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The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland #ICPMentalHealth17

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Friday 23 Jun 2017

Diary notice: Nessa Childers MEP in partnership with The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) will hold a national conference with international and Irish speakers, which will be of interest to a national audience working in and supporting the role of psychotherapy in the Irish health services. The conference will be held on the 18th October 2017 in Dublin. Registration will open in early September.

Message from Nessa

“I am very pleased to announce that I am co-hosting a conference with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy .

As a former mental health professional and psychotherapist, I understand the importance of a strong primary mental health policy.

My motivation in co-hosting this event was to give something back to my profession of psychotherapy through my role as politician, influenced by my experiences as a therapist; and I aim to do this by raising the need to provide greater public access to psychotherapy as a public health issue.

The conference will set out the reasons why people should have affordable and easy access to psychotherapy in their communities, and why our social and public health policies must support people struggling with emotional problems.

The European Commission has recently published the Framework for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing and this event will be an opportunity to debate how the framework can be made into action in Ireland.”

The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland

DIARY NOTICE : Wednesday 18th October, 2017

CONFERENCE: “The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland.”

VENUE: Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.

Psychotherapy plays a central role in the management of mental illness and good mental health, in an Irish population becoming more aware of our personal mental health.

Nessa Childers MEP in partnership with The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) will hold a national conference with international and Irish speakers, which will be of interest to a national audience working in and supporting the role of psychotherapy in the Irish health services.

The conference is aimed at health professionals and policy makers.

The ICP represents more than 1,500 registered psychotherapists in Ireland, with 11 member organisations.

Nessa Childers MEP is an non-party member of the European Parliament representing Dublin and is also co-chair of the European Parliament Mental Health Interest Group. Prior to becoming a full time politician in 2009, Nessa worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty-five years.

The conference is being funded by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament and held in partnership with Irish Council for Psychotherapy

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