Brilliant Irish music duo Heathers will play the finale gig of Trinity College Dublin’s Mental Health Week at the Grand Social this Thursday 25th October. Heathers have teamed up with See Change and Trinity Students’ Union on this project to use live music to spark discussion and open minds around mental health and end stigma.
“We are absolutely delighted to be putting our names behind the campaign to reduce the stigma attached to mental health issues in Ireland and further afield. This is something that has touched us in our own lives and those of some of our closest friends, and the lyric in Forget Me Knots is intended to get the message out that it’s perfectly normal to feel down from time to time and we should all feel comfortable talking to friends and family about it. The worst thing possible would be to keep it all internalised.”
“Mental Health Week should be supported by everyone to help get that message out –not just to students but to the entire population.”
Also running as part of TCDSU’s Mental Health Week is tonight’s Speak Your Mind event, modelled on First Fortnight 2012’s Soapbox Sessions and featuring Claire Byrne, Stephen James Smith, John Saunders, John Moynes and Morgan McIntyre.