World Mental Health Week 2014 National Calendar

What’s going on for Mental Health Week 2014?

There’s so many exciting events taking place to mark Mental Health Week 2014 so we’ve put together these listings so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

We’re actively adding to the list so keep checking for updates. If you’ve got something planned for Mental Health Week that should be included, email Ciara (ciara@seechange.ie) with the details and we’ll post it here.

 

Mental Health Week 2014 Event Listing

Sunday 5th October

  • Limerick Mental Health Association | SMRC Urban Run (5/10km) | St. Michaels Rowing Club, O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick | 1pm | http://www.smrc.ie/urbanrun/
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Launch: Reflections Art Exhibition | The Sailors House, O’Curry Street | 7-9pm | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Wellness Information Day | Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick | 12-5pm | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Reflections Secondary School Exhibition      | Hunt Museum | 10.30 – 5pm Monday 6th –Saturday 11th | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge |Óga Yoga |1pm – 5pm |http://www.snag.ie

Irish language discussion on the benefits of sport for good mental health followed by a Sports Yoga and Yoga Nidra class which can be followed live online.

Irish language relay conversation from 12pm 05/10/14 to 1pm 12/10/14 to set the record for the longest Irish language conversation in the world. More than 70 groups will be taking part from all around the world and streaming their conversations over a total of 169 hours. Watch live online and follow # Comhrá14

 

 

Monday 6th October

  • Arklow Youth Mental Health Association | Launch of weeklong activities |Arklow Bay Hotel | 11am-12.30pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Arklow Youth Mental Health Association | Donal Walshe ‘Live Life’ session (4thYrs) | Arklow Bay Hotel 1-2pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Arklow Youth Mental Health Association | Donal Walshe ‘Live Life’ session (6thYrs) | Arklow Bay Hotel| 2.30-3.30pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Ballymun Regional Youth Resource | WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) training in conjunction with SOS |http://www.bryr.ie

This training will begin on Monday 6th October for 3 weeks, every Monday for 16 participants from within the Ballymun community.

Laois Connects Week coincides with World Mental Health Week 6th to 12th October.  Laois Connects is all about promoting positive mental health wellbeing and programme is designed from all the partners in the Mental Health collaborative group such as the Health Service Executive, Laois County Council, Laois Partnership, Mental Health Ireland, Laois/Offaly Education Training Board and Laois Sports Partnership.

  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Reflections Secondary School Exhibition Mon 6th-Sat 11th | Hunt Museum| 10.30-5pm  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | ‘Becoming Unstuck’ Focus Programme | Focus Programme, 5-6 An Dun Church Rd |10.30 – 12.30pm  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | ‘Mindfulness’ Christine Beekman | Focus Programme, 5-6 An Dun Church Rd| 5-6.30pm  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Sports Partnership | Go for Life Games ‘Taster Sessions’ | Northside Family Resource Centre, Ballynanty |10am – 12pm | http://www.limericksports.ie

This is open to all older adults 55+ to come along and learn new skills and increase physical activity in a social environment. Free of charge

  • Limerick Sports Partnership | Men on the Move Physical Activity Programme | John the Baptist School Sports Hall, Hospital |7pm – 8pm | http://www.limericksports.ie

This is a non-competitive, inclusive physical activity programme targeting men aged 30+. The programme will be facilitator led and will last for 8 weeks. €2 per session.

Are you aged 30+, male and not very physically active? Do you want to feel fitter, have fun, have more energy and meet new people? If not why not get involved in the Men on the Move at the nearest location to you in Mayo.

  • Meath Local Sports Partnership | Older Adults 50+ Activity Morning | Navan Pitch and Putt Club |11am |http://www.meathsports.ie

Activities will include Movement for Life, seated Pilates, core stability/balance and Bowls. Participants will also get a chance to sit down and have a chat when they are getting tea/coffee and fruit.

