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.
PJ Murphy Chairperson of Mayo Mental Health Association Passionate speech on "World Mental Health day"
Dear Body Image,
I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye with each other, at times our relationship is very hot and cold. When we co-exist well together I feel on top of the world, and my confidence levels soar. I feel like I can take on anything life throws at me, and even if it’s a typical Irish gloomy day and I’m drenched running to work, I still feel great.
Did you know that most work organisations provide an allocation of hours for you to partake in some Volunteer work!! If you are lucky enough to fall within this bracket then why not get in touch with us here at MMHA and allocate some time to an array of events that we organise throughout the year. We are critically aware that volunteers are crucial to help maintain life, just like Mental Health awareness services that we promote to the people of Mayo daily.
My name is Katie Moore; I’m 30 years old and from Co. Mayo. I’m a visual artist. I love to travel, explore different countries and experience other cultures. I enjoy keeping fit, I have run 3 marathons, the most recent one being the New York City Marathon. I’m a real foodie and love to cook!
Something had changed. He wasn’t acting himself. It was winter 2000 and I was visiting my best friend before the Christmas period or maybe it was Halloween. Not that there ever needed to be a reason for such a visit. I had known Gerald since I was a child. But something had happened since I last saw him that summer and if anything that initial realization is a memory I still vividly recall.
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