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Change Your Mind Festival

Theatre Edition

Sun 9 Oct,
11am - late
Date Sun 9 Oct, 11am - late
Location Hawk's Well Theatre
Price FREE
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The most loved and awarded festival promoting Positive Mental Health has returned to Sligo at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. With more talks with specialists, associations and service users, more music, fun and healthy activities for all the family and so much more… and it is all FREE!

Entertainment & Wellness from 11am First talk at 12noon • Live Music from 7pm

from 12 noon Meet and Greet and Innovation in Psychiatry with Dr Edmond O'Mahony (Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director), Maria Bailey (Business Manager), Tomas Murphy (Director of Nursing) and Dr Ignazio Graffeo (Psychiatry Senior Registrar and Founder of CYM Festival) from Leitrim/West Cavan/South Donegal Mental Health Services.
Jacqui Dillon - Activist, Writer and Speaker - Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England.

"Expert by Experience" Panel with Jacqui Dillon, Michael Ryan (Head of Mental Health Engagement and Recovery HSE Community Operation) and Elaine Browne (Peer Specialist and founder of "Perspective - Claremorris").

Social Support Panel with Maria Mulligan (from Number 45), Blaithin Sweeney(from Havin A Laugh), Cara Byrne (Hike Psych) and Dr Elizabeth Gethins (Liaison Consultant Psychiatrist).
Consultant Psychiatrists Panel Q&A Session with Dr Kalu (CAMHS), Dr McGuire (General Adult) and Prof McCarthy (Psychiatry of Later Life).
Second Break

Benbulben Comhaltas Music Session with Benbulben Comhaltas, All musicians welcome. Seoid featuring Kerrie Herrity, Kenny Donagher, John Dwyer and Fiachra Guihen, performing a lively and vibrant mix of traditional sets and newly composed music.
MUNDY internationally renowned singer Mundy will bring the festival to a close with his unique and vibrant performance.



2 Free Fitness sessions with Vanessa and Liam from UvsU (from 11 am) 2 Free Mindfulness sessions with Emily Madden (first break and 4pm) Talk with the Nutristionist Dr Naimj Gambi from Nutristyle (afternoon after first break) Free Pilates sessions with Aileen Cooper from Fitness For All (5pm and second break)

ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES FROM 11 am Jay Ryan from RTE Jr with his incredible Puppet Show and Flea Circus (morning and first break), Mr Majestic - A Mix of Magic, Comedy and Audience Participation with his closeup Magic (afternoon and second break)

Organised by Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan/South Donegal Mental Health Services rPPP-- Ignazio Graffeo, Hugh Slevin, Eliana Silvestri, Jacinta Sexton, Fergus Callagy and Ellie Dempsey


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