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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Brennan and O Sé get Headstrong

THE National Centre for Youth Mental Health (Headstrong) and the Gaelic Players Association announced details of a new mental health partnership today.

Through the GPA, 25 county players - including Dublin vice-captain Ger Brennan and Kerry star Marc O Sé - have come forward to act as Youth Mental Health advocates in their communities; the players are taking part in a mental health literacy education programme with Headstrong.

The programme involves the players being inducted in mental health literacy with Dr Tony Bates and Dr Joseph Duffy, Director of Clinical support with Headstrong.

The programme devised by Headstrong involves education around listening skills, how to handle difficult conversations on mental health and will involve the GPA members attending public meetings and a widespread social media campaign.

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