FeelGood with Pieta
Pieta are asking you to get involved in FeelGood with Pieta this year. It’s a fun and easy way to help you Connect, Be Active and Feel Good. While taking some small steps towards better mental health you can also raise the funds that Pieta needs to keep our doors open and our services free, for everyone. Our nationwide initiative encourages individuals, companies, clubs, community groups and anyone who can, to host a FeelGood event. Traditionally this initiative is held in October, but given the current climate that we find ourselves in, we have decided to bring this forward, as we have seen first-hand the benefits for those who have taken part in previous years. Simply register online to receive everything you’ll need to get started, and don’t forget to have fun!
Be Covid Compliant
When organising FeelGood events please remember to comply with all current restrictions, regulations and recommendations in line with the government’s phased reopening guidelines. Check out all current guidelines here
With the people around you - family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.
Cycle. Do a 5K walk. Go for a swim. Exercising makes you feel good.
Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Take a bit of time for you.
Why get involved?
We all know we need to be better about minding our mental health, particularly as we emerge from periods of isolation and when our health and wellbeing routines may have been interrupted, but with our increasingly demanding lives, bottomless inboxes and digital distractions, putting this into practice can be daunting.
By taking some simple steps to Connect, Be Active and Feel Good, we can promote wellbeing, improve our physical and mental health and enhance our quality of life. And that’s where FeelGood with Pieta can help. It’s simple to register, it’s fun and most of all it will make you feel good knowing that you are helping to support some of the most vulnerable in our society.
How it works
There are lots of different ways to get involved in FeelGood with Pieta, whether you're a company with 1000 employees, a community group or an individual. Pieta will support you with:
Event Planning: Pre-packaged events with step by step guidelines and top tips on how to run your events, and support from your Pieta FeelGood coordinator.
Fundraising Support: Groups and individuals can register their events online and create a fundraising page to share with colleagues, family and friends. You can also receive email support from Pieta throughout the campaign. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for any help you may need.
Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, people with suicidal ideation or anyone who has been bereaved by suicide, Pieta also provide a suicide bereavement liaison officer (SBLO) service as well as running our resilience academy and amber flag programmes. Since 2006 we have seen 50,000 people and in 2019 alone we reached over 8,000 people with our service. We rely heavily on the generosity of the public as 80% of the funding needed to keep our doors open come from the general public so your support of our FeelGood with Pieta campaign is very much appreciated. For further details on Pieta please click here
'I'm really passionate about sports and being active and most definitely I will be supporting FeelGood with Pieta again this year. What you decide to do to take part in the festival of events is not important - it's all about taking the time and reminding yourself how good you can feel, reaching out to your friends and family and enjoying time together. You'll also be helping raise vital funds for those among us who struggle with feelings of hopelessness or despair.'
Hannah Tyrell - International Rugby Player
'FeelGood with Pieta is an amazing initative and I'm thrilled to support it again this year. Pieta want you to reconnect with friends, get moving or just come together to do something fun and uplifting that makes you Feel Good.'
Moe Dunford - Actor
'I'm delighted to support FeelGood with Pieta. It's a really important initative and to take part Pieta are calling on people to get together with family, friends or workmates to organise a FeelGood event. It can be anything at all - from yoga sessions, a book club get together or that great hike along the Wild Atlantic Way. Whatever you want to do, Pieta want you to Feel Good and hopefully raise some funds along the way.'
Jack McGrath - International Rugby Player
'It's all about taking the time and reminding yourself how good you can feel, reaching out to others and enjoying time together. Take the time to share time with friends, family and enjoy what's most important in life'
Derry Clarke - Chef
Where your money goes
Keeps the light on for a day at one of our 15 centres
A crisis counselling sessions between scheduled sessions
An entire course of counselling for a person with suicidal ideation
Three calls into our 24/7 nationwide helpline
First session of a dedicated therapy session
Delivers our entire Resilience Academy programme to one school
To make a donation
or to lodge the funds raised
from your event go to
Alternatively for bank transfers
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