Tuesday 7th October

This is a non-competitive, inclusive physical activity programme targeting men aged 30+. The programme will be facilitator led and will last for 8 weeks. €2 per session

  • Limerick Sports Partnership | Go for Life Games ‘Taster Sessions’ | Our Lady of Lourdes, West End Youth Centre |10am – 12pm | http://www.limericksports.ie

This is open to all older adults 55+ to come along and learn new skills and increase physical activity in a social environment. Free of charge

  • Shine |Dundalk Positive Mental Health Art Exhibition |Activities Room, The County Museum Dundalk |12pm |mary.moran@oir.ie

Dundalk Positive Mental Health Committee is pleased to bring the 2nd annual art exhibition. The event will launched by Conor Cusack, GAA and mental health advocate.  Following the art exhibition there will be a public conference “Journey to Recovery: Living with a Mental Health Issue”.

  • St. Patrick’s Hospital  |  Performance – The Gospel Project  |  Leisure Hall |  6.30 -8pm |http://www.stpatricks.ie
  • South Tipp Mental Health Association | ‘EalaionGachDuine II’ Exhibition | The Narrow Space, Mitchell St, Clonmel     | 10-5pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie

 

Wednesday 8th October

  • Arklow Youth Mental Health Association | Sports Blitz | Coral Leisure Centre | 11am-1pm |mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Aware | Treating Depression with Life Skills Online – Public Lecture | Swift Centre, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin 8 | 7.30pm | http://www.aware.ie

Dr. Derek Richards, Director of Clinical Research & Innovation, SilverCloud Health will share preliminary results from research into Aware’s Life Skills Online programme, a free support and education option based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This event is free to attend.

  • Carlow Mental Health Association | Promoting Positive Mental Health for your Children | Shaw Room, Carlow Town Library | 10.30am |http://www.carlowmentalhealth.ie
  • Carlow Mental Health Association | ‘Necessary Losses: Traumas & Tragedies’, Tim Dunne | Shaw Room, Carlow Town Library | 1pm |http://www.carlowmentalhealth.ie
  • Carlow Mental Health Association | Relax and Knit | Open Door, 165 The Laurels, Carlow Town | 10am – 12pm |http://www.carlowmentalhealth.ie
  • Carlow Mental Health Association | Food for Friends | Rainbow Café, Potato Market | 12.30 – 2.30pm |http://www.carlowmentalhealth.ie
  • Carlow Mental Health Association | Co Carlow Women’s Health Night | Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow | 7 – 9.30pm |http://www.carlowmentalhealth.ie
  • Carlow Mental Health Association | ‘Emotional Wellbeing’, Bernie Dunne-O’Reilly | Forward Steps Resource Centre, Tullow | 7 – 8.15pm |http://www.carlowmentalhealth.ie
  • Dun Laoghaire Mental Health Association | Social Inclusion Week | Dun Laoghaire Co Council Offices | All Day | mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Galway Mental Health Association | Wellbeing events for hospital staff |University Hospital Galway |mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Yoga for mental health | St. Michael’s Rowing Club | 11am – 1pm  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | ‘Hearing voices and schizophrenia’, Brian Hartnett | Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall | 7.30 – 9pm  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Night of mindful poetry with Barry Sheehan | The Whitehouse Bar, O’Connell Street | 9.30pm – late | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Sports Partnership | Men on the Move Physical Activity Programme | Scoil Ide & Iosef School Sports Gym, Abbeyfeale |7pm – 8pm | http://www.limericksports.ie

This is a non-competitive, inclusive physical activity programme targeting men aged 30+. The programme will be facilitator led and will last for 8 weeks. €2 per session

  • South Tipp Mental Health Association | Little Gem’ production (€10) | O’ Keeffe’s  | 8pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • St. Patrick’s Hospital  |  Magazine Publication Launch – Headspace  |  Art Space, ground Floor |  6 -8pm |http://www.stpatricks.ie
  • Wicklow Mental Health Association | Coffee Morning | Scout Hall, Wicklow Town | 10.30am | www.mentalhealthireland.ie

 

Thursday 9th October

  • AHEAD | Who Wants To Be An Engineer | Abbott Vascular, Clonmel, Tipperary | 10am – 1pm |http://www.ahead.ie

The WAM Programme at AHEAD are running an event which will focus on raiding the awareness of engineering and why it can be a great career for everyone, including students with disabilities and mental health difficulties. There will be a speaker who will be presenting about mental health in engineers and also from Engineers Ireland and Dell Ireland.

