Limerick Mental Health Week

What is Limerick Mental Health Week?

Limerick Mental Health Week promotes positive mental health in the community. This is achieved through a series of public talks, exhibitions, workshops and events. By organising this week, we aim to raise awareness of mental health in the local community. The week will provide a forum to generate discussion and promote positive mental health. It will also reduce stigma and help to bring mental health into everyday conversations. Finally, Limerick Mental Health Week highlights the range of supports and services, which are available within the local community.

Follow the hashtag: #LimerickMHW.

When is Limerick Mental Health Week?

World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10th, 2019.  This year the theme is “Suicide Prevention.” We will be working to promote the supports available and spreading awareness of what you can do to help yourself and those in the community. We run a range of informative, thought-provoking and fun events surrounding World Mental Health Day. These will be run across the city from Friday October 4th to Friday October 11th, 2019.

What is on for Limerick Mental Health Week?

We have an action packed week of talks, educational sessions and fun activities.

Friday 04 October

Hunt museum logo
October 4, 2019
6:00 pm
The Hunt Museum
Limerick

Saturday 05 October

October 5, 2019
9:30 am
3 diffferent venues
Limerick
October 5, 2019
10:00 am
Castletroy shopping centre
Limerick
October 5, 2019
12:00 pm
Bedford Row
Limerick

Sunday 06 October

junior parkrun
October 6, 2019
9:30 am
Shelbourne Park, Shelbourne Road, Limerick
limerick
SMRC Urban Run logo
October 6, 2019
1:00 pm
St. Michael's Rowing Club, O'Callaghan Strand
Limerick

Monday 07 October

October 7, 2019
12:00 pm
St. Anne’s Community Mental Health Centre, Roxboro Road, Limerick
limerick
mental health reform logo
October 7, 2019
1:30 pm
Grow, 33 Upper Henry Street, Limerick
limerick
Mind on Fire
Free
October 7, 2019
7:00 pm
Room S206, Schuman Building, University of Limerick
Limerick
October 7, 2019
7:00 pm
Brothers of Charity, Bawnmore, Limerick
Limerick

Tuesday 08 October

HSE Mid West
October 8, 2019
10:00 am
HSE Mid West ARIES @Moyross Community Enterprise Centre Ltd., Moyross, Limerick, V94 AE75.
Limerick
University of Limerick logo
October 8, 2019
1:00 pm
University of Limerick World Academy
Limerick
ICHAS
October 8, 2019
1:00 pm
ICHAS , Walton House, Lonsdale Road, National Technology Park, Castletroy, Limerick.
Limerick
IAHIP logo
October 8, 2019
8:00 pm
Hunt Museum
Limerick

Wednesday 09 October

October 9, 2019
11:00 am
GROW Office, 33 Henry Street, Limerick
limerick
University of Limerick logo
October 9, 2019
11:00 am
UL arena
limerick
limerick suicide watch
October 9, 2019
7:00 pm
Unit 3 Tait Business Centre, Limerick City
Limerick

Thursday 10 October

Jigsaw
October 10, 2019
9:30 am
Jigsaw Offices, Arthurs Quay, Limerick
Limerick
October 10, 2019
9:30 am
Southill Hub, O’Malley Park Southill, Limerick. V94 X431
limerick
A fun interactive story / information session for antenatal and new parents with a focus on how to support early positive mental health for babies and their parents, tips for helping support baby to feel safe and secure, creating relaxing environments for Mom and Dad , supporting parents in the most important job.
October 10, 2019
12:00 pm
Limerick Social Services Centre, Upper Henry St, Limerick
limerick mental health association promoting positive mental health
October 10, 2019
5:30 pm
River Shannon Bridges, Limerick City

Friday 11 October

samaritans
October 11, 2019
1:00 pm
Thomas Street/Bedford Row
Limerick
October 11, 2019
7:30 pm
St Mary's Cathedral, Bridge St, Limerick
Limerick

History of Limerick Mental Health Week

LMHA established Mental Health Week in 2005. In 2006, it was extended to include mental health associations throughout the Mid-West Region. The mental health associations provide the key programmes and framework for the week. We do this by working in partnership with second and third level educational bodies, community, voluntary and statutory services. By working with these groups, we can assess and meet the needs of people throughout the community, from all walks of life.

Limerick Mental Health Week has been going from strength to strength over the past decade in the city. It was developed and supported by Limerick Mental Health Association. This is thanks to the network of organisations involved. These include HSE Mid West Suicide Prevention Office, GROW, Samaritans, Mental Health Ireland, Men’s Shed Association, Le ChéileMy Mind, Family Resource Centres, ICHAS, Loss and Grief Group (LIT), Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV (GOSHH), Blue Box Creative Arts, Limerick Youth Service,Northstar Family Support Project, Headway, Enable Ireland, Paul PartnershipAn Garda Siochana, Mary Immaculate College, Employability, University of Limerick, and SMRC Urban Run.

Download our timetable for Limerick Mental Health Week 2018 to see what we did last year.

2017 events and information

2016 events and information

2015 events and information