Thursday, 12 May 2011

Amnesty International Mental Health and Human Rights Hearing

You are cordially invited to Amnesty International Ireland's Mental Health and Human Rights Hearing. The event will take place at The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 at 10am on Tuesday 31 May 2011. It is an all-day event and will finish by 4.30pm.

The right to mental health is about more than just mental health services, it is also about the rights that promote good mental health. In Ireland, people with mental health problems face barriers that stop them enjoying their right to education, work, suitable housing and social welfare.

The Hearing will hear from people directly about their experience in these areas. A listening panel expert in national and international human rights law, will offer feedback and make general recommendations to the Irish Government. Government representatives will be invited to present on their work on mental health.

Listening panel:

Prof Paul Hunt, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Ms Judy Walsh, Director of Graduate Programmes at the UCD School of Social Justice

Dr Mary Donnelly, Senior Law Lecturer, UCC

Ms June Shannon, journalist and expert by experience

The Minister of State for Disability, Mental Health, Equality and Older People, Kathleen Lynch will address the event.

This is an exciting opportunity to hear from others and add your voice to the debate. The findings from the day will be submitted to the Government.

Please see invitation for more information.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided, but as spaces are limited Amnesty would be grateful if you could RSVP by Friday 20 May at the latest. If you would like to attend, please contact Amnesty by e-mail: or phone: 01 863 8300.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Monday, 9 May 2011

Employ Ability

Employ Ability Limited is a Supported Employment service for people who have a disability or health issue and live in the Dublin southwest area. For more information check out this link.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Ask & You Shall Receive? Gateway needs a suitable premises.

Gateway Mental Health Project is currently housed in Harold's Cross in a Dublin City Council Older Person's Complex and we are very grateful to Dublin City Council and the residents for the use of this premises.

These premises cannot be our long term home as the space does not fit our needs in relation to location, capacity, usage and storage and it actually prevents the project developing in the long term.

During this current period of recession there are many suitable premises vacant in Rathmines which we could put to good use, do you know of any accessible ground floor premises that would accommodate Gateway Mental Health Project to support us to be the best we can be.

If you have an idea or a premises please contact Martha on 01 4965558.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Make Mental Health a Political Priority

Check out some people you may know from Gateway advocating to make mental health a political priority!Click on this link to view the video.

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