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Provoking Thought (Mental Health Awareness)

25 Jan 2022

07:30pm - 08:30pm


January 25


07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Event Category:

RCN Event

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in this together

In this Together

Session 2:  Provoking Thought (Mental Health Awareness)

Tuesday 25th January 2022  7.30pm to 9.00pm (via zoom)

The aim of the workshop is to support people in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing through a range of activities that are tailored to suit needs.  Designed to explore issues and facilitate discussion around issues of mental and emotional wellbeing, the workshop will focus on:

  • Recognising the importance of looking after our mental health and emotional well-being
  • Developing confidence to seek help
  • Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental distress
  • Challenging the stigmas and misconceptions about mental health
  • Identifying factors that can cause stress
  • Recognising the impact of trauma
  • Building resilience for positive mental health and emotional well-being
  • Highlighting the sources of support available


Delivered by Michael McLean – Action Mental Health

Michael spent 30 years within the Government of Northern Ireland. Since leaving government services Michael has worked for AWARE as a trainer. He spent a term lecturing in Community Development at Ulster University. He has worked as a Trainer / Mediator for TIDES Training; and since 2018 worked for Action Mental Health’s MensSana Team, delivering training aimed at promoting positive mental and emotional well-being. His interest in ‘Mental Health’ comes from his own experience of ‘mental ill-health’ having been diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression in 2006. Michael really believes in the importance of challenging a lot of the myths and misconceptions around mental ill-health in order to normalise the conversation and to make people comfortable to talk about their mental health, and to seek help when they are struggling, and the importance of taking steps to look after their mental health.

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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