‘Keeping it Lit’ mental health event in Castlerea next week

Harding amongst guest speakers

A ‘Keeping it Lit – Sustaining Mental Health and Wellness in Rural Communities’ event is taking place next Thursday, February 15th at 7 pm in the Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea.

This is a free event focused on sustaining mental health and wellness in rural communities which is supported by the HSE and is being funded by the ‘Roscommon Well Connected – Social Prescribing Project’ through Roscommon LEADER Partnership.

This event will be compered by Castlerea native Breege Callaghan, who has spent over 20 years working in the Roscommon mental health services.

The main guest speaker on the night will be well-known Irish author and poet, Michael Harding, who has first-hand experience of living with mental health issues.

Another speaker at the event will be John-Gerald Murphy from Lecarrow Wellness, a wellness specialist who has experience of working in the area of stress and anxiety management with rural farming communities.

The final guest speaker on the night will be Dara Bruen, manager of the Castlerea St Kevin’s senior men’s team, who will speak to attendees about resilience, self-belief and confidence.

There will be a selection of displays on the night from support services available in the area, answering questions you may have and providing information you may need.

If you require more information about this event please email trinityartscastlerea@hotmail.c