Infrastructure Minister Meets With NI Mental Health Champion

Infrastructure Minister, John O'Dowd, has met with Mental Health Champion, Professor Siobhan O'Neill, to discuss how the Department for Infrastructure can support mental health initiatives.

Speaking after the meeting Minister O'Dowd said: "This was a productive meeting where I renewed my commitment to supporting Professor O'Neill in her work. Infrastructure has an important role to play in terms of improving mental health, and I am committed to ensuring we contribute fully to this agenda.
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"Good transport infrastructure and links can enhance social inclusion and connections which contribute to good mental health. Facilitating active travel also contributes to good physical and mental health. These are important priorities for me."

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