Mental Health Awareness Week in Buttercrane

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Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Buttercrane MHAWButtercrane Shopping Centre and their nominated charities, Samaritans, PIPS and the Michaela Foundation will be hosting a series of events on the Mall to raise awareness of Mental Health issues as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from 8th – 14th May. Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem.
  Mental Health Awareness Week encourages everyone to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the initiative asks why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.
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25th March 2017The Royals are also highlighting the issue of men’s mental health in recent weeks through their charity Heads Together and their #oktosay campaign.
  Speaking to Newry Times, Peter Murray, Buttercrane Centre Manager said, “This is an issue which affects our whole community – young and old and it’s something each of our nominated charities face on a daily basis. “PIPS, Samaritans and the Michaela Foundation can offer help, support and assist those ‘not thriving’ to take positive steps to help them feel better.
  Peter added, “This is a campaign Buttercrane is very proud to support and we’re delighted to work with our nominated charities and be part of a national conversation on Mental Health.” Visit the Buttercrane and support their nominated charities from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th May and help ignite a national conversation about whether we are surviving or thriving and what we can do to bring about change.
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertEvents include a Lego Firewalk, 24 hour Treadmill, Knit and Natter, Zumba demonstrations, Positive Thoughts acts of kindness and ‘A Bag of Worries’ book reading sessions in Easons for children.

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