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2023 Limerick Mental Health Week to focus on ‘BODY MIND and SOCIAL’



‘BODY MIND and SOCIAL’ will be the focus of the 2023 Limerick Mental Health Week, kicking off this October 8.

2023 Limerick Mental Health Week will focus on ‘BODY MIND and SOCIAL’ at this year’s event taking place from October 8-15

'BODY MIND and SOCIAL' will be the focus of the 2023 Limerick Mental Health Week, kicking off this October 8.
‘BODY MIND and SOCIAL’ will be the focus of the 2023 Limerick Mental Health Week, kicking off this October 8.

Limerick Mental Health Week (LMHW) returns this October, and the group has announced the dates for this inspiring event, which will take place from the 8th to the 15th of October 2023.

With the unwavering support of the community’s vital services and agencies, this year’s LMHW promises to be even bigger and better than before.

This year, LMHW is centred around the theme of “BODY MIND and SOCIAL,” focusing on activities that cater to the physical, mental, and social well-being of the people of Limerick with a primary goal remains the promotion of positive mental health and overall well-being.


The year, LMHW are excited to announce its opening flagship event, a Community Wellness and Multi-Cultural Day, taking place at the iconic Milk Market from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This event is designed to kick start LMHW 2023 with a burst of positivity and celebration.

Throughout the week, LMHW has a diverse range of events planned, including a Choral Concert On October 13th, where attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of music with a captivating choral concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral, the event is hosted by Malcolm Greene and the Limerick Choral Union.

Throughout the week  Gain valuable insights from experts at Maynooth University, DCU, the HSE, Southwest Recovery College, BodyWhys, and more.

And a Community Health and Wellbeing Fair at the South Court Hotel on October 10th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

LMHW 2023 aims to involve every corner of Limerick, with open doors from organisations across the city. Experience free walking tours of mediaeval Limerick, explore our city’s Masonic Lodge, participate in talks and workshops by the Body Tree Therapeutic College, enjoy parent and toddler storytimes at city and county libraries, and discover the benefits of yoga with mindfulness and breathwork at family resource centres throughout the county. There are also tours of the Treaty Brewery and numerous other in-person and online events to take part in. 

Dr Lisa O Rourke Scott, Chair of Limerick Mental Health Association said, “The theme of Mental Health Week this year is Mind, Body and Social, and together with social, business and community partners, we hope there will be much to enjoy in each of these areas.

“Please check out our calendar of events including a community health and wellbeing event, parent and toddler story time, a dog-friendly social event in the milk market, a family walk or run, information days, talks, workshops and much, much more.

“I am particularly excited about the Limerick Choral Union concert in St Mary’s Cathedral, and to meet our partners across Limerick city and county who have supported us so generously over the years. Have a look at the timetable as soon as you can and mark out your favourite events on the calendar.”

Ian Hackett, Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association, emphasised the importance of community involvement: and asks “What are you doing for Mental Health Week 2023”.

 “Limerick has always been a city and county where your neighbours and community give us a sense of belonging. We invite communities and workplaces to participate in Limerick Mental Health Week 2023,” he said, adding, “Whether it’s hosting a simple coffee morning, organising a yoga session, or taking a short walk with friends and family, every small effort helps promote positive mental health. No event is too small to make a difference.”

To ensure inclusivity and environmental responsibility, LMHW 2023 will provide a range of digital posters and timetables for download and electronic display. For more information or to contribute by hosting or fundraising an event for Limerick Mental Health Association, please contact [email protected].

Find out more here.
Read more stories about Limerick Mental Health Week here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.