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Limerick Youth Service Be Well Limerick Week

Limerick Youth Service Be Well Limerick Week – Members of LYS and the Be Well Limerick community at the Milk Market on Culture Night.

A talk with a leading mental health expert and a number of interactive and diverse workshops are just part of a busy programme for Limerick Youth Service Be Well Limerick Week.

Running from Monday, October 31st to Sunday, November 6th, Be Well Limerick Week is a youth led mental health initiative that will promote positive mental health and well-being.

The week aims to equip young people with a mental health and well-being First Aid Kit, tackle the stigma sometimes associated with mental health and promote a help seeking culture.




Adhering to Headstrong’s ‘Five-a-Day’ for your mental health (Give, Get Involved, Be Active, Connect, Take Notice) each weekday will have a particular theme with the weekend a combination of all!

Among the many highlights is a Be Well Day at Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, Limerick on Tuesday, November 1st from 12-4pm.

That evening, at the same venue, Dr. Fergus Heffernan (7-9pm) will speak about mental health & wellbeing.

On Wednesday, November 2nd, a workshop on web safety and protecting yourself online will take place at the Northside Youth Space from 7-9pm.

Thursday will see the launch of a youth photography project at the Milk Market at 7:30pm. Titled ‘FLASH!’ the photography on the show is the result of a summer programme at LYS.

I Love Limerick’s Richard Lynch will share his mental health journey at The Savoy Hotel, on Friday, November 4th from 7-10pm. Titled Pathway to Recovery, the evening will include contributions from young people as well as special guests such as Jen Ronan who will talk about their journey.

On Saturday, Limerick Youth Service will launch its Tree of Hope at Bedford Row at 11am with events coming to a close on Sunday at the Milk Market with a positive mental health morning.

For details on Limerick Youth Service Be Well Limerick Week, including booking details, please visit or call contact 061-412444.
You can also book a place for the Pathway to Recovery evening here.

Check out Be Well Week updates on Facebook here.

To see our previous story on LYS click here.

For more stories from I Love limerick on Mental Health click 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.