Deputy Lord Mayor to hold Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Evening


The Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Duffy, is hosting a public information evening this evening to raise awareness of mental health and suicide throughout the borough.

Coinciding with ‘World Suicide Prevention Day 2018’, the event will bring together a variety of agencies and organisations working in this sensitive and difficult field to extend a helping hand to those who may need information and assistance for themselves, a family member or friend.

Representatives from Action Mental Health, PIPS Upper Bann, Niamh Louise Foundation, MindWise, Praxis Care, SHSCT, Inspire Wellbeing, Samaritans-Craigavon, PCSP and the PSNI will be on hand to offer professional advice and guidance, giving members of the public the opportunity to hear more about their work within the local community.

Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Duffy, comments; “Throughout our lives, at some stage or another, we are all affected by the issues surrounding mental health. Whether it’s our own feelings or those of a close relative or friend, it’s vitally important to recognise the signs and symptoms, to seek advice and talk things through with someone who is listening.”

“I would encourage anyone who feels they might need help, advice or someone to talk to, to please come along or if you know of a family member or friend who might benefit from attending to please encourage them to attend.”

The event is free and will take place on Monday 10th September at 7.00pm in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre. If you intend to come along, please contact the Lord Mayor’s Office on 028 3752 9633.

In addition, Armagh Palace and Gaol, Banbridge Town Hall and Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre building will all light up yellow on Monday 10th September in support of World Suicide Prevention Day.