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Covid Trauma: The Impact and Legacy on Communities

01 Feb 2022

07:00pm - 08:30pm


February 1


07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Event Category:

RCN Event

In This Together – Session 3

Delivered by Conor McCafferty, Zest: Healing the Hurt Ltd

This session is not a political discussion on the rights or wrongs of lockdown but will examine the mental health effects the pandemic continues to have on individuals and communities.

It will focus on:
• the elements of the lockdown
• the effects of these on our mental health
• how we need to cope, as we hopefully come out of lockdown
• the importance of self-care now

Conor is a registered accredited psychotherapist with BACP and specialises in self-harm and suicidal behaviours as well as addiction. He has been with Zest for 23 years and currently coordinates the Self-harm Intervention Programme (SHIP) in the WHSCT and the NHSCT. This is a direct referral pathway from the Community Mental Health Teams to counselling in the Voluntary Sector for those who are self-harming. Conor delivers training workshops to professionals throughout the province.

Conor was appointed to the Chair of the Suicide Strategy Implementation Body (SSIB) from 2014 – 2019 by the Health Minister Jim Wells to oversee the development of Protect Life 2.

To register email
or ring 028 8676 6670

CRC logoThis event has received support from the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council which aims to promote a pluralist society characterised by equity, respect for diversity, and recognition of interdependence. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Community Relations Council.

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