Dr Mia Mcloughlin, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist will present on carers’ mental health as part of the College of Psychiatrists 2014 theme ‘Caring for Carers’.

Gateway Project is celebrating our 10th birthday working for positive mental health and inclusion in the community. We are celebrating our achievements and growth over the years with members, friends and supporters.  We will also take the opportunity to mark World Mental Health week during our birthday activities. Please pop in to show your support and find out all about us.  Join us in Rathmines for music, food, talks, art and more!  Check our website for updates and info on

  • Irish Association of Suicidology |18th Annual IAS Conference |Hotel Westport, Co. Mayo |9th & 10th October |1.30pm on 9th –  5pm on 10th  |http://www.ias.ie

Living Closer to the Edge “Suicide and Self-harm at Ireland’s Margins”. The Conference will examine the changing dynamics of life in Ireland and how these impact especially on vulnerable sectors. There is a charge for the 2 day conference: Members €130 / Non members €150.

  • Limerick Mental Health Association | ‘You’ll never believe what I heard’ Rumours & Mental Health | DorasLuimni Office, 51a O’Connell Street | 10am – 4pm  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Mens only Minding Your Mental Health | Exhibition Centre, Crescent Library | 6 – 7.45pm | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Mind, Fitness & Stress Management, Dr. Andrew Hodgers | Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall | 8 – 10pm | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Sports Partnership | Information Seminar titled ‘Have we Bottled It’ | Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine |7pm | http://www.limericksports.ie

An information evening supported by Mid West Regional Drug & Alcohol Forum looking at the effects and impacts of drugs and alcohol and how physical activity can provide both a healthy and social alternative.

  • Mayo Mental Health Association | Conor Cusack – ‘My journey with depression’ | St. Mary’s Hall, GMIT| 6pm | http://www.mentalhealthmayo.ie
  • Mullingar Mental Health Association | Who Cares for the Carer free seminar | Annebrook Hotel, Mullingar| 10am – 4pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Navan Mental Health Association | Open Evening | Navan MHA Social Club, Leighsbrook Lane| 7 – 9pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Shine | Film Screening “Mrs.Doubtfire” |IMC Dundalk |7pm

The Dundalk Positive Mental Health Forum will be screening the Robin William’s film “Mrs. Doubtfire” in the IMC Cinema Dundalk. A donation of €5.00 can be made on the night. All proceeds will go towards the various support agencies in Dundalk.

Founder’s Day is a unique event.  It brings together both service providers and service users, and it provides a forum for discussion of the value of mental health and the content of mental health services in our country. This year’s event is dedicated to mental health in our ageing population.  Awarded 5.5 CPD Points.

 

Friday 10th October

  • Arklow Youth Mental Health Association | Big Sing Finale – ticketed event | Arklow Bay Hotel |12 – 2.30pm   |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Ballymun Regional Youth Resource | Mark Pollack film screening |http://www.bryr.ie

The event is open to over 16’s from the Ballymun community with an age limit of 24 years and is free of charge.

An Irish Countrywomen’s Association counsellor will be delivering a workshop and covering topics such as time management, examine your stress levels, know your body and de-stress techniques. This event is only for ICA members.

  • Irish College of General Practitioners |The Power of Words – The use of books for therapeutic purpose | County Library, Abbey St., Roscommon |11am

HSE & ICGP are hosting an event in collaboration with Roscommon County Council about the benefits of book for therapeutic purpose. Ring Valerie on 090 6637275 or email roslib@roscommoncoco.ie

Mindfulness is a powerful tool and an introductory workshop can offer simple and practical day to day tools that everyone can use. This event is only for HAIL tenants and clients.

This one-day national research conference is co-hosted by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Special Interest Group in Youth Mental Health, the Inspire Ireland Foundation and the National Suicide Research Foundation. The conference will bring together researchers, health professionals, policy-makers and others who care for and work with adolescents and young adults to explore the latest research and innovation in the area of youth mental health. ACAMH members€76, non member €95 and student/trainee/OAP €48.

