Kerry Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest 2022 takes place from Saturday, October 8th to Saturday, October 15th
The Kerry Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest 2022 takes place from Saturday, October 8th to Saturday, October 15th 2022. The Fest aims to raise awareness of the available supports and services in the county as well as empower people to engage with the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ through offering a dynamic and interactive programme of events.
There are plenty of events around the county and in particular, in Killorglin, there are the following events:
- 8th October 2022 – Get to Know Your Gut at the Leaf and Larder from 5 pm to 6 pm
- 11th October 2022 – 4-Week Gardening Workshop at the Killorglin Family Resource Centre from 7 pm to 9:30 pm
- 12th October 2022 – Well-being for Job Related Burnout at the Killorglin Family Resource Centre Downtown Hub from 1 pm to 2 pm
- 12th October 2022 – 6-Week Yoga for Adults at Aloha House from 6 pm to 7 pm
- 12th October 2022 – CPR and Defibrillator Workshop at Laune Rangers GAA Club from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
- 13th October 2022 – Gardening Workshop Killorglin Family Resource Centre, Killorglin from 7 pm to 9:30 pm
You can register for these events and more here.
About Kerry Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest
Kerry’s first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest was held in October 2018. This project was led by the HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare through Connecting for Life, and Kerry County Council through Healthy Kerry. A dedicated committee of local support services and organisations came together to plan a series of 49 events to celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October.
Since beginning in 2018 the Fest has been run annually every October and the key focus has been on creating awareness of, and scheduling events that empower people to engage with the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing (Connect | Give | Take Notice | Keep Learning | Be Active) as well as raising awareness of the available supports and services in the county.
An aim of the Fest is that there is something for everyone – from runs to walks, arts & crafts to indoor bowls, coffee mornings to movie nights, workplace wellbeing to parenting information, mindfulness to volunteering information sessions, wellbeing workshops to seminars on grief and loss. The Fest has continued to grow to over 60 free events county-wide and has received very positive feedback from participants and event organisers year-on-year.
The Fest plays a central role in promoting a positive sense of well-being and has highlighted mental health services and supports which are available in the county. We would like to encourage the Kerry community to take time out to learn, talk, reflect, and engage with others around the topic of mental health and wellbeing, and to reach out and avail of the supports and services available when needed.
The organising committee is a collaboration between Connecting for Life Kerry, Healthy Kerry, Kerry County Council, the HSE, NEWKD, SKDP, Kerry Mental Health Association, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service, Jigsaw Kerry, Munster Technological University/Kerry and the Kerry Volunteer Centre.