Tuesday 21st March 2017, 7pm – 8.30pm
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
As we all know a positive sporting experience and support structure can be hugely important to young people’s physical and mental health. If you are worried about a young person in your sports club or have you questions around young people’s mental health we have the workshop for you.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are hosting a FREE workshop on the evening of the 21st March that will look at the area of Youth Mental Health & Sport for club coaches, volunteers and parents. This workshop will be held as part of the Sports Forum meeting and its ongoing work to support volunteer coaches and volunteers in their invaluable work.
Mental Health has been recognised as an area of great concern with approximately 1 in 10 people in Ireland (450,000) affected by depression at any one time. Jigsaw, who will be facilitating the workshop, is a network of programmes across Ireland designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to.
The presence of One Good Adult in a young person’s life has a positive influence on their mental health. Be it a parent, teacher, football coach or school bus driver, we all have a role in supporting the young people around us. Focusing on children and young adults, this workshop, based on Jigsaw’s One Good Adult initiative, will cover important issues such as:
• What is mental health?
• How to be a One Good Coach for young people
• How to Promote and Support young people’s mental health
We will also be highlighting the range of agencies and local supports available to ensure that any queries or concerns you may have in this area can be tackled.
Attendance is free, but must be booked in advance by registering at https://youthmentalhealthawarenessinsport.eventbrite.ie. We look forward to seeing you or a representative from your club there.