Workshops will focus on physical health and mental health. Dr Alan Rankin (Ulster Rugby) will remind us of why physical activity is good for our health, while also highlighting the responsibilties of sports clubs in protecting health. Malone RFC will share their experience of developing community gym facilities at their club grounds and the impact this has had on welcoming the local community into the club environment.
Aware Defeat Depression, having worked with sports clubs in promoting Mental Health First Aid training in recent times, will explain what is and what is not expected of clubs in terms of promoting positive mental health. St Marys GAA, Rasharkin will speak about their involvement in raising awareness of mental health issues and the steps the club have taken to promote mental health in their club environment.
Richard Clarke, an active coach with Dergview United F.C. youth, will give his personal testimony of the power of sport in raising awareness of and supporting people through ill-health.
Delegates will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers during a wrap-up Q & A panel discussion.