Black tie Ball in Druids Glen on
in support of a positive approach to mental health
This year the Friends of Newcastle Hospital are investing their time and energy in developing an out door wellbeing and exercise centre in the grounds of the hospital.
Research shows that exercise boosts your self-esteem’, said Evelyn Cawley Chairwoman of the Friends, ‘improves your sleep, releases tension, anger and fatigue, and increases motivation. Overall having a healthy body is good for the mind and this new centre will be an excellent facility to help people with this ”.
“The evening is primarily to create a greater awareness of the importance of ‘good mental health and physical wellbeing” said David, “as well as making mental health an everyday issue. If it matters to us all then the stigma attached to getting help when we need it can be reduced”.
Simon Harris TD, Minister of State at the Departments of Finance & Public Expenditure said,“Promoting a positive approach to mental health and having communities supporting this approach is all of our responsibilities. We are lucky to live in a county with so many people willing to put time and effort into promoting this environment”.
Dr Justin Brophy Clinical Director of Newcastle Hospital said how much the last ball has contributed to important recovery focussed initiatives in the locality and many peoples’ lives have benefited as a result. He expected this would be continued with the success of this years event, and like others, also looked forward to a most enjoyable and fun evening’s entertainment as part of that.”
The wellbeing and exercise centre will be the third instillation developed by the Friends and will be an addition to the ‘Recovery Garden’ developed last year and the Sli na Slainte walk which is in progress. Their work to-date has been both to promote a positive environment in which people experiencing mental stress and ill health can recovery, as well as providing practical supports and help for individuals and their families.
‘Black Tie’ event is on Friday 6th. March in Druids Glen and tickets can be booked with Marie: 01 2819001. Tickets for the event are €75