A meeting of the All-Party Group on Mental Health will take place on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 at 12:30 in room 144.
TOPIC: Suicide Prevention
This meeting will focus on how we manage our mental health and well being to promote suicide prevention.
Dr Philip McGarry, Chairman, Royal College of Psychiatrists will make a short presentation on the Protect Life Strategy. He will highlight the following three points
- Emergency Departments
- Psychotherapy provision.
Siobhan Doherty, Chief Executive, Aware Defeat Depression, will outline to the meeting their programmes supported by Pat Lynch, Head of Services who will give an outline of the Living Life to the Full programme and Mood Matters.
There will be an opportunity for MLAs to discuss the presentations and agree positive steps to address the high instance of suicide in Northern Ireland.
The meeting will end with an open discussion on the issues raised.
12:30pm Introduction by Sue Ramsey MLA, Chair
12.40 pm Dr Philip McGarry, Chairman, Royal College of Psychiatrists – a presentation on the Protect Life Strategy
12.50 pm Siobhan Doherty, Chief Executive, Aware Defeat Depression, and Pat Lynch, Head of Services - Living Life to the Full programme and Mood Matters
1.00 pm Concluding comments, Bill Halliday, Chief Executive, MindWise
1:05 pm Open discussion
1.30 pm Close
This is an open meeting and all interested parties are invited to attend.
We have been running a new innovative and exciting programme of work in MindWise at the Magherafelt service since June 2012.
The programme is aimed at individuals with mild to moderate mental health problems.
The program develops confidence, life skills and employability skills by offering accredited training, employability training, placements, and confidence building skills including one to one mentoring and support. If participants wish they can work towards obtaining a NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture. This is achieved by evidence and practice based assessment with approximately 2 pages of written work per unit. It is an interested and valuable course which also provides good communication and leadership skills. There are 3 levels of Award: Award (4 units), Certificate ( 8-10 units), Diploma (12 units). The NVQ Level 2 course takes approximately one year to complete.
Registered in Northern Ireland Number N1071976. Registered Office Wyndhurst,
Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH Phone: 028 90402323
MindWise is the operating name of Mind Wise New Vision a company limited by guarantee and
recognised by HM Revenue and Customs as a charity for tax purposes.