A workshop aimed at helping young GAA members learn skills and techniques to look after their mental health took place at Garvagey.
The Acadamh Thir Eoghain U.15 and U.16 squads participated in the MindFit programme, an important initiative developed by Ulster GAA, in partnership with the mental health charity AWARE.
Tyrone GAA health and wellbeing have started the year with the aim of helping young GAA members develop skills and techniques to look after their mental health.
The Tyrone squads were among the first groups to participate in the ‘Mindfit’ programme. This workshop has been developed to help young people deal with the common challenges that may affect their mental health, and help them manage their feelings and thoughts.
Ryan Daly, Thir Eoghain Acadamh Coach, said: “Developing resilience skills in our players is an important part of player development. We want to help our players be able to deal with challenges that lie ahead in a positive way. We know that this programme will demonstrate techniques which can be used to develop these qualities and welcome the opportunity to participate”.
The hour-long workshop was delivered by AWARE trainers in an interactive format and is ideal for delivery to teams in a GAA club. Funded by the Public Health Agency and developed by Ulster GAA, counties are being encouraged to host ‘MindFit’ workshops in the coming months as part of the pilot programme
By tyronepro Wed 14th Feb