First Fortnight Festival
In 2019, a Women’s Health Taskforce was established by the Department of Health to improve women’s health outcomes and experiences of healthcare. In 2021, addressing gaps in mental health services for women was identified as a priority theme.
In this panel discussion, we bring together several stakeholders in women’s mental health to discuss the current standing of mental health care for women in Ireland, findings of recent research and projects, and what we can do next. The panel includes Fiona Coyle, CEO of Mental Health Reform, Claire Flynn, Development Officer at Mental Health Ireland, and Maria Fleming, CEO of First Fortnight.
RUNNING TIME 50 MINS
About First Fortnight:
First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health stigma through arts and cultural action.
First Fortnight hosts an annual mental health, arts and culture festival throughout January, throughout Ireland. The festival celebrates the arts as a powerful catalyst for sparking unscripted conversations around mental ill health and serves to challenge the stigma associated with mental ill-health. The festival aspires to make the beginning of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, actively challenging societal prejudices, and eradicating the pervasive stigma surrounding mental health.