What is the Wellness Workshop?
A Wellness Workshop is a day for you to take time out and learn a wide range of practical tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellness. These one-day workshops aim to help you understand and take charge of your own mental health. The workshop is for anyone and everyone as we all have mental health!
How is the Wellness Workshop Run?
Workshops are informal and relaxed. They are facilitated by people with both lived life experience of mental health difficulties, and people with experience of working in various mental health arenas. The day runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and includes regular refreshments and a light lunch. A comprehensive Wellness Workbook to support you in maintaining your daily wellness is also included.
Attending A Wellness Workshop?
There is no charge to attend a Wellness Workshop. Currently, places are fully funded by the National Office of Suicide Prevention, the Iris O’Brien Foundation, our wonderful donors and our incredible fundraisers, making our Wellness Workshops accessible to everyone. We do suggest a voluntary contribution from participants on the day, but this is by no means obligatory.
What about the lockdown and Covid?
Throughout the past year, Suicide or Survive have moved to an online platform to deliver our programmes. In April of 2020 we developed our webinar series, which brings many topics from our wellness workshop to a 45minute webinar, which can be accessed by phone, tablet or laptop. To learn more about our webinars and to book on to a session, please click here
Wellness Workshop Information
– Relaxation and stress management
– How to bring calm to your life
– The relationship between thoughts and emotions
– How to develop a wellness toolkit and daily wellness plan
– An introduction to mindfulness and meditation
– The Workshops have been evaluated by Trinity College Dublin, who captured the many voices of the participants throughout the nation (* You can read the Wellness Workshop Evaluation Key Findings here
The Wellness Workshop is in line with Strategic Goals 1 and 3 of Connecting for Life:
Goal 1: To improve the nation’s understanding of, and attitudes to, suicidal behaviour, mental health and wellbeing;
Goal 3: To target approaches to reduce suicidal behaviour and improve mental health among priority groups.
This programme is run to the highest standards of practice and service delivery and is underpinned by an evaluation framework as required by ‘Connecting for Life’.