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Here’s what you can look forward to during Limerick Mental Health Week 2018

Limerick Mental Health Week takes place this week, with plenty of ways for you to get involved in the action-packed week of educational sessions, talks and activities which will run up until Saturday, October 13.

Events will take place with the aim of promoting positive mental health in communities around the county and to raise awareness by bringing mental health into everyday conversations, removing the stigma that has been looming around mental health for decades.

According to the National Office for Suicide Prevention’s latest figures, the suicide rate in Limerick was more than twice the national average between the years 2013 and 2015 adding up to 22.4 per 100,000 people in comparison to 10.1 nationally.

Limerick city, alongside its people and support services, have been working to tackle the tragedies taking place and this week is a chance for the community to support those with a mental illness.

 

Here are the local events for this week:

 

For kids

Sunday, October 7th

Monday, October 8th

Thursday, October 11th

Friday, October 12th

 

Get active!

Sunday, October 7th

  • 1pm: SMRC Urban Run (St. Michael’s Rowing Club, O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick)

 

Workshops

Monday, October 8th

Wednesday, October 10th

Thursday, October 9th

Friday, October 12th

 

Talks and Sessions

Monday, October 8th

Tuesday, October 9th

Wednesday, October 10th

Thursday, October 11th

 

Evening events

Monday, October 8th

Friday, October 12th

Saturday, October 13th

 

Follow the hashtag #MHW to keep updated on everything happening around the city.

 

Support Services in Limerick.

The Samaritans (24 hour listening service)

Free phone: 116 123

Text: 087 260 9090

Aware (Depression & Anxiety)

Free phone: 1800 80 48 48

Mon – Sun 10am – 10pm

MyMind (Counselling & Psychotherapy)

Call 076 680 1060 (press 3)

Mon – Sat 9 am- 7pm

Suicide Intervention Response in Limerick

Call 085 1777 631 5pm-6am distress calls only

National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House)

Call 1800 247 247

Local House 061 484444 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

 

 

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