Brendan McCarthy from the Cork Mental Health Foundation introduces Reflecting Through Art, a 2016 exhibition at Cork University Hospital Art Gallery. Reflecting Through Art is an exhibition open to anyone using the mental health services. The project aims to encourage creative activity, raise the profile of the artists and their talents but also to highlight the importance of art not just in recovery from a mental health difficulty but also as a positive coping strategy through difficult times.
Cork Mental Health Foundation is a voluntary body which aims to promote positive mental health and create more awareness and understanding of mental health issues. Amongst other projects, it facilitates Mental Health Awareness Presentations and Public Speaking Project for Post Primary Schools, Mental Health Presentations in Primary schools and offers resources to workplaces to raise awareness of mental health for employees.