Our Team

We believe in making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy.

We believe in making a real difference in the lives of people affected by challenges to their mental health through support, research and advocacy.

Invitation to participate in the launch of the Self-advocacy report

Peer Advocacy in Mental Health would like to invite you to an event PAMH is organising in collaboration with Dublin North, North-East Recovery college (DNNE).  The event is being arranged to launch a report on a Self-Advocacy Project PAMH delivered in collaboration with DNNE applying co-production methodology.  

It will take place on the 21st of March 2023, Helix, Dublin City University campus.  

The project was funded by Minister Butler, Minister for State for Mental Health and Older People through the Mental Health Grants for Community & Voluntary Organisations, 2022.  

If you and/or you know of anyone else who might like to attend please register by using this link https://forms.gle/Fm9Jc29Kvjm6Aanx9 We will be in touch in the next two weeks with a full schedule of the day.  We hope you can make it.

Board of Directors

Dick Page

Dick has been involved in Mental Health Wellbeing since 2008. He is a Trained Peer Advocate and has been involved with Ian since 2010.

Miriam Dowling

Miriam is a mental health and wellbeing coach, working with both companies and individuals.  She is also a See Change ambassador, speaking openly about her own lived experience with mental ill health and the challenges that come with it.

Christopher Stapleton

Christy has worked with various organisations promoting self-empowerment in the areas of homelessness and with those experiencing mental health difficulties. An aspect of such was learning about equality and mutual respect, as reflected in peer support work, an innate belief in the dignity of each person through advocacy.

Company Secretary
Jim Walsh

Jim has been involved in mental health for over 30 years and has been with the Irish Advocacy Network for over two decades. His experiences includes using mental health services, commissioning, collaborating with various organisations, training and education with peers, family members/carers and providers of services.

Some of our partners/collaborators, past and present

Get Involved

If you identify as someone who has or continues to experience mental health challenges and you live in Ireland, you are invited to become a member of Peer Advocacy in Mental Health

Registering as a member of the Irish Advocacy Network.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Irish Advocacy Network, click on the link to access our
membership form.

You will find a number of documents on our Reports Page for you to consider before deciding to become a member of the Irish Advocacy Network.

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