CEO David Keegan takes us on a journey of how a simple idea developed into “a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action”. Arts festival; First Fortnight utilizes the arts and culture to challenge mental health stigma while supporting some of Ireland’s most vulnerable people through creative therapies. In Ireland, one in four people are predicted to struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives. By making every January synonymous with mental health, culture, and creativity through their national mental health festival, First Fortnight provide a safe, empowering space where people can talk about mental health. Hear from David as he describes his own journey towards mental health and some heart warming stories of the positive benefit of this festival. Moderated by Karoline O’Sullivan.