“We need to grow mental wellness in Clondalkin, we need to be aware of anyone struggling and provide whatever supports we can and I believe these short talks will help create awareness about some of the many issues”, stated Cllr. Francis Timmons. The hope is to run this in Knockmitten and then run it in other venues based on feedback after talks, it’s a free event that will only cost you two hours of your time, registration is essential for the night.

On the 26th of February from 7pm to 9pm in Knockmitten Community Centre. Cllr Timmons added  “Rachel Sommers from Somers Psychotherapy and Counselling Clondalkin came up with the name and was a great help in developing the running order. I felt an event that would focus on the age from birth to 25 It’s a wide age group but from the first talk that will focus on the importance of attachment through to talks on wellbeing, transitions, sexuality, mental health to community connections and it will cover a wide range of issues that all aimed at growing mental wellness”. Speakers will include Karen Costello from Blue Skies, Paula Galvin a primary school teacher,  Kate Brilly from Somers Psychotherapy, Jamie Kenny from Outhouse and Declan Hanley from Jigsaw.

To register for a free place please at the event logon to www.francistimmons.com/growingclondalkin/