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Senior footballers from Galway and Mayo may be gearing up to battle their way to All-Ireland glory on Sunday – but they’re also uniting to help launch a new mental health aid scheme.

West Be Well is a joint initiative of HSE and Connacht Council with Community Healthcare West to actively promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

And Connacht Council – along with County Galway and Mayo councils – is using the big clash at Castlebar to officially launch a new partnership.

Recently established, the West Be Well group works with HSE Connecting for Life – Ireland’s national suicide prevention strategy – the Children and Young People’s Services Committee and Mindspace Mayo.

One of the first initiatives of its kind, it promotes timely, safe and evidence-based mental health messages and local and national mental health supports and services by the HSE or other state-funded organisations. , as well as mental health and suicide prevention education and training. programs and events.

It does this on a multi-channel digital platform integrating Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts as well as on its newly redesigned website. West be well – the most comprehensive resource on wellness, mental health promotion and suicide prevention initiatives in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Former Galway star Iggy Clarke, who is chair of Galway GAA’s health and wellbeing committee, said his committee was also delighted to be part of the collaboration with West Be Well and was building on the work done in Galway with clubs and communities.

“The website is a wonderful resource, including detailed sections on health and wellbeing, anxiety and bereavement as well as a page dedicated to young people and mental health issues,” he said. .

Breda Crehan-Roche, chief executive of Community Healthcare West, also welcomed the collaboration.

“The GAA is so active and respected in communities across the country and appreciates the importance of health and well-being for all members of the public,” she said.

Galway GAA Chairman Paul Bellew said the project builds on the strong relationship the Association already has with the HSE.

“Our Galway Health and Wellbeing Committee has been very active since its inception to promote wellbeing, good health and inclusiveness for our clubs and communities and this resource helps them assist clubs who may request help,” he said.

Eleanor C. William