Metis Ireland recently held the second #MetisMusicForMentalHealth event in Dolan’s Warehouse on January 12th last. The original gig in January 2018 was meant as a “one off” but the success and subsequent feedback meant that another gig was on the cards.

 

Fast forward to January 2019 and a line-up of local artists including Corpus Christi Choir Moyross, Dora Gola, Dylan Murphy, Conor Ward, Emma Langford, Louise O’Flanagan and Broken Cord, Stray Saints, David Hope, Shannon Gospel Choir with surprise guest comedian Jon Kenny together with Meghann Scully as compere and a packed Dolan’s Warehouse guaranteed another fantastic night of entertainment.

 

But what is all this about.

 

At Metis Ireland our ethos is to give back where possible. The issues of Mental Health have never been as big a problem in our society as they are today. You would think that in a modern country with everything “on tap” that life should be good….for everyone. I have news for you ..IT ISN’T. Far from it in fact. Today’s world brings with it massive pressures and statistics are jumping off the page where the issues of Mental Health are concerned.

 

This scourge is not restricted to any particular sector of society and it affects the well off and the not so well off equally.

 

We are not trying to solve anything because this issue is MASSIVE. What we are trying to do along with many others is bring AWARENESS to a situation that in itself causes the problem to deepen.

 

If someone is sick with a “normal” illness …they get help…take medicine or whatever.

 

Having a Mental Health problem is not curable with medicine BUT getting help is essential. What happens however is people bottle up the “illness” because it is perceived as “not normal”. This in itself worsens an already chronic situation and so the horrendous statistics multiply.

 

#MetisMusicForMentalHealth is an event linking artists, music, people and awareness of this situation to put Mental Health in the spotlight for a little while AND raise some funds for the organisations that work at the coalface every day.

 

This year the gig raised €21,000 and supported Limerick Suicide Watch, Pieta House and Corpus Christi Primary School Moyross in their daily endeavours to help others.

 

Photo: Cian Reinhardt
Photo: Cian Reinhardt
Photo: Cian Reinhardt

 

Our firm Metis Ireland would like to thank ALL of Limerick Business who helped us raise this money and by attending a packed out venue and ensured a successful and enjoyable evening. All the people who helped in organising the event and all the artists who took part AT NO CHARGE….. We are eternally grateful and we know that together PEOPLE ARE GOOD.

 

We at Metis Ireland wish everyone a healthy and happy year ahead and look after yourselves.

 

Remember the theme on the night …Be Happy, Be Sad, Be Yourself.

 


 

 

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Metis Ireland Financial Planning Ltd t/a Metis Ireland is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.


All content provided in these blog posts is intended for information purposes only and should not be interpreted as financial advice. You should always engage the services of a fully qualified independent financial adviser before entering any financial contract. Metis Ireland Financial Planning Ltd t/a Metis Ireland will not be held responsible for any actions taken as a result of reading these blog posts.