NEWKD is delighted to be involved again this year in Kerry’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest


Hundreds of people participated in Kerry’s first ever Health and Wellbeing Week in 2018 and following its enormous success, an interagency committee which is supported by the HSE and Kerry County Council has organised an extended two-week long Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest this year. Over 100 events are being arranged at locations across Kerry which focus on and promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of all citizens in the county.

Featuring workshops, seminars, coffee mornings, film screenings and a wide range of activities, the Fest will coincide with the annual World Mental Health Day and runs from 5th to 19th October at numerous locations across the county. Full details of all events will be published over the course of the coming weeks.

Among the highlights of the Fest will be a showing of the film, My Other Life, a discussion on building resilience, workshops on workplace wellbeing, parkruns, mindfulness, meditation and awareness sessions and more.

Central to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest will be a focus on the Five Ways to Wellbeing:

• Connect – with the people around you at home, work, school, and in your local community
• Take Notice – Savour the moment whether you are walking, eating, or talking. Be aware of the world around you and what you’re feeling
• Be Active – Step outside. Go for a walk, cycle, garden or dance. Discover a physical activity that suits your lifestyle
• Give – Do something nice for a friend or a stranger. Thank someone. Volunteer. Join a community group
• Keep Learning – Try something new, rediscover an old interest. Take on new responsibilities. Fix a bike. Learn how to cook your favourite meal.

Full details of the programme of events will be made available in the coming weeks at public offices, local libraries, health centres and Family Resource Centres throughout the county as well as on the websites of the HSE and Kerry County Council and on


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