Limerick Mental Health Week Review 2019

Limerick Mental Health Week 2019 – over for another year, another jam packed week was had. It is always busy running up to the year, but always worth it. The passion and dedication from all of the organisations involved and our volunteers is testament to how big and impactful the week is.

The three key pillars of Limerick Mental Health Week are raising awareness of mental health in the community, highlighting the valuable local services available, and collaboration between all mental health organisations in Limerick.

This year the theme was “Suicide Prevention.” We worked to promote the supports available and spread awareness of what you can do to help yourself and those in the community. 

Limerick Mental Health Week collage
Limerick Mental Health Week 2019 collage

We had many events over the week, and all were well attended despite the weather. 

Highlighting supports available in Limerick

Are you at risk of self-harm or suicide?

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm:

  • Phone or go to your local doctor
  • Go to the Accident & Emergency department of your nearest hospital
  • Call Suicide Intervention Response in Limerick at 085 1777 631  5pm – 6am distress calls only
  • Call 999 or 112

If you need to talk to someone, here are a number of helplines you can contact for confidential, non-judgemental support.

The Samaritans (24hr listening service)

Free phone: 116 123 
Text:  087 260 9090 

Teenline (Confidential phone line for teenagers)

Freephone: 1800 833 634  24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Aware (Depression and Anxiety)

Free phone: 1800 80 48 48 Mon – Sun 10am – 10pm

MyMind (Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Call 076 680 1060 (press 3), Mon – Sat 9 am- 7pm

Suicide Intervention Response in Limerick

Call 085 1777 631  5pm – 6am distress calls only

National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House)

Call 1800 247 247 (Free – 24 hours a day)
Local house 061 484444 Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Text HELP to 51444 – 24 hours a day

Children’s Grief Centre

Call 061 224627 or 087 9851 733 Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 5pm

Grow (Free peer support groups for over 18’s struggling with mental health)

1890 474 474


Thank you to all involved

We would like to thank all of the organisations involved, these include: SamaritansGROW, ABC Start RightChildren’s Grief CentreGender Orientation Sexual Health HIV (GOSHH)Jigsaw, IAHIPParkrunLimerick Suicide WatchDochas, Limerick Institute of Technology(LIT)HSE Mid West Suicide Prevention Office,  University of LimerickSMRC Urban Run,  My MindLIT Students UnionMary I Students UnionMary Immaculate CollegeNorth Star family support projectMidwest ARIESLimerick Youth Service, Limerick City and County CouncilSMRC St. Michael’s Rowing ClubBluebox Art TherapyAn Garda Síochána and ICHAS.

We would also like to thank our Limerick Mental Health Week sponsors: HSELimerick City and County CouncilPaul PartnershipThe University of Limerick and The National Lottery Fund.