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Mental Health and Well-being Through Sport Training

By tyronepro Fri 27th Jun

Sport Northern Ireland, The Public Health Agency and DCAL are offering sports clubs the opportunity to access important information that will benefit everyone involved in their club AND get a ‘Minding Your Head toolkit’ full of free equipment.
The Mental Health Awareness training sessions are perfect for coaches, committee members, senior players and volunteers with a pastoral role. They will help raise awareness of mental health issues, and provide useful information and advice for all sports clubs.
The information session will:
• Describe what is meant by the terms mental health and mental illness.
• Provide information on the causes of depression and explain the early signs to look out for
• Provide advice on what to do if someone is facing challenges.
• Promote help seeking behaviours.
• Identify ways of looking after your own mental wellbeing.
The training session lasts approx. 3 hours. Outlined below are some dates and venues already confirmed. If your club would prefer a training session to be delivered at your club or community centre, this can be arranged.
Those clubs and groups hosting the training on their own premises for their members and supporters will also receive a Minding Your Head toolkit.
Please contact by email or phone, one of the two training providers below, which Sport Northern Ireland has teamed up with, to deliver this valuable awareness course.
There are 30 training sessions available on a first come first served basis.
These sessions are open to all sports clubs and community groups with structured sporting activities and community sport in place.
Training sessions have been arranged on the following dates to which individuals may register:

Belfast House of Sport Tuesday 1st July (6.30pm-9.30pm)
Belfast House of Sport Thursday 3rd July (6.30pm-9.30pm)
Belfast House of Sport Tuesday 8th July (6.30pm-9.30pm)
Newtownabbey University of Ulster Tuesday 8th July (1:30pm-4.30pm)
Newtownabbey University of Ulster Wednesday 9th July (1:30pm-4.30pm)
Enniskillen Enniskillen Hotel Wednesday 16th July
(6.30pm -9.30pm)
Newry Canal Court Hotel Monday 21st July
(6.30pm -9.30pm)
Derry Everglades Hotel Tuesday 22nd July
(6.30pm -9.30pm)
Coleraine Lodge Hotel Wednesday 23rd July
(6.30pm -9.30pm)
Armagh Armagh City Hotel Monday 28th July
(6.30pm -9.30pm)

To register to attend or set up a mental health awareness training session please contact:

To arrange a session at your own club To attend one of the scheduled sessions
Aware Defeat Depression
Andrea Kearns
Education and Training Manager
028 9035 7820
Ashleigh Beggs
HR and Training Officer
028 9040 2323

Or for further information please contact Sport Northern Ireland on 02890 381222
Mental Health and Well-being Through Sport is supported by the Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure, the Public Health Agency and Sport Northern Ireland.

By tyronepro Fri 27th Jun

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