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Prof Siobhan O’Neill

Prof Siobhan O’Neill

Prof Siobhan O’Neill

A Northern Ireland mental health expert has urged people to remember the simple things that make life special as the region heads into the grim days of January and another long lockdown.

Professor Siobhan O'Neill said that if we ever needed something positive to hang on to, right now is the time to grasp it.

"We all should be taking the time to step back and see the bigger picture," said Prof O'Neill, who is interim mental health champion. "This year has been tough, but when you look at science and see what we have been able to achieve in developing a vaccine in such a short space of time, the exciting pace of discovery means there are huge possibilities for the future for all diseases, not just Covid-19.


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