Local Traveller Support spokesperson says constant racial discrimination is fuelling mental health pandemic

A representative from the Sligo Traveller Support Group says year of constant racial discrimination has led to a mental health pandemic in the traveller community.


A Traveller advocacy group is to protest outside Leinster House next week calling for action on the issue.


The Traveller Mental Health Network says they are still waiting on a Government lead strategy to deal with the escalating crisis of suicide in their community.


Meanwhile, The Irish Traveller Movement will make a presentation to a Dáil Committee today on the matter of Traveller accommodation.


Jamie Murphy works with the Sligo Traveller Support Group, he says the everyday challenges that travellers are facing is leading to their mental health being impacted: