Challenge to prejudice about mental health

First Fortnight, Ireland’s only mental health arts festival, arrives in Portlaoise at Dunamaise Arts Centre on Tuesday, January 14 with a screening of the award-winning film Silver Linings Playbook.

The film will be followed by a discussion, as part of a ten-day festival aimed at challenging mental health prejudice. The panellists include Arthur Lappin (film producer) and Ann-marie Kelly (radio broadcaster and film director) focusing on the topic ‘How has film shaped your attitude to mental health?’

The 2014 First Fortnight festival is partnered by Mental Health Reform;, Ireland’s youth website; and See Change, the National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership.

Tickets €8/€5. Free tea and coffee. Call 057 8663355 or




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