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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|
|6th March||Midlands||Midlands Prison||in-house workshop|
|28th February||Tallaght Dublin 24||Tallaght Rehabilitation Project, Tallaght, Dublin 24||in-house workshop|
|15th February||Mulhuddart Dublin 15||Mulhuddart Community Centre, Church Road, Mulhuddart, D15||Waiting list|
|13th February||UCD||UCD – Students in Mental Health Nursing||in-house workshop|
|8th February||Dublin||Dubco||in-house workshop|
|31st January||Wexford||Wexford Local Development||in-house workshop|
|30th January||Wicklow||Rathnew – Wicklow Youth Mental Health Initiative||in-house workshop|
|25th January||Dublin||Wheatfield Place of Detention||in-house workshop|
|24th January||Dublin||Mental Health Reform||in-house workshop|
|12th January||Maynooth||Maynooth University, Guidance Counsellors||in-house workshop|
|Dates to be confirmed||Dublin||Bank of Ireland||in-house workshop|
|Date||County||Locations 2017||How to book|
|5th December||Dublin||Terminal 4||Completed|
|1st December||Monaghan||Monaghan Education Centre, Armagh Road, Knockaconny, Co. Monaghan||Completed|
|27th November||Dublin||Ballybrack Co.Dublin||Completed|
|22nd November||Dublin||eBay Dublin||Completed|
|16th November||Mayo||Synergy, Westport||Completed|
|15th November||Dublin||Sallynoggin College||Completed|
|14th November||Westmeath||Langton Centre, Austin Friars Street. Mullingar. Co Westmeath||Completed|
|11th November||Dublin||Ringsend, Pearse GALS||Completed|
|8th November||Offaly||Synergy Tullamore||Completed|
|7th November||Laois||Irish Prison Service Portlaoise||Completed|
|1st November||Dublin||Wheatfield Prison||Completed|
|17th & 19th October||Wicklow||Rathnew – Wicklow Youth Mental Health Initiative||–|
|14th October||Dublin||The Little Flower Parish Centre, Meath Street, Dublin 8 (Half day Workshop for 18 – 30 year olds – 9.30am – 1pm)||Completed|
|12th October||Dublin||New Ireland Assurance||Completed|
|13th October||Meath||Old Carrick School, Lord Edward Street, Kells, Meath||Completed|
|11th October||Kerry||An Riocht Leisure Centre Castleisland Kerry||Completed|
|10th October||Carlow||The Cathedral Parish
Centre, Cathedral St, Carlow Town
|3rd October||Laois||Portlaoise – Midlands Prison||Completed|
|26th & 27th September||Mayo||Allergan||Completed|
|21st September||Wicklow||Glendalough – Crosscare||Completed|
|19th September||Dublin||St Michael’s Secondary School,
Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
|17th August||Offaly||Integra Life Science||Completed|
|25th July||Portlaoise||Midlands Prison||Completed|
|23rd June||Kilkenny||Bank of Ireland x 2||Completed|
|22nd June||Athlone||ICGP x 2||Completed|
|20th June||Dublin||Dun and Bradstreet||Completed|
|16th June||Dublin||Dublin Pride Wellness Workshop Clayton Hotel IFSC D1||Completed|
|14th June||Dublin||Coolmine Therapeutic Community||Completed|
|12th June||Portlaoise||Midlands Prison||Completed|
|18th May||Dublin||Bank of Ireland x 2||Completed|
|11th May||Meath||Ardboy Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath||Completed|
|9th May||Tipperary||Travelling Community||Completed|
|9th May||Dublin||Sisters of Charity Building, Navan Road, Dublin 7||Completed|
|27th April||Donegal||Pettigo Methodist Hall, Tullyhommon, Fermnagh||Completed|
|18th April||Roscommon||Property Registration Office, Golf Links Rd, Roscommon||Completed|
|11th April||Dublin||NLN – Roslyn Park College||ICompleted|
|4th April||Waterford||Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford||Completed|
|30th March||Dublin||St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St, Dublin 2||Completed|
|21st March||Dublin||Cloverhill Prison||Completed|
|14th March||Dublin||Tallaght Rehabilitation Project||Completed|
|28th February||Wicklow||St Patrick’s Parish Church, Greystones, Co. Wicklow||Completed|
|15th February||Galway||Clinical Science Institution, University Hospital NUIG||Completed|
|14th February||Dublin||Women’s Prison – Mountjoy||Completed|
|25th January||Meath||Colaiste Na Hide, Bettystown, Co. Meath||Completed|
|17th January||Dublin||UCD – Students in Mental Health Nursing||Completed|
|13th January||Kildare||Student Guidance Counsellors||Completed
|12th January||Laois||Roadstone Construction||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
To apply for a place on a Wellness Workshop Click Here – 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’.
For Information on Irelands National Suicide Prevention Strategy use the link below: