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Marvelous May

By 24th May 2021May 25th, 2021No Comments
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Fabulous fundraisers, Dedicated Family Web Page, Presidential  Election &  Lots of great events..

Despite the unusually wet and windy weather, the sun has shined brightly on the whole area of Mental Health this May. 

As April drew to a close we wrapped on 2 fantastic webinars Trauma and Recovery and Compassionate Support for anxious children and teens, which cumulatively have had over 1500 views and continue to grow as you can catch them both on playback

Fabulous fundraisers

Momentum didn’t stop there! Our fundraisers were out in force, with Siobhan O’Connor bravely shaving her head to raise €3,530.

Demi McDonnell, with the help of Dash Container and her friends and family, met for a socially distanced walk and chat and raised over €2,000

The Skatuesques

Irish girl band The Skatuesques supported by Driving Force Ireland, wrote ”Over Thinking” a song about mental health and are kindly donating their proceeds to Mental Health Ireland, check out their video by clicking on their image

We Are Family 

With our firm belief, backed by research, that mental health challenges affect the person and their loved one’s, not to mention ongoing feedback from our development officers, families, and carers, we created a dedicated web-page as a full resource for families to find help, information, training and the tools they need when facing a challenge. You can watch the launch of the web-page by clicking on the family tree design, designed by our Head Of E-Training, Sonia Rennicks

Family Recovery web page


Resources at your fingertips 

We have so many training sessions, workshops and webinars and work with various partners to achieve this. We understand that its not always easy to attend something or perhaps you want to go back over what you learned with us. That is why we have developed a dedicated resource section to the website so that you will find Videos, Booklets, Resource Packs, Podcasts and Webinars



Presidential Announcement 

And last but certainly not least, we celebrated Mental Health Europe with their annual mental health awareness week (May 10th -16th) to then find our our very own Catherine Brogan (Deputy CEO of Mental Health Ireland) has been elected as President for Mental Health Europe. We couldn’t be more proud of Catherine and excited to see what she brings to her 3-year term.Catherine Brogan President for Mental Health Europe


What’s ahead

We have so many great events, training, workshops and webinars coming up, here’s a sneak peek at some events:

May 26th May 10am Families managing through challenging times

Wellness Wednesday’s –  Every Wednesday at 11am on West Limerick’s 102fm – Sponsored by West Limerick Mental Health Association 

May 31st – 5 Ways to wellbeing to enjoy your summer 

Join the Laois Public Partnership Network and our Development Officer Finola Colgan for an information evening around the 5 ways to well being to enjoy your summer (Password =R1ZZbFZUNzlKbE5GY2JrZldpU1Q0Zz09) 

June 1st – Virtual Connect Cafe for Cavan & Monaghan  11am June 1st

June 15th – Peer Support for Community based workers in Cavan  & Monaghan and all areas welcome

Tuesday June 8th – Care & Connect Cafe, 11am. An informal chat to support those supporting people with a mental health challenge  (Please note this event requires a pass code. Enter this on the day: 796319)

Care and Connect Cafe


Peer Support Group

The South East Peer Support Network runs online monthly, on the last Wednesday of the month, at 10-11.30 where community-based workers can link in and support each other in the work we do in our community across the South East. For a link to join contact gina@mentalhealthireland.ie