Thursday 16th January, 2020.
Action Mental Health was delighted to host the All Party Group on Suicide Prevention as they met to discuss specific issues facing rural communities in Northern Ireland.
The meeting was hosted at Action Mental Health’s New Horizons site in Fermanagh. As well as the MLAs, a large number of organisations were represented alongside AMH clients and individuals from the local community.
Those present heard presentations from Professor Gerry Leavey from Ulster University, Michael Mowen from Oak Healthy Living Centre and Mary Friel from British Red Cross.
Before leaving, the MLAs and representatives from the Public Health Agency (PHA) took the opportunity to see and take part in one of the current PHA funded art projects that AMH clients are working on – a very special environmental themed sculpture.
The AMH New Horizons activities the client participates in are operated through the “Working it Out” project, which is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy and the five NI Health & Social Care Trusts.