Sail Against Suicide 2017 @ CYBC
For the past two years, Clontarf local Jessica Clohisey, a student leader Ambassador for Cycle Against Suicide, has hosted an event called ‘Sail Against Suicide’ in the Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club in order combat the negative stigma surrounding mental health. It has been met with overwhelming support from the community with businesses and restaurants, local celebrities and sports stars, radio and newspaper coverage, local TDs and representatives, and of course, Clontarf residents turning out in force.
Sail Against Suicide Event
Sail Against Suicide takes place again this year in the CYBC on Saturday, September 9th. The aim of the event is to spread the message that it’s ok not to feel ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help. This is a free event - food, drinks, and entertainment will be provided. You don’t have to be a sailor or a member of CYBC to attend, and if anyone would like to get out on a boat they’ll try their very best to accommodate. The event is on throughout the day, 12 pm - 6 pm, and you can even bring your dog!
The purpose of this event simply to raise awareness of the mental health issues we have in Ireland, and while over €1,000 euro was kindly donated last year which was split between Cycle Against Suicide and Aware - this is not a fundraising event. The idea is to bring the topic of mental well-being into focus within our community. We encourage residents of Clontarf and beyond to attend and help raise the profile of mental health in Ireland - together we can end the cycle of suicide.
Jessica's hard work and dedication to working on removing the stigma surrounding mental health has been recognised on a national level by the Journal online publication (click here). Be sure to head along and show your support on Saturday 9th September!