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Limerick Mental Health Week 2021 – Programme of Events (Oct 8th – 15th)



Limerick Mental Health Association are delighted to bring you our programme of events for Limerick Mental Health Week (8th – 15th October).

Included in the programme is a series of public talks, workshops, online events, a photographic exhibition, short film premiere and even yoga. The launch event will see the sailing of Ireland’s last traditional wooden sailing ship, the Ilen, from the Shannon Estuary to the Clayton Hotel on Fri 8th Oct at 7.30pm. The Ilen will be illuminated in green and members of the public are invited to follow the event on a dedicated live stream. Our launch night event will include a special commemoration to those in Limerick who lost their lives to Covid-19.

Programme of Events:

Friday Oct 8th

Sunday Oct 10th

Monday Oct 11th

Tuesday 12th Oct

Wednesday 13th Oct

Thursday 14th Oct

Friday 15th Oct

*Please note: 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.

Want to support LMHA? Find out how here…

#WearGreenBeSeen

Members of the public are asked to wear green on Friday October 8 and be seen at 7.30pm to symbolically support Limerick Mental Health Week. Mayor Daniel Butler has asked the public to get involved by wearing green to work, by lighting up your workplace in green, or by sharing images of yourself on social media on Friday October 8 or throughout Limerick Mental Health Week wearing green and shining a light. Use the hashtags #WearGreenBeSeen and #LimerickMHW to join in on social media. 

List of Events: Oct 8th – 15th


The Ilen, Ireland's last traditional wooden sailing ship, which will sail from the Shannon Estuary to the Clayton Hotel to mark the launch of Limerick Mental Health Week 2021
The Ilen, Ireland’s last traditional wooden sailing ship, which will sail from the Shannon Estuary to the Clayton Hotel to mark the launch of Limerick Mental Health Week 2021

Official Launch Event for Limerick Mental Health Week 2021 – Wear Green and Be Seen!

Date: Friday 8th October 
Time: 7.30pm

To mark the launch of Limerick Mental Health Week the Ilen, the last of Ireland’s traditional wooden sailing ships, will sail from the Shannon Estuary to the Clayton Hotel. The Ilen will be illuminated in green and flanked by boats from the Civil Defence. A number of iconic Limerick buildings will light up in green for the night. This event will be live-streamed, so the public can view from anywhere in Limerick. Covid and water safety restrictions prevent large gatherings at present, so we request the public to view from home, to wear green and light up their phones at 7.30 to symbolically support positive mental health in Limerick.

Mayor Daniel Butler will officially launch Limerick Mental Health Week with an act of commemoration for Limerick people who have lost their lives to Covid. Weather-permitting, singer Emma Langford will perform from on board the Ilen. Irish hockey star, Roisin Upton, will also be on board.

Private event: Invitation only
Livestream Link: Coming soon


Bobby Jones of Atlas Fit who will be hosting a livestreamed yoga session from LIT to mark World Mental Health Day
Bobby Jones of Atlas Fit who will be hosting a livestreamed yoga session from LIT to mark World Mental Health Day

Simultaneous Yoga to mark World Mental Health Day (Sponsored by Atlas Fit)

Date: Sunday Oct 10th
Time: 2pm

Yoga instructor, Bobby Jones, will livestream a yoga session from the sports hall in LIT, where he will be joined in person by students from LIT. Bobby Jones’s yoga session will be streamed to the GROW building on Henry Street for a simultaneous yoga experience.

Members of the public will be able to  access the yoga session from the comfort of their own homes.

This event is kindly sponsored by Atlas Fit, which is providing free yoga mats to those participating in person at the LIT and GROW buildings.

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Further details available on GROW’s website, www.grow.ie

How to attend/watch:
Register here to attend in person at GROW
Register here to attend via livestream


Mental Health Ireland Human Library Book

Online Event: Human Library Book by Mental Health Ireland

Date: Sunday 10th October

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To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health Ireland will release its  HUMAN LIBRARY BOOK, which comprises members of the public telling their  stories of overcoming mental challenges. These contributions are in the form  of photos, voice messages, and written stories. MHI will publish the Human Library Book on its website and share through its social media.

