Gym+Coffee raise awareness for World Mental Health Day

Gym+Coffee is an athleisure brand and community of people with a passion to Make Life Richer. Proudly designed in Ireland, Gym+Coffee was created in 2017 by three friends on a mission to bring high quality athletic clothing to a nation that was quickly making the corner cafe and Ireland’s stunning natural landscape the new social hubs.

They are now Ireland’s largest and most recognisable athleisure brand serving their community from their Clubhouses in Ireland and the UK and continuing to expand their online presence in Australia, North America, Europe and the rest of the globe.

The strength of Gym+Coffee lies in it’s ever-growing community of adventurers. They are committed to innovating, growing and adventuring alongside them, every step of the way.

Very recently, Irish athleisure brand Gym+Coffee hosted +Pause sanctuary to unwind, recharge and prioritise wellbeing. International superstar, Niall Horan, in partnership with Ireland’s leading athleisure brand, Gym+Coffee, has announced a guided sleep narration for World Mental Health Day.

The special mindfulness audio is part of Gym+Coffee’s commitment to its community to Make Life Richer after it hosted +Pause, a sanctuary in southeast London (Menier Penthouse, SE1 1UN) between 7th – 9th October to unwind, recharge and prioritise wellbeing.

Niall, famous for his singing, will use his dulcet tones to help listeners sleep easier with a script written by an extreme sleeping outdoors adventurer and expert storyteller, Phoebe Smith. In recent studies, the Irish accent was regarded as the second most popular ASMR selection for YouTube videos1 and the most attractive2 with many feeling calmer and more prepared to dream when listening.

Currently 1 in 3 Brits suffer from poor sleep, with stress, computers and working from home often blamed3. Consistently struggling to sleep and interrupted dreaming can cause serious medical conditions, like clinical depression, anxiety disorders and shorter life expectancy. Achieving a great quality of sleep can help to boost mental wellbeing and with those suffering from anxiety and depression getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night, there is the need for greater awareness on the importance of getting a good night’s rest. 

In a recent survey by Gym+Coffee of 4,500 people, the average mental wellbeing score looking at how they felt over the last 2 years was just 6 out of 10. However, nearly 60% said that they use exercise as a key part in managing their mental health but found it difficult to find the time to fit this in. Nearly 50% of survey participants also found it a struggle to switch off from their electrical devices, with social media contributing to an average lower mental wellbeing score of just 4 out of 10 as a direct result of online use.

+Pause was created by Gym+Coffee to help those attending to take a moment to reflect, build real connection with themselves and with others, and embrace physical activity, mindfulness and learn about techniques to support mental wellbeing. The event hosted must-try experiences and activities run by some of the UK’s leading wellbeing therapists, the biggest names in the fitness and mental health space, alongside promoting work with charities and social enterprises.

The three-day event also included discussions with mental health and fitness activist, and RunTalkRun founder, Jess Robson, relief through Therapy Dogs Nationwide, famed laughter therapist Lotte Mikkelsen and an exclusive workshop by empowerment coach, Megan Rose Lane.

Gym+Coffee, co-founder, Diarmuid McSweeney said: “We are committed to Make Life Richer for our community and this World Mental Health Day, we hope to help more find balance and greater wellbeing. With Niall Horan’s involvement and the +Pause event, we want to bring greater awareness that everyone has an opportunity to sleep and improve their mental health without limits.”

Niall Horan commented: “With many struggling to sleep during these crazy times of the past 18 months, I was keen to get involved in Gym+Coffee’s initiative and help in any way possible. It’s really amazing to watch world mental health day grow and we can clearly see a path for change. I hope that as many people as possible got to enjoy the +Pause event and took a time out for themselves.”

To listen to the exclusive soothing sleep narration recorded by Gym+Coffee ambassador Niall Horan, please visit

Built around inclusivity, Gym+Coffee launched recently the Kin collection, which is its vibrant and fully unisex capsule that embraces bold designs whilst maintaining Gym+Coffee’s signature high functionality and premium feel.

Through bold designs, the Kin capsule provides a premium feel, with high functionality and availability to all genders. The collection ranges from £30 – £70 coming in XS – XXL sizing options to offer a wide range of styling fits. Each product also comes in two varying colourways that includes Crisp White, Pacific Green and Soft Mauve, to provide a greater range of options for people to wear.

The Kin Collection is some of Gym+Coffee’s boldest designs to date, combining casual street style with athletic materials, it has a little something for everyone and can be worn by anyone.

Gym+Coffee co-founder Diarmuid McSweeney said, “We’re hugely excited to announce the launch of our latest collection. The Kin capsule primarily aims to highlight the idea of inclusivity, something we at Gym+Coffee truly believe in and aim to promote in the various initiatives we undertake within the company. The collection supports our commitment to offer gender-neutral styles and we hope the exciting designs offer a high quality, premium feel clothing range that is accessible to everyone in the community.”

In 2020, it launched its first collection of sustainable athleisure products and continues to broaden its positive impact through partnerships with organisations, like, One Tree Planted, where it has committed to planting 50,000 trees to help with global reforestation efforts. With its Waste2Wear project it offers award-winning sustainable products, like, its carry-bags made from recycled materials, while it has recently launched 100% compostable packaging for all standard delivery and courier parcels. Via social initiatives with partners, like, The Sanctuary Runners, it also works with refugees and asylum seekers living in Ireland’s Direct Provision system.

Join them + their community and get engaged through their programmes like the G+C Training Squad or connect with them via our social channels, their Pic of the Week series and their Make Life Richer Hub.

However you show up, they’re here for it.

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