First Fortnight Conversation Salons

The First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival runs until 17th January 2016 with a wide variety of events taking place in Dublin and around the country with the aim of challenging mental health stigma. Conversation Salons are part of this year’s First Fortnight and Heather Bourke, Life Coach, Group Facilitator and Host of the Conversation Salons tells Noel McGuinness all about these events. She explains that they take place in a relaxed café style setting over tea and coffee in small groups and people choose the topic or question they will discuss. The intention is for participants to have fun, be inspired and connect with new people. The next Conversation Salon is at 2pm on Thursday 14th January in Room 7, Centre of Education, Beaumont Hospital. For a full programme of events or to book tickets go to