Mind YourSelf - All Ireland Run For Your County
September 13, 2013
Want to be part of an All-Ireland Winning Team? If your county never makes it to Croke Park in September or you didn't qualify to represent your county at the Community Games Finals in Mosney when you were 12, then now is the time to put that right. This is a fun run where you get to compete for your county in your county colours. One county will be crowned winners and get bragging rights for the year. Whether you are Irish by birth, descent or spirit you can adopt a county, don their colours and run 5k or 10k for them. There will be a 5k, 10k and children's 2k race.
Clapham Common . Sunday 20th October . 10.00am
Â£15 for the 5k, Â£25 for the 10k and Â£5 for the kids 2k run .
For more information on how to register for the run go to: www.mind-yourself.co.uk
All Ireland Run For Your County 5k and 10k Run
Speakers Brief for discussion on
Smiles to Suicide: The Mental Health of Irish People in London
Southwark Town Hall, Tooley St, SE1
26th November 6.30-8.30pm
Mind Yourself is working to address health inequalities in the Irish Community in London. As well as providing direct support services we believe that it is necessary to understand the reason for the significant inequalities the community experiences. We recognise that a person's health and wellbeing are the result of a combination of personal, familial, community and cultural factors. We want to explore the complexity of what makes individuals and communities healthy and get away from the binary view often expressed of good/bad or right/wrong. We hope that as a result of each of the discussions people will come away better informed and also with an additional perspective they hadn't considered previously.
This year we are hosting 3 discussions on the health of Irish people , each with invited speakers and an opportunity for people to contribute from the audience. This discussion is the third.
We are inviting 4 speakers to contribute for 15 minutes and then there will be open discussion/participation from the audience for 1 hour. There will be a moderator.
We are not asking panel speakers to present large volumes of data or research, though of course you might need to include some statistics to elucidate a point. We hope you can present some thoughts, observations and questions which occur to you arising from your experience/understanding of this topic. This might include some paradoxes and contradictions, ideas which have fallen by the wayside, things which you feel aren't or can't be spoken about. While in the course of the discussion differences/similarities in perspective might become apparent we are not asking anyone to hold only one point of view. In many ways this would defeat our efforts to explore the nuances of health influencing factors.
Director, Mind Yourself