Health and Wellbeing
Camogie has a great contribution to make to the health and mental wellbeing of women. Approaches to developing and maintaining our physical and mental fitness and very similar. It is necessary to exercise our minds and bodies regularly, watch our diet and hydration levels, get plenty of sleep and enjoy appropriate down time. Even if players do all this an injury can happen through no fault of the player involved. If you pull a hamstring you get a physiotherapist to assist in the recovery. Getting help to overcome a ‘mental injury’ is no different. The earlier you do this, the earlier you get back to doing what you love- playing camogie!
Republic of Ireland Contacts
Official mental health partner and support service for the GAA. 24 hour support for anyone who needs to talk to someone, about anything.
Helpline: 1850 116 123
Helping defeat depression
Helpline: 1890 303302
An online service to help young people aged 16-25
National Office of Suicide Prevention
A point of contact for people seeking help in relation to suicide or those affected by it.
Supporting people affected by Mental Health
Helpline: 1890 621 631
Centre for prevention of self harm & suicide
Helpline: 01 601 000
A non judgemental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Helpline: 1890 929 539
The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
Helpline: 1890 200 444
Northern Ireland Contacts
Official mental health partner and support service for the GAA. 24 hour support for anyone who needs to talk to someone about anything.
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Crisis response helpline service for peole who are experiencing distress or despair (24 hours)
Helpline: 0808 808 8000
Promoting supporting and exploring positive mental wellbeing throughout society
Helpline: 028 9032 8474
Promoting the wellbeing of bereaved people: for adults, children and young people.
Helpline: 028 9079 2419
Family outreach support for self harm.
Helpline: 028 9066 8333
Providing information and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community.
Helpline: 028 9089 0202
Eating Disorders Association
Offering advice for people affected by eating disorders.
Helpline: 028 9023 5959