Limerick Mental Health Week 2023: Embracing "Body Mind and Social" Wellness
LIMERICK, IRELAND – [13/09/2023] – 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 9th 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.
Flagship 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 LMHW 2023 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
A Message from DR Lisa O'Rourke Scott, Chair of Limerick Mental Health Association
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 9-15 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.
A Message from Ian Hackett, Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association
Ian Hackett, Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association, emphasises the importance of community involvement:and asks What are you doing for 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."
To ensure inclusivity and environmental responsibility, LMHW 2023 will provide a range of digital posters and timetables for download and electronic display. 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.
About Limerick Mental Health Association:
Limerick Mental Health Association is a community-based organisation dedicated to promoting positive mental health and well-being in Limerick and the surrounding areas. Through events, education, and advocacy, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive community that values mental health as an integral part of overall well-being.
For more information, please visit [www.limerickmentalhealth.ie].