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Walk Your Mind Happy event promotes positive Mental Health on Saturday, October 8



Walk Your Mind Happy is supported by Limerick Island Community Partners, ZSpace Contemporary Health Centre, and Bakehouse 22.

The event will promote positive mental health for people of all ages and will include peer support, exercising and learning about the city

Pictured are Sheelagh Tracey and Denise Moloney at Bakehouse 22. Picture: Baoyan Zhang/ilovelimerick

September is Mental Health Awareness month with Limerick Mental Health launching a myriad of week-long events to support Mental Health Awareness.

Supporting the cause are Limerick Island Community Partners, ZSpace Contemporary Health Centre,  and Bakehouse 22. These businesses are all joining to pool resources for the Walk Your Mind Happy initiative.




This aims to be an outstanding event, starting at 11 am on Saturday, October 8, 2022, from Bakehouse 22, Nicholas Street Limerick.

The Walk Your Mind Happy Initiative is a great opportunity to promote positive mental health in Limerick for people of all ages as well as partake in peer support while exercising and learning a little about this beautiful city.

The Walk Your Mind Happy event supports Mental Health Awareness week and takes in a mindful exploration over two of Limerick’s oldest bridges, making its way into Arthur’s Quay Park where “ZSpace Contemporary Health Centre” will offer an “Electric Picnic” Movement for Health Expo. On returning to Tracy’s Bakehouse 22, everyone will be offered a cup of tea and sandwich as a grand finale!

Patrick Kennedy of Limerick Island Community Partners said, “This is a great community initiative that invites people to come together and celebrate both community and wellness, walking and movement are so good for our bodies and mental health, here we are trying to embody community action, solidarity and support.”

He added, “This is a great way to enjoy the beauty that Limerick has to offer, revisiting her amazing waterway and history, whilst getting mindful and healthy.”

Younis Fakhfakh, of ZSpace Contemporary Health Centre said, “We want people to experience mental health support through movement, our whole focus is health through movement. When we become more conscious of supporting our physical body, we, in turn, support our mental health and life performance from a more centred space.”

Mike Tracy, Managing Director of Bakehouse 22 concluded, “We are only delighted to support Limerick Mental health awareness week and anything that adds to community wellness and collaboration. This initiative mixes wellness with culture and Limerick has a strong tradition for supporting a good cause and coming together in that.”

Ian Hackett, General Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association, said, “We would encourage everyone to participate in this programme for three reasons, it will provide a peer support network through the people you will meet and chat with along the way. Exercise is always a great way to promote positive mental health. This is a great opportunity for anyone struggling with social anxiety after covid to get back out there at their own pace.  I wish the best of luck to the whole team and congratulate them all on creating such a great initiative.”

The event is supported and attended by Cllr. Francis Foley, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick who has accepted the invitation for the mindful adventure. 

There is a suggested donation of €5 for the mindful activities and guides. If attending, please arrive at Bakehouse 22 at 11 am on Saturday, October 8, where you will be greeted and guided through the mindful journey of Limerick’s beautiful city, culture, and wellness.

Book directly with Saralee at 086 731 2044 or arrive on the day.

For more information on the Limerick Mental Health Association, go HERE

For more stories on Mental Health, go HERE

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