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Sail Against Suicide 2017

Sail Against Suicide Returns to Clontarf

Each year Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club host an incredible day of sailing and and community fun to create awareness of mental health and give the local community a chance to feel the benefits of wind, water and sail. There is nothing like to blow away the cobwebs.

Sail Against Suicide will take place again this year in Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club on September 9th.

Set up and by 18 year old sailor Jessica Clohisey in 2015, ‘Sail Against Suicide’ is now into its third annual year in Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club. The day aims to combat the negative stigma surrounding mental health. It was met with overwhelming support from our community in previous years 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 all spreading the word that “It is OK not to feel OK”.

Free food, drinks, and entertainment are all provided. You don’t have to be a sailor or a member of CYBC to attend, and if anyone would like to get on out on a boat they’ll try their very best to accommodate. The event is on throughout the day, 12pm – 6pm, 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 in previous  years, 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. Local residents in the region are encouraged to attend and help raise the profile of mental health in Ireland.

Saturday 9th September 12pm to 6pm …

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