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Mad Pride Family Fun Day In Skibbereen On Sunday 27th July

Mad Pride Ireland today announced that its Free Family Fun Day will take place in Skibbereen Town Park on Sunday July 27th from 1pm to 5pm. The fully free day will be the second time the event has been held in the West Cork town and the first as part of the popular Arts Festival. As well as the regular performances and workshops Mad Pride Ireland are also delighted to welcome the HSE’s Cúmasu Bus to the event; the project is led by the HSE South’s West Cork Mental Health Services in partnership with the National Learning Network, RehabCare, West Cork Development Partnership and service user groups. The focus of […]

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Free Family Fun Day Is The First Mad Event In The New Fitzgerald’s Park

Mad Pride Ireland today launched its annual Free Family Fun Day which will take place in Cork’s Fitzgerald Park on Sunday June 1st from 1pm to 5pm. The fully free day will be the first major event to be held in the redesigned Park, set to be officially launched on Friday May 16th. As well as the regular performances and workshops Mad Pride Ireland are also delighted to welcome the HSE’s Cúmasu Bus to the event; the project is led by the HSE South’s West Cork Mental Health Services in partnership with the National Learning Network, RehabCare, West Cork Development Partnership and service user groups. This year’s event sees an […]

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Mad Pride Ireland Family Fun Day Is On Sunday 1st June @ Fitzgeralds Park, Cork

Mad Pride Ireland will be hosting their annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 1st June from 1pm -5pm at the newly refurbished Fitzgeralds Park and will be heading down to West Cork later in the Summer. As you all know by now the focus of Mad Pride Family Fun Days is to engage the community through fun and laughter and thereby break down stigma and increase awareness and understanding of the normality of madness. Visitors at these fully free events will be entertained by musical acts, street performers, workshops, clowns and food stalls. Since the first event in Cork, in 2008 over 70,000 people have enjoyed the free Fun Days […]

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Brave Catriona Animates Her Journey With Depression In ‘You Are Not Alone’ Launched In Cork

Brave Catriona Animates Her Journey With Depression – ‘you are not alone’ to be launched in Cork A new animation was launched at an event in Cork on December 2nd titled ‘You are not alone’ and tells the story of a young Cork woman, Catriona O’Regan and her personal journey with depression. The project hopes to raise discussions around and awareness of real life experience with depression and how it can be tackled, including with the use of use of creative methodologies and expression. The event had a panel discussion with people including John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy, David Mc Carthy of Mad Pride Ireland, as well as live […]

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Mad Pride Irish Budget

If Health Is Angola Than Mental Health Must Be North Korea

Mad Pride Ireland has slammed the government’s decision to allocate only €20 million to mental health in Budget 2014. This comes on the back of the re-allocation of the €35 million supposedly ring fenced in 2013’s budget to cover a HSE budget overspend. The organisation is claiming that the government has finally confirmed that mental health is no longer a priority for the coalition. Reacting to the budget announcement David McCarthy of Mad Pride Ireland said: it is clear that once again Mental Health is being targeted by Minister Reilly to cover over the incompetence of the health system and its failed budgetary controls. Last year we saw the Mental […]

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