A group of mental health nursing students currently training with the HSE Mental Health Services in Donegal are holding a Mental Health Promotion Evening in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny from 6pm until 10pm on Wednesday 24th August.
Chairperson of the organising committee, Roisin McNulty, a student nurse, said the aim of the evening was to increase awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
The event will host a large number of stands providing information on the local services and supports that are available around the county. A number of key guest speakers will give talks throughout the evening.
including Caroline Mc Guigan who will speak on “Suicide or Survive”; Kevin Mills, Director of Nursing, HSE Mental Health Services Donegal who will speak on Mental Health Services in the County; Bill Vaughan, Mental Health Ireland; Dr Haley, Clinical Director HSE Mental Health Services Donegal; and Kerry Mc Gaughey from STEER.
This represents a unique opportunity for anyone interested in the area of mental health. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.