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Nest Space: a Mental Health Awareness Week event

Date posted: 30 September 2014

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Nest Space is created by Beehouse Arts in collaboration with Art Hive, Voluntary Groups, Mental Health Services, the community, friends and family to promote awareness, provide information in a creative, social and enjoyable environment. Nest Space is a pop-up space open from 11am until 3pm each day during Mental Health Awareness Week from 6 to 11 October at 27 -28 Mitchell St. (former Nest shop), Clonmel.

Included in the pop-up space will be a group exhibition of artwork by Art Hive artists and a large-scale collaborative artwork called the Mapping Project in which the public is invited to take part in creating. There is a programme of free activities to take part in such as art therapy workshops, crafts, laughter yoga and meditation. Talks from support agencies including a Consumer Panel for Mental Health Coffee Morning at 11.30am Friday 10 followed by a Chat and Share event at 1.30pm with local support agencies.

There are two storytelling events on Tues 7 and Wed 8 from 5 – 7pm where invited speakers will share stories with a mental health theme in a supportive space. Refreshments and music also.

For more information: www.beehousearts.ie or www.arthivegroup.blogspot.ie or www.facebook.com/nestspaceclonmel

Thank you to all who are generously facilitating the free activities, venue and supporting Nest Space by volunteering. Supported by STAN (South Tipperary Action Network for mental health), Mental Health Ireland. Nest Space is part-funded by a HSE Lottery Grant.

Mental Health Awareness Week is a calendar of events organised by STAN (South Tipperary Action Network for mental health) who are a broad collective of voluntary and HSE reps. The aim of mental health awareness week is to promote social and emotional well-being to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery. For information on the Mental Health Awareness Week: www.mentalhealthireland.ie

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