Mental Health Week begins today (Monday) and there are local activities and events for everyone to enjoy to help support this worthy cause.
There is an action packed week planned to help raise awareness for the illness. It all begins with Dundalk FM who are hosting a radio show with Derek Pepper from Shine Ireland today. Derek will be discussing what Shine Ireland do to help those with a mental illnesses and with special guests also dropping in for a chat this is a show that will definitely not disappoint.
Other events this week include a Coffee Morning in Dundalk Gaol tomorrow morning 11th Oct from 10am-12.30am. It is free entry and has the prospect of being a great day for all.
On Wednesday there will be a Mental Health Art Exhibition Launch in the Garden Area of Carroll Building in DKIT. Rob and Dave Kearney will be among those in attendance and if you ever wanted to see two Leinster and Irish Rugby players slap on a pair of marigolds now is your chance.
‘Eating for Positive Mental Health’ on Thursday by Alan McCabe in the Cookery Department of DKIT concludes the action packed schedule at 7.30pm. Alan’s creative cupcakes to delicious desserts have the makings of a great night for all. All these events are in aid of a great cause and are not to be missed.
Dundalk FC and Cork City’s game on Tuesday 11th October in Oriel Park will no doubt be a sell-out for another titanic clash between the reigning champions and the rebel nearly men. It is being billed as the game of the season as only the slenderest of margins separate both sides at the top of the Airtricity League and with the FAI cup final still to come between the two sides it has the makings of a cracker.
St Gerard’s Novena continues this week as Anne Walsh becomes the first ever female preacher at the Novena.