Hurling stars to fundraise for new mental health awareness group

A fundraising game showcasing Galway’s finest hurling talent will take place in Gort on December 28 to raise money for a new mental health awareness group.

‘South Galway Mental Health Awareness’ has been set up to support GAA clubs in the region to identify people who may be suffering from depression or other mental health issues. Nine clubs in the area have signed up to the initiative. These are Gort, Beagh, St Thomas’s, Kinvara, Ardrahan, Kilbeacanty, Balindereen, Clarinbridge and Craughwell. It is hoped this project will eventually be expanded throughout the whole county.

The group has the backing of charity Console, which provides a counselling service and helpline for people bereaved by suicide. The money raised from the hurling game will be used to provide specialist QPR [Question, Persuade, Refer] training to four people in each club. ‘Question, Persuade and Refer’ are three simple steps that anybody can learn to help save a life from suicide.


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Hurling stars to fundraise for new mental health awareness group

A fundraising game showcasing Galway’s finest hurling talent will take place in Gort on December 28 to raise money for a new mental health awareness group.

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