Minister for Health Simon Harris and pop star Bressie will be among the famous faces debating mental health at this weekend's Electric Picnic music festival.
'The future is unwritten’ is part of a new mental health and wellbeing stage at the festival hosted by Niall Breslin, otherwise known as Bressie, of the Blizzards.
Breslin has been a mental health advocate for some years and has set up A Lust For Life, a new non-profit wellbeing movement.
Minister Harris will join Tómás Ó’Ruairc from the Teaching Council of Ireland, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Malie Coyne, the CEO of Pieta House Brian Higgins and others at 7pm on Sunday evening at the Theatre Tent in the Mindfield area of the festival.
Events curated by A Lust For Life will take place every evening at the same location between 7 and 10pm.
A full schedule of events will be posted on www.alustforlife.com and on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
“Three years ago I stood on the theatre stage of the Mindfield area of Electric Picnic in front of just a handful of people and told them about my journey with my mental health," said Bressie.
"A Lust for life are now running that very same stage three years later and how much has changed in that time. A new Ireland is slowly emerging. Our vision at A Lust for Life is one where people come first in our society, that the wellbeing of humanity is the headliner on the main stage and everything else is just the support act.”
It is the first time that a dedicated space for the discussion of mental health and wellbeing has been held at Electric Picnic.
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