22 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard


SOSAD Carrickmacross will be holding ‘Look after your mental health — Play a musical instrument’ Fundraising and Awareness music events at Caroline’s Cafe on Glaslough Street from Friday 6th– Sunday 8th. The informal jams or sessions takes place from 2pm to 6pm on each of the three days, and musicians who may be interested in playing their part are asked to drop in or email the organisers (see below). ‘Misneach Éireann’ is the theme behind the initiative. Selfharm/ suicide is a difficult subject to talk about, and it to takes courage to get communities talking and working altogether to tackle the issue both in Ireland and all over the world. The Samaritans in Ireland advise us that the first step in tackling mental health disorder issues to raise awareness in homes, schools, colleges and the workplace. The Sosad branch in Carrickmacross has beend oing great work, offering free counselling services to people who may be struggling with mental health disorder in their daily lives. Moreover, thanks to Mental health Ireland and the Mental Health Foundation in UK, we are now aware of at least 101 ways by which people can reduce stress levels in their daily lives. Playing or listening to music are among these! Sosad Carrickmacross is now inviting any musicians from far and near to come along to Caroline’s Cafe and join in, playing music with others, and all for a great cause! Just drop in on the day or send an email to the All For Charity organisers at All musicians are welcome, and it’s hoped that with the Blues Festival underway there will be more than a few in the area who might drop in for an hour or two in support of the mental health services in the Co Monaghan area. Carolines’s Café, 2pm–6pm, Friday 6th– Sunday 8th — drop in and play your part!

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