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.

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!

Register Interest

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
4th November Dublin Sky Completed
1st November Dublin Wheatfield Prison Completed
26th October Completed
21st October Athlone ICGP Completed
20th October  Dublin LinkedIn 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
28th September Dublin Camara  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
27th July Dublin Sky Completed
27th July Athlone Sky Completed
28th July Cork Sky Completed
28th July Limerick Sky Completed
25th July Portlaoise Midlands Prison Completed
23rd June Kilkenny Bank of Ireland x 2 Completed
22nd June Dublin Dubco 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
16th June Dublin IFSC 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
23rd March Wicklow Tiglin 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’.

Connecting for life

For Information on Irelands National Suicide Prevention Strategy use the link below:

Connecting for Life Website