Kerry’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest

Kerry’s first Health and Wellbeing Week was held in October 2018.  This project was collaboratively 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 events to celebrate World Mental Health Day, here in Kerry.

A total of 49 events were held. From runs to walks, arts and craft to indoor bowls, coffee mornings to movie nights, workplace wellbeing to parenting information, mindfulness to volunteering, wellbeing workshops to seminars on grief and loss, there really was something for everyone!  Hundreds of people participated in the events throughout the week and feedback from participants was positive.  The photos below give an idea of just how successful and enjoyable the week was.

This year we are preparing to hold a two-week Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest from 5 -19 October.  Over 100 events are scheduled to be held across the county!  The purpose of these events are to promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing and ensure people are aware of the many mental health supports and services that are available in our county.  The programme of events will be available to download here following the launch of Kerry’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest this September.