02 Dec 2021

Popping up with good mental health ideas in Tipperary

Popping up with good mental health ideas in Tipperary

There was a brilliant atmosphere in the Pop-up Café called, The Winning Ways to Well Being café that focused on a variety of ways to improve your mental health and well-being.


The Pop-up Café was launched on the Main Street, Tipperary town next to Dorothy’s Flower shop in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness week and everyone was welcomed with a creative and happy ambience encouraged people to stay, contribute and relax in the positive atmosphere.


The day began with an energised performance of a Ukulele workshop led by the talented Singer/Songwriter & Musician Fran Murnane. Songs of old and new were sung with great participation from a captive audience with a steady stream of patrons flocking through the door from opening to closing. The music entertainment continued with a fantastic session by the up and coming band ‘Who Are They’. This was followed by a stellar performance from the ‘Spooky Ukes’. The evening proceeded with the introduction of guest speakers including: Darren McGrath from the Canon Hayes Sports Complex, Counselor Fiona Pilkington and motivational speaker Brian ‘Boca’ Glasheen. All the guest speakers were inspirational and gave positive mental health advice and information about well-being. Local Artist Marian Clarke also facilitated a painting section where people could leave their mark.


The Pop-up Café was initiated by a sub-group of RAPID AIT due to the great work, determination and commitment by the sub-group of Rapid AIT including: Imelda Farrell (Three Drives Family Resource Centre), Veronica Crowe (Tipperary ETB), Moira Merrigan (Youth Work Tipperary) and Catherine Sharpe (Knockanrawley Resource Centre).

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