The Trav­el­ling community and men­tal well be­ing

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

AS part of World Men­tal Health Week which takes place from Oc­to­ber 9 th-15 th Sligo Trav­eller Sup­port Group has or­gan­ised a pub­lic event en­ti­tled ‘ Travel- lers And The Im­por­tance Of A Healthy Mind’.

There will be a range of speak­ers to ad­dress the au­di­ence from a va­ri­ety of per­spec- tives on their own ex­pe­ri­ences of deal­ing and working with men­tal health is­sues.

Ac­cord­ing to the All-Ire­land Trav­eller Health Study (AITHS) the sui­cide rate for Trav­eller men is al­most 7 times higher than the rest of the pop­u­la­tion. The fig­ure is 6 times higher for Trav­eller women.

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