The Church of Ireland’s MindMatters Conference is taking place on Friday October 20 in the Raddison Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin.
A total of 74 projects from across the Church have received funding to promote good mental health and guest speakers at the conference include the Archbishop of Canterbury and Barbara Brennan, from the mental health charity See Change. A number of projects will also be presenting at the conference.
Booking is free. Registration starts at 10am with the conference beginning at 10.30am and concluding at 4pm. If you’d like to attend, please book your place HERE.
All dioceses across the Church will be represented, especially by those involved in MindMatters projects, Mental Health Champions, clergy, members from parishes, volunteers and partner churches and organisations with an interest in mental health and the Church.
A limited number of rooms are available for accommodation in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute CITI the evenings of Thursday October 19 and Friday October 20. The charge is €55 for B&B. MindMatters may be able to contribute towards the cost of a bus to help transport people to Dublin for the conference.
Archbishop Welby will be speaking at Matins in St Patrick’s Cathedral from 9am.
Anyone planning to hire a bus should contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact CITI directly to book accommodation. Accommodation is also available with the hotel (by asking for the MindMattersCOI conference rate) at the cost of €210 per sole occupancy per night, including
MindMatters was launched on World Mental Health Day 2020 with the support of Benefact Trust and, following a research phase, rolled out a grant funding stream which has helped many people around the Church of Ireland to take new initiatives to support good mental health, in their churches and also in their wider communities. You can find out more online or on X @COIMindMattters
Connor projects funded through MindMatters are: