Mental health in Jan 2021 and what’s online at Le Chéile this month – a few words from LMHA Chair Dr Lisa O’Rourke Scott

Hi everyone,

A very happy new year to all of you in this most extraordinary of times. The arrival of a global pandemic has inspired many to accomplish all kinds of things; at least if social media posts are to be believed. And then there are new year resolutions; lists of things that people intend to accomplish in 2021. While I congratulate anyone who is managing to overhaul their life, get fit, change career find a new hobby and revitalise relationships; it all seems a bit unrealistic to me. For most of us, adjusting to a world that has changed and is changing around us, setting new goals can just seem like extra pressure that we don’t need. So, my advice to you is if you don’t feel like it, don’t do it. If you don’t want to make new year resolutions or have a detailed plan of things to accomplish – don’t!

Don’t feel the need to do anything except hang in there! It’s plenty and it’s admirable. There is only one outcome you need for 2021 and that’s to get through it the best way you can. If you can make space to be kind to other people getting through it too, then that’s a bonus. I have found that when I am at my most vulnerable, being soft and kind with others can make them treat me the same way. But please be gentle with yourselves and don’t pressurise yourself to accomplish anything out of the ordinary unless you want to.

Hopefully by the end of the year life will have become more like it used to be for most of us. I look forward to getting through 2021 with all of you and if we accomplish new and exciting things that will be a bonus. But for the moment, no pressure …

Warm Regards,

Lisa.

What’s Online at Le Chéile in January

As the country is currently in full Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOU and we are are continuing classes and groups ONLINE.

Our Peer Support Line will continue to operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 12pm. Phone Aoife on 087 207 4637.

Day Time Group/Class For more information

Mon
Tues
Wed

10:00am – 12:00pm

Peer Support

Contact Aoife 0872074637 or
Aoife@limerickmentalhealth.ie

Mon

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Armchair Yoga & Meditation (Online)

Contact 0872485742/ 0872074637 or Info@limerickmentalhealth.ie

Tues

11:30am – 1:00pm

Art Therapy (Online)

Contact 0872485742/ 0872074637 or Info@limerickmentalhealth.ie

Tues

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Women’s Group (Online)

Contact Martina 0873202211 or Martina@limerickmentalhealth.ie

Thurs

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Creative Writing (Online)

Contact 0872485742/ 0872074637 or Info@limerickmentalhealth.ie

Ongoing

Ongoing

Migrants Social Group

Contact Martina 0873202211 or Martina@limerickmentalhealth.ie

Anyone new that wants to join those groups, email the facilitator and they will set them up with the links etc. A downloadable version of the above timetable can be found HERE
 
Until next time stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands and we’ll see you all soon! #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #health #work #wellness #care