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Mental Health

On Sunday 10th October Inspire launched #TheWellbeingSessions2 following on from the resounding success of last year.

Throughout World Mental Health Day, Inspire championed positive, hopeful mental health, focusing on the 5 Steps to Wellbeing and hosted conversations to break the stigma around mental ill health.

For those that weren't able to make it check out below links to the videos on their youtube channel. Make yourself a cup of tea, sit down and enjoy as Inspire present to you The Wellbeing Sessions 2.

Lighting a creative flame – Comedian Tim McGarry joins Mental Health Champion Siobhan O’Neill and members of the Bolster Community to make candles at the social enterprise’s Newry premises. The group discuss the value of connection, the importance of doing things you love and the wellbeing power of creatvity - click here to view 

InspireTalks: Hope in Darkness – Penny McCanny is a prominent campaigner for the decriminalisation of drugs, having lost her son, Aidan, to an accidental overdose in 2013. In this important and moving talk, Penny reflects on the power of hope during dark times - click here to view 

Café conversations – Food has dominated all kinds of discussions over the last 18 months: access to it, how it impacts on our health, what happens when we can’t afford it and how it defines cultures. In this unique conversation, nutritionist Jane McClenaghan, Méabh Austin (FairShare, a project of CHNI) and Nisha Tandon (Belfast Mela) cook a meal together and explore the power of food and how it relates to our wellbeing - click here to view 

Inspire Wellbeing Bookclub – Filmed in the beautiful surroundings of the library at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, author Tony Macaulay, Inspire Director Alex Bunting, psychology professor Dr Nichola Rooney and activist Lindsay Robinson talk about the books that inspired them, the characters and stories that helped shape their understandings of mental ill health and the power of storytelling in breaking stigma and prejudice - click here to view  

Sound Baths with Tessa – Using the surround sound of live instruments (gongs, bowls, bells, rain sticks, etc.) to create a peaceful and soothing environment, sound baths aid meditation and relaxation through their effects on body and mind - click here to view 

Mental Health Useful Resources

Check if you are at risk of depression
Check your mood

Mental Health Helplines & Web Chats

Samaritans
Action Mental Health
Association for Post-Natal Illness Helpline
Aware NI - Support Groups
Aware NI - Online Support Groups
Mind - Side by Side Online Community