Coldtober by Helplink Mental Health
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Stay Tuned for Coldtober 2023!

In 2021 we saw our month-long sea swimming fundraiser challenge for our services called Coldtober go national, with 490 participants across Ireland taking part in Coldtober 2021!

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.

In 2022 our Coldtober fundraiser went international, with participants taking part from across 7 countries; Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Palestine, and Ireland!

We received donations from 20+ countries across the globe including; Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Portugal, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, Vietnam, Finland, Hungray, India, Tanzania, the UK, USA, and Ireland!

Registrations for Coldtober 2023, will open in Autumn 2023, and each day we invite you to join us in our 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.

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

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

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