The West Tipperary Mental Health Association is undertaking a World Record attempt to highlight the need to make mental health a national priority. The aim is to bring as many people as possible together at Tipperary Racecourse on Sunday August 9th to attempt a new World Record by getting people to participate in ‘Rock the Boat’. Yes it is the same ‘Rock the Boat’ that we all engage in at weddings and other functions but this time it is intended that it will be the biggest one ever with the aim of creating a new World Record. It is anticipated that a guest celebrity will lead the event which will be shown on a large screen in the racecourse.
This World Record attempt should capture the imagination of young and old alike and everyone is invited to participate. It will all happen at Tipperary Racecourse on Sunday August 9th in association with the Tipperary Race Meeting. This day is also the Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort Ladies Day and the first race is at 2.30pm. It will be a day with the best of racing, marquee entertainment, barbeque, music, and fun for all the family! It will also be very affordable as thanks to Peter Roe and the Tipperary Race Course committee, a limited number of tickets will be on sale in advance of the meeting at the specially reduced rate of €10 for single adult and €20 for family ticket. Under 18’s will be admitted free on the day. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of advance tickets will go to the West Tipperary Mental Health Association. Tickets are now on sale from members of the W.T.M.H.A. and from local outlets. Further information from 086-3147879.
Before and after “Rock the Boat” there will be something for all music lovers, young and old alike, as a large group of well known local artists will be there to entertain everyone. During the event they will all perform “Heal the World,” signifying that those present need to have their voices heard in calling for increased awareness in the promotion of positive mental health. Regardless of style, hats, heels, age or gender you are invited to participate in ‘Rocking the Boat’ for Mental Health. This event will be the first of its kind in Ireland so don’t miss it and be part of a new world record!!
The West Tipperary Mental Health Association (W.T.M.H.A.) is one of over a hundred associations throughout Ireland affiliated to Mental Health Ireland and sharing the same aims and objectives as the national body. It is a voluntary organisation that aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with mental illness, their families, and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights. This very novel event will highlight the urgent need for an Awareness Campaign to help reduce the stigma that is attached to mental illness. In this time of economic decline people need support and understanding more than ever. Sadly, it is the stigma of this illness, which prevents so many to seek help and achieve recovery and all too often results in tragedy.
So be at Tipperary on Sunday August 9th and make a difference for Mental Health!
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