Programme announced for Limerick Mental Health Week 2023

Dr Lisa O'Rourke Scott, Chair of the Limerick Mental Health Association.

ORGANISERS of Limerick Mental Health Week have announced the line up for this year’s event, which centres on the theme of ‘Body, Mind, and Social’.

Limerick Mental Health Week (LMHW) runs from October 9 to 15, with organisers hoping that this year’s event will be bigger than ever.

The theme of body, mind, and social will feature throughout activities that cater to the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of the people of Limerick, organisers say.

This year’s flagship event will be the Community Wellness and Multicultural Day, aimed at beinnging together people from different communities across Limerick.

Held in the Milk Market, the Community Wellness and Multicultural Day will run from 10am to 6pm on October 9.

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On October 13, a choral concert will take place in St Mary’s Cathedral, hosted by Malcolm Greene and the Limerick Choral Union.

Across the week there will also be talks by experts from Maynooth University, DCU, the HSE, Southwest Recovery College, and BodyWhys, to name a few.

Dr Lisa O Rourke Scott, Chair of Limerick Mental Health Association, said: “The theme of Mental Health Week this year is ‘Mind, Body, and Social’, and together with social, business, and community partners, we hope there will be much to enjoy in each of these areas.”

Ian Hackett, Manager of Limerick Mental Health Association, added that community involvement in Limerick Mental Health Week is paramount.

“Limerick has always been a city and county where your neighbours and community give us a sense of belonging. We invite communities and workplaces to participate in Limerick Mental Health Week 2023.”

“Whether it’s hosting a simple coffee morning, organising a yoga session, or taking a short walk with friends and family, every small effort helps promote positive mental health. No event is too small to make a difference,” he concluded.

More information on Limerick Mental Health Week 2023 can be found on