Infrastructure Minister meets Mental Health Champion

Date published: 28 February 2024

Infrastructure Minister has met the Mental Health Champion Professor Siobhan O’Neill and discussed how he can support mental health initiatives.

Minister O'Dowd with Professor Siobhan O'Neill NI Mental Health Champion

Speaking after the meeting John 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. 

“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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