Welcome to our Insight Matters – Inspiring Change in Self and Society podcast!

Dil and Anne Marie have been through their own mental health journey and grappled with depression, anxiety, eating distress, sexual abuse, sexual identity, homophobia and discrimination.

Coincidentally in 2006, before they met, they both reached out for help, Anne Marie became an in-patient in a psychiatric hospital and Dil started attending counselling in a centre for sexual abuse survivors.

Both Dil and Anne Marie discovered their passion for mental health and 4 years later they met at a mental health retreat. Since then they have become passionate mental health advocates and they hope to raise awareness, break down stigma and inspire change in self and soceity.

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Insight Matters Podcast

  • #10 | Launch of the Participating People Report
    by Dil Wickremasinghe on November 15, 2019 at 3:18 pm
  • #9 | Dublin Pride 2019
    by Dil Wickremasinghe on June 26, 2019 at 12:48 pm
  • #8 | Sex Therapist Jo Ryder
    by Dil Wickremasinghe on May 21, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Today on The Insight Matters Podcast, we are super excited and thrilled to welcome Jo Ryder!   Jo is a sex therapist, who works with individuals and couples who are straight, gay and all sexual preferences in between!   In this episode, Dil, Anne Marie and Jo discuss what made Jo want to become a sex therapist, her experience with sex education in France and how this differed from sex education in Ireland, as well as common misconceptions about what sex therapy is.   They also discuss the most common issues that present in sex therapy, the impact of Catholicism on sex education in Ireland, and what Jo’s therapeutic process is like, as well as the importance of sexual autonomy.   Find out more about Jo, her approach and the services she offers at joryder.ie.   If you need to talk to someone, call us now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form (www.insightmatters.ie/book-online/) and we will contact you within 24 hours.

  • #7 | Actor and Playwright Amy De Bhrún
    by Dil Wickremasinghe on April 17, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Today, we are actually speaking with a Hollywood star – we are very excited to have the extremely talented Amy De Bhrún! She has amazing achievements already in TV, Film and theatre and of course another talent she has blessed us with is her writing. This leads us onto her recent project and one that we are honoured to celebrate today “I See You” – which tells the incredible true story of Limerick-born Lady Mary Heath and has a particular focus on cycles of female oppression and trauma, which here at Insight Matters of course always interests us. In this episode, Dil, Anne Marie, and Amy discuss how Amy looks after her mental health, how Amy’s family have supported her in her career, the story behind Lady Mary Heath—challenges she faced, and struggles she endured—and what made Amy want to write about her, and the reaction that the show has received. “I See You” is on in Belltable Limerick on the 26th of April. For more information, go to www.ladybudproductions.com. If you need to talk to someone, call us now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form (www.insightmatters.ie/book-online/) and we will contact you within 24 hours.

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