May 13, 2022

Launch of Short Film on Traveller Youth Mental Health

Limerick Youth Service in partnership with the HSE, will formally launch a short film on Traveller Youth Mental Health at the Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty on Thursday, June 2nd at 3:30pm

Written by and featuring young adults with the Traveller Youth Mental Health Advisory Panel, the short film will highlight the challenges facing young members of the Travelling Community in terms of discrimination, mental health and accessing the appropriate services and supports.

The Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Daniel Butler and mental health organisations, as well as members of the Travelling Community will be in attendance.

In the short film, the young adults speak openly about their own mental health and the discrimination they have faced in the education system and in society in general.


The short film also illustrates how the young adults used the CHIME mental health programme to aid their own mental wellbeing.

On its release the short film will circulate online and be part of Limerick Youth Service’s anti-discrimination and cultural awareness programmes in schools, youth and community organisations.

The Traveller Youth Mental Health Advisory Panel was supported by Limerick Youth Service, the HSE’s Connecting for Life initiative, the Traveller Mental Health Unit and the Dormant Account Funds.

A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Centres, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.