Amach LGBT Galway is launching an online workshop program to help Galway’s LGBTQ + community take care of their mental health. The workshop series will begin Wednesday, November 4 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will run for six weeks. They will be moderated by clinical psychologist, Dr Ger McNamara.
Launching the workshop series, Helen Mortimer, Coordinator at Amach! LGBT Galway said:
âFaced with an additional six weeks of lockdown, the LGBTQ + community is losing access to its groups and support systems. Many face difficult situations, so we believe it is important to provide a way for the LGBTQ + community to take care of their own mental health.
These free workshops allow participants to set aside time each week to take care of themselves. Everyone finds these new restrictions difficult, so we need to do what we can to take care of our mental health.
Galway has a vibrant and active LGBTQ + community, so we hope people can get involved in the workshops and spread the word. We don’t want anyone to feel isolated or alone during this time.
Teach Solais, the “home” of the LGBT + community has moved to the Westside Resource Center, but due to current restrictions it is not open to the public. Amach! LGBT Galway offers education, training and mental health programs, in addition to supporting people who identify as LGBTQ + and those who are coming out.
The workshop facilitator, Dr. Ger McNamara, is a clinical psychologist working in adult mental health. Dr. McNamara is particularly interested in LGBTQ + affirmative therapy, both in clinical practice and in research.
This project is supported by Healthy Ireland, Pobal, the Galway City Local Community Development Committee, the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Those looking for more information can visit Amach! LGBT Online here
If you would like to participate in the workshops, contact us by e-mail [emailÂ protected]
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