Our Coffee Morning

Through our monthly chats on our online coffee morning, we are often inspired by the topics that come up.

These topics can range from the joys of being a pet owner, the pros and cons of parachute jumping, and some personal stories that are shared with messages that have helped us all.

In our blog, we share those pieces that made us smile or think for a while.

We hope they might inspire conversations of your own…

Hybrid Coffee Morning by Jessica Brady

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On Monday morning we entered into a new setup for the Havin’ a Laugh Coffee Morning.

Hybrid Coffee Morning by Eamon Ò Clèirigh

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We had a good turnout for our first Having a Laugh face-to-face coffee morning since the beginning of the lockdown.

Hybrid Coffee Mornings

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Our Havin’ a Laugh Coffee mornings are going hybrid! We are delighted to be able to meet in person again for our monthly coffee mornings in The Blind Tiger as well as online.

Coffee Morning 4th October 2021

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The October Coffee Morning was a joy as always, with two clear areas of chat on this occasion – the first being achievements and the second regarding easing of Coronavirus restrictions.

Coffee Morning 6th September 2021

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As usual, the conversation at the Havin’ a Laugh Coffee Morning was full of variety. Most of the conversation centered on things we do in our spare time, from kayaking, to painting, to travelling and, of course, seeing as it was a morning with only women, online shopping.

Coffee Morning 9th August 2021

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A wide variety of topics were discussed at this month’s Coffee Morning, with the majority of the conversation about available Mental Health services. We also had a visit from Riona Rochford from the Volunteer Centre in Sligo, who had lots of great information on Volunteering. Inevitably, given the fact that we are Irish, the coffee morning started with a chat about the weather.

Coffee Morning 5th July 2021

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July’s Havin’ a Laugh Coffee Morning was another morning well spent. Lots of issues were discussed in the informal yet informative chat. The thing that struck me about this coffee morning and the last is that everyone is always respectful of one another during discussions.

Coffee Morning 14th June 2021

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Through our monthly chats on our online coffee morning we are often inspired by the topics that come up. These topics can range from the joys of being a pet owner, the pros and cons of parachute jumping and some personal stories are shared with messages that have helped us all. In our blog we share those pieces that made us smile or think for a while. We hope they might inspire conversations of your own.

THE BOOK

The Book is a collection of great stories, jokes, poems, art, and imagery that will inspire and delight. It’s a wonderful book that you can easily dip in and out of and it would also make a wonderful gift.

All of the amazing content in The Book was submitted by people from Sligo, Leitrim and beyond between the ages of 6 and 94, and proceeds from sales will go directly towards building our new online voucher buddy platform.

Proceeds from ‘The Book’

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All proceeds from the sale of 'The Book' will go directly towards building our new online voucher buddy platform.
Spirit of Life

‘The Book’ Spirit of Life Sections

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In the Spirit of Life sections of the book, you can enjoy a variety of beautiful photographs, illustrations, stories, and poems.
You Gotta Laugh

‘The Book’ You Gotta Laugh Sections

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In the You Gotta Laugh sections of 'The Book', have a good ole chuckle at some of the funny photographs, illustrations, stories, and poems.

‘The Book’ Turning Point Section

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In the Turning Point section of ‘The Book’, you can view our contributor’s thoughtful and inspiring stories, poems, illustrations, and photos.

‘The Book’ Kids Section

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In the Kids section of 'The Book', our talented younger contributors have shared a selection of stories, jokes and poems that will make you smile.

‘The Book’ Contributors & Volunteers

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At Havin’ A Laugh we have been blown away by the quality of submissions for the book. People were so generous in sharing their words and art with us.

Havin’ a Laugh: Life behind ‘The Book’

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At Havin' a Laugh we are delighted to be taking part in the First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival this year.

The Book 2020 ~ Sponsorship

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We have had a few requests for sponsorship and so are including a sponsors section! We have been given until Wed July 29th by our designers to gather sponsors for the book.

The Book 2020 ~ Coming Soon

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We are so amazed by the volume of submissions and the personal stories shared. Thank you all so much. We’re now going through the selection process and getting ready to go to print.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our mission is to assist with the promotion of positive mental health through life-enhancing activities, connecting people and Havin’ a Laugh. We create events for everyone that showcase the excellent life-enhancing activities available to us in the Northwest of Ireland.

We believe that those of us who are ‘up for it and at it’ can inspire those who may not yet have that drive, and by taking part in one of our awareness events, you will get the added benefits of becoming more energised, clear-headed and relaxed.

Hybrid Coffee Mornings

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Our Havin’ a Laugh Coffee mornings are going hybrid! We are delighted to be able to meet in person again for our monthly coffee mornings in The Blind Tiger as well as online.

Family BBQ & Outdoor Cinema Evening

Join us on Saturday 9th of October for a family fun evening at our event site on Annaghmore estate.

The Chair Yoga Collection

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These community Chair Yoga sessions were started in November of 2020 to provide support to our community with accessible and soothing practices.