Huge interest in one-day Bray Wellness Workshop

Published 13/11/2013 | 05:22

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A free one-day Wellness Workshop was held in Bray recently, with 45 people taking part.

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The day was put on by Bray Area Partnership in cooperation with Suicide or Survive and Bray and District Soroptimists.

Participants heard personal testimony from people with life experience of mental health difficulties and learned practical tools and tips from the Suicide or Survive team about ways we can all improve our own wellness in our everyday lives, including relaxation and stress management, the relationship between thoughts and emotions and how to develop a wellness toolkit and daily wellness plan.

'We all have to look after our mental health and well-being and we are delighted to have been able to bring this workshop to Bray, working in partnership with Suicide or Survive, who delivered the training, and Bray Soroptimists who supported the event as part of their current mental health awareness and suicide prevention work in local communities,' said Eileen Byrnes from Bray Area Partnership.

'The workshop shows what we can do in our own communities if we all work together – for example, we're able to deliver these workshops around the country due to the brilliant fund-raising efforts of a group of young people who came up with their own idea to do a sponsored "Bay to Bray" run from Galway Bay to Bray,' said Caroline McGuigan from Suicide or Survive.

To find out more about Bray Area Partnership's work to support positive mental health in the local area, see www.brayareapartnership.ie or find them on Facebook.

To find out about Suicide or Survive's Wellness Workshops see www.suicideorsurvive.ie or find them on Facebook.

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