Mental Health fair 2016

Hi Guys ‘n’ Gals,


So I just wanted to take the time to write a little post about the St Patricks mental health fair I attended on Saturday in the Clarion Hotel Cork.

It was a fantastic day with so many people attending and great things happening all day. As we entered the room there was a drumming session, with Tom Quinn, happening which looked like fantastic fun and a great way to get people laughing and enjoying themselves.

The main hall was full of people wanting to spread the word on what they did and  how they were helping in the world of mental health.

I was lucky enough to get to talk to the guys at Mental Health First Aid which gave me an insight into the course and what you would learn during the course. It is definitely something I am going to look into so will keep you posted on that.

I also picked up a leaflet on laugher yoga which i thought looked so interesting so I am going to give that a try in March. if anyone in the Cork area would like to join me please drop me a message on Facebook, Twitter or email and I will give you all the details 🙂

Last but certainly not least the highlight of my day was hearing Grace of @FacesByGrace talk about her issues with mental health. It is so refreshing to hear someone be so honest and talk of their struggles and how they are getting on with it now. You are a real inspiration to anyone out there suffering from any mental illness.

I was delighted to meet Grace after the talks. Here’s a pic of our smiley faces 😀


I am really looking forward to attending more events like this in 2016 and bringing theUPSIDE to the next level with some events around Cork and maybe else where and will bring you all the info as I go 🙂

If any of you come across any events please let me know!

Jen X









About thinktheupside

TheUPSIDE was set up to help spread awareness of mental health issues and to help people see theUPSIDE in their day. I want as much user generated content as possible to help people see they are not alone in daily struggles. I want to encourage and motivate people to see the positive in their lives and discover their smile again.
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