Catherine Brogan - Professional Biography

Lives in Kilcock Co Kildare. Married with 3 grown children and is a Grandmother.
Currently, National Development and Training Manager with Mental Health Ireland. Previously, ARI Managing Partner, HSE, Executive Director Samaritans Ireland. Her background is as a nurse having qualified in both Intellectual Disability and Mental Health. Catherine has held numerous posts at all levels of mental health and suicide prevention in the HSE. She has completed a Hdip in Health Promotion in NUI Galway, Certified Project Manager, Events Manager, Certification in Charity Law, QQI in Training, Delivdery and Evaluation and an Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching.

In a voluntary capacity Catherine in 2001 co -founded and co-ordinates Turas Le Cheile which provides support for those bereaved including those bereaved by suicide and the provision of Psychological First Aid to communities in the aftermath of tragic incidents. She is also a Director of Alcohol Action Ireland.