GAA Community & Health – Bulletin March 2017
GAA Healthy Club Roadshow Roundup
Over 550 GAA club members attended the four provincial roadshows, from 290 GAA Clubs across the country.
18 of our participating Healthy Clubs showcased what they were doing in areas such as healthy eating, physical activity for non-playing members, mental fitness, community engagement and smoke free initiatives.
Our aim was to get at least 50 clubs per province to register and we achieved greater than that with registration at (73Ulster, 54 Munster, 110 Leinster, 53 Connacht).
We now have a large database of potential new clubs for Phase 3 of the Healthy Club Project. Registration for applications will open in early 2018.
Read more about how Anna Geary found being an Ambassador for the Healthy Club Roadshow here now.
Cork Launch Critical Incident Response Plan
Cork Health & Wellbeing Committee have partnered with the Tabor Group to launch their Critical Incident Response Plan.
Meath using the League to get their messages out
The Meath Health & Wellbeing Committee linked in with their county executive and the GAA Community & Health Department recently to organise an information stand at the National League Game v Fermanagh.
This event proved to be a success with many supporters on the day taking resources that were made available by the Community & Health Team in Croke Park.
Below is a photograph of some of the committee, who were joined on the day by Helen McEntee, Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People.
If anyone would like to run an activity similar to this at one of your Championship games in the county, please contact the team in Croke Park and resources can be supplied for this.
Save the Date… National Health & Wellbeing Forum
We will host our National Forum this year on Saturday 4th November in Croke Park. On this day we will be inviting all County Health & Wellbeing Committee Members to attend to outline the new action plan among a number of other trainings. Please advise all your committee members to keep this date free.
Social Initiative Events – Supported by Irish Life
Many counties have now run their Social Initiative Event supported by Irish Life. Most Recently, Fermanagh Health & Wellbeing Committee brought over 40 participants up to Dublin for the Croke Park Stadium Tour and meal afterwards. They have made a video collage from the day which you can view here.
The County Social Initiative event is a special opportunity to involve older members. Reports have all been positive to date and these events have been thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. All Counties have also thanked Irish Life for their support to run an event of this kind. If your county has not yet planned the Social Initiative event for the year, please consider it at your next Committee meeting. Click the links below to see an exciting new video about the GAA Museum trip and two great case studies from Antrim and Donegal.
Club Health & Wellbeing Officer (HWO) Training
We continue to encourage all counties who have not yet planned officer training, please consider a time now before the games kick into full swing in clubs. Also if you have not already established who are the HWO in your clubs, please liaise with the County Secretary to establish this.
Drink Less and Gain More
Check out the new HSE website and find out how it affects your health and mental wellbeing at AskAboutAlcohol.ie
Finally….. If any County Health & Wellbeing Committee or Tutor requires any resources for trainings or events, please contact Ronan firstname.lastname@example.org or 0879397239.
Lent is nearly over everyone…. But stick with the plan and reap the rewards.
Happy Easter Everyone
GAA Community & Health Department