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Mental health talk with leading psychologist

AS part of their popular spring calendar of virtual events, Ennis Mental Health Association (EMHA) will present a “not-to-be-missed” evening of conversation on Thursday, May 13 with the renowned Dr Tony Bates discussing “Why Talking Helps”.
A regular contributor to Brendan O’Connor’s RTÉ Radio1 programme, Dr Tony Bates is a Clinical Psychologist, who was Head of Psychology for 30 years in St James’s Hospital Dublin, and who established and directed the MSc Cognitive Psychotherapy in TCD until 2006.
He founded Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, in 2006 to serve young people and their mental health needs, and he was made honorary Professor of Psychology in UCD last September as a tribute to his contribution to the field. According to spokesperson for EMHA “As a high level of interest for this event is anticipated, early booking is advised”.
EMHA is a community-based, volunteer-led organisation that, for 30 years, has consistently focused attention on mental health issues, and promoted positive mental health and wellness.
They do this through providing a range of inputs including lectures, publications, activities, and community events to groups, both individually and in partnership with local organisations. In addition, EMHA is proud to host Ennis Mental Health Week each year.
“EMHA is extremely grateful for the huge level of support it receives, both in the town of Ennis and in the various agencies working in this field. EMHA is fully aligned to the strategic ambitions of Mental Health Ireland and is supported in its work by an MHI Development Officer.”
As Covid and lockdowns called an abrupt halt to all ‘in-person’ activities, EMHA transitioned to building its ‘virtual’ presence, and began hosting a varied series of events via Zoom, in the area of mental health and wellness.
To reserve your space for this talk, email ennisemha@mentalhealthireland.ie or call/text 085 252 4608. Visit www.ennismha.com for further information.

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