Free mental health support workshops for Galway LGBT+ community

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Amach! LGBT Galway is launching a programme of workshops online to help the LGBT+ community in Galway look after their mental health.

The series of workshops, facilitated by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ger McNamara, will begin on Wednesday, 4 November from 7.00pm – 8.00pm and continue for six weeks.

“Facing into another six weeks of a lockdown, the LGBT+ community are losing access to their support groups and systems,” said Helen Mortimer, Coordinator at Amach!LGBT Galway.

“Many are facing difficult situations, so we feel it’s important to provide a way for the LGBT+ community to look after their own mental health.

“These free workshops provide a way for participants to set aside time weekly to look after themselves.”

Helen said that everyone is finding these new restrictions challenging, so we need to ‘do what we can to care for our mental health’.

“Galway has a vibrant, active LGBT+ community so we hope that people can get involved in the workshops and spread the word.

“We don’t want anyone to feel isolated or alone during this time.”

The facilitator of the workshops, Dr. Ger McNamara, is a clinical psychologist who works in adult mental health. Dr McNamara has a special interest in LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, both in clinical practice and research.

Those looking for further information or wishing to take part in the workshops can get in touch by emailing: coordinatoramachgalway@gmail.com
This project is supported by Healthy Ireland, Pobal, Galway City Local Community Development Committee, Department of Health and Department of Children and Youth Affairs.