Mental health champion for Northern Ireland announced

You are viewing content from Q Newry and Mourne 100.5. Would you like to make this your preferred location?

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA

Professor Siobhan O’Neill has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s mental health champion.

She is the current interim mental health champion and a professor of mental health sciences at Ulster University.

Making the announcement, Health Minister Robin Swann said: “The mental health and wellbeing of our population is a priority which has been further highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Appointing a mental health champion is another key step to ensuring those suffering from mental ill health will have access to the services they need, when they need them.

“I recently announced a new 10-year mental health strategy setting out the future strategic direction of mental health services in Northern Ireland.”

Prof O’Neill said: “The 10-year mental health strategy is a positive step in improving mental health services and demonstrates why mental health must be a key priority for Northern Ireland.”


(Health Minister Robin Swann with Professor Siobhan OÕNeill who has been appointed as Northern Ireland's mental health champion.)

More from Q Radio Local News

Join the Thank Q Club

Sign up for the Thank Q Club and receive exclusive offers, fun competitions and amazing prizes - it's quick and easy to do!

Sign Up Log In

Listen on the go

Download the Q Radio app to keep listening, wherever you are! It's available on Apple and Android devices.

Download from the App Store Download from Google Play