Fermanagh and Omagh Council has organised a series of short, virtual, awareness raising sessions and workshops to celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities.

The theme for this year is ‘not all disabilities are visible’ and the programme of events (which has been funded by the Public Health Agency) will focus on a range of invisible disabilities.

The series of events will commence on Thursday 3 December 2020 and will continue until Thursday 10 December.

The disabilities being profiled (and guest speakers) include:

Mental Health (Thursday 3 December at 10.30am – 12.00noon)

Mental Health During the Pandemic
Delivered by: Professor Siobhan O’Neill (Northern Ireland Mental Health Champion)
The Importance of the Mental Health Charter
Delivered by: Una Wilson (Equality Commission for Northern Ireland)

There are also a series of workshops organised, including:

  • ‘Coping with Anxiety’ delivered by Gerry Farrell (Thursday 3 December at 2.00pm).
  • ‘Food and Mood’ Healthy Eating (Friday 4 December at 2.00pm).
  • Local Autism Services being delivered by Positive Futures (Wednesday 9 December at 2.00pm).
  • ‘Support for Carers’ delivered by Carers NI (Thursday 10 December at 11.00am).
  • The ONSIDE Project which is being delivered by Disability Action and targets social isolation being experienced by people with disabilities (Thursday 10 December at 2.00pm).

Read the full programme of events below.

For more information on any of the above events (including guest speakers) please see the programme of events (PDF) which is available online here, or at the bottom of this webpage.

To reserve your place on any, or all, of the above events please contact Matthew Nevin or Finbar Maguire by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 0300 303 1777.