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.
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
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
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: Samaritans, GROW, ABC Start Right, Children’s Grief Centre, Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV (GOSHH), Jigsaw, IAHIP, Parkrun, Limerick Suicide Watch, Dochas, Limerick Institute of Technology(LIT), HSE Mid West Suicide Prevention Office, University of Limerick, SMRC Urban Run, My Mind, LIT Students Union, Mary I Students Union, Mary Immaculate College, North Star family support project, Midwest ARIES, Limerick Youth Service, Limerick City and County Council, SMRC St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Bluebox Art Therapy, An Garda Síochána and ICHAS.