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Autism and Mental Health | Short Film Screening and Panel discussion

3rd September 2024

10am - 12pm (BST)

Queens Film Theatre

£5 to Network Members £15 for Non-Members

£15 for Non-Members


Featuring Rebecca McCullough (Eden Consultancy NI), Julia McKeever, a mother who tragically lost her son to suicide and a young autistic man called Ethan this short film promises to be a moving experience that delves into the critical intersection of autism and Mental Health. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.   Research shows that autistic adults are 9 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population, 77% of young autistic adults have an additional diagnosis of a mental health condition. With such high statistics it leads us to the question of why?  This film was made possible through the generous funding provided by the Public Health Agency and Protect Life Strategy Southern Trust. This short film is more than just a screening, it is an opportunity to shed light on the challenges faced by autistic individuals and to cultivate greater empathy and understanding.    Your presence and support at this event signifies your active participation in our mission to enhance the lives of autistic individuals living with Mental Health difficulties here in Northern Ireland. Together, we can make a tangible difference, providing essential services, reducing the prevalence of suicide ad extending a lifeline to those in need. 

Who Should Attend?​

•Anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Autism and Mental Health. •Parents, Carers, teachers, educators   •Therapists/Counsellors 

Benefits Of Attending

•Gain a deeper understanding on autism and Mental Health in Northern Ireland •Hear first hand, lived experience stories and suggestions of how best to help •Join in the conversation to aid learning and collaboration on this important topic •Meet others and network with those engaged in furthering an understanding of autism and Mental Health work in Northern Ireland


Rebecca McCullough

Rebecca McCullough

Rebecca McCullough, BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc is the founder of Eden Consultancy NI. Her mission is to change the world for neurodiverse children by equipping...

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