Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Alice McDonnell – Coordinator of IWA Resource and Outreach Centre

Alice McDonnell is the proud wife of Joseph, and mother of Richard and Gearoid. Alice is known to many in her role with mental health. She has recently joined the Mullingar Irish Wheelchair Association as coordinator, after many years working around mental health as a professional and volunteer.

“The Covid pandemic gave me time to pause and reflect on my sense of purpose in life,” she said. “Work is very important to me and the personal value in what I do is essential. Moving from mental health was a big decision, but the right one. I felt burnt out and disheartened.
“Stepping back helps make sense of the chaos and helps one to be open to new ideas and contribute more positively to a solution and not be part of a problem. I am a community activist with strong determination if I see something that needs changing.”

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