Kearney brothers to launch mental health art show at DkIT

Mental Health Week

Kearney brothers to launch mental health art show at DkIT

Dave and Rob Kearney

Louth's Irish Rugby International stars Rob and Dave Kearney will launch an art exhibition at the DkIT Carroll Building Dundalk at 6pm next Wednesday, October 12th.

This is part of the Dundalk Positive Mental Health week.

Dundalk Positive Mental Health (DPMH) is holding a series of events as part of its annual campaign to highlight mental health issues.

"This is our fourth Positive mental health week,” said Mary Moran chairperson of Dundalk Positive Mental Health.

“Each year we have added more events to highlight the importance of positive mental health.”

The week began with a fun walk along the Navvy Bank.

On Monday, Derek Pepper, vice chairperson of DPMH and Shine, hosted a radio programme on Dundalk FM with contributions from service providers - fellow members of the forum, from Dundalk Outcomers, an Garda Siochana, Grow, HSE, Dundalk Counselling Centre and Turas Counselling.

On Tuesday there was a coffee morning at the Oriel Centre Old Gaol.

The highlight of the week is the launch of the popular annual art exhibition in the Carroll Building DkIT at 6 pm by our Irish Rugby International stars Rob and Dave Kearney. The art exhibition continued throughout the week with exhibits from local people.

On Thursday Alan McCabe from DkIT hosts a cookery demonstration in the college with lots of healthy eating ideas for positive mental health.

This event was highly popular last year and proved another great success this year. There will be an information stand in the Marshes shopping centre throughout the week featuring information on local mental health services.

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