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Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

Limerick Mental Health Week 2015 Launch – Pictured Michelle O’Connor, MyMind,  Bernadette Kenny, Bluebox creative art therapy, Patrick Fitzgerald, Ichas, John Downey, Samaritans, Siobhan Wilmott, Limerick Youth Service,  Amanda Clifford, Limerick Mental Health Association, Jennifer Moran Strich, LIT, Jennifer Mc Mahon, Limerick Mental Health Association, Claire Flynn,  Le Cheile and Rob Stephen of GROW. Picture: Ken Coleman.

Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Edward Kennedy

Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week launch

Jennifer Moran Strich, LIT, Bernadette Kenny, Bluebox creative art therapy and Rob Stephen, of GROW, at the Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week launch.



To coincide with World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week has planned a range of informative, thought-provoking and fun events which will be run across the city from October 4th to October 11th.

Through a series of public talks, exhibitions, workshops and events, the initiative aims to raise awareness of mental health in the local community. It is hoped that the week will provide a forum to generate discussion, reduce stigma and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Furthermore, it serves as an opportunity to highlight the range of supports and services that are available within the local community to support our mental health.

Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week has been going from strength to strength over the past decade in the city, supported by Limerick Mental Health Association. Currently coordinated by Amanda Clifford, the network of organisations involved includes HSE Mid-West Suicide Prevention Office, Grow, Samaritans, Mental Health Ireland, Doras Lumni, Mens Shed Association, Le Cheile, Console, My Mind, Loss and Grief Group (LIT), Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV (GOSHH), Blue Cox Creative Arts, Limerick Youth Service and SMRC Urban Run.

Through a collaborative effort between various mental health organisations and a committed team of volunteers, Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week aims to promote positive mental health in the community.

Events are free to attend and all are welcome. For further information, contact Amanda Clifford at 086 081 8827.

Limerick Mental Health Facebook page is here

Full details of the Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week Programme can be found at the Facebook page here

Visit the Mental Health Ireland website here

Check out the Mental Health Ireland Facebook page here

Check out the Mental Health Ireland Twitter here

Read more about mental heath in Limerick here

Limerick Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 line up

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.