Mental health experts set for exhibition in Limerick this Sunday

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

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A SPECIAL day aimed at giving people information on mental health services in Limerick City will be held in the city on Sunday.

A SPECIAL day aimed at giving people information on mental health services in Limerick City will be held in the city on Sunday.

Between 10am and 4pm, the Holistic Centre of Excellence will be hosting a number of lectures throughout the day.

These include the offering of solutions to panic attacks and anxiety, how one can experience happiness, the effects of hormones on your mental health, and how best to look after your mental health.

Alongside this, there will be exhibits put on by a number of mental health organisations, including Grow, the Samaritans, Pieta House, the HSE, medical doctors, and experts on both exercise and dieting.

Peter Clohessy, who is donating the Gandelow Restaurant on Howley’s Quay for the day, says he hopes this will bring people back into the city.

“My wife, Anna, is in this business, so she would have been interested in an event like this. But if any other charities are looking for a venue, I will be very happy to talk to them,” he said.

Peter’s wife Anna Gibson-Steele, of Murroe, said the event has been arranged to provide a “one-stop shop” where people can access both medical and holistic information.

Anna, who runs the Holistic Centre of Excellence out of Glenstal Abbey, said, “We find we get fantastic results when we use the whole healthcare model. You cannot separate the body without having an equal input into the mind and spirit.”

She says doctors have started referring their patients on.

“We are all about integrative healthcare. It should run in tandem, not ‘as well as’.”

Entry to the event is €5, but all proceeds will be given to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue.

For more information, contact 061-381947.