an idea to reduce stigma and challenge discrimination. For more information and to enter to win €5,000, check out our website:

Alternatively, you can post your entry to: See Change Competition, c/o 38 Blessington St., Dublin 7
The competition terms and conditions are available at
Competition deadline to enter is 1st June 2010.

Amnesty & Gateway send Brian Cowen a message about the right to mental health

Amnesty's Pippa visited the Gateway Project on the 27th of May and Gateway members took part in an exciting new social media project which is part of Amnesty's mental health campaign.

Gateway Members were recorded by Eoin, and they ecorded short messages in support of the right to mental health. The recording along with others from around the country will be sent to Brian Cowen demanding he make mental health a political priority.

Thanks and well done to the Gateway Members who took part in this exciting message to the goverment.

Take action and support Amnesty’s Mental Health Campaign for more details contact Martha in Gateway or directly to Amnesty:-

Friday, 21 May 2010

Thank you to Dublin City Council for the invitation to speak at their Social Inclusion Week Seminar

The seminar ‘Excluded Groups in Our Community – Some Viewpoints’ was organised by Hugh Fahey, Social Inclusion Officer, Dublin City Council.

The context of the seminar is to actively support the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. One aim of the year is to give voice to people experiencing poverty and social exclusion.

The Chair for the day was Brian Merriman of the Equality Authority and the speakers were:-

* Mary O’Shea, Dublin Aids Alliance - HIV and AIDS – what are the issues today?

* Barry Johnston, Amnesty International – Mental Health and Human Rights.

* Martha Griffin, Rathmines Pembroke Community Partnership – Gateway Mental Health Project, a local resource.

* Moninne Griffith, Marriage Equality – Life for same sex couples today.

* Pol O Cionnaith, LGBT Noise – Outreach Programme on behalf of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-gendered People.

* David Carrol, BeLonG To Youth Services, Youth Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-gendered People.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Get off my cloud

Congratulations to the hardworking participants involved in the fantastic, real and brave performance of ‘Get off my cloud’. Well done!! A big thank you to the hard work of the Creative Arts facilitator - Siobhan Larkin.

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