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

Dil and Anne Marie are the Co-Founders of Insight Matters and with a team of 55 therapists they support the mental health of over 400 clients per week through their two city centre practices in Dublin. The support services are affordable, inclusive and accessible. Since its inception, it has been Dil's and Anne Marie's vision to make Insight Matters a national service.

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.

For more information please visit www.insightmatters.ie or email [email protected]

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#5 | Caoimhe Butterly on International Women's Day

Friday, 8th March is International Women’s Day. This is a day that we celebrate all the amazing women in the world, regardless of colour, social or economic status. We just celebrate being a woman in the world and everything that makes us beautiful on the inside.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Balance for Better. As they say, the future is exciting, so, let us make it even more exciting by building a more gender-balanced world.

Joining Dil and Anne Marie in today’s episode is Caoimhe Butterly.

Caoimhe is a woman who has dedicated her life to helping create a better, balanced and peaceful world for all. She has spent 15 years living and working with social justice movements and accessible community healthcare projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon; and she has spent the past six years working with refugees in Greece, Calais, and Ireland. In Ireland, she teaches. And in case she wasn’t busy enough, she has decided to train as a psychotherapist, and sometimes she makes documentaries! Wow.

In this episode, Dil, Anne Marie and Caoimhe discuss what International Women’s Day means to Caoimhe, Caoimhe’s background and how she became interested in social justice issues, as well as what made Caoimhe want to become a psychotherapist, and her journey that led to this decision.

Caoimhe describes the plethora of experiences she has had, from working with refugees in Calais, to being an EMT first responder in the Gaza Strip, to getting shot(!), and explains how she hopes to incorporate psychotherapy skills into these situations to help people who are severely traumatised.

Follow Caoimhe on Twitter here to see what she’s up to!

If you need to talk to someone, call us now on 01-891 0703 or email [email protected] 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.