Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing Committee

Kerry GAA Health & Wellbeing Committee

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The Kerry Health and Wellbeing Committee brings together the chairpersons of the Mental Health Initiative, ASAP and Gambling Awareness Initiative, Inclusion and Integration Initiative and Youth Initiative, to better work with clubs. The Committee also partners with a number of agencies locally including Kerry Mental Health Association, Jigsaw Kerry, MABS, Anam