The day kicked off with a fueled breakfast to kick start the day followed by our weekly Careers meeting.
After that Miriam Dowling founder of ‘Mentality’ came in and delivered a talk about Employment and Mental Health. we all found the talk really inspiring and Miriam shared invaluable knowledge from her own experiences with employers and having a mental health difficulty. On behalf of Suaimhneas we would like to say a huge thank you to Miriam for coming in and meeting us!
Miriam lives with ongoing depression, and has a valuable insight into how issues around mental health can be best dealt with. She is completing her MBA (HRM) researching the area of disclosure and mental ill health in the workplace. As a See Change Ambassador, she speaks publicly about her experience of mental health in business and was honoured to speak at the inaugural launch of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Strategy Statement in City Hall. She has written for The Journal and the IHREC and sits on the Board of the Irish Advocacy Network. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid. Miriam is passionate about creating positive mental health culture in Irish Business, setting the standard internationally for best practice and eliminating the stigma attached to mental ill health.
After lunch we had our ‘Bridging the Gap’ employment programme and this week we all did mock interviews!
At 5pm we had our Career’s Dinner in The Watermill in Raheny and this week we introduced our Careers Dinner newsletter! The idea of this is that everyone attending the careers dinner will have something to take home with them. The newsletter includes the career dinner meeting agenda, an education and employment update and job/course advertisements.