Suicide and mental health is at a crisis point for Travellers. As our mental health worker and Traveller man Pa Reilly says young Travellers are growing up seeing and hearing about suicide and mental health issues on a daily basis.
Traveller suicide is nearly 6 times higher than the settled population and accounts for 11% of all Traveller deaths.
“In this day and age this is totally unacceptable for any community and my community should be no different,” says Pa Reilly.
Pavee Point’s men’s health team are running six week programmes with Traveller men to promote positive mental health and well-being. See info here – Pavee Gloke Health
Contact the Men’s Health Team in Pavee Point for further information – (01) 8780255.