05 October, 2023

Accept. Act. Adapt. | A conversation on mental health

Illustration representing personal growth and mental health, showing a woman with a gentle, contented look on her face and colourful flowers growing from her hair

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) hosted a special event to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2023.

Our Accept. Act. Adapt. webinar brought together a panel of experts, including people with lived experiences, for conversations about:

The webinar is now available below to watch back. In it, you can hear from Gary Kiernan, Chair of our Service User and Supporters Council; Aoife Cullinane, expert by experience; Paul Gilligan, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and Paul Fearon, our Medical Director, who come together to discuss the topic of mental health and tap into these often under-discussed topics.

What is covered in the webinar?

Whether you’re experiencing mental health difficulties, you’re supporting someone, or you just want to learn more about how to incorporate positive mental health practices into your daily life, this event provides invaluable information to empower people to accept their mental health, take action to support it and learn ways to adapt to live a mentally healthy life. The areas below are covered in the event.


Accepting your own experiences of mental health and understanding how stigma can act as a barrier to seeking mental health support.


Taking action to support your mental health - whether it’s reaching out to a friend or family member, your GP or seeking more specialised supports.


Exploring resources and tools that everyone can use in their daily lives to support their mental health and maintain recovery.

Accepting, acting and adapting

Understanding and accepting mental health is something that happens at personal and societal levels. Read more from one of our service users on their journey towards accepting their mental health.

Hear a service user's reflection