News & Notes from Clann na nGael 23.11.2015

Health and Wellbeing Night

Clann Na nGael launched their Health & Wellbeing information evening in the Clubhouse in Johnstown on Thursday night last (November 12th).


The key elements of this Launch is to ensure appropriate policies are in place, that a supportive and open culture is fostered, to ensure that the club is open and welcoming to all in the community, and to create suitable health and wellbeing programmes.


Noel Collins, the County Health and Wellbeing Officer gave the first talk. Noel introduced the topic and stressed the importance the topic is given by the GAA at national, provincial, and county level. There were three further talks. Sharon McManus Cooley, the Clann na nGael Health and Wellbeing Officer outlined Clann’s Health and Wellbeing strategy and pointed out the importance of Defibrillator training. Mary McGrath of the HSE outlined the Mental Health courses that are available free of charge from the HSE and stepped the audience through the “Little Things” that we all can do to improve our mental health. Finally, Justin Campbell, a member of the GAA’s National Health & Wellbeing Committee and retired Galway Hurler talked on Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling.


The audience was very impressed with the quality of the talks and there was huge interest in having follow up courses on areas such as Mental Health, Healthy Eating, and Defibrillator training.
The club would like to thank and congratulate Sharon McManus Cooley on the huge efforts she has made and continues to make on our Health and Wellbeing programme.


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