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LMHA launches Hello Limerick How are you?



Hello Limerick How Are You? will take place on Thursday, April 7th – Pictured above are Lisa O’Rourke Scott, Chair of LMHA, Mayor Daniel Butler, Ian Hackett, Manager LMHA

Mayor Daniel Butler today launched the campaign encouraging communities and organisations to get involved

Hello Limerick How are you?
Elizabeth Stundon, Board Member LMHA, Mayor Daniel Butler, Ian Hackett, Manager LMHA.

Let’s reconnect again in a meaningful way by getting back to basics. On Thursday, April 7th 2022, Mental Health Ireland is inviting the country to say ‘Hello’, and ask ‘How, Are You?’, and to really listen to the answer. 

Mayor Daniel Butler today launched the campaign encouraging communities and organisations to get involved,  “Let’s go out and say hello Limerick and support Limerick Mental Health Association efforts to have that real conversation to truly see how somebody is by simply engaging in conversation”

Limerick Mental Health Association are asking community groups, workplaces, schools and organisations across Limerick City & County to get involved and host an event such as a coffee morning, a walk, a cake sale, colours day in school or a workshop.  

No event is too small to start conversations and to say “Hello, How Are You?” 

Ian Hackett Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association outlines, “Limerick has always been a city and county where your neighbors and community gives us a sense of belonging. We invite communities and the workplace to participate on Thursday, April 7th in our Hello Limerick campaign as for some it will be no problem to reconnect in person again after two years in a virtual world but this is not a simple process for everyone. Hosting a simple coffee morning, a cake sale gets people talking in person and gives them a reason to meet”

The campaign breaks down the steps: H.E.L.L.O.(H: Hello E: Engage L: Listen L: Learn and O: Options) which supports people to reach out, say hello and ask how are you?  

There are a range of resources available: digital posters, digital cards to download. If you would like more information to host or fundraise an event for Limerick Mental Health Association please email [email protected] no event is too small. Every support is welcomed.

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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.