Dil Wickremasinghe has one vision and that is to create an inclusive and equal Ireland where all residents can live a fuller and more authentic life. She is a Social Justice and Mental Health broadcaster and journalist with Newstalk 106-108 and presents her weekly award winning programme “Global Village” every Saturday 7-9 pm. In addition Dil is also a regular contributor on RTE, TV3 and print media.
Dil is an activist and campaigns for equal rights and has served voluntarily on the boards of numerous NGO’s. She is a passionate Mental Health Ambassador for One in Four, Suicide or Survive and See Change and shares her story of recovery to break down stigma around mental health.
Dil is a social entrepreneur and set up Diversity & Equality Works in 2006 and since then they have provided equality training in the Irish workplace. In 2011 Dil co-founded the mental health support service Insight Matters with her partner Anne Marie Toole. Along with a team of 13 psychotherapists they provide low cost, inclusive and culturally sensitive personal development, psychotherapy and counselling in their city centre based centre. Together they hope to “inspire change in self and society.”
Dil is an occasional stand-up comedian and in 2012 she made her debut in Irish theatre in See Change production of Box of Frogs with Mary McEvoy and John Moynes.
Dil feels Irish as after living in Ireland 14 years she is now a proud Irish citizen. This year she was honoured with the Frederick Douglas Award as part of the Lord Mayor’s Awards for her outstanding contribution to Dublin civic life.