Inspire is ASKING, LISTENING and TALKING for World Mental Health Day 2018

03 October 2018

In the increasingly fast moving pace of contemporary life, all of us are challenged to be more, do more and do it quicker. We can meet these growing challenges by developing greater support mechanisms for ourselves and others.

Inspire is ASKING, LISTENING and TALKING  for World Mental Health Day 2018

For that reason, Inspire is encouraging everyone to ASK, LISTEN and TALK to ensure that you, your family, your friends and your colleagues are supported in this changing world.

In the week of World Mental Health Day 2018, Inspire staff will be bringing this message far and wide. Below are some of the events and activities that Inspire staff will be facilitating and participating in:

7th October - Irish FA Community event at Girdwood Community Hu

Lisa McElherron, Group Director for Insight and Engagement will be hosting a mental health information stall for Irish Football Association.

8th October – Ask, Listen, and Talk:  YMCA Newcastle

Inspire Floating Support Team and Change Your Mind will deliver an interactive awareness session for 15 young people from the Global Young Women Project in partnership with YMCA and the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

8th October – Head in the Game Mental Health in Sport Launch: Girdwood House, Belfast

Andrea Thornbury our Research, Innovation and Development Manager with the Irish Football Association, TAHMI and Change Your Mind, will speak at the first in a series of information sessions on how football clubs across NI can use the new toolkit to promote the mental wellbeing of their players, coaches and wider club members. 

10th October – Wellbeing Awareness event, Aspen CWS

Aspen Community Wellbeing Service will host a Wellbeing Information Event at Finaghy Community Centre to mark World Mental Health Day 2018, from 11am to 1pm. The occasion will bring together a number of local organisations to showcase their health and wellbeing services, opportunity to access free health checks, as well as light refreshments. The event is free and open to everyone to attend. 

10th October - Responsible Business Summit, Belfast

Katy Skelton our Business Development Officer is at holding a stand at the Responsible Business Summit. The Summit focuses on sharing good practice and ideas for a sustainable future. 

10th October - Movies in Mind Conference, Nerve Centre, Derry/Londonderry

Ruairi O'Doherty who is our Project Worker in our Community Wellbeing Service in Derr/Londonderry is volunteering at the 'Movies In Mind' Conference. Movies in Mind has come about as a result of Ulster University’s Research and Impact fund in partnership with Nerve Centre and will be the cities first dedicated Mental Health Film and Arts Festival. 

10th October – Wellbeing Breakfast, Rosewood CWS

Rosewood Community Wellbeing Service will host a Wellbeing Breakfast to mark World Mental Health Day 2018. Rosewood is bringing together a number of local businesses and organisations to the event at Omagh Enterprise Centre on Wednesday 10th October.

10th October – Ask, Listen, And Talk: Tips for wellbeing and self-care.  Bruce St, Belfast

One in a special series of seminars for NI Civil Service staff delivered by Inspire Workplaces and Change Your Mind.

10th October –Mental Health Ambassadors launch

Jenna Booth and Andrea Thornbury from Insight & Engagement will attend the launch of Mental Health Ambassadors programme at Boys Model School in Belfast which has been supported by Inspire and Change Your Mind.

10th October – Wellbeing in Sport Action Plan launch

Lisa McElherron, Director of Insight and Engagement will speak at the launch of Sport NI Wellbeing Action Plan in Lombard House. Inspire and Change Your Mind have been involved in the development of the plan.

10th October – Information Stall at Department Work and Pensions

Graeme Arthur, Marketing Officer with Inspire Professional Services will be hosting a mental health information stall for staff at the DWP main office in Belfast.

10th October - Information Stall at Colleges and Universities 

Our Professional Services teams are at the following campuses supporting students and sharing information.

Belfast Met Titanic – Noelle Higgins

Belfast Met Millfield – Ann McGuinness

Ulster University Coleraine – Marion Mutch

Ulster University Jordanstown – Elaine Hoey

11th October – NILGA Conference, Armagh City Hotel

Lisa McElherron, Director of Insight and Engagement will speak at the NI Local Government Association conference on the theme of Mental Health, Wellbeing and Community Resilience.

11th October – Mental Health and Wellbeing Summit, Dublin

Our Professional Services Team, Katy Skelton, Caroline Kirwin, Caroline Jackman and John Duffy are holding a stand at the Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit. The Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit is the only event of its kind in Ireland and has established itself as one of the most important events of the year to attend to obtain genuine, practical information and education on coping with and managing mental health.

11th October – Mental Health, Mindfulness and Me, BSO Wellbeing Seminar, Ballymena Showgrounds

Inspire CEO Peter McBride and Lead Mindfulness Practitioner Frank Liddy will deliver a this seminar for HR professionals in partnership with BSO and Change Your Mind.

12th October - Ask, Listen, And Talk: Tips for wellbeing and self-care.  Carlisle House, Derry/Londonderry and Sperrin House, Omagh

One in a special series of seminars for NI Civil Service staff delivered by Inspire Workplaces and Change Your Mind.

For more information on our World Mental Heath Campaign, Ask, Listen Talk, click here 

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