GROW offices officially opened in Limerick city
It was great to attend the official opening of GROW’s new Limerick offices on 33, Henry Street last night. This project was generously supported by JP McManus ProAm 2010 Fund and was opened by Alan Quinlan during World Mental Health Week.
GROW, supported by the HSE, has been providing community mental health services in the Mid West Region for over 25 years. For most of that time, the organisation has leased various premises in Mallow Street and O’Connell Street.
Now, with assistance from the 2010 JP McManus ProAm fund, GROW has recently purchased the ground floor of 33 Henry Street, formerly Limerick Plant Hire. These premises form the hub for GROW’s operations in the Mid West (Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary) and provide office space for regional staff and meeting/training rooms for those availing of GROW’s services. The premises also now serves as the registered address for Grow in Ireland.
Alan Quinlan spoke excellently about the importance of having a service like GROW based in the city centre. Alan has been outspoken in the past about his own struggles with anxiety and depression and was a fitting figure to official open the new venue.
Also speaking at the event was our Mayor Gerry McLoughlin who recently opened up about his personal fight with depression during a period of his life. Gerry payed particular respect to the team of volunteers who have helped GROW develop in Limerick.
If anyone would like any further information GROW can be contacted at www.grow.ie or by contacting 061-318813.