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Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

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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


Childers will not contest the 2019 European Parliament elections

05/04/2013. Nessa Childers resigns from the Labour Parliamentary Party. Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers pictured at her home office this afternoon after announcing that she has left the Labour Parliamentary Party. She said 'I entered politics to help people, and am now resigning from the PLP because I no longer want to support a government that is actually hurting people,'. Childers is the latest member of Labour to leave the PLP due to their opposition of Party policy, following Tommy Broughan, Patrick Nulty, Roisin Shortall and Colm Keaveney. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

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Tuesday 18 Jul 2017

Independent MEP for Dublin, Nessa Childers has announced that she will not run as a candidate in the next European elections in 2019. “Although there are two more years until the next European elections, from this September onwards we will enter a pre-election phase. Therefore I decided to make it known that I will not contest the next European Parliament elections. I will of course continue to work as an MEP in Brussels and Strasbourg until the end of my mandate. Read More