St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair


St Patrick’s Mental Health Services will be holding Galway’s first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill on Saturday 22nd October from 11am – 4pm. See Change will have an information stand at the event.

Following on from the success of its first ever series of mental health and wellbeing fairs, which kicked off in Cork in February, St Patrick’s will host almost 30 exhibitors from local and national service providers and a free programme of workshops for members of the public in mindfulness, yoga, laughter yoga, zumba and music.

Hosted by TV Personality Alan Shortt, there will be a range of talks from mental health experts and advocates including See Change Ambassador Fiona Kennedy, who regularly writes about her own mental health experiences on her blog, Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers, and St Patrick’s CEO Paul Gilligan.

Speaking about the event, Fiona said “I am delighted to be part of this event which promotes the importance of personal wellbeing and seeking support.  Talking about how you feel is the first positive step in learning how to manage your mental health, and this fair is an opportunity for all members of the public to connect with local organisations that are there to listen.”

Head of Communications at St Patrick’s, Sarah Surgenor said, “The objective of these Fairs is to educate the public about mental health & wellbeing.  Attendees will have a chance to explore new and enjoyable ways to look after their wellbeing through our workshops, and will ultimately leave with some new tools that will positively impact their mental health.

Sarah continued, “We are bringing the fair to Galway because it is a busy and vibrant city with a rich community of students, young people and families.  Since opening our Community Dean Clinic in Galway we have treated people with a wide range of mental health issues. We want to highlight to the people in Galway and surrounding areas that help is nearby if you need it.”

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Fair is the third in a series of Mental Health Fairs that St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are hosting in 2016 as part of their awareness raising campaign, Walk in My Shoes.

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