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In 2021 Helplink Mental Health set about developing our annual fundraiser Coldtober™, to help us to continue to provide and expand the mental health services we deliver to children, young people, and adults across Ireland; 7 days a week and out-of-hours

We can’t believe that we are now going into our third year of Coldtober™ and we are delighted that you are thinking about joining this year!

Not only is this challenge good for the people we serve as it brings in much needed funding, but it is also good for your own health and mental wellbeing as cold water has been shown to have many benefits such as improved immune systems and blood flow to better mental health.

Over the past two years we have encouraged >900 participants to try and do 31 days of cold dips or cold showers 


This year we are leaving it up to you to do as many cold dips (in safe outdoor swimming spots) and/or cold showers (20 seconds) as you feel comfortable with doing; you set your own goal for this challenge across October! 

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

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

The first 500 participants to register for the challenge will receive a Coldtober neck warmer (gator) from one of our sponsors Portwest Ireland, and other goodies in your pack to help you with the challenge. 

*By registering to Coldtober you agree to our Terms & Conditions



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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 40 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 mental wellbeing workshops for 6th class primary school children (The Voyage) and young people 15 to 25 years (Mind How You Go).


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

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