Andrea OReilly

Note to supporters (24/10/2019) - Due to a bad injury I will not be able to compete BUT my wonderful friend Marie McElroy will be running the race on my behalf. Thank you for all your support. 

Mental health problems are the largest single source of ill health in our young people. We know that young people in every community up and down the country are seeking support and somewhere to turn to.

I am fundraising for the Ginesa Suite an adolescent unit based in Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. This service provides a homely, comfortable, safe environment where young people with mental health needs are given time, space and support from experienced staff.

Ginesa Suite provides assessment and therapeutic care in partnership with the young person and their families / guardians.
By the time a young person has arrived there, they have gone through so much already.

This service helps the young person to take positive steps in rebuilding their lives..

I am committed to attempting to run the Dublin City marathon 2019 and raise a few Euro to support the brilliant work that goes on in Ginesa Suite and support young people facing challenges with their mental health. 

Andrea OReilly