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Charity Partner - Action Mental Health

We are delighted to have Action Mental Health onboard as our Charity Partner.
This is a great partnership for Translink because travelling by bus and train has been shown to support good mental health!
Using the bus and train gives people more 'me time ' to relax, read, and socialise. There is also usually an associated walk or cycle to the bus stop or train station, encouraging more active travel which boosts mental well-being compared to driving.
In addition, access to public transport helps many people feel less isolated and can often be a lifeline for many to lead more active, independent lives, supporting good mental health.
Action Mental Health
Action Mental Health's overall mission is to make a positive difference in people's mental well-being through community engagement, employment, skill-development and open communication.
Founded in 1963, Action Mental Health (AMH) is a local charity which works to enhance the quality of life and the employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability in Northern Ireland.
One in five adults in Northern Ireland will show signs of a mental illness
The remaining 4 people will know someone who is experiencing a mental health problem
Mental Health is now regarded as one of the hour most significant causes of ill health and disability in Northern Ireland
Prevalence of mental illness in Northern Ireland is 25% higher than in England or Scotland
Action Mental Health accommodates the mental health needs of everyone in society and works tirelessly to promote resilience and wellbeing to future generations, running specific projects for young people, older people, employees and employers.
Healthy Me Programme
10% of children aged 5 - 15 years' experience a clinically defined mental health problem, such as anxiety disorders (4%), conduct disorders (5%) and hyperactivity (1%). "Healthy Me" is a vibrant and engaging mental health programme which positively promotes mental, social and emotional wellbeing in children, with a strong focus on prevention and self-help.
We Want to Support Our Passengers and Staff Too
Adopt a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE through promoting positive mental health. Regular exercise such as walking to a bus every day or meeting friends for a chat on the train can help get you off to a good start in terms of self-care.
1 in 10 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem. Our partnership with Action Mental Health will INCREASE AWARENESS of the issues relating to mental health and wellbeing across all age groups but particularly through their early intervention "Healthy Me Programme" supporting primary school aged children and young people.
As one of the largest employers and service providers in Northern Ireland we have a strong CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY ethos with communities across our network, through this partnership we wish to fundraise to support the 1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland with a mental health problem. Funds raised with support Action Mental Health's "Healthy Me Programme".
Programme of Events
To achieve our aims promoting a healthy lifestyle, increasing awareness of mental health problems and fundraising we will be arranging a number of events, check out this page for details and dates.
If you are suicidal Lifeline provides a confidential 24 hour Helpline: 0808 808 8000
AMH can also be found on facebook and Twitter