Your Mental Health Is Your Wealth

Updated: April 3, 2012

Youghal Ladies football club in Partnership with Mental Health Ireland will host an Information Evening on the 12th April at Club Aras Magners Hill Youghal.

The Club which has been in existence two years has made an immediate impact on the East Cork football scene claiming honours at U12 level is keen to continue the good work of the club off the pitch and put this young club on the map for all the good reasons.

Mental Health Ireland did a piece on the autumn edition of PEIL magazine that inspired us to replicate it but in more detail. The “building Resilience” theme was an excellent category to highlight and it fits right in with what we do in Youghal Ladies Football.

We also felt the need to map services to people and we engaged with organisations that provide such vital services to people in this current climate. The need to reach out for help is always there, so we will have several organisations provide information of topic’s such as depression, healthy eating Alcohol support services for families etc.

The club will also launch its own Drug and Alcohol policy on the evening in line with the ASAP programme within the GAA. This policy will be one of the key protective factors the club can offer to deter the issues of substance abuse and include services to support young people and Families in the club.

With all the hassle and bustle of daily life in this current unstable climate we feel it is important that we go beyond the quick fix there needs to be a longer slower approach. We need to give people some quality, the quality of being listened to.

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