  • St. John of God | Dublin Gospel Choir | St. John of God Hospital, Stillorgan | 8pm |http://www.sjog.ie

Saint John of God Hospital are delighted to host the renowned and hugely successful Dublin Gospel Choir to help mark World Mental Health Day.  This is a free event and should be well subscribed so come early to get a seat.  There will be an intermission act by the choir Cantoiri.  This will be an excellent way to bring together the world of music and mental health and help challenge stigma by bringing the community into the grounds of the hospital.  Please contact donal.scanlan@sjog.ie for more information.

  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Support around pregnancy & childbirth, Nurture | St. Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Denmark St. | 11 – 12.30pm  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie
  • Limerick Mental Health Association | Gala Concert in aid of Limerick MHA (€20) | Southcourt Hotel, Raheen | 8pm – late  | http://www.mentalhealthweek.ie

15 staff from 8 companies will compete in order to complete the marathon in shortest time. Participants will run relay legs x 200m until the marathon distance is completed.

  • Mayo Mental Health Association | Distribution of mental health information | Super Valu, Castlebar | All day | http://www.mentalhealthmayo.ie
  • Mayo Mental Health Association | GMIT Information Day | GMIT, Castlebar | 11am – 3pm | http://www.mentalhealthmayo.ie
  • Mental Health Reform | Launch of position paper, ‘Ethnic minorities and mental health’ | European Union House, Corner of Molesworth Street and Dawson Street, D2 | 10.30am – 1pm |http://www.mentalhealthreform.ie
  • Mental Health Reform | #MentalHealthLifeSaver social media campaign| European Union House, Corner of Molesworth Street and Dawson Street, D2 | 10.30am – 1pm |http://www.mentalhealthreform.ie

Mental health services can be a lifesaver but we all have things or people that are our own personal mental health lifesaver. Share yours with Mental Health Reform by tweeting a photo of whoever or whatever is yours, to @MHReform, using #MentalHealthLifeSaver.

  • South Tipp Mental Health Association | Pop Up Shop – Mental Health Info | Outside SuperValue, Market Place, Clonmel | 12 – 2pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • South Tipp Mental Health Association | Mental Health Awareness Talks & Workshops | CuanCroi MH Day Centre| 10am – 3pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • South Tipp Mental Health Association | The Art of Maintaining Mental Health | South Tipp Art Centre| 2 – 5pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • St. Patrick’s Hospital  |  Indonesian Music – Gamelan Performance  |  Lecture Hall |  6.30 -8pm |http://www.stpatricks.ie
  • Tallaght Mental Health Association | Talk on writing & storytelling for your wellbeing | South Co Dublin Library, Tallaght | 10 – 11am | www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Tipperary Mental Health Association | ‘Living Well with Dementia’ Conference | Hotel Minella, Clonmel | 9.30am – 4pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Waterford Mental Health Association | Coffee Morning | Brook House, Cork Rd, Waterford | 10am – 12pm | www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Waterford Mental Health Association | Living with Schizophrenia | Brook House, Cork Rd, Waterford | 10am – 1pm | www.mentalhealthireland.ie
  • Waterford Mental Health Association | Information Stands & Waterford Voice Male Choir | City Square, Waterford | All Day | www.mentalhealthireland.ie

 

Saturday 11th October

This sports coaching course is both theory and practical and is designed to give coaches, volunteers, development officers etc ideas and inspiration to adapt their session to include people with a disability. Contact Shane Hayes at 071916511

  • South Tipp Mental Health Association | Gala Fashion Show | Clonmel Showgrounds Shopping Centre| 3 – 4pm |www.mentalhealthireland.ie

 

Monday 13th October

  • College of Psychiatrists of Ireland | Public Meeting: Looking after your Health and Wellbeing | Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare St, Dublin 2 | 8pm |http://www.irishpsychiatry.ie

Dr Anne Jeffers, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair CPsychI REFOCUS will present as part of a panel discussion with Prof Mick Molloy, Dr Ross Morgan, Domini Kemp and chaired by Dr Ciara Kelly

 

Tuesday 21st October

  • Irish Congress of Trade Unions | Mental Health in the Workplace Seminar | IBOA House, Stephen St. Upper, Dublin 8 | 9.30 – 1pm | http://www.ictu.ie

Half day seminar on increasing awareness of mental health issues in the workplace. Free of Charge

 

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