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Round up of June's All Party Group on Mental Health

Wed, 08 - July - 2020

We held our first ever virtual All Party Group on Mental Health (click to find out more about our MLA members) on 15th June. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was held via Microsoft Teams.  Thanks as ever to our Chair, Mark H Durkan MLA. 

Here's the presentations and agenda if you'd like to catch up and take a look.


Mental Health Policies in Northern Ireland


Professor Siobhan O’ Neill

Professor Deirdre Heenan

Dr Jennifer Betts 

Ulster University


Mental Health Education and Awareness in schools


Jay Buntin

Matthew Taylor

Pure Mental NI


Covid Wellbeing NI


Lisa McElherron

Group Director of Engagement


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