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 /


Archbishop addresses Church of Ireland mental health conference


The Archbishop of Canterbury was due to be in Dublin at the Church of Ireland’s MindMatters conference on mental health. The conference is exploring how the church and faith can help those coping with anxiety, depression and poor mental health. Archbishop Justin was unable to attend the conference as he is making a pastoral visit to the Anglican church in Jerusalem amidst the Israel-Hamas war.

The Archbishop delivered his speech via video link from Jerusalem, addressing delegates from across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Read the full text of his keynote speech as prepared:

MindMatters Conference Live Tweeting:

The MindMatters twitter page @CoiMindmatters will be live tweeting the MindMatters conference on Friday. Follow us in real time & join in the conversation. We’re super excited for our amazing speakers & to hear all about the extraordinary projects that have taken place across the island of Ireland. #MindMattersCOI #coigs

A few tickets have become available for the MindMattersCOI conference on Friday.

Make sure to reserve your spot here. We can’t wait to see you all on Friday!  #MindMatterCOI #Coigs #MentalHealthConference


‘Cultivating Gratitude’ course from Church’s Ministry of Healing

The Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland has recorded a six-part video series, Cultivating Gratitude, which uses prayerful reflection and mindfulness practice to help us to find space to notice the good in our lives, even amidst our struggles.

From October 5, a video will be uploaded each week for six weeks, in which Lydia Monds, CMH:I Ministry Leader, shares a reflection and leads a meditative practice which invites you to slow down and notice God’s goodness.

Lydia says: “There’s a lovely sense of warmth and hope when we tend to the good in our lives, let our gratitude linger, and offer it to God, the source of all good things.”

These video sessions are available to you whenever you have some time in your week – no need to be free on a set day at a set time. Once you sign up via Eventbrite, making a donation to support the work of CMH:I, you will receive a weekly email with the link to the new session, and you will have permanent access to all the sessions so you can practice as often as you like.

Sign up at: Cultivating Gratitude Series Tickets, Thu 5 Oct 2023 at 19:00 | Eventbrite .

The sessions are: Week 1: A Wider Lens; Week 2: Savouring the Good; Week 3: The Widening Circles of Connection; Week 4: Making Room for Ritual; Week 5: Our Deepest Longings; Week 6: Gratitude for Nature.

If you need help signing up, or have any questions, contact

Menopause and Mental Health booklet launched by Mental Health Ireland.


#MindMattersCOI #Coigs #Menopause #mentalhealth


The Art of Collaboration Presents: Music, Movement & Words to Inspire Well-Being

An event exploring the connection of music to wellness and mental health, featuring Prof. Jim Lucey, author, psychiatrist and member of the MindMatters COI advisory group. #MindMattersCOI #coigs #mentalhealth #music #wellness

Co-Production in the Mental Health Services – What Does It Look Like?” – Mid West Aries Free Webinar

Fantastic panel covering community, acute services, recovery educ. & the national picture.