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13 October 2016
(World Mental Health Week)
The Mental Health Forum was strongly represented at and involved in the planning of a Ministerial Launch event for the
Talking Therapies Hub & Recovery College within The Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Photo: Minister for Health - Michelle O'Neill (MLA) speaking on the topic of Recovery and the importance of collaborative working in support of the two new initiatives.
21 October 2015
Launch of this
Mental Health Forum Website
Members had independently build this site and launched it as a totally unique information hub to inform and empower anyone with an interest in mental health issues.
Back row: Deirdre Barker, Georgina Glassey, Bryce McMurray, Shauna McCausland, Karl Hughes, Sinead Hughes Front row: Elaine Fogarty, Breige Quinn, Ann Butler, Caroline Ferguson HSC Photography (Forum members, Staff and supporters)
1 October 2015
Consultation with the Southern Local Commissioning Group
Members attended to engage in discussion about the development of a Wellmind talking therapies hub
Front row - Teressa Nugent (Rural health partnership South Armagh & Interim Chair of SLCG), Miceal McCoy and Sophie Lusby (Asst director of commissioning HSC)
Back row - Elaine Fogarty (Forum Secretary), Shauna McCausland (Forum member), Dr Wlater Boyd (GP from Clougher area), Aisling Rennick (Newry & Mourne Council), Karl Hughes (Forum Manager), Arlene Wilson (CAUSE Armagh), Karen Moore (Care in Crisis Lurgan) HSC Photography
7 March 2014
Radio Interview with a Forum member - discusssing lived experience of mental ill health - BBC Radio Ulster
Photo: Elaine Fogary - Forum Member
Guest speakers on the day included representation from The Mental Health Forum
Launch of the Choice and Medication website - to help individuals better understand and manage their medication. Click HERE to visit the site.
Photo - Left to right - Aaron Coulter (Community Mental Health Pharmacist in SHSCT), Elaine Fogarty (Mental Health Forum SHSCT Area), Joe Brogan (Head od Pharmacy and Medicines Managemet HSC), Emma Quinn (NI Formulary Pharmacist HSC), Health Minister Edwin Poots MLA, Cathy Harrison (Senior Principal Pharmacists (DHSSPS NI), Mary Duffin (Chair of Children's Carers Group)