The Healthy Clubs Initiative was created in 2013 as part of the Healthy Ireland Framework in improving health and well-being 2013-2025. The initiative is supported by Healthy Ireland, the HSE, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and Irish Life. The aim of this initiative was to ensure that every club would become a focal point for health and well-being (GAA Community & Health Department, 2018). Through this initiative, and to meet Healthy Irelands’ goal of improving health and well-being in the community, a new program was recently developed in County Mayo.
In partnership with the Movement Gym (Castlebar), Mayo Mental Health Association, Mayo GAA and the HSE ‘Moving your Mind’ was developed and designed to create awareness within rural communities on the connections between physical health and mental health.
First Annual Youthreach Gaelic Football 7s
Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence to host unique event
On Wednesday 20th June 2018 the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo hosted teams from Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Longford as part of the first annual Youthreach GAA 7s competition. The competition is designed to promote participation in Gaelic Games amongst Youthreach Trainees.
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