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Emmett

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« on: September 23, 2018, 09:55:40 AM »
A local family are organising an evening in memory of a loved one they recently lost as a result of life long mental health problems. The aim is to generate funds for Mental Health charities and of course increase awareness in the area.

Omagh is a possible venue for this evening and the organisation is moving along nicely but there are one or two things they require advice on.

Would anyone out there be aware of a Guest Speaker and how to contact them) who would be appropriate for such an event? As this will be a cross community event they want to steer away from Politicians.

Also, a band would be required so any recommendations for that would be highly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 10:26:43 AM »
I was at a fundraising event recently & a boy was there from PIPS Newry & Mourne. You could try something similar in your own area.

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 12:29:11 PM »
Alan o Mara, former cavan goalie. Think he does stuff like this, he had his own mental health issues

He's on Twitter aomthecat i think is his handle

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 12:38:46 PM »
Oisin McConville might be a good one as well as he does a lot of this stuff. I would know a few people from the mental health profession like PIPS who would be very good, particularly in relation to suicide awareness, suicide prevention and support for families so if you’re interested I could make a few calls


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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 01:26:45 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions so far.

I will mention Alan O'Mara to them and Oisin McConville had already been thought of.

I believe PIPS are not an option as the family are working on this with another local mental health charity.

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 02:00:30 PM »
Alan Quinlan who played for Ireland may also be an idea even though he is not from a cross community background the rugby connection would be useful in that respect

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2018, 10:23:37 PM »
Thanks again. I've contacted Alan Quinlan through his agent so hopefully that leads somewhere

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 11:37:22 AM »
If in Omagh, I'd be interested in going to it. Keep us posted Emmett.
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