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.
Professor Siobhan O’Neill has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s mental health champion.https://t.co/J3pvR1kg31— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) September 8, 2021
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.)