Celebrating MindMatters!

A video celebration of our successful MindMatters conference at Dublin’s Radisson Blu Hotel in October is now available, complete with interviews with Bishop Pat, Archbishops John and Michael, and project leaders.

Thank you to all who took part and shared their stories. Keep encouraging each other as the short days and dark nights continue!

Find out more about our all–island mental health initiative at https://mindmatters.ireland.anglican.org

With thanks to Benefact Trust for its generous support.



Cultivating Mental Wellbeing in Rural Ireland – Free Conference

By the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.

Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on 20th November 2023

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cultivating-mental-health-in-rural-ireland-conference-tickets-755613419077?aff=oddtdtcreator


MindMatters Voices

Keep an eye on our Voices page of the @CoiMindmatters website as we aim to keep the conversations around mental health, connections and combatting stigma going. #MindMattersVoices #MindMattersCOI #Mentalhealth


Our newest MindMatters Voices post:

Bishop Pat Storey on encouraging open conversations around mental health and reducing stigma. @Storeyp
#MindMattersVoices #MindMattersCOI #Mentalhealth

Derry Samaritans seeks volunteers

Have you thought of volunteering at Samaritans? Come along to the Derry Samaritans information session on Wednesday 15th November at 7:30pm, contact derry.branchrecruitment@samaritans.org for more info.



Take Control with Stress Control

Sharing this fantastic free resource to help you manage and control stress. Stress Control is an online programme which is live for a limited period over the coming weeks: youtube.com/watch?v=Cwfh35 #mentalhealth #anxiety #stress


Meeting the mental health challenge in schools

Schools are experimenting with ways to ease the stress students are facing – not only from the pandemic, but from life itself.

Photo by Matthew Ball on Unsplash


Samaritans and my Elephant,to raise awareness for mental health. Come along!

Join the Dublin Samaritans this Saturday as they walk their elephant to the Mansion House in aid of mental health awareness. @DublinLord is offering his support to both the Samaritans and @elephantinthe project thanks to @charliebird49

Details:  Saturday 4th Nov at  10.30am, meeting at The Summerhouse in St Stephens Green.



MindMattersCOI Conference Survey

Thanks for joining us at the MindMatters COI Conference on Friday 20th October in Dublin.  We would be grateful if you can share your thoughts on the day by completing this short survey. It will take you less than 5 minutes to complete – the link and QR code are below. Your feedback is very important to us and will help us in planning for the next steps for the project.  


Thank you for following our Live Tweeting of the MindMattersCOI conference on October 20th

Continue to follow our MindMatters twitter here: @CoiMindmatters / https://twitter.com/CoiMindmatters