The Travelling community and mental well being
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.