Clonakilty Wellness Committee is delighted to bring the award winning, Clonakilty Wellness Week. This year’s festival will run from the 4 – 9 of May, 2015. This festival embraces the concept of co-production, which sees service users and mental health professionals working together, on an equal footing, to produce a festival for all. The aim of Clonakilty Wellness Week is to encourage the community, as a whole, to come together and speak openly about mental health, therefore, destigmatizing mental ill health and normalizing mental health dialogue within our community.

Numerous co-produced workshops and events, all relating to mental wellbeing and social inclusion will take place throughout the week. The Cúmasu Bus will be situated in Deasy’s Car Park for the duration of Clonakilty Wellness Week, and will act as the base for our festival. However, some events will be held in various venues around the town, thus, reflecting the community buy-in. Our wellness theme this year is positivity. We hope to illustrate and generate a positive atmosphere, one which permeates into the heart of our community. We believe that a few encouraging words can brighten someones day. Therefore, our positive statements will be visible throughout Clonakilty, in shop windows and on town railings. We encourage you to take the time to stop and read them and try to embrace the positive sentiment behind these statements. This year, we are delighted and grateful to have the support of the HSE, Cork Mental Health Foundation, Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, St Vincent De Paul and both Clonakilty Secondary Schools.

Clonakilty Wellness Week would not be possible without the volunteers and service users who work tirelessly to make this festival a success. Without their dedication and determination, this event would not be possible, and our gratitude to all involved is immesurable.

Clonakilty Wellness Week is a festival for the whole community, so please support this week, after all: Mental Health is Everyone’s Business.

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