‘Vitality Cobh’ Mental Health and Well-Being Day Is Back for a Stress FREE, Fun Day!

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Taking place on Cobh’s Promenade from 12-4pm on Sunday the 25th of June 2017, Vitality Cobh will host a Free Mental Health & Well-Being event. Now in it’s sixth year, Vitality Cobh is preparing for what promises to be another brilliant afternoon. With entertainment and fun for all ages, the day also offers an opportunity to learn more about supports and services based in the community.

The 2017 event is all about beating stress and managing pressures in our busy day to day lives. Stress can often be a part of life but by taking time out and finding useful strategies for managing stress, we can prevent it from becoming a problem and impacting on our mental health.
The day will feature organisations, groups and projects from around Cobh, the Great Island and East Cork who provide supports and information to people and families experiencing mental health difficulties. It is also a great opportunity to get involved in local groups and initiatives for those who want to get more active in the community. There is an array of exciting entertainment planned for the afternoon for adults and children, including laughing yoga, face painting, dance performances, and live music. There will also be games and prizes and a mix of food and information stalls.

The idea for Vitality Cobh came about several years ago from the Community Support Network in Cobh who identified a need to generate more awareness of local supports and promote mental well-being. Vitality Cobh fulfills both these needs as well as offering a fun day out for the whole family, filled with community spirit and lots of opportunity to learn about local groups, organisations and services. The organising committee is made up of a variety of local and regional organisations including Cork Mental Health, SHINE, HSE Community Department, Cobh SWELS group, Cobh Family Resource Centre, Slí Nua, Cobh Lions Club, Cobh Youth Services, and Cobh Summer Swing.

Without the support of our sponsors the Vitality Cobh event would not be possible. The Vitality Cobh Committee would sincerely like to thank our main sponsors Cobh Municipal District and Cobh Credit Union for their support. We would also like to thank the National office for Suicide Prevention and the HSE South Mental Health Services for their assistance.