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Belfast International Airport keeps the issue of Mental Health Flying High

Published: 29 October 2013

Action Mental Health (AMH), a leading mental health organisation which this year celebrates their 50th anniversary year, have been chosen by Belfast International Airport as their Charity of the Year. At the launch, Belfast International Airport held a coffee morning for staff and presented

AMH with a cheque for £10,000 to kick-start their year of fundraising and awareness raising activities.

David Babington, Chief Executive of Action Mental Health, said he was delighted to accept the honour on behalf of the charity’s staff and clients;

 “We are very pleased that Belfast International Airport has chosen to focus on and support mental health and wellbeing in the coming year and we are delighted to be named as their Charity of the Year.  Our team in AMH will be working alongside BIA to organise and support a number of fundraising activities and events.  We also hope to run a number of joint initiatives to raise awareness, tackle stigma and promote positive mental health.”

John Doran, managing director Belfast International Airport, said “Both Action Mental Health and Belfast International Airport are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013 and this was an excellent way of celebrating this significant milestone.  We look forward to supporting AMH to raise much needed funds to support the invaluable work which they undertake.”

Action Mental Health operates in twelve locations across NI and increasingly delivers a variety of courses out in the community.  They support more than 2,000 clients each year and by working in partnership with schools and colleges promote positive mental health to a further 3,000 young people.

They encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle and to widen their social networks. They also provide clients with the skills to build a better future, set personal goals, develop coping skills, re-engage with society and become more employable.

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