We are honoured to announce our partnership with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, where we are working with them on developing their new initiative, ‘Accept. Act. Adapt.’, and actively supporting and promoting the campaign. This strategic endeavour is set to make a significant impact in the field of mental health, and we are excited to be a part of it.
Ahead of World Mental Health Day, 10th October, pictured is Ruby Harris Pope, aged 5 ¾ from Dublin, represents a future where mental health is accepted without stigma, and where people take action for their mental health and adapt to support good mental health in their daily lives.
Ruby is surrounded by words representative of the innovative projection installation, ‘Act. Accept. Adapt.’ created by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services in collaboration with Sofft Productions, which will be held at The Townhouse at Arnotts from Monday, 9 October until Friday, 13 October. The exhibitions opening hours are from 11am-4pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am-7pm Thursday, and from 10am until 4pm tomorrow, Friday 13th October.
The projection experience aims to foster a sense of unity and understanding of mental health by sharing anonymous thoughts and meaningful advice from all members of the public; from those with lived experiences of mental health difficulties to those who simply have insight or messages to share. Everyone has mental health, and this can look different for everyone. Those wishing to anonymously share their reflections, experiences or contributions can visit the St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ website, stpatricks.ie, and its social channels in advance of the exhibition.
This visual installation will enable anonymous self-expression by taking the words of people in the community and transforming them into moving, yet impactful, visual displays projected within The Townhouse space, located on the second floor at Arnotts department store in Dublin 1. Through this emotive installation, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services seeks to challenge stigma surrounding mental health, to encourage conversations that matter and to inspire people to take action to support positive mental health and wellbeing.
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services is committed to advocating for the rights of those experiencing mental health difficulties and to educating and empowering members of the community to look after their own mental health.
In addition, SPMHS hosted a free webinar entitled ‘Accept. Act. Adapt: A conversation about mental health’, on Thursday, 5th October. We heard from a panel of experts on mental health who discussed acceptance of mental health difficulties, how to take action if you need support, and ways in which we can adapt to support mental wellbeing in our daily lives.
Visit www.stpatricks.ie for more information.