Limerick Mental Health Week 2020
October 10th – 16th

Updated 15th Oct, 5.30pm

Limerick Mental Health Week is back for 2020, with a very different approach this year. 

Join us this October 10th – 16th as we connect with the people of Limerick, and promote the incredible local support services available.

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 is “Mental Health for All – Greater Investment – Greater Access.” 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.

Online Programme of Events*:

*Please note: due to the evolving Covid-19 situation some events may be subject to change. This page will be updated so check back for the latest info and keep an eye on our social media channels for announcements.

Limerick Mental Health Week 2020


Location: Online on Social Media
Date: All Week
Time: N/A

Help us #ShareALight during Limerick Mental Health Week 2020, and let’s see how far we can go! Post a picture of yourself on Twitter or Instagram with a light of your choice (extra points for creativity), and tag 2 friends to do the same. The aim is to connect with people all over the world through #ShareALight. Make sure to tag us in your post and use the hashtags #ShareALight and #LimerickMHW.

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: All ages
How to get involved: See social media

Launch of Limerick Mental Health Week 2020 on Zoom (Invited Guests Only)

Date: Friday 9th October 
Location: Online on Zoom
Time: 6pm

Limerick Mental Health Week will kick off on Friday 9th October on Zoom due to increased Covid-19 restrictions. The launch will feature a welcome from The Mayor of Limerick followed by some words from the Chair of Limerick Mental Health Association, Dr. Lisa O’Rourke Scott and the official launch of week by Claire Flynn Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association.

Public event: Private event, invitation only.

Street Art by EMIC & Jonathan Noonan

Date: Murals will be unveiled on Saturday 10th October
Location: Follow online on Social Media

Renowned street artists EMIC and Jonathan Noonan will create 2 very special murals in secret locations around Limerick City to be unveiled during LMHW. The murals are commissioned by Limerick Mental Health Association and celebrate the local heroes in Limerick, and the surrounding areas, who stepped up and helped their community and neighbours during lockdown.

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: All ages
How to join event: Follow Draw Out Limerick on Facebook for daily updates on the murals and see if you can guess where they will be unveiled! 

What Makes you Smile? Photography Competition

Date: Deadline: Sunday 11th October
Location: Online on Facebook & Instagram

Limerick Suicide Watch LogoTake part in our online photography competition all week by sending us a picture that answers the question: What Makes You Smile? Suitable for all ages to enter, simply share your photos on Instagram or Facebook and make sure to tag Limerick Suicide Watch and LMHA in your photos and use the hashtag #WhatMakesYouSmile.

Please share your entries asap, all entries will be shared on Limerick Suicide Watch’s social media channels on Sunday 11th October. 1st Prize kindly sponsored by Cullen Insurances. Competition run by Limerick Suicide Watch

Public event: Yes, entries open now
Age suitability: All ages
How to join event: Visit Limerick Suicide Watch on Facebook & Instagram for details.

Building Your Own Personal Resilience (Over 18s)

Date: Monday 12th October
Location: Online Workshop
Time: 6-8pm

Building Your Own Personal Resilience In Times of Uncertainty with Counsellors and psychotherapists Ann Bracken and John Hickey. This workshop will provide you with insight into recognising when your thinking and behaviours are not supporting you to face challenging circumstances.

Ann Bracken will show you how to work with the therapeutic approaches of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to integrate more Acceptance with Mindfulness approaches and also increased Resilience by recognising what is in and outside of your control. This helps the individual to take action when needed and to let go of those things outside of your control. Finally, she will show you how to use Cognitive Defusion techniques to release problematic thinking styles that usually contribute to increased stress and low mood.

Hosted by ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences). Speakers: Ann Bracken (MA, Grad.Dip. PG Dip.) is an Online Counselling Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Lecturer and Author. John Hickey (M.Sc in Clinical Supervision (TCD); P.Grad in Guidance & Counselling; B.Sc (Hons) Psychology), Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer at ICHAS.

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: Over 18s only
How to join event: Register online here: 

One Good Adult Workshop by JIGSAW

One Good Adult, Hosted by JIGSAW (Lunchtime Event)

JIGSAW Limerick LogoDate: Tuesday 13th October
Location: Online
Time: 1-2pm

Hosted by JIGSAW Limerick, this 1-hour online workshop is for any adult who is or can be ‘One Good Adult’ in the life of a young person.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the workshop participants will:
– Have a greater understanding of mental health and what influences our mental health.
– Recognise the importance of the role of One Good Adult in supporting and promoting young people’s mental health.
– Know how to support and promote the mental health of the young people in their lives.

Public event: Yes but spaces are limited
How to join event: This event is now full.

Snuggles, Stories and Smiles with ABC Start Right / Little Voices

Date: *Date change: Thursday 15th Oct 
Location: View online here

ABC Start Right Little Voices Logo

As part of Limerick Mental Health week, ABC Start Right / Little Voices, invite you to enjoy a pre-recorded story and rhyme session for parents/carers and  their babies and toddlers. Hear how stories and nursery rhymes can support wellbeing for you and your child, promoting early brain development, communication and bonding with your little ones!

Public event: Yes – public link to pre-recorded video available here
Age suitability: Suitable for parents and guardians with/or expecting babies
How to join event: View online here

Stories of Recovery and Hope with GROW
(Over 18s)

Date: Wednesday 14th October
Location: Online on Zoom
Time: 7-8pm

Grow Limerick LogoA panel discussion hosted on Zoom with a group of individuals who have benefited from GROW‘s services.

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: Over 18s only
How to join event: email to book your place.

Lunchtime Socially Distanced Yoga with Kathryn Crowley

Date: Thursday 15th October
Location: The People’s Park, Limerick
Time: 1.10-.1.50pm

Description: If you are a dedicated yogi, or have tried a few classes or, would like to try it out for the first time, you will be supported during this group. Yoga is very beneficial for our mind and overall wellbeing. 

For more information on Kathryn, check out her website or her facebook  

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: Suitable for everyone, of all abilities.
How to join event: Contact to book a place – limited to 15 people.

Self Care & Chair Yoga

Date: Thursday 15th October
Location: Online
Time: 3pm

Flow With GraceDescription: “Yoga for all Bodies” with “Flow with Grace“. Come and experience the transformative power of yoga, from the comfort of your home. You will feel nicely relaxed and de-stressed after joining this relaxing, all levels accessible chair yoga class. During this half hour class we will explore our breathing, stretch out our bodies and experience a guided meditation. This class is suitable for all bodies.   

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: Suitable for everyone, of all abilities.
How to join event: Email for further details.

Mindfulness Workshop Led by Christine Beekman

Date: Friday 16th October
Location: Online
Time: 11am – 11.45 am

Description: Join Christine to learn about and practice some mindfulness techniques.  Mindfulness is recognised as a very beneficial tool for minding our mental health, reducing stress and anxiety and for general wellbeing.  Suitable for novices or experts.

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: All ages
How to join event: Email to book your place.

Closing Music Event

Date: Friday 16th October
Location: Online
Time: TBC

Description: Music from Jenni with accompaniment to close the week.

Public event: Yes
Age suitability: All ages
How to join event: Email for further the details.

Limerick Mental Health Week 2020 is kindly supported by Limerick Arts Office and Spin South West.

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