Public event: Surviving or Thriving?
Mind Yourself, icap and Irish in Britain have come together to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May, with a special public event. Come along, hear the speakers and join the discussion. Reserve free places here.
Dr Mary Tilki is the interim chair of Irish in Britain. Mary has revsearched the physical and mental health of the Irish community here. She will talk about dementia, a particular issue for the large older Irish community in London. She wants to challenge the stigma surrounding the problem and explain how we can support people living with the condition and become a ‘dementia friendly community’.
Catherine Hennessy is CEO of icap (Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy). Catherine will talk on Crossing Thresholds: Adapting icap’s therapy services to meet the changing needs of the Irish community.
Brian Hanley from Mind Yourself will talk about what the charity does, and what we can all do, to address mental health issues in the community.
Episode two of Mind Yourself’s Deserted Island Discs recordings is now live online. This project, created with support from the Ireland Fund of Great Britain, encouraged Irish men to talk about their lives, through the music that influenced them. They talked to DJ and producer Arveene who has produced these powerful broadcasts. This episode features beer brewer and food photographer, Steve Ryan from Kilkenny. Listen to Steve talk about growing up in Ireland and why he would still like to return.
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We are looking for Volunteers to accompany our clients to various appointments, i.e. Doctors, Hospital, Benefits etc.… some of our clients needing support are vulnerable and just need that extra support and care.
We are also looking for volunteers to lead or assist our group activities.
So if you have extra time on your hands and would like to support the London Irish Community then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7697 4753