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In 2021 we saw our month-long sea swimming fundraiser challenge for our services called Coldtober go national, so all of Ireland could take part!  

Twenty+ different locations around Ireland saw participants take part by going for a swim every day for this 31 day challenge in their local sea swimming area.

Thank you to the 490 participants from 21 counties across Ireland who took part in Coldtober 2021!

Coldtober 2022 by Helplink Mental Health

We are so excited to open registrations for Coldtober 2022, our annual fundraising event for the month of October, each day we invite you to join us in this month-long sea swimming fundraiser challenge to help us get one step closer to meeting our mission; to support children, young people and adults with their mental health.

Follow the journey on our social media pages, and tag us on Instagram @HelplinkMentalHealthTwitter @HelplinkMH and Facebook @HelplinkMentalHealth.

Coldtober 2022 by Helplink Mental Health

We also have a Coldtober 2022 Facebook Group. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #Coldtober!

The first 500 participants to register for the challenge will receive a Coldtober Portwest beanie from our sponsor Portwest Ireland, and the delicious, unique Solaris Tea to warm you up after your sea swim.

For anyone who would like to take part but isn’t near a sea swimming spot, you can take part by having a 30-second cold shower each day!

Coldtober 2022 by Helplink Mental Health

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Coldtober 2021 Participants

Coldtober Donations Support Us to Provide:

  • our free and low cost mental health services; for children, young people and adults; 7 days a week and out–of–hours, nationally and locally (West of IRL)
  • our free international counselling service for Irish citizens – so far we have supported our citizens with their mental health while abroad in 36 countries, and counting…
  • our free gambling addiction counselling that is available nationwide by phone and online; 7 days a week and out-of-hours
  • our e-learning platform Mind Hacks ( that provides free video and podcast libraries on mental health and also our unique student mental wellbeing workshops (primary, secondary and third level)

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