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Rory and Joe share a cup of tea and a chat

Sunday, 3rd September, 2017 10:00am
Rory and Joe share a cup of tea and a chat

Rory Cowan and RTE’s Joe Duffy pictured at the launch of Suicide or Survive’s (SOS), National Tea Break campaign in The Liberties. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN

Rory and Joe share a cup of tea and a chat

Rory Cowan and RTE’s Joe Duffy pictured at the launch of Suicide or Survive’s (SOS), National Tea Break campaign in The Liberties. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN

RORY Cowan shared a chat and a cup of tea with RTE’s Joe Duffy in the heart of The Liberties last week for the launch of Suicide or Survive’s (SOS) National Tea Break campaign.

SOS and friends joined together to talk about mental health over a cup of tea at its Liberties Communi’Tea’ Break event with local community group, SWICN (South West Inner City Network).

SOS’s National Tea Break campaign, which runs throughout the month of September, invites the nation to get talking about mental health over a cup of tea, and raise funds for the Irish charity to continue its innovative and life changing wellness programmes, which it delivers nationwide.

Rory (formerly of Mrs Brown’s Boys)  joined members of the local community, and shared a chat and a cup of tea with one of the nation’s best listeners, Joe Duffy at The Green Door Market, Newmarket, Dublin 8.

The Communi’Tea’ Break offered the perfect opportunity for friends, family, colleagues and the local community in The Liberties to gather together to help break down the stigma around mental health in Ireland, ahead of September’s National Tea Break and World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, September 10.

Speaking at the launch, Rory said: “It was a pleasure to come down to Newmarket today and have a cup of tea with the team from Suicide or Survive to help launch their upcoming National Tea Break campaign.

“The idea the Tea Break campaign is simple - to get the nation talking and raise funds, so that we can all make a difference to mental health issues in Ireland.”

Adding to this, Joe Duffy commented: “I’m delighted to be here today to support Suicide or Survive. Mental health is something that affects everyone, and as a nation, we need to join together to try and lift the stigma surrounding it. Presenting Liveline on national radio, I know how difficult, but also how helpful, talking about mental health can be. Whether it be having a chat with a friend, a family member or a colleague, over a cup of tea is the perfect way.”

SOS invites people to get talking about mental health and host a tea break. To take part in the National Tea Break, simply register and download a pack from www.suicideorsurvive.ie, then all that’s left is to get the community together, pop on the kettle and get chatting.

The National Tea Break pack includes everything needed to host a successful tea break.  All funds raised will be invested in bringing Suicide or Survives’ unique programmes and services to communities across the nation.

To find out more about Suicide or Survive and the National Tea Break, visit www.suicideorsurvive, or call 1890 577 577 to speak to a SOS representative.

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