GAA stars join Covid mental health debate

MC for the event is former Cavan footballer, Alan O’Mara, a well-known mental health advocate, author, and podcaster.

Local Cavan and Monaghan GAA stars will contribute to a webinar on building resilience and supporting mental well-being next week.

Cavan Monaghan HSE in partnership with the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), Cavan and Monaghan GAA and Monaghan Education Centre, have developed the webinar to discuss the challenges we are all facing during this pandemic while exploring some practical tips and tools for managing our mental health.

The online event will take place on Monday, November 16, from 7pm to 8:15pm.

MC for the event is former Cavan footballer, Alan O’Mara, a well-known mental health advocate, author, and podcaster.

He will be joined by Cavan senior football captain Raymond Galligan and former Monaghan LGFA captain Sharon Courtney, lecturer in TU Dublin.

Their conversation will touch on how they have adapted their wellbeing habits during the pandemic while highlighting some of the structures and networks they turn to for support during challenging times.

The webinar will also include ‘An Introduction to Psychological First Aid’, delivered by local psychologists for Cavan-Monaghan, Aedamar Bergin and Philip Clarke. This section will provide guidance on how to support those around us in our schools, communities, clubs and homes during these challenging times.

The importance of attending to our wellbeing while supporting others is also outlined. Joining the presenters will be Colin Regan, GAA Community & Health manager, and there will be an opportunity for those tuning in to submit questions to the panel.

To register for this online event follow the link HERE.

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