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Limerick Mental Health Week 2017 is bigger than ever

Some of the Limerick Mental Health Week committee taken during last year's Mental Health Week. Photo by limerickmentalhealth.ie

Limerick Mental Health Week is back and bigger than ever for its twelfth year running.

Today, October 10, proved to be quite a busy day, with many events taking place all around Limerick.

A talk on living stress-free occurred at GROW from 12pm to 1pm. Practical self-care strategies for better mental health were discussed at the Hunt Museum from 1pm to 2pm.

An employ-ability talk took place at the Bank of Ireland workbench.

Peer supporters Kelley Lee and Michael Norton held a talk in the University of Limerick at 6.30pm and there was a public remembrance walk for all third level students also in UL at 7.30pm.

Many people attended the Walk of Remembrance at UL on Tuesday. Photo: Siun Lennon

Many people attended the Walk of Remembrance at UL on Tuesday. Photo: Siun Lennon

On Wednesday, October 11, The Hunt Museum will host Ho’oponopono, the Hawaiian practice of forgiveness and healing from 1pm to 2pm.

The Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences at Walton House, Castletroy will also be quite busy tomorrow with three events taking place there.

The first of these events is an Emotional Intelligence talk from 6pm to 7.15pm. The next event is a talk on Health Anxiety from 7.15 to 8pm. Last but certainly not least, will be a talk on the myth of the idealized parent from 8pm to 9pm.

One of the signs promoting positive mental health around the UL campu. Photo: Siun Lennon

One of the signs promoting positive mental health around the UL campu. Photo: Siun Lennon

Thursday will bring Lana O’Farrell to The Hunt Museum to give a talk on how to connect your energy of happiness at from 1pm to 2pm.

There will be a talk on social media and bullying, particularly aimed at parents and guardians, on at Limerick Youth Service at 5 Lower Glentworth.

Jigsaw Limerick will host another two workshops; one on ‘What is Jigsaw’ and another on ‘Self-Care for One Good Adult’. These will take place at the Jigsaw Hub in Arthur’s Quay from 2.15pm to 4.15pm.

‘Inside I’m Dancing’ and ‘Solas’ will be shown in the Millenium in Limerick Institute of Technology at 8pm.

There will be a presentation on, ‘Well-being through pyschotherapy’, in the Charlotte Room at the Savoy Hotel at 7.30pm.

The Augustinians will hold a North Star Service of Hope followed by tea and coffee at Hook & Ladder at 7.30pm.

On the last day of Mental health Week, October 13, Julianna Jay is giving a talk on ‘Stepping into the mystery and finding yourself within’ at the Hunt Museum between 1pm and 2pm.

Some of the Limerick Mental Health Week committee taken during last year's Mental Health Week. Photo by limerickmentalhealth.ie

Some of the Limerick Mental Health Week committee taken during last year’s Mental Health Week. Photo by limerickmentalhealth.ie.

There will be a free choral evening directed by Malcolm Green at St Mary’s Catheral from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Throughout Mental Health week people are shown the importance of positive well-being and how we should nurture and look after it.

The events like the secondary school students exhibition at the Hunt Museum and the reflection art exhibition at King John’s Castle will take place all week.

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