Mind Over Matter Fundraiser in aid of mental health awareness
Mind Over Matter takes place on World Mental Health Day at Engine, Innovate Limerick on Cecil Street on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. This is a national day of creativity which enables businesses of all sizes to consult with Ireland’s top creative professionals for just €75.
They are bringing the best and brightest minds together to take part in a national day of creativity in aid of mental health awareness with 100% of the proceeds of the event going to the charity AWARE.
Would you like to gain insights into the talent of your local creative community in the areas of graphic design, branding, product design, interior and app design, boosting the local economy and growing your business?
Designers will consult all over Ireland on the 10th October (World Mental Health Day) on how design could add value to your business, project or market. Design is a problem-solving activity, it connects with consumers, it differentiates from the competition, and is proven to add financial value. For €75, anyone from an established business, a start-up, or an entrepreneur can book a consultation hour with a designer. During the hour, you’ll get knowledge, insights and exchange ideas, knowing that the entire fee goes to Aware. It culminates into the National Day of Creativity with five venue launches across Ireland.
With 14 top, local Limerick & Galway designers donating their time for free, there is expert advice for every business across every sector including Darren Smyth, Head of Commercial Shannon Airport, Shannon Group, Vicki O’Toole, Managing Director, JJ O’Toole Ltd and Louise Lawlor, Creative Director, Blink Design. From graphic designers, app design, creative strategists, illustrators, interior designers, product designers and web designers, businesses simply choose the discipline that best suits their needs. If you can’t decide just fill out the form on the website and we will guide you as to what designer fits best with you. The panel will discuss how they have used design to evolve their businesses and the value of design.
Design works, make it work for your business. 100% of all proceeds raised on the day goes to AWARE.
Aware was founded in 1985 by Dr. Patrick McKeon and a small but dedicated team of volunteers, many of whom had their own personal experience with depression, or bipolar disorder. The organisation developed in response to the clear need for information, understanding and support, both for individuals who had a diagnosis of depression or bipolar as well as family members supporting a loved one.
Since then, what began as one support group in Dublin has grown and flourished to become a nationwide presence which has saved many lives and has, for countless others, eased the suffering and distress that depression can bring. The three pillars of Aware’s work are information, education and support. The organisation provides a range of services including group meetings offering support and information, a telephone and email support service, and a number of programmes based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Educating and empowering people to look after their mental health is also an integral part of Aware’s work. Interactive talks and workshops in schools(for students aged 15-18) as well as education and training programmes for the workplace are delivered nationwide.
Aware believes that recovery from depression is possible.
For further details please contact Louise Lawlor, Creative Director, Blink Design & Mind Over Matter Limerick Venue Manager on 087 7984527 or by email [email protected]
For more information on Mind Over Matter go here