Health And Wellbeing Night In Sligo

Geevagh Community Health & Wellbeing Night

Geevagh GAA Club this year have the honour of being the Sligo representative in the Lidl One Good Club initiative.

Lidl One Good Club is run in association with the LGFA and Jigsaw. The One Good Club programme is based on Jigsaws ‘5-a-day for your mental health’ framework that provides a simple set of evidence based actions for people to improve their wellbeing.

As part of the ‘Give’ phase of this programme, Geevagh Ladies football team have planned a health and wellbeing information evening. This event will take place in St Brigids Church, Highwood, Co. Sligo on the 27th April 2023 at 7.30pm.

Dermot McDermott, project leader of the Geevagh One Good Club Committee said ‘We were delighted to be able to ask our club member Valerie Cogan and her colleague Hubert McHugh to help us organise this event. They both have lots of experience having organised Leitrim’s Health is Wealth since 2017’.

Valerie Cogan explained the urgent need for the conference, saying, “We live in a world where we can communicate with one another like never before and yet we live in a world where people are lonely and disconnected from one another. Through our work as a community mental health nurses, the one common denominator that causes the most problems is loneliness and the feeling of isolation. Indeed, some of us know all too well from our own experience just what that is and what it feels like. Sometimes the most connected people are the most disconnected”.

The conference moderator will be broadcaster and playwright Tommy Marren (Midwest Radio).

Speakers on the night will include

· Sean Keane – traditional singer and musician, speaking about dealing with personal grief from his experience of his wife’s death

· Cora Staunton – Irelands best known ladies Gaelic footballer, author and RTE sports pundit

· Frank Diamond – Chief Operating Officer, ALPS suicide prevention

· Sligo’s own Sandy Kelly – Irish singer and television presenter.

· Dr Eimear McGuire – Consultant Psychiatrist Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services


Special guest on the night is Charlie McGettigan – singer/ songwriter & broadcaster and former Eurovision winner.


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