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Siobhan O’Neill: ‘We have a 10-year plan to reform mental health services in NI’

Professor Siobhan O’Neill has recently been appointed NI’s permanent Mental Health Champion after performing the role for more than a year in an interim capacity. She talks to Audrey Watson about being a single mum, her own experience of mental illness and what her job actually involves

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Professor Siobhan O'Neill

Professor Siobhan O'Neill

Professor Siobhan O'Neill

Q How did the role of NI Mental Health Champion come about? How did you get involved?

A I’ve been working at Ulster University for 22 years and a lot of that work as Professor of Mental Health Sciences has been carrying out research around the mental health of the population of Northern Ireland, particularly during the last 10 years.


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