We are delighted to join in with Culture Night 2021 celebrations on Friday, 17 September.
Culture Night is an exciting public initiative which takes place across the island of Ireland every year to celebrate the value and diversity of culture and the arts in our lives. A wide range of cultural bodies and locations - from museums, theatres and galleries to local clubs, studios and community centres - invite members of the public in for a curated programme of events and activities.
Having been founded by one of Ireland's most well-known cultural and literary figures, Jonathan Swift, we at St Patrick's Mental Health Services have been taking part in Culture Night for many years, and 2021 will be no different.
Celebrating mental health and culture
Follow the links below to take part in our Culture Night 2021 activities.
What is a #NoStigma culture?
We took to the streets of Dublin 8 to talk about mental health. Four in 10 Irish adults has received treatment for mental health in 2021, and it's really important that people going through mental health challenges don't face stigma or discrimination. We heard from local people on what life without mental health stigma means to them, whether at home, in work, or in the community.Watch our #NoStigma messages here
Mental health and film
Walk in My Shoes is our flagship campaign for young people. Every year, it runs a short film competition, Frame of Mind, which invites secondary schools and amateur film-makers to create films or TikToks focusing on mental health awareness. Lights, camera, action: you can watch a selection of the 2021 award winners below!Press play on Frame of Mind
Reading Corner - Louise O' Neill
As part of WIMS Live 2020, we chatted with Louise O’Neill on writing, young adult life, and mental health.Meet Louise O' Neill
Writing and mental health - Dave Rudden
As part of our WIMS Live programme, we spoke with one of Ireland's most exciting and creative young adult and fantasy writers, Dave Rudden.Meet Dave Rudden
Life and Legacy of Jonathan Swift
Our founder Jonathan Swift was not only a cultural icon as the author of one of the most famous books in the world, Gulliver's Travels, but a mental health visionary. Join our Consultant Psychiatrist, Professor Jim Lucey, for a talk looking at Swift's life, the clues about the way he saw the world that we can find in his writing, and how he revolutionised the way we care for people with mental health difficulties.Watch Professor Lucey's talk here
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