How to view: Online via the Mental Health Ireland website: www.mentalhealthireland.ie and through its social media.


Online Event: Mental Wellbeing Talk “Dealing With Uncertainty” with Vhi wellness ambassador David Gillick. VHI Online Event in collaboration with Limerick Chamber

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Date: Monday 11th October
Time: 2pm

VHI Wellness Ambassador David Gillick will give a motivational talk touching on his journey – on and off the track, looking at cultivating a healthy mindset, managing stress and building resilience.

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David Gillick is a retired Irish international track and field athlete. During his 12 year career as one of Ireland’s best ever athletes, he was twice a European 400m champion, became an Olympian, was consistently ranked in the world’s top 10 400m athletes and holds Irish records over the distance.

This event is in brought to you by VHI in collaboration with Limerick Chamber.

How to watch: This event will be hosted virtually via zoom. A viewing link will be issued to all those registered at 11:45am on 11th October. Register through the Limerick Chamber website here.


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

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Date: Monday 11th Oct 
Location: Moyross Community Enterprise Centre
Time: TBC

Start Right will be hosting a fun interactive story and sensory activity session for  parents and toddlers. For Covid compliance this event is closed and only open to invited local baby and toddler groups. If it rains, the event will be held in Moyross  Community Enterprise Centre. Further Information on 061 419388

Public event: No, invite only
Age suitability: Suitable for parents and guardians with/or expecting babies
How to join event: For further Information call 061 419388


Lunchtime Talk: ‘The Revenge Of A Limerick Woman Falsely Detained In An Insane Asylum By Her Husband, A Famous Politician‘ by Historian Sharon Slater

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Date: Monday 11th October
Location: St Mary’s Cathedral  – max 50 people, Covid restrictions apply.
Time: 1pm

Historian Sharon Slater tells the extraordinary story of Rosina  Lytton Nėe Doyle whose false detention in an insane asylum provoked a public outcry. Her husband was a politician and writer who coined famous  phrases like “the great unwashed”, and “the pen is mightier than the sword”. 

Public event: Yes
How to attend: Register for this free event through EventBrite
Please note: The venue is limited to 50 people, who must be masked and socially distanced.


Lunchtime Talk Online: ‘Meaningful Disconnection’ hosted by ICHAS

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Date: Tuesday 12th October
Time: 2pm

Hosted by John Hickey lecturer at ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences). For many it will be a shock to their systems opening up to society again. This workshop is about finding time/space and focus to healthily disengage from the busy social world/demand and to re-engage with the self, adding a better balance to one’s life.

How to register: Register via ICHAS website here


MYSTORY (photographic exibition) – Mental health & youth suicide through the eyes of the youth. Launched by Mayor Daniel Butler.

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Date: Launch Tuesday 12th October
Location: Limerick City Gallery of Art
Time: Official Launch by Mayor Daniel Butler @ 1pm


Mystory (Mental health of youth story) – is a powerful photovoice exhibition, which is a collaboration between Jennifer McMahon of the UL psychology department, Eibhlin Walsh, a UL doctoral student, and John Real of Limerick Youth Service, all working with Be Well’s youth advisory panels to better understand school-based suicide prevention and mental health in Ireland through photography. This will be an exhibition of photographs taken by students around the theme of mental health and youth suicide.

How to attend: Exhibition runs at Limerick City Gallery of Art until Friday 15 October.


Lunchtime Talk: ‘Managing Stress In The Workplace‘ by GROW

Date: Wednesday 13th October
Location: GROW’S Building, 33 Henry St, Limerick & streamed online
Time: 1pm

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As people start to return to the workplace, managing stress and anxiety will be key challenges. This talk will be delivered in GROW’s upstairs training room at 33 Henry Street. There is disabled access. The event will also be streamed online via zoom.

Please note that attendees registering for the event in the Grow office must be vaccinated, wear masks and be free from any symptoms.

