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Mental Health Week 2019

By 25th September 2019 June 3rd, 2020 No Comments

Mental Health Ireland and our volunteers celebrate Mental Health Week every year in the second week in October. The week surrounds World Mental Health Day which takes place on the 10th October, celebrating a different theme each year, set by The World Federation for Mental Health.

Mental Health Ireland and our volunteers celebrate Mental Health Week every year in the second week in October. The week surrounds World Mental Health Day which takes place on the 10th October, celebrating a different theme each year, set by The World Federation for Mental Health.

In 2019 the theme is Suicide Prevention. It is commonly reported that thoughts of suicide correlate with loneliness. As a means to combatting isolation and protecting our mental health and wellbeing, Mental Health Ireland are encouraging people to connect this World Mental Health Day.

  • Connect with yourself – Your thoughts and feelings. Notice when you are feeling good or recognise when your thoughts/feelings are negatively affecting your day
  • Connect with others – Friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues or reconnect with an old friend. Connecting with others can give us a greater sense of belonging and purpose in life.
  • Connect with services – if you do require support, connect with your local GP or A&E for professional help and advice.

Each year Mental Health Ireland and our volunteers across 42 Mental Health Associations organise events in communities across Ireland to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. This year’s events are listed below by county.

We are partnering up with SeeChange and St Patricks Cathedral to launch Mental Health Week. This event is open to the public and free to attend. It is a celebration of the theme and an opportunity to hear from mental health and wellbeing ambassadors and some great music acts.

The National office organises our 5,000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk in UCD which is open to everyone of every ability. This is a fundraising event with adults paying €15 and students paying €5 to take part. Walkers will learn about the Five Ways to Wellbeing whilst taking in UCD’s woodland walking trail.