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#First Fortnight

# first-fortnight - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health First Fortnight This post contains videos

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health

Alan O’Mara is hosting a Real Talks discussion with members of the female Dublin All Ireland football as part of the First Fortnight mental health and arts festival.

# first-fortnight - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Ireland's mental health festival is underway - here's what's happening

It is the ninth First Fortnight event.

# first-fortnight - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

This Irish arts festival has helped get mental health on the national agenda

One of its founders tells us how they did it.

# first-fortnight - Friday 20 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This iconic piece of Dublin street art has been taken down Live And Love

This iconic piece of Dublin street art has been taken down

The Maser piece was taken down this morning.

# first-fortnight - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Open thread: What are your go-to feel good tunes?

First Fortnight, Ireland’s mental health music festival, starts today.

# first-fortnight - Thursday 2 January, 2014

First Fortnight: "We can't just make people talk about mental health issues"

First Fortnight is an arts festival that wants to encourage us to think and talk about mental health. Here’s how.

# first-fortnight - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Column: Mental illness isn’t abnormal – it’s part of being human

Campaigner John McCarthy died yesterday. Here, the director of See Change writes about why we need to talk about mental health now more than ever.

# first-fortnight - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: Warnings over mortgage interest relief, Phil Hogan’s website woes, Vita Cortex owner “can’t move money” – and a solution to modern dinner part complaints?

Arts-based mental health festival gets underway

First Fortnight aims to challenge mental health prejudice while showcasing some of the best of Irish (and international) music, art, theatre and film.

# first-fortnight - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Two-thirds of students would hide mental health problems - survey

There is still a significant stigma around mental health issues in Ireland, according to new research.