Over the past few of weeks there have been a number of critical incidences which have taken their toll on clubs, communities and county committees’.
In light of the current situation, no face to face SafeTalk training can take place, however the National Office for Suicide Prevention is now delivering online training across the country.
For details of training in your own county please clink on the following link: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting-for-life/training/types-of-training/.
The programme is aimed at anyone over 18 years of age who wants to help prevent suicide and develop skills to help someone who may be at risk of suicide.
Minding your Long-term Health Condition during Covid-19
People living with long-term health conditions may be more at risk of serious illness if they get coronavirus and need to take extra care to protect themselves (further information available at https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/at-risk-groups.html).
It is also really important that they continue to manage their long-term health condition(s) at this time.
The HSE have launched the attached leaflet ‘Minding your Long-term Health Condition during Coronavirus (Covid-19).’
This leaflet provides practical and clear information to support people to manage their long-term health conditions and to stay well.
This resource was developed by the National Self-management Support Programme and approved by the National Clinical Care Programmes for Diabetes, Respiratory and Heart Failure and by the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre.
Each key message is supported by a helpful tip and signposts to other resources available at this time.
Dermot Early Youth Leadership Initiative
The DEYLI is now looking for interested clubs/individuals across the island of Ireland to get involved with the programme.
The initiative, a tribute to Dermot’s lifetime of sporting and professional achievements and his commitment to community service, is brought to life through a partnership between GAA, Foróige, and NUI Galway.
The programme empowers young people to enhance their leadership capabilities to better enable them to reach their full potential and have a positive impact on the world around them.
For further information please contact the community and Health Department. https://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/community-and-health/training-personal-development/deyli
Healthy Clubs/Irish Life Steps Challenge
This challenge is the perfect opportunity to keep the motivation going during these times and the chance to win a great prize for your club. This initiative will also be counted as one of your Areas of Work as part of the Healthy Club Project.