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Thursday, 29th February 2024

Council’s ‘Mental Health Matters’ initiative shortlisted at LAMA awards

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Pictured at the LAMA Awards  are: Ina McCrumlish, Project Co-ordinator, SICAP, Louth Local Development Company, Finbar Gethins, Senior Executive Office (SEO), Community Section, Louth County Council, Paula Keenan, Healthy County Coordinator, Louth County Council and Alison Quail, Chair of the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

Louth County Council’s ‘Healthy Louth’ initiative, and the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) have been shortlisted for Best Mental Health initiative at the recent LAMA Awards which took place in the Royal Convention Centre in Dublin on Saturday last with Council and SICAP representatives in attendance.

The 'Mental Health Matters' project, a collaboration between Healthy Louth and SICAP, was recognised for its unique approach to promoting mental well-being within the community. Through a series of workshops, events, and outreach programmes, the initiative aims to raise awareness about mental health issues, reduce stigma, and provide valuable resources and support to those in need.

"We are incredibly honored to have our 'Mental Health Matters' project recognised by the LAMA Awards," said Paula Keenan, Healthy Ireland Coordinator at Louth County Council.

"This nomination is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our lead delivery partner Louth Local Development Company, as well as the invaluable support we've received from all our community partners."

The Lama Awards provide a great opportunity to highlight the work done within local communities, to reward the unsung heroes and recognise the remarkable contribution they’ve made to our lives as well as acknowledge achievements by County Councils, partnerships and projects across Ireland.

This year there was a record number of 273 nominations across the 31 councils which was whittled down to 133 shortlisted projects in 26 categories. 

"We are immensely proud of the impact that the 'Mental Health Matters' project has had on our community," said Ina McCrumlish, Project Coordinator at Louth Local Development Company.

"By working together with Healthy Louth and other local organisations, we've been able to make a real difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health issues."

Healthy Louth and the Louth Local Development Company extend their gratitude to all those who have supported the 'Mental Health Matters' project and helped to make it a success. We remain committed to continuing our efforts to promote positive mental health and well-being right across our community.

For more information about the Healthy Louth Programme, see

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