Breaking stigma on mental health at Belfast Film Festival


Tony Macaulay chaired a discussion on mental health issues at the Northern Ireland premiere of ‘Patrick’s Day’, a new award winning Irish film that breaks the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. The issues raised in the film were discussed in a post-film Q&A with the film’s director, Terry McMahon, lead actor, Moe Dunford, producer, Tim Palmer and a panel of mental health experts.

Tony is the volunteer Chairperson of Contact (, one of the Northern Ireland’s leading counselling charities specialising in crisis counselling and suicide prevention. Contact runs the free-phone 24/ 7 crisis helpline: Lifeline 0808 808 8000.


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