- Mental Health Ireland shares how to get involved this World Mental Health Month
Mental Health Ireland is leading an interactive campaign this October aimed at protecting and improving mental health in communities, schools and workplaces around the country.
October is World Mental Health Month, with World Mental Health Day taking place on October 10th. The theme this year, set by the World Health Organisation, is, ‘Making Mental Health & Wellbeing for All a Global Priority.’
Mental Health Ireland is bringing this global campaign to Irish communities with a programmes of events, training opportunities and a national webinar to launch their new Workplace Policy and Toolkit.
Throughout the month of October individuals, groups and organisations can attend training events, Connect Cafes as well as organised fundraising events in their communities.
Find out more https://worldmentalhealthmonth-mhi.ie/
- ‘Mental Health and the Workplace’ Webinar, October 21st 10:00am. Register here https://worldmentalhealthmonth-mhi.ie/eventbrite-event/mental-health-the-workplace-webinar/
- Host you own Connect Cafe: https://worldmentalhealthmonth-mhi.ie/get-involved/host-your-own-connect-cafe/
- Five Ways to Wellbeing workshops. Register here https://worldmentalhealthmonth-mhi.ie/get-involved/5-ways-to-wellbeing-training/
- Events in your Area: https://worldmentalhealthmonth-mhi.ie/get-involved/whats-happening-in-my-area/
- Five Ways to Fundraise: https://worldmentalhealthmonth-mhi.ie/ways-to-fundraise/
CEO Martin Rogan said,:
Each October 10th, World Mental Health Day, we celebrate how far we have come and use this key occasion to highlight where we continue to improve mental health awareness and understanding nationally. We’re proud to be bringing this global campaign to Irish communities this October.
In line with our three Year Strategy, Mental Health for All, Hope-Strength-Action, this year’s theme focuses on mental health being a global priority, as we all have mental health and Mental Health Ireland endeavour to make it as much a priority as physical health, he said.
Deputy CEO Catherine Brogan added, ‘’This year we have created a dedicated bespoke website for World Mental Health month that allows easy access and navigation to promote the programme of events and activities taking place. We are delighted to see community groups, schools, colleges and workplaces already making their plans to mark the month by getting involved. We have a wide range of resources and packs to download and purchase and all funds raised will help us to continue to strengthen and grow mental health in our communities’’
While October is mental health awareness month, the charity will continue its work to protect and improve mental health and reduce stigma all year round through its volunteer-led Mental Health Associations and national campaigns such as Thrive and Hello, How Are You?
About Mental Health Ireland
Established in 1966, Mental Health Ireland is the longest established mental health charity in Ireland. Throughout our history, we and the Mental Health Associations, have played a central role in reshaping how the public understand mental health challenges, bringing practical expression to national policy objectives. We have Development Officers across the country who link with our network of Mental Health Associations, volunteers and community groups, promoting mental health and supporting recovery in their communities. Mental Health Ireland are now also the employer of people working in recovery education and peer led community services across the country. www.mentalhealthireland.ie
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