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Speak Up: Shine Conversations for Change – A Resounding Success!

On the 24th of May, we hosted the mental health conference “Speak Up: Shine Conversations for Change” in Cork. The event brought together a diverse group of speakers, panellists, and attendees; all united in their commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of people living with mental health ilnesses, as well as their families and supporters.

Throughout the day, attendees participated in crucial dialogues aimed at fostering understanding and collaborative solutions for mental health. These conversations addressed a variety of topics, from reducing stigma surrounding mental illness to a think-tank media session to brainstorm ideas on the kind of mental health stories they want to see in Irish media to interactive discussions on the mechanisms and pathways available in Ireland to raise the voice of people with lived experience, family members and supporters.

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to our talented and very experienced speakers, MC, panellists, and conference attendees for their invaluable contributions and enthusiasm, which made the event a resounding success. Our dedicated staff and contractors also played a critical role in ensuring a seamless conference experience for all, and we are truly grateful for their efforts.

For those who couldn’t attend the conference or want to revisit some of the remarkable moments, we’re excited to share a highlight video showcasing a few of the day’s most memorable moments, as well as interviews with some key people from the conference. We encourage everyone to continue the conversations we started at “Speak Up: Shine Conversations for Change,” as it’s through open dialogue that we’ll create lasting change for mental health in our communities.


Thank you once again for your support and participation, and let’s keep the momentum going to shape a more positive future for mental health! #SpeakUpForChange