The DFI Podcast Episode Three on Self-Advocacy

April 25 2023

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Welcome to Episode Three of The DFI Podcast, the monthly podcast from the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI). 

In this episode we are looking at the issue of self-advocacy and highlighting why the lived experience will always be central to the work that we do.

We hear from self-advocate Dympna Minaguchi on her self advocacy work after a life-changing diagnosis.  We also hear from Aine O’Sullivan, Community Development Officer with DFI about our self-advocacy programme and about a recent Mental Health Programme she delivered in Cork.

Self-advocate Andrew Roche was on that programme with Áine and he will be chatting to me about his experience and sharing some of his own story.

Finally we will hear from Ber Grogan from DFI Member Organisation Mental Health Reform on the role of the lived experience of self -advocates in their work.

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This podcast episode was produced with the support of TTM Healthcare Solutions