Wellness Week makes mental health everyone’s business

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Posted on: 5th May, 2015

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

The Clonakilty Branch of Cork Mental Health is delighted to once again to be bringing West Cork the award-winning, Clonakilty Wellness Week. This year’s festival will run from May 4 to 9, 2015.

This festival is a co-produced event, which sees service users and mental health professionals working together, on an equal footing, to produce a festival for all.

The festival’s aim is to promote wellness, encourage people to take control of their health, and to challenge the stigma surrounding Mental Health. It is hoped that the community, as a whole, will be encouraged to come together and speak openly about mental health, therefore, destigmatising and normalising mental health dialogue within the community.

With this in mind, an itinerary of events have been organised throughout the week offering different types of educational, vocational and leisure activities to highlight the services and choices available within the community. Numerous co-produced workshops and events, all relating to mental wellbeing and social inclusion will take place throughout the week. The Cúmasu Bus will once again be situated in Deasy’s Car Park for the duration of Clonakilty Wellness Week, and will act as the base for the festival. However, some events will be held in various venues around the town, thus, reflecting the community buy-in.

Please support Clonakilty Wellness Week, after all: ‘Mental health is everyone’s business’.

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