Wellness Workshop

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What is a Wellness Workshop?


A Wellness Workshop is a day for you to take time out and learn a wide range of practical tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellness.These one-day workshops aim to help you understand and take charge of your own mental health. The workshop is for anyone and everyone as we all have mental health!

How is the Wellness Workshop run?


Workshops are informal and relaxed. They are facilitated by people with both lived life experience of mental health difficulties, and people with experience of working in various mental health arenas. The day runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and includes regular refreshments and a light lunch. A comprehensive Wellness Workbook to support you in maintaining your daily wellness is also included.


Attending a Wellness Workshop?


There is no charge to attend a Wellness Workshop. Currently places are fully funded by the National Office of Suicide Prevention, the Iris O’Brien Foundation, our wonderful donors and our incredible fundraisers, making our Wellness Workshops accessible to everyone. We do suggest a voluntary contribution from participants on the day, but this is by no means obligatory.

We are currently working on filling our Wellness Workshop calendar for the 2nd half of 2017.  If you’d like to register your interest in attending a Wellness Workshop please Click Here and we will keep you informed on upcoming workshops in your community


Date County Location How to book
12th January Laois Roadstone Construction
13th January Kildare Student Guidance Counsellors
17th January Dublin UCD – Students in Mental Health Nursing
25th January Meath Colaiste Na Hide, Bettystown, Co. Meath
14th February Dublin Women’s Prison – Mountjoy
15th February Galway Clinical Science Institution, University Hospital NUIG
28th February Wicklow St Patrick’s Parish Church, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
14th March Dublin Tallaght Rehabilitation Project
21st March Dublin Cloverhill Prison
30th March Dublin St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St, Dublin 2
23rd March Wicklow Tiglin
4th April Waterford Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
18th April Roscommon Property Registration Office, Golf Links Rd, Roscommon
11th April Dublin NLN – Roslyn Park College in-house workshop
27th April Donegal Pettigo Methodist Hall, Tullyhommon, Fermnagh
9th May Dublin Sisters of Charity Building, Navan Road, Dublin 7
11th May Meath Ardboy Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath click-here-to-register-button
9th May Tipperary Travelling Community in-house workshop
18th May Dublin Bank of Ireland x 2 in-house workshop
June TBC Dublin Coolmine Therapeutic Community in-house workshop
June TBC Dublin Insight Matters – LGBT Community in-house workshop
16th June Dublin IFSC in-house workshop
20th June Dublin Dunne and Broadstreet in-house workshop
22nd June Dublin ICGP in-house workshop
19th September Dublin 11 St. Michael’s Secondary School, Finglas click-here-to-register-button
21st October Dublin ICGP in-house workshop


workshopWe add new dates and venues regularly. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, or be kept informed of future workshops in your area please email allan@suicideorsurvive.ie with your town/county and contact details.
The programme runs over a single day and participants will take away:

  • Relaxation and stress management
  • How to bring calm to your life
  • The relationship between thoughts and emotions
  • How to develop a wellness toolkit and daily wellness plan
  • An introduction to mindfulness and meditation

To apply for a place on a Wellness Workshop please contact us on info@suicideorsurvive.ie or 1890 577 577. Places are limited so early application is advisable.

The Workshops have been evaluated by Trinity College Dublin, who captured the many voices of the participants throughout the nation (* You can read the Wellness Workshop Evaluation Key Findings here)

The Wellness Workshop is in line with Strategic Goals 1 and 3 of Connecting for Life: Goal 1: To improve the nation’s understanding of, and attitudes to, suicidal behaviour, mental health and wellbeing; Goal 3: To target approaches to reduce suicidal behaviour and improve mental health among priority groups. This programme is run to the highest standards of practice and service delivery and is underpinned by an evaluation framework as required by ‘Connecting for Life’.

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