This Friday 6th October sees the start of the 5th annual South Tipperary Positive Mental Health Festival in Clonmel and surrounds.
This year sees the festival expanding its programme of events even further, promising 9 days of diverse and interesting events for all the family, many of which are free to attend. The aim is to promote awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing to the community at large.
The Festival is organised by a sub-group from the South Tipperary Action Network (S.T.A.N.) with the support and involvement of many community organisations and groups.
The committee are honoured to have Tonie Walsh, archivist, journalist, dj & civil rights activist as our first Champion to raise the profile of the festival. Tonie says that the festival is “a timely intervention in the welfare of all people living and working in South Tipperary and is designed around one of the great, pressing concerns of our times, namely the psycho-emotional well-being of all citizens in our society.”
A PDF of the full programme can be downloaded here:
Selected Festival Highlights
On Monday 9th there will be an opportunity for public discussion with a talk and Q&A called Mental Health for all ages, hosted by Linda Thorpe, Mental Health Ireland in LIT Clonmel Campus. Also, The Happiness Project by LIT Clonmel on Wednesday 11th features a talk by John Lonergan and Caroline Crotty plus a photography competition.
The Pop-up Bazaar is a feel-good event under the Arches of the Main Guard, Clonmel on Thursday 12th, 1 – 3.00pm. This year STAN invited artist Tom Campbell to share his creative construction techniques with the artists of Western Studio and their tutor Mia Carney during a two-day workshop in advance of the festival. Drop by the Main Guard and see the results in If Pigs Could Fly, an exhibition of Western Studio artists’ flying pigs and help to decorate the Mother of All Pigs. Enjoy a cuppa and chat at the Pop-up Café. Refreshments plus mental health awareness information hosted by South Tipperary Mental Health Services, Rehab and Recovery Team.
Dust off your glad rags and head over to our Music from the Movies, a disco with a difference on from 9pm till late on Saturday 14th of October at the South Tipperary GAA Centre Western Road Clonmel. €7 per ticket available from Marian’s Bookshop or call Rita Bourke 0870955099
All events are listed in the festival brochure available in various locations or online via www.stanmentalhealth.ie or our Facebook page: South Tipperary Positive Mental Health Festival.
For more information please contact
Festival PRO: Rita 087 095 5099 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Chairperson: Brigid 087 9149494 email email@example.com