The Aidan Heavey Public Library, Athlone is delighted to play host to an exhibition of posters from undergraduate students of Graphic Design at AIT. The students’ brief was to create a campaign to build public awareness of the service provided by Midlands Living Links and to encourage those who may need help to make the call to (086 ) 1600641.
The result is an exciting range of posters which are thought-provoking, supportive, and informative. They are also sensitive to the role of Midlands Living Links which is to provide help, information, and support to those bereaved by suicide.
Paula O’Dornan, A/County Librarian said “We are delighted to work with Midlands Living Links to host this exhibition in Athlone Library as it not only showcases the talents of these emerging young graphic artists but also reinforces the message that help is available for those who are feeling overwhelmed by their circumstances; indeed Christmas can be a lonely and a trying time for many people.”
Since the launch of Westmeath Libraries’ Healthy Reading Scheme, the library has endeavoured to support initiatives such as this which encourage resilience and mindfulness. The exhibition will be on display in Athlone Library from Thursday, December 10 until the first week in January. To find out more about healthy reading and the current exhibition drop into the library or visit www.westmeathcoco.ie/library for details of opening hours.
The first Living Links group was set up in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary in 2002 as a response to a suicide in the local community. Today with specially trained bereavement counsellors, Living Links is a most important support service for families bereaved by suicide. You can contact Midlands Living Links by emailing [email protected] for more information or visit their Facebook site.