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Health & Well-being

Camogie has a great contribution to make to the health and well being of our members. 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

# Name Helpline Website
1 Samaritans
Official mental health partner and support service for the GAA. 24 hour support for anyone who needs to talk to someone, about anything.
1850 116 123 samaritans.org
2 Aware
Helping defeat depression
1890 303 302 aware.ie
3 ReachOut.com
An online service to help young people aged 16-25
ie.reachout.com
4 National Office of Suicide Prevention
A point of contact for people seeking help in relation to suicide or those affected by it.
nosp.ie
5 Shine
Supporting people affected by Mental Health
1890 621 631 shine.ie
6 Pieta House
Centre for prevention of self harm & suicide
01 601 000 pieta.ie
7 National LGBT
A non judgemental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
1890 929 539 lgbt.ie
8 Bodywhys
The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
1890 200 444 bodywhys.ie

Northern Ireland Contacts

# Name Helpline Website
1 Samaritans
Official mental health partner and support service for the GAA. 24 hour support for anyone who needs to talk to someone, about anything.
08457 90 90 90 samaritans.org
2 Lifeline
Crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair (24 hours)
0808 808 8000 lifelinehelpline.info
3 NIAMH
Promoting supporting and exploring positive mental wellbeing throughout society
028 9032 8474 niamh.co.uk
4 Cruse
Promoting the wellbeing of bereaved people: for adults, children and young people.
028 9079 2419 cruse.org.uk/northern-ireland
5 Zest
Family outreach support for self harm.
028 9066 8333 zestni.org
6 Cara-Friend
Providing information and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community.
028 9089 0202 cara-friend.org.uk
7 Eating Disorders Association
Offering advice for people affected by eating disorders.
028 9023 5959 eatingdisordersni.co.uk

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