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Building on last year’s successful sea-swimming fundraising challenge organised by students from NUI Galway, for our services, we at Helplink are delighted to announce that we will be holding a national, month-long sea swimming fundraiser challenge for our services called Coldtober!

We are going National, so all of Ireland can take part!

Coldtober is a 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.

Twenty+ different locations around Ireland will see participants going for a swim every day for this 31 day challenge in their local sea swimming area.

Follow the journey on our social media pages, and tag us on Instagram @HelplinkMentalHealth or Twitter @HelplinkMH and use our hashtag #Coldtober to join in.

Registrations are now closed – thank you to the 490 participants from 21 counties across Ireland who are taking part!

We hope all our lovely participants taking part in the challenge are enjoying the goodies from our sponsors, including our Coldtober Portwest beanie, and our 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!

By registering to Coldtober you agree to our Terms & Conditions

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 student/employee wellbeing workshops

Main Sponsors

Want to get involved, or become a sponsor? Contact us at

Tag us on your Social Media pages using our hashtag #Coldtober