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: #LIMental.

When is Limerick Mental Health Week?

World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10th, 2016 and this year’s theme is “Psychological First Aid“. We have a range of informative, thought-provoking and fun events. These will be run across the city from Sunday October 9th to Saturday October 15th, 2016.

What is on for Limerick Mental Health Week?

We have an action packed week of talks, educational sessions and fun activities. Download Limerick Mental Health Week 2016 timetable to save or print.

Thursday 06 October

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06/10/2016
21:00
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Sunday 09 October

SMRC Urban Run logo
09/10/2016
13:00
St. Michael's Rowing Club, O'Callaghan Strand
Limerick
sparking the light
Call to Book
09/10/2016
14:00
The Creative Place, 26 Wolfe Tone St, Limerick
Limerick
Please call 0863010169 to book
King John Castle
09/10/2016
18:00
King John's Castle
Limerick
Reflections Art Poster
09/10/2016
19:00
North Munster Masonic Centre, Castle St (beside King John's Castle)
Limerick

Monday 10 October

Men's Sheds logo
10/10/2016
10:00
Southill Men’s Shed (061-440250)
Limerick
10/10/2016
10:00
North Munster Masonic Centre, Castle St. (beside King John's Castle)
Limerick
LIT logo
10/10/2016
19:30
Millenium Theatre, LIT
Limerick
Patricks day poster
10/10/2016
20:00
Belltable, O'Connell St.
Limerick
Tickets
€ 8.00

Tuesday 11 October

Hunt Museum
11/10/2016
13:00
The Hunt Museum
Limerick
samaritans
11/10/2016
18:30
Samaritans, 20 Barrington St (basement venue)
Limerick
Grow logo
11/10/2016
19:00
GROW, 33 Henry St (061 318813)
Limerick
samaritans
11/10/2016
19:15
Samaritans, 20 Barrington St (basement venue)
Limerick

Wednesday 12 October

Hunt Museum
12/10/2016
13:00
The Hunt Museum
Limerick
samaritans
12/10/2016
18:30
Samaritans, 20 Barrington St (basement venue)
Limerick
ICHAS logo
12/10/2016
19:00
ICHAS, Castletroy
Limerick
samaritans
12/10/2016
19:15
Samaritans, 20 Barrington St (basement venue)
Limerick
12/10/2016
20:00
Willie Sexton's Bar, 91 Henry St
Limerick
ICHAS logo
12/10/2016
20:30
ICHAS, Castletroy
Limerick

Thursday 13 October

University of Limerick logo
13/10/2016
13:00
Millstream, University of Limerick
Limerick
Hunt Museum
13/10/2016
13:00
The Hunt Museum
Limerick
IAHIP logo
13/10/2016
19:30
The Savoy Hotel, Henry St
Limerick

Friday 14 October

Hunt Museum
14/10/2016
11:00
The Hunt Museum
Limerick
Hunt Museum
14/10/2016
13:00
The Hunt Museum
Limerick
get west logo
14/10/2016
17:30
River Shannon
Limerick
samaritans
14/10/2016
18:30
Samaritans, 20 Barrington St (basement venue)
Limerick
samaritans
14/10/2016
19:15
Samaritans, 20 Barrington St (basement venue)
Limerick
Choral Evening poster
14/10/2016
19:30
St. Mary's Cathedral
Limerick

Saturday 15 October

Blue Box
15/10/2016
12:00
Bedford Row
Limerick

Sunday 16 October

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16/10/2016
21:00
Twitter

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, Doras Lumni, 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 and SMRC Urban Run.

A snapshot of what last year’s Mental Health Week 2015.