Further details available on GROW’s website, www.grow.ie

How to attend/watch:
Register here to attend in person at GROW
Register here to attend via livestream


Online Event: ‘Separation Anxiety And Pets‘ by Rockhall Veterinary

Date: Wednesday 13th October
Time: 7pm

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Rockhall Veterinary will host a webinar on the topic of “Managing Separation  Anxiety in your pet as we return to the office”. Prepare your pet for increased amounts of separation time, and thereby reduce the amount of stress the owner may feel.

How to watch: For more information visit https://rockhallveterinary.ie/.


Online Launch: ‘Break the Silence‘ by Limerick Youth Service (Short Film Premiere)

Date: Thursday 14th October
Location: Online Launch via Zoom – Limerick Youth Service
Time: 10am

Created by young people with LYS’s Be Well Youth  Advisory Panel, this powerful short film promotes the importance of talking to  our mental health. The premiere will be followed by a discussion with the Be Well team.

https://limerickyouthservice.com/breakthesilence/

How to watch: For more details and Zoom links to the launch contact John at  johnr@limerickyouthservice.org or www.limerickyouthservice.com


Physical & Virtual Drop In at GROW

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Date: Thursday 14th October
Location: GROW Building, 33 Henry St & Streamed Online
Time: 11am

A one-hour physical and virtual drop in event run by GROW. Drop in and enjoy a tea, coffee, and casual chat.

Further details available on GROW’s website, www.grow.ie

How to attend/watch:
Register here to attend in person at GROW
Register here to attend via livestream


Lunchtime Talk: ‘Tales From The History Of St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital‘ by Dr. Triona Waters

Date: Thursday 14th October
Location: St Mary’s Cathedral  – max 50 people, Covid restrictions apply.
Time: 1pm

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A Post-Doctoral Researcher at UNESCO, Child and Family Research Centre, at NUIG, Dr Triona Waters earned her PHD in History with her thesis on St.
Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital. She will discuss how St Joseph’s was used in 19th Century Limerick, how there were 21,000 people in ‘lunatic asylums’ in
Ireland in 1900. Her talk will feature some captivating insights into the families
behind the patients.

Public event: Yes
How to attend: Register for this free event through EventBrite
Please note: The venue is limited to 50 people, who must be masked


Lunchtime Talk: ‘Marrying Physical And Mental Health – Getting Mind And Body Working Together’ by Craig Madigan

Date: Friday 15th October
Location: St Mary’s Cathedral  – max 50 people, Covid restrictions apply.
Time: 1pm

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Craig Madigan works as a live-in social worker caring for vulnerable teenagers at Compass Child and Family Services. He’s also a former Limerick soccer  player and a fitness coach who has trained some of Limerick’s rugby, soccer  and hurling stars. He talks about how to combine mental and physical training  techniques to improve your overall wellbeing.

Public event: Yes
How to attend: Register for this free event through EventBrite
Please note: The venue is limited to 50 people, who must be masked, fully vaccinated and socially distanced.


Limerick Mental Health Week 2021 is brought to you with thanks to our Partners and Sponsors and our media partner Spin South West. Graphic design for Limerick Mental Health Week kindly provided by The Happy Tea Company.

How to support Limerick Mental Health Association?

Demand on our services has more than doubled this year and donations help us to continue delivering these vital services and supports to the people that need it most. No matter how small, your donations are vital to every aspect of our work. If you wish to support LMHA with a donation you can do it in one of 2 ways:

Text LMHA to 50300 to donate €4

Text costs €4. Limerick Mental Health Association will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.

Or Donate Online with Credit/Debit Card

You can donate using a credit or debit card with our secure online donation form. Payments are processed safely and securely with Stripe.

Read more about where your money goes here

If you are unable to donate you can still support LMHA by following us on social media, liking and sharing Limerick Mental Health Week posts will help get our message out there to people who can benefit from the services and supports we offer. Social media links are at the bottom on our website. Don’t forget to tag us and use the official hashtags #WearGreenBeSeen and #LimerickMHW.

Thank you for your support!




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