Mental Health Week 2019 kicks off on 16th November and we have a full week of activities planned. Here you’ll find information about the events coming up. Things may change so make sure to keep an eye on this page for updates.
16th November, Saturday:
- Irish Trans Support Alliance T Time: to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance and kick off Mental Health Week ITSA will host an extra T Time event this month in TENI HQ from 3.30 – 5.30 pm. T Time is an informal social event in a safe space with lots of tea, biscuits. At this T Time there will be a focus on sharing self care tips and strategies. ITSA will also be getting crafty, creating signs and banners for the protest and Remembrance Ceremony. For more information on ITSA follow this link. NB: Please note that this is a closed space for trans, non-binary, gender nonconforming, intersex and questioning individuals. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trans Day of Remembrance Protest: this is organised by our friends at TransPride. Here’s what they have to say about it. “Transgender Day Of Remembrance is a day to mourn those no longer with us but also a day to protest and fight for the trans people still here. Over the past decade nearly 3000 trans people have been murdered worldwide. We say no more! How many trans people have to die for the system to treat us fairly? How many more must suffer before we get the rights we deserve? We are more than a hashtag, we deserve to thrive not just survive! Join us to mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” Join us at The Spire on O’Connell St. from 6 pm. For more information follow this link.
- Remembrance Ceremony: this year the annual Trans Day of Remembrance Ceremony will be held on 16th November, at 8pm, in the Unitarian Church at St. Stephen’s Green. The Trans Day of Remembrance is an annual event held by the trans community to commemorate those of us who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and takes place on 20th November every year. Join us to commemorate those in our community who we have lost.
18th November, Monday:
- Resilience Workshop: on Monday 18th from 5 – 7pm, TENI’s Health & Education Manager, Vanessa Lacey will run a fun and informative resilience workshop for the community where a number of people will work on exploring the value of identity. What constitutes our identity? Is it our gender, our race, our birthplace, our family, or maybe our opinions, our politics, or even our sports teams. Vanessa’s workshop explores the value we put on or the invalidation society puts on, our identities. Through our identity auction how can we adapt our attitudes to situations we cannot control. The workshop will take place in the community space at TENI HQ. Demand is expected to be high for this workshop so we are asking people to book their place with us by contacting us at email@example.com.
19th November, Tuesday:
- Trans Comedy Night: on Tuesday the 19th, from 7 – 9pm, here in TENI HQ, we will be hosting a comedy night of trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming comedians organised by Allie O’Rourke and Felix O’Connor who are the masterminds behind Token Straight a monthly queer comedy night held in Jester’s Comedy Club. Felix will be the MC with live performances from Allie, MJ and a new Comedy Duo Act who will debut on the night. Follow this link to find out more about Token Straight.
20th November, Wednesday:
- Are you or your group/society/workplace doing something to mark the Trans Day of Remembrance? Please share it with us on our social media. We would love to see how everyone around the country is commemorating the day. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
- Trans Peer Support Group: Wednesday, 20th October, is Trans Day of Remembrance. The Dublin Trans Peer Support Group (TPSG) will meet from 7 – 9pm in TENI HQ. TPSG is a bi-monthly support group that has been meeting regularly since 2004 and has recently moved its location to the Community Space at TENI HQ. To find out more about TPSG click here. NB: Please note that this is a closed space for trans, non-binary, gender nonconforming, intersex and questioning individuals, however if someone would like to attend they are welcome bring a cis person along for moral support if needed. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
21st November, Thursday:
- Trans Performance Poetry Night: on Thursday, 21st, from 7 – 9pm, Jess Bernard, who regularly hosts their fantastically entertaining monthly performance poetry night “The New Romantics” around the city will be organising a community poetry night. The six confirmed acts are: Freddie Trevaskis Hoskin, Jensen Byrne, Will Keohane, Ohno Falafel, Lucy the Poet and Ailish Kerr. Find out more about The New Romantics here.
22nd November, Friday:
- TENI Desk Concert: finishing out the week on Friday, 22nd November, from 7-9pm Holly Cooper, an accomplished singer songwriter in her own right, will be organising and hosting the first ever ‘TENI Desk Concert’, this is an unplugged musical performance evening where trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming musicians and singers are invited to perform on the TENI Desk Stage. Holly will be playing some of her own music along with confirmed acts Rue Q, Nicholas Ryan and Eris. If you are a trans, non-binary or gender nonconforming musician or singer and would like to be added to the bill please contact our national community development officer Keeva Lilith Carroll at email@example.com.