September 6, 2001

North South Mental Health Promotion Study Day

6 September 2001
Centre for Cross Border Studies, 39 Abbey Street, Armagh

PROGRAMME

09:30 am Tea and coffee Mr John McKinney, chief executive, Special EU Programmes Body and chairman
10:00 Welcome Andy Pollak, director, Centre for Cross Border Studies
10:15 Presentation of findings from the interim report ‘Promoting Mental Health and Social Well-being: Cross-Border Opportunities and Challenges’
Cross Border Collaborative Mental Health Promotion Practices Dr Margaret Barry
Compatibility and Comparability of Mental Health Data Sources Ms Sharon Friel
11:15 Refreshments
11:45 Discussion groups to examine the following questions: What are the aims and expected added value of cross-border collaboration in the mental health promotion area? What are the key learning points from current experiences?What are the current barriers to effective cross-border collaboration? How do we evaluate this collaboration? How do we further the harmonisation of mental health data collection on the island of Ireland? Under what conditions could investments in cross-border collaboration become more effective and efficient?
13:00 pm Lunch (in the Market Place Theatre restaurant, Armagh)
14:15 Plenary session Feedback from discussion groups Panel of discussants: Dr Nazih Eldin, regional health promotion officer, North Eastern Health Board, on mental health promotion practice; Dr Dermot O’Reilly, Health Social Research Unit, Queen’s University Belfast, on compatibility of mental health data sources; discussant on cross-border co-operation mechanisms.
15:30 Close and refreshments

Attendees

Alexander, Mr Roy Sectoral Manager, North/South Ministerial Council, Armagh
Anderson, Mr Paul Dergfinn Partnership, Ballybofey, Co Donegal
Bedford, Dr Declan Benson, Pat Chief Nurse, Shared Frontiers, St Columbas Hospital, Sligo
Bergin, Ms Mary Sectoral Manager, North/South Ministerial Council, Armagh
Boydell, Dr Leslie Institute of Public Health in Ireland, Dublin
Brady, Ms Nuala 10 Beechwood Avenue, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Burns, Ms Roisin Director of Elderly and Primary Care, Craigavon and Banbridge Community HSS Trust, Gilford, Co Armagh
Butler, Ms Michelle Institute of Public Administration, Dublin
Caulfield, Mr Eugene Administrator, Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Service, St Davnet’s Hospital, Monaghan
Connell, Mr Tom Suicide Resource Officer, Department of Public Health, North Western Health Board, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal
Corcoran, Dr Rosaleen Director of Public Health, North Eastern Health Board, Navan, Co Meath
Coughlan, Mr Michael Rehab Group, National Training and Development Institute, Sandymount, Dublin
Creery, Ms Eileen Ulster Cancer Foundation, Belfast
Crehan, Mr Matt St Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
Cunningham, Mr Brendan Chief Executive, Southern Health and Social Services Board, Armagh
de Baroid, Mr Ciaran NIVT, Belfast
Dempsey, Mr Barry Chief Executive Officer, Irish Cancer Society, Dublin
Denyer, Dr Sean Director of Public Health, North Western Health Board, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim
Doherty, Mr Kieran Health Promotion Service, North Western Health Board, General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Duffy, Mr Jim Suicide Awareness Co-ordinator, Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Omagh, Co Tyrone
Eldin, Dr Nazih Regional Health Promotion Officer, Health Promotion Department, North Eastern Health Board, Navan, Co Meath
Fine-Davis, Dr Margret Research Fellow, Trinity Horizon Project, Centre for Women’s Studies, Trinity College Dublin
Fitzgerald, Mr Chris Prinicpal Officer, Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, Dublin
Gaffney, Dr Brian Director, Health Promotion Agency, Belfast
Gill, Ms Eleanor HAZ Manager, Dungannon, Co Tyrone
Gillespie, Dr Kate Cognitive Therapy Training and Research Project, Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Omagh, Co Tyrone
Graham, Mr Cecil Chief Executive, Action Mental Health, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast
Hastings, Ms Jacinta Projects Officer, Mental Health Association of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Henry, Ms Elaine Dergfinn Partnership, Ballybofey, Co Donegal
Howard, Mr Paul Assistant Principal, Mental Health Services Unit, Department of Health and Children, Dublin
Howell, Dr Fenton Hyland, Ms Bernie Health Promotion Officer, North Western Health Board, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim
Jenkins, Mr Brian Family Policy Unit, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Belfast
Jones, Ms Jackie Regional Health Promotion Manager, Health Promotion Department, Western Health Board, Galway
Keating, Ms Claire Director, Community Development and Health, Age Concern, Belfast
Kelly, Ms Sylvia Assistant Principal, International Unit, Department of Health and Children, Dublin
Kiely, Dr Jim Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Children, Dublin
Kilgannon, Dr Ann Department of Public Health Medicine, Western Health and Social Services Board, Derry
Leonard, Ms Linda VOTE, Action Mental Health, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast
Logue, Mr Paddy Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, Monaghan
Lowry, Ms Roisin Regional Officer, Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention, St Brigid’s Hospital, Ardee, Co Louth
Lowry, Ms Therese Rural Health and Social Wellbeing Project, Magherafelt, Co Derry
Lynch, Mr Dermot Suicide Awareness Co-ordinator, Western Health and Social Services Board, Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Omagh, Co Tyrone
Malone, Dr Kevin Department of Psychiatry, University College Dublin
McBride, Mr John Melvin Project, Action Mental Health, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast
McBride, Mr Paddy North Western Health Board, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
McBride, Ms Roisin Community Nursing Services, North Western Health Board, Dungloe, Co Donegal
McCanny, Mr Gerry Assistant Principal Social Worker, Sperrin Centre, Derry
McConnell, Dr Bill Director of Public Health, Western Health and Social Services Board, Derry
McCormick, Dr Brendan Consultant Psychiatrist, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght
McGale, Mr Barry Suicide Awareness Co-ordinator, Health Promotion Department, Derry
McGarvey, Mr Seamus Shared Frontiers, CSM Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Omagh, Co Tyrone
McGovern, Mr Shay Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, Dublin
McKeon, Dr Patrick AWARE, St Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin
McNamee, Ms Deirdre Mental Health Promotion Officer, Health Promotion Department, Armagh
McReynolds, Ms Frances CAWT Resource Unit, Derry
Meehan, Ms Karen Co-ordinator, Derry Well Woman Centre, Derry
Metcalfe, Mr Owen Associate Director, Institute of Public Health in Ireland, Dublin
Moore, Ms Rosaleen Craigavon and Banbridge Community HSS Trust, Bannvale House, Co Armagh
Ni Mhaolrúnaigh, Ms Síobhán Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Dublin City University
Nic Aoghusa, Ms Bairbre Principal Officer, Mental Health Services Unit, Department of Health and Children, Dublin
NicGabhainn, Dr Saoirse Department of Health Promotion, NUI Galway
O’Callaghan, Ms Rosemary Development Officer for Women’s Health, North Eastern Health Board, Dundalk, Co Louth
O’Connor, Mr Tim Joint Secretary, North/South Ministerial Council, Armagh
O’Mahony, Ms Clare Pastoral Care, Belfast
O’Neill, Ms Mary Health Promotion Service Manager, Homefirst Community Trust, Ballymena, Co Antrim
O’Neill, Ms Orla Schizophrenia Ireland, Dublin
O’Reilly, Dr Dermot Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast
Rowley, Ms Geraldine Ruhama, Goatstown, Dublin
Ryder, Ms Kate Oakleaf Community Network, Magherafelt, Co Derry
Sheridan, Ms Anne Health Promotion Service, North Western Health Board, General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Smyth, Ms Frances TIE Project, Tuam, Co Galway
Irvine, Dr Neil Public Health, Southern Health and Social Services Board, Armagh
Woodhall, Mr Michael Director, National Schizophrenia Fellowship, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belf
Cullen, Dr Bernadette Eastern Health and Social Services Board, Champion House, Belfast
Doherty, Ms Judith Executive Officer, CAWT
Irvine, Dr W N Directorate of Public Health, Southern Health and Social Services Board, Armagh
Kelly, Ms Kathleen CNM II, Rescourse Nurse in Parasuicide, Ladywell Day Centre, Louth County Hospital, Dundalk
O’Donnell, Ms Edel Children’s Health Promotion Officer, Health Promotion Department, Western Health Board, Galway
Osborne, Mr Pat Health Promotion, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Belfast
Turner, Mr Boyd Disability and Mental Health Unit, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Belfast

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