Laois Connects Mental Health Week October 8-15: Daily Diary of Events & Activities

Laois Connects Mental Health Week October 8-15: Daily Diary of Events & Activities
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Laois CONNECTS Mental Health Week Saturday October 8- Saturday October 15 .

Events as follows:

Wellbeing hub

POP UP WELLBEING HUB Date & Time Monday 10 to Saturday 15, 12pm – 7pm Laois Shopping Centre Events include: Events will include a primary school art project, Q&A workshops, relaxation type therapies, Zumba Dance, Fun bingo session, Positive Thought Tree.

Saturday 8

Laois Connects 4k Family Walk in Emo Community Centre 10am led by Olympian Jessie Barr

Lets Create Autism children’s art workshop 11am - 12noon Mount Henry Art Studio, Killenard,

Sunday 9

Luggacurran 8km walk 11am

Monday 10

6pm Togher Woods, Portlaoise 3 – 5km walk with Arthritis Ireland

Overcoming Adversity Through Sport 7.30pm Guest Offaly footballer Niall McNamee Stradbally Library

Coping with a Critical Incident (Laois GAA), MC Liam O’Neill, GAA past president, & Colin Regan, GAA’s Community & Health Officer. Heritage Hotel Portlaoise, 8pm

Wellbeing Hub Events

12-1pm: Primary Schools Art Exhibition opening. Intro to CBT, chair massage & Yoga

2-3pmKeeping well Q&A. Healthy Reading with Laois Library. Chair massage.

3-4pm: Mindfulness & chair massage

4-5pm: Face painting, chair massage, 20 minute wellness

5-6pm: Fancy dress, decider skills, Tree of Positive Thoughts.

Tuesday 11

Mountmellick 3 – 5km walk with Mountmellick Walking Group meet at MDA 10am

Mountrath 5km walk Mountrath Ramblers meet at St. Fintan’s Hall Carpark 10.45am

Portlaoise 3 – 5km walk with Portlaoise Walking & Social Club meet at Portlaoise Leisure Centre 7.30pm

Portarlington 5km Port Trail Walking Group Assemble at Oriel House 6pm

Holistic Nutrition – Food for Health, 6.30pm - 7.30pm Glosna House, Wolfhill,

Mindfulness Meditation 1pm - 2pm Glosna House, Wolfhill

Energy Healing 2.30pm - 3.30pm Glosna House, Wolfhill

Public Speaking Event for schools 10.30am Mountmellick Library

Awareness session - understanding deliberate self-harm 10.30am-12noon Treo Nua, Knockmay, Portlaoise

GROW Talk, Portlaoise Parish Centre 7.30pm

Wellness Hub Events:

12-1pm Art exhihibition, Inside out, GROW, chair massage & Yoga.

2-4pm Afternoon Tea/Coffee. 5 ways to wellbeing, Rosealeen Heavin Artist, Mindfulness

4-5pm Face painting, chair massage

5-6pm Fancy dress, decider skills, Tree of Positive Thoughts.

Wednesday 12

My Name is Emily Film screened for schools 11am Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

Durrow Library Coffee Morning at 11am

Benefits of Acupuncture with Collette O’Faolain Glosna House, Wolfhill, 11am - 12pm

A Toolbox For A Happy, Creative Mind with Lisa Fingleton Laois Arthouse & Library, Stradbally 11am - 12.30pm

Sing for Joy – Sport for Joy Concert and talk by Ger Scully 11am, Portlaoise Parish Centre

Valuing Volunteers 10.30am, Portlaoise Parish Centre

Amber Flag Initiative

GROW talk, Portlaoise Parish Centre 7.30p.m

Kathleen Gorman Talk “Teenage Emotional Wellbeing; a right or an aspiration” 7.30pm.Guest Paul Gilligan, CEO St, Patrick’s Mental Health Services Heywood Community School, Ballinakill

Wellbeing Hub Events:

12-1pm: Primary Schools Art Exhibition, Recovery with Karen Boylan - Shine, Yoga, Stretch Yoga, Breath and relax and chair massage

2-4pm Healthy reading, Library, Yoga for teens, decider skills, mindfulness, CBT.

4-5pm Yoga, breath & relax. Face painting.

5-6pm Fancy dress, 20 minute wellness plan, tree of positive thoughts.

Thursday 13

7.30pm Portlaoise 3 – 5km walk with Portlaoise Walking & Social Club Assemble at Portlaoise Leisure Centre

The God Box (Play) 8pm Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise Cost €18/€15

Go for Life Fun Day St Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise for older adults Thursday 13th October, 10am

Awareness Session: ‘Your Teenager’s Mental Health’ 10.30am – 12noon Treo Nua, Knockmay, Portlaoise

‘See You in Two Minutes, Ma! Talk by Linda Allen author on the death of her teenage son 6pm

Wellbeing Hub Events:

12-1pm: Art Exhibition, Inside Out, chair massage

2-3pm Laois Sports Partnership, Chair Massage, Keeping Well Q&A

3-4pm Mindfulness, Chair Massage

4-5pm Understanding Emotional Distress in Young People

5-6pm Fancy Dress, Decider Skills, The Tree of Positive Thoughts

Friday 14

6.45pm The Swan 7km walk Assemble at The Swan Cross

Art of Self Care Mount Henry Art Studio, Killenard 7:30pm–9:00pm

Wellbeing Hub Events:

12-1pm: Art Exhibition, Inside Out, Fun Bingo for all, Simon Community, Sing for Joy choir

2-3pm Decider Skills, Wellness Plan, Laois Library

3-4pm Mindfulness, Mens Shed

4-5pm Face Painting, Understanding CBT

5-6pm Fancy Dress, Decider Skills, The Tree of Positive Thoughts

Saturday 15

Wellbeing Hub Events:

12-1pm: Art Exhibition, Inside Out, ZUMBA Session

2-3pm Self Care and Wellbeing Workshop, The Tree of Positive Thoughts

3-4pm Mindfulness,

4-5pm Face Painting, Fly your Thoughts- Balloon Release

5-6pm Fancy Dress, Colouring Corner & Presentation of Prizes

Sunday 16

12.30pm Rossmore 6.5K assemble at Oisin Park

lIBRARY

Laois County Libraries will have a display of books on all aspects of mental and hysical health in all the libraries, membership of libraries are free and open to all.

Knitting groups meet weekly in Abbeyleix, Mountmelllick and Mountrath Libraries, Adult colouring club continues every week in Mountmellick Library