Mental health awareness on the brain in Tulla

Tulla mental health awareness coffee day hosts Nicola Murphy and Ellen Solon aim to raise much-needed funds and promote positive mental health at the grounds of Tulla United on Saturday, January 26 in aid of Ennis Mental Health.

COFFEE, tea, cakes and advice will be a plenty when the sixth annual Tulla mental health awareness day gets underway next week.

The charity coffee day is designed to not only raise vital funds but to help people better understand the various mental health services available to them around Clare. 

The annual fundraiser is set to benefit local mental health service and charity, Ennis Mental Health Association (MHA), this year, who will be represented on the day.

While a key aspect of the charity coffee day is to raise crucial monies for the much-needed service, the event also aims to promote mental health awareness by highlighting personal experiences and by encouraging people to avail of such services when in need.

One such speaker will be personal trainer and mental health advocate, Cillian Keane of Hustle Fitness in Ennis who is set to speak and give a personal insight into his life ‘living with Bipolar’.

The annual event is the brainchild of Nicola Murphy and Ellen Solon who have been raising funds and awareness for mental health in East Clare and further afield for the past six years. 

“We would like to thank everyone for their help in the previous years,” said Tulla mental health awareness coffee day co-host, Ellen Solon. 

The event organisers also took time to thank Aidan Fawl and Shane McGrath of East Clare Fitness in Kilkishen who have “kindly agreed” to donate proceeds from a upcoming class which takes  on Wednesday, January 23, to the cause.

Ennis MHA aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to individuals and communities throughout the county and to support people who experience mental health difficulties on their journey of recovery as well as to their families and carers.

This year’s highly-anticipated Tulla mental health awareness coffee day takes place in Tulla United clubhouse on Saturday, January 26, from 10am to 4pm, with guest speaker Cillian Keane set to talk to those in attendance from 11am on the day. 

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