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

In House

Date County Location 2018 How to book
11th December Laois Laois Travellor Network Closed
9th November Whitehall Dublin 9 The Whitehall Scout Hall, 134a Larkhill Road, Whitehall, D9 Completed
8th November Waterford The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Completed
6th November Dublin Respond, Dublin Completed
18th October Wicklow Wicklow Mental Health Initiative Completed
17th October Wicklow Wicklow Mental Health Initiative Completed
12th October Kerry Tralee Library, Cloon Beg, Tralee, Co Kerry Half Day Workshop Completed
9th October Carlow The Cathedral Parish Centre, Carlow  Completed
8th October Laois The Killeshin Hotel, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois  Completed
6th October Dublin SKY Family and Friends Completed
27th September Monaghan The Peace Link, Liseggerton,Clones, Co. Monaghan  Completed
27th September Meath Amen Support Services  Completed
15th September Co Dublin Monkstown Boxing Club Completed
11th August Kildare The Pavilion, Ballymore Eustace, Naas, Co. Kildare Completed
21st July Dublin Advic Completed
12th July Kerry Maine Valley Family Centre, Castlemaine, Co Kerry Completed
28th June Dublin Dublin Pride, Cork Street, Dublin 8 Completed
29th May Midlands Midlands Prison Completed
15th May Donegal Connect Mental Health, Donegal Town Completed
12th May Dublin SKY Family and Friends Completed
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
8th February Dublin Dubco 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’.

Connecting for life

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

Connecting for Life Website