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Western Health Board Offices,
Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.
The activities of Mental Health Ireland include:
Supporting local Mental Health Associations in their work by providing information and training and through a network of Development Officers working around the country.
Actively Campaigning and Advocating to improve national mental health policy and service provision.
Providing an Information Service on issues relating to mental health and mental illness through information fact-sheets, this website and directly by telephone, post and email.
Undertaking Research on mental health topics, such as the national survey on stress and the national survey on public attitudes to mental illness.
Organising Conferences, Courses, Workshops and Seminars on a wide variety of issues relating to mental health. MHI also promotes and co-ordinates activities to celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th October each year.
Developing Mental Health Promotion Programmes, including:
The National Public Speaking Project for senior students in post-primary schools and colleges which promotes an awareness of the importance of positive mental health, while developing public speaking skills.
Mental Health Matters, a mental health resource pack for 14-18 year olds which addresses the issue of mental health in a realistic, relevant and age appropriate manner.
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