Mental Health Ireland

The Big Sing - The Helix 5th Oct

Sing Out Loud , Sing Out Strong; AOIC BIG SING for mental health

National Choral Singing Week runs from 5th to 12th October to coincide with World Mental Health Day and was established in 2008 to promote the positive mental health benefits of choral singing. National Choral Singing Week is a joint initiative of the Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) and Mental Health Ireland.   This year National Choral Singing Week will be launched with a concert of uplifting music brought to you by numerous choirs.

The Big Sing entitled ‘Sing Out Loud, Sing Out Strong’ will be a joyful celebration of singing and its mental health benefits. The concert will feature the Irish Youth Chamber Choir, New Dublin Voices, Fingal Chamber Choir, St Paul’s College Choir, Cantando Chamber Choir, Dublin Airport Singers, Skerries Community Choir, Cór Chairlinne, The Soulful and more!  

All profits from will go to Mental Health Ireland and AOIC and the event is generously supported by the Helix. 

Tickets €16, Group Discounts Available - Click here!

Mental Health Ireland celebrates World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Ireland celebrates World Mental Health Day with local events for the whole community to enjoy

'Plan to Protect' your mental health & wellbeing

World Mental Health Day is celebrated worldwide on the 10th of October. It is an opportunity to bring awareness to mental health on an international, national and local scale, informing and educating people about mental health and to work towards ending the stigma and create a non-judgemental space for people struggling with their mental health to open up and talk. If you are planning an event during Mental Health Week please download our Toolkit here! 

Mental Health Ireland’s vision is for an Ireland where mental health is valued as being an essential part of personal wellbeing and the health of the nation.  Rather than focusing on mental and emotional pain as something to be eradicated, we need to promote the message that it is normal and indeed natural to feel down at times, and that feeling vulnerable is an inherent part of being human. 

Mental Health Ireland will launch their ‘Plan to Protect your Mental Health & Wellbeing’campaign this Mental Health Week. It encourages everyone to become aware of their wellbeing by following five simple steps. These include Connecting with others, being Active on a daily basis, Taking Notice of what’s happening around you, to Keep Learning and to Give back to your community, friends or family. By monitoring our activities and actions in these areas of our daily lives we can see which areas we are doing well in and others we may need to concentrate on. 

Mental Health Ireland have 103 Mental Health Associations in communities all over Ireland. Each Association has developed a number of activities and events to celebrate World Mental Health Week between the 5th-12th October. Some of these activities include:


National Choral Singing Week in association with Mental Health Ireland. 

Sing out Loud, Sing out Strong – the Big Sing in The Helix on 5th October 7.30pm – tickets €16 are available here 

Laois Connects in association with Mental Health Ireland – full week of events can be found in this link 

Limerick Mental Health Association awareness week are compiling their events and information can be found on their facebook page

Mensana Fest with Carlow Mental Health Association will be revealing their events on their facebook page 

The Longford Mental Health Association are hosting a musical evening in the Longford Arms Hotel on the 9th October 


More information and events will be uploaded so please keep an eye on this page for events taking place in your locality and please support Mental Health Ireland. If you would like to organise your own event please see this link for our Mental Health Week Toolkit  


Text MHI to 50300 to donate €4 to Mental Health Ireland

100% of text goes to MHI across most network providers. Some providers apply vat which means that a minimum of €3.26 will go to MHI. Service provider: likecharity. Helpline 01 4433890

Development Officer Mid-West Region

Mental Health Ireland: Development Officer Mid-West Region

Mental Health Ireland is recruiting a Development Officer based in the Mid- West Region covering the counties of North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. The contract is for one year.

The Development Officer will deliver Mental Health Promotion education and training activities in the region and support the operation and development of local Mental Health Associations.  The role demands flexible working hours and a capacity for lone working.

Candidates will have experience working in a mental health area or relevant community/voluntary sector area; knowledge of mental health promotion and mental health services; proven capacity to plan and deliver training and education to diverse groups.

Please forward a CV and letter of application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We acknowledge receipt of all applications within three days. If you have not received an acknowledgement please get in touch with Head Office on 01 284 1166.

Closing date for applications 5pm Thursday 11th September 2014.

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental health condition and their families, identifying their needs and advocating their rights. MHI supports 103 affiliated Mental Health Associations located across Ireland.

Please find the job description attached here 

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