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Irish in Britain’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

The prevalence of mental illness is significantly higher among the Irish community in Britain than in our host community.

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

Through our Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter, we aim to facilitate collaboration across the sector to lead to better understanding and more effective responses for our community.

Download a copy of the charter here to learn more.

We are asking you to promote the Charter in your organisation and commit to our mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the Irish community in Britain.

Promoting the Irish in Britain Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter in your organisation

We thank our members for their commitment, professionalism and integrity to ensure the promotion of the charter within their organisations.

Suggested ways to support the Irish in Britain Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

Engage with Irish in Britain Mental health and wellbeing training 

· Promote awareness and understanding of mental health and suicide prevention in your organisation by participating in our trainings and forums

Contribute to our policy and representation work 

· Support our advocacy for culturally sensitive mental health services by participating in our policy events and research

Adhere to and share best practice guidelines 

· Encourage community–wide participation and best practice by sharing examples of best practice and promoting your organisations commitment to the charter

· Adopt the Thriving at Work Standards

Provide accessible information 

· Ensure the dissemination of relevant sources of mental health advice and information within your organisation

Encourage community alliances 

· Seek opportunities for cross–cultural alliances and partnerships to promote BAME and diaspora mental health needs

To find out more about the Mental Health Charter contact Marie from Irish in Britain at 

Irish in Britain resources