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Irish in Britain launches Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

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We are delighted to announce that Irish in Britain’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter is now published online.


The Charter outlines Irish in Britain’s commitment to leading a cohesive community response to evidence of high rates of suicide and common mental health issues among the Irish population in Britain.  

You can read read the full charter here.

The core aim of the Charter is to build an Irish community alliance of partners to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for staff, volunteers and the communities they serve. 

Work to build this alliance began a year ago and during that time Irish in Britain has teamed up with organisations and consultants, including Mental Health First Aid England, to facilitate training for our member organisations and community partners.

Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive at the Centre for Mental Health, explains why she is supporting Irish in Britain’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter.

In the current climate, protecting our mental health and wellbeing is of heightened importance, with the psychological and social impacts likely to have long–term consequences for individuals and communities.  

The official launch was due to take place in March at an event in Portcullis House sponsored by Conor McGinn MP, but was cancelled due to the current coronavirus restrictions.

To accommodate for social distancing restrictions, we have scheduled a number of online mental health and wellbeing trainings for our member organisations and community partners. And there are resources available on the website to support our members and the wider community during this time.

To find out more about the Charter, training options, resources or how your organisation can get involved, contact Marie Dillon at health@irishinbritain.org