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Let’s Go Mental: Limerick, 23.10.2015

University of Limerick, 23.10.2015

The Let’s Go Mental initiative is based on Headstrong’s ‘Five-a-Day for your Mental Health which lists: Connect, Be Aware, Get Moving, Give and Get Involved as key daily activities that a person can engage in to maintain a healthy mental well-being.

Here is a video which we think captures the day perfectly:

Let’s Go Mental Limerick had five workshops that reflected the Five-Day and the young people present had an opportunity to experience each of them. They took part in dance and keep fit classes and experienced Tai Chi and learned about art therapy which covered the ‘Get Moving’ and ‘Be Aware’ parts of your Five-a-day.

An interactive phone booth and notice board, where students wrote positive messages, was part of the ‘Connect’ section, while students were encouraged to give compliments which covered the ‘Give’ section.

They also had an expo area with local organisations such as scouting groups who were encouraging young people to ‘get involved’ hence highlighting the fifth part of your five-a-day for positive mental health.

The expo/info area also had a number of mental health and community organisations from across the Midwest that spoke with young people about their respective services and how they can be contacted. For more info, see full article on Limerick Youth Service’s website.