Embracing “Body Mind and Social” Wellness
It’s that wonderful time of year again! Limerick Mental Health Week (LMHW) is back, and we are thrilled to announce the dates for this inspiring event, which will take place from the 8th to the 15th of October 2023. With the unwavering support of our community’s vital services and agencies, this year’s LMHW promises to be even bigger and better than before.
This year, LMHW is centred around the theme of “BODY MIND and SOCIAL,” focusing on activities that cater to the physical, mental, and social well-being of the people of Limerick. Our primary goal remains the promotion of positive mental health and overall well-being.
Official Launch Event: Community Wellness and MultiCultural Day
We are excited to announce our opening flagship event, a Community Wellness and Multi-Cultural Day, taking place at the iconic Milk Market from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This event is designed to kick start #LMHW2023 with a burst of positivity and celebration.
Diverse Program Highlights
Throughout the week, we have a diverse range of engaging events planned, including:
Choral Concert: On October 13th, immerse yourself in the beauty of music with a captivating choral concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Hosted by Malcolm Greene and the Limerick Choral Union.
Inspirational Talks: Throughout the week Gain valuable insights from experts at Maynooth University, DCU, the HSE, Southwest Recovery College, BodyWhys, and more.
Community Health and Wellbeing Fair: Join us at the South Court Hotel on October 10th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for a comprehensive community health and wellbeing fair.
But that’s not all! LMHW 2023 aims to involve every corner of Limerick, with open doors from organisations across the city. Experience free walking tours of mediaeval Limerick, explore our city’s Masonic Lodge, participate in talks and workshops by the Body Tree Therapeutic College, enjoy parent and toddler storytimes at city and county libraries, and discover the benefits of yoga with mindfulness and breathwork at family resource centres throughout the county. There are also tours of the Treaty Brewery and numerous other in-person and online events to take part in.
LMHA Chair Dr. Lisa O’Rourke Scott and LMHA Manager Ian Hackett spoke about the exiting plans for this years Limerick Mental Health Week:
After the summer break Limerick Mental Health Association is buzzing with activity as we plan our ongoing activities for the coming months. First and foremost is the very exciting programme we have taking place for Mental Health week this year, which will run from 8-15 October. The theme of mental health week this year is Mind, Body and Social, and together with social, business and community partners, we hope there will be much to enjoy in each of these areas. Please check out our calendar of events including a community health and wellbeing event, parent and toddler story time, a dog friendly social event in the milk market, a family walk or run, information days, talks,workshops and much, much more. I am particularly excited about the Limerick choral union concert in St Mary’s Cathedral, and to meeting our partners across Limerick city and county who have supported us so generously over the years. Have a look at the timetable as soon as you can and mark out your favourite events in the calendar.Dr Lisa O’ ‘Rourke Scott, Chair of Limerick Mental Health Association
LMHW 2023 Full Programme of Events
The full programme of events is listed on our EventBrite page and will be updated as new events are added to the programme for the week. TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH EVENTBRITE.
Please note: events are subject to change, for more information and the latest updates please check our website or our Social Media accounts @LimerickMHA
Take a look back at the highlights from Limerick Mental Health Week 2022
Speaking at the launch Ian Hackett, Manager of LMHA, emphasises the importance of community involvement and asks: What are you doing for Limerick Mental Health Week 2023?
“Limerick has always been a city and county where your neighbours and community give us a sense of belonging. We invite communities and workplaces to participate in Limerick Mental Health Week 2023. Whether it’s hosting a simple coffee morning, organising a yoga session, or taking a short walk with friends and family, every small effort helps promote positive mental health. No event is too small to make a difference.”Ian Hackett, Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association
Get involved with Limerick Mental Health Week!
For more information or to contribute by hosting or fundraising an event for Limerick Mental Health Association, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Every support, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
Let’s join hands and hearts as we make Limerick Mental Health Week 2023 a resounding success, spreading positivity and well-being throughout our community. Together, we can achieve better mental health and a brighter future for all!
This years Limerick Mental Health Week is kindly sponsored by PBC Builders.
A huge thank you to our other sponsors and partners without whom this week would not be possible!