World Mental Health Week 2021

By | 1st October 2021

Leitrim Development Company, Mental Health Ireland, HSE and a number of community organisations will be hosting events in Leitrim over the course of World Mental Health Week 2021 from 4th to the 10th of October. The theme for this year is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World.’

All individuals, workplaces and community groups in Leitrim are asked to take a moment to reflect on how far they have come in the face of all the unprecedented challenges over the last year. A series of talks, events, workshops and activities, outlined below, will be held from the first week in October and will continue throughout the autumn to promote positive mental health in Leitrim. Be sure to get involved and take part in these events


‘The Psychology of Renewal’ with Shane Martin (Online Webinar)

Shane will explore the psychological consequences of this pandemic and offer pathways to learning from the experience and turning a new page. Psychological resilience is not the only need any more. It is also about psychological and spiritual renewal. He feels that we need to seek a deeper sense of meaning in what we do. We need to take control again and refresh our approach to life and work.

This event will take place on Thursday 7th October at 7pm online. To register, please contact or 083-0752339

Events and Activities for World Mental Health Week

LivingWorks Start is an online, interactive training programme which will give you the skills and knowledge to keep others safe from suicide. This programme is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become more suicide alert. To register contact:

‘The Man I Am’ Exploring Men’s Health in Today’s World’ an online event on 12th October at 7pm hosted by Mental Health Ireland. To register contact; 012841166

Mohill Family Support Centre:

A coffee morning will take place in the Community Garden in Mohill in aid of North West STOP on Thursday 14th October at 10am-12pm and a community walk will be organised on Monday 11th October at 11am . Contact

Making the most of your Outdoor Space will take place on Thursday 7th October from 10am to 1pm in the Community Garden with refreshments after. To book a place contact Laura 0866035977

North West STOP Odd socks Day:

Schools, businesses and organisations are invited to participate by wearing an odd pair of socks for one day on 7th of October and donate to North West STOP. Tel: 071-9856070

Candlelight Memorial/Spiritual Walk on 15th of October 2021 at 7pm starting from Castle Car Park Manorhamilton.

NW STOP AGM on 14th October at 7.30pm in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton. Email

North Leitrim Womens Centre:

Using Creativity to Reflect, Connect & Thrive Monday 11th & 18th October 10am-12pm Fee:€5

Do You Live Your True Colours? Online Friday 19th & 26th November 10.30am – 12.30pm Free

Invitation to Winter Friday 12th November 10.30-1 in the North Leitrim Womens Centre

Mandala workshops: using natural collected pieces from nature,to create a group mandala and personal mandala. On Monday 1st November 10.30-1pm in the North Leitrim Womens Centre

For more information or to book a place please contact Tel: 071 9856220

Leitrim Calling:

Supporting people within our communities who may have found the experience of the COVID pandemic difficult and who are trying to build confidence to return to the outside world. Contact

Green ribbons: are available from the HSE during World Mental Health week. If you would like green ribbons for your group or activities, contact Conor 0838594944.

For more information on these events, please contact This project is supported by Leitrim Development Company through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme(SICAP) 2018-2022 in conjunction with Mental Health Ireland and the HSE.