Mental Health Week
Laois Connects Mental Health Awareness Week will run from the 15th to the 22nd. of September next and aims to highlight the importance of taking care of our mental health and the importance of engaging with each other in communities through a variety of events and activities.
All details of the programme can be viewed on
www.laoiscommunityforum.ie/laoisconnects or contact Comunity &
Enterprise Section, Laois County Council. Tel: 057 86 74337 / 057 86
As part of the Awareness Week, the G.A.A. in conjunction with with Laois Sports partnership and Laois Connects is hosting an information night on Tuesday 18th. September @ 8.00pm in Leinster Council Offices, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise to highlight some of the issues relating to mental health and sport and the work the association is doing in this area at community level.
Themes include - Mental Health & Well Being, Player Lifestyle, Pressures of the Modern Game, Sport and Alcohol/Drugs and Suicide Prevention & Response.
Liam O'Neill, G.A.A. President
Colin Regan, G.A.A. Community & Health Promotion Manager and Leitrim County Footballer
Ms. Susan Kenny, Leinster G.A.A. Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Co-ordinator
Martin Skelly, Chairman Leinster Council
Special Guest Speaker - Michael Duignan, Former Offaly Hurler, R.T.E. G.A.A. Pundit and Author of "Life, Death & Hurling"
I would urge every club to be represented at this informative and important seminar.
ADMISSION IS FREE
County A.S.A.P. Co-ordinator & Development Officer