7 Oct 2019, 14.38

The Joint Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community will continue its focus on mental health, at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 8 October in Leinster House, Committee Room 1 at 11am.

Representatives from the Traveller Counselling Service, West Limerick Primary Health Care Project, Offaly Traveller Movement, Galway Traveller Movement and Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Services will appear before TDs and Senators.

It is the second public meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee and coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week.

Speaking in advance of the meeting, the Joint Committee’s Chairman, Senator Colette Kelleher said: “Nine out of ten Travellers agreed in 2017 that mental health problems were common in their community. We welcome the opportunity to hear from Traveller groups on mental health and support services that are currently available and their recommendations on improving how the State and its agencies respond to this mental health crisis.”

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