Free Webinar to Focus on Understanding Mental Health Stigma



The webinar will be held in conjunction with See Change, Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma.



The LINC Programme team in conjunction with See Change and MIC will be hosting a free webinar for anyone who wishes to know more about the stigma that surrounds mental health difficulties in Ireland and how to challenge it. The webinar will feature speaker and See Change Ambassador Blessing Dada and will be introduced by Professor Emer Ring, Dean of Early Childhood and Teacher Education at MIC. It will be hosted on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday the 3rd of November at 5:30pm.


The webinar will focus on the following topics:

  • Brief overview of See Change
  • Mental health awareness
  • Understanding stigma as a topic
  • Public & Self-stigma
  • The language of mental health stigma
  • Where stigma shows up in society
  • How you can help challenge stigma
  • Some tips on how to help – yourself & others


About the Speaker

Blessing Dada is a Irish-Nigerian woman (also known as Afro-Irish.) She was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and is the eldest of 4 children. She has no other blood family here. Blessing is passionate about social justice, youth and mental health work and is currently completing a degree in Youth Work. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer with community-based organisations such as SpunOut and CrossCare.

For more information about the supports available for students of the LINC Programme and MIC visit the MIC website here: https://www.mic.ul.ie/current-students/student-supports

For more information about See Change visit their website www.seechange.ie




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