As part of Ratoath GAA Healthy Month, Lesley Jordan, Children’s officer – Juvenile section, Sandra Murray, Coach – Camogie and Tina Power, Mentor – LGFA will abseil from the roof of Croke Park on May 4th 2019 to show their support of Jigsaw – the only mental health service in Ireland with an exclusive focus on 12-25 year olds.

Ratoath GAA recognises that it can play a real and important role in supporting the mental wellbeing of our young players. Within our club we all have a responsibility to help build trusted relationships where our young people can talk to someone they trust if they are experiencing difficulties. We have a huge support network of “go to” people within our club: Children’s officers, Coaches, Mentors, Club members, Parent’s and Team mates.

Part of the role of Children officer is to create and support a youth centred ethos within our club and to listen/be the voice of all our young players. Lesley’s message to all our young players is “looking after our mental fitness requires work and skill development in the same way as maintaining our physical fitness. Let’s keep our head in the game by minding our mental health!”

During the month of May, Jigsaw will be providing free workshops in Ratoath GAA club to give people the skills and confidence to support their mental health. These workshops can be booked by contacting our Health & Wellbeing Officer Brian Hayes 085-1745082.