Murdock Turns Purple for Mental Health

Murdock Head Office & Newry Building Building Supplies turned purple in support of Action Mental Health on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday 10th October 2018. Some staff also attended a Breakfast in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry in support of the Action Mental Health.

Action Mental Health was founded in 1963, Action Mental Health is a local charity which works to enhance the quality of life and the employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability in Northern Ireland. 

Mental illness in Northern Ireland

  • One in five adults in Northern Ireland will show signs of a mental illness
  • When matched to 17 other countries, NI had the 2nd highest rates of mental ill-health
  • Prevalence of mental illness in Northern Ireland is 25% higher than in England