World Mental Health Week 2019

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“Connecting” is the theme for World Mental Health Week 2019

“Connecting” – Mental Health Ireland, HSE, Leitrim Development Company and a number of community organisations are hosting a range of events in Leitrim over the course of World Mental Health Week from 7th -13th October 2019. Click on the cover for the full booklet of events and information.



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’

Cover of Leitrim World Mental Health Week Events 2019


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 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


Tech Free Coffee Morning: Switch off our mobile devices and join our coffee morning with North West STOP on Monday 7th October 9am to 1pm in An Caife Bia Sláinte, Manorhamilton


Talk on Substance Misuse: North Leitrim Mens group with Damien Daly, HSE on 10th October in the BeePark Resource Centre at 10.30am. Contact 0972151617


Lunchtime Mindfulness Session: with Mar Healy for MSLETB staff and learners on Wednesday October 9th from 1-2pm. Contact Niamh or Jane 071-9621371


Mohill Health Information Day with Free Health Checks  Thursday 24th October  at 10am in Mohill Family Support Centre with Leitrim Development Company. All welcome


STOP AGM with Special Guest: North West STOP 10th October at 7.30pm


GRASPLife Foundation Coffee Morning: on Thursday 10th October at 11am in the Holyrood Hotel in Bundoran. All welcome!


 Fundraising Dance in Laghey on Friday 11th October  at 8pm in the Dew Drop Inn, Laghey Co Donegal.


Healthy Lifestyle Information Session: North Leitrim Men’s Group Friday 11th October at 10.30am


Mental Health and Wellbeing workshop in Mohill Family Support Centre on 17th October from 10.30am-1.30pm. Contact Laura at 071-9631253


Women’s Health and Wellbeing Morning North Leitrim Women’s Centre on Friday 25th October at 10am. Free event. Contact 071-9856220


Stress control: commencing on 17th October 10.30am-12pm in the Dock in Carrick on Carrick and running for 6 weeks.  Contact Thomas McBride to register 0873680423



For more information on these events and on how to register, please contact  or Brochures are also available with lists of all events. This project is funded through HSE and the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme(SICAP) 2018-2022.



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