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World Mental Health Week 7th -13th October 2019

Connecting is the theme for World Mental Health Week 2019. Leitrim Development Company, Mental Health Ireland, HSE and a number of community organisations will be hosting a range of events in Leitrim over the course of World Mental Health Week from 7th -13th October 2019.

A series of talks, events, workshops and fun activities will be held from the first week in October and will continue throughout the autumn to promote positive mental health. The theme for this year is ‘Connecting and Preventing Suicide in Leitrim’ Connect with yourself: Take some time to check in with your thoughts and notice when you are feeling good and recognise when our thoughts are becoming intrusive in a negative way. Connect with others: Spend time with peers, organise quality time with a friend or family member, join a club or group, reach out to someone you trust if you are feeling lonely Connect with services: If you are struggling, connect with your local GP, local mental health services and A&E for professional help.

Odd socks Day: Schools, businesses and organisations are invited to participate by wearing an odd pair of socks for one day on 9th October and donate €2 to North West STOP. Post your pictures online and use the hashtag #oddsocksforSTOP
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Workshop: An evening of mindfulness and wellbeing will be held by the South Leitrim Community Health Forum on Tuesday, 8th
October at 7.30pm in Ballinamore Primary care centre. Contact aideenreynolds@gmail.com or Bernie at 071-9631715. Free event.
Mohill Coffee morning: Mohill Family Support Centre on 10th October at 10.30am. Free event and any donations to North West STOP. Grow Network meeting every Tuesday at 2.30pm
Fitness and Wellbeing Expo: North West STOP Friday 11th October at 10.30am in the Beepark Resource Centre, Manorhamilton: Call 071 9856070
Carrigallen Health Information Event: Thursday 17th of October in Bredagh Old Schoolhouse at 7pm. Talks on nutritional wellbeing and crime
prevention. All welcome. Free event
Health and Nutrition Cookery Demo: North Leitrim Women’s Centre Monday 21st October at 10am. Cost €5. Contact 0719856220

For more information on events, please see the brochure. To register, please contact rachel@mentalhealthireland.ie or bernie@ldco.ie. This project is funded through HSE and the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022.


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