Why Should You Work with the Freeman Health Group?
The Freeman Health Group was founded by internationally-acclaimed mental health activist and founder of Pieta House, Joan Freeman. An experienced, driven, and passionate mental health activist with almost 20 years of experience, Joan is known nationally and internationally, originally as a social entrepreneur, having grown Pieta House into one of the leading mental health organizations in Ireland with over 180 employees, then more recently as a Senator in Dáil Eireann and Presidential Candidate.
"A trusted, credible professional with excellent communication and delivery skills"
Joan is driven and detail-oriented with the ability to thrive in high-pressure environments. During her time at the helm of Pieta House, Joan pioneered the launch of the now globally-renowned Darkness Into Light movement which has raised over €25 million to support those who suffer from suicidal ideation, self-harm, and those who have been tragically bereaved by suicide. Joan’s ability to garner such steadfast support and unwavering loyalty to this singular objective is second to none. Her charisma and passion have helped communities – and countries – to come together to support an often heavily stigmatised cause.
Chairperson of Future Mental Health Committee
In 2016, Joan’s calibre as a national leader in mental health was recognized by being nominated by the Taoiseach to become a Senator in Seanad Eireann as a voice for mental health in Ireland. Not only did this role include highlighting issues through all media platforms but also led to being elected as Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee of Future Mental Health and successfully delivered two pieces of important legislation to positively impact mental health practices in Ireland.