We’re delighted to announce that Joe Dixon, mental health activist and suicide prevention campaigner, has kindly offered to talk to parents of teenage children about teenage mental health and the support that parents and others, can offer, to their child(ren) who may be struggling with their mental health.
Joe has worked tirelessly over the years to promote mental health and suicide prevention and is involved with the charity Cycle Against Suicide.
The talk will be held on the 14th December at 7pm at Gorey Educate Together Secondary School. The talk will last for 30 minutes, and will be followed by a question and answer session. Joe will also be available afterwards to talk to parents who have any questions they’d prefer to ask privately.
There will be tea, coffee and cake on sale on the night with all proceeds going directly to Cycle Against Suicide school programme ‘Headstrong’. Headstrong inspires students, aged 12-18 years to Be Brave, Reach Out and Speak Up about mental health as well as teaching students how to reduce stigma and become mental health champions in their schools, and challenges students to examine the dangers of stereotypes and the harm created by stigma.
The talk is free but you must register to attend.