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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.
If you would like to come along to one of our Wellness Workshops but don’t see a date suitable below – please register your interest and we will keep you informed on upcoming workshops in your community!
|Date||County||Location 2018||How to book|
|21st June||Dublin||Dublin Pride||In House|
|29th May||Midlands||Midlands Prison||In House|
|15th May||Donegal||Connect Mental Health, Donegal Town||In House|
|12th May||Dublin||SKY Family and Friends||In House|
|29th March||Kildare||Mc Auley Place, Sallins Road, Naas, Co Kildare||Completed|
|28th March||Tallaght Dublin 24||Tallaght Rehabilitation Project, Tallaght, Dublin 24||completed|
|24th March||Cabinteely||Cabinteely Community School, Johnstown Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18||Completed|
|15th March||Sallynoggin||Sallynoggin School of Further Education, Co Dublin||completed|
|6th March||Midlands||Midlands Prison||Completed|
|15th February||Mulhuddart Dublin 15||Mulhuddart Community Centre, Church Road, Mulhuddart, D15||Completed|
|13th February||UCD||UCD – Students in Mental Health Nursing||Completed|
|31st January||Wexford||Wexford Local Development||completed|
|30th January||Wicklow||Rathnew – Wicklow Youth Mental Health Initiative||completed|
|25th January||Dublin||Wheatfield Place of Detention||completed|
|24th January||Dublin||Mental Health Reform||completed|
|12th January||Maynooth||Maynooth University, Guidance Counsellors||completed|
The participants of this one day programme 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
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’.
For Information on Irelands National Suicide Prevention Strategy use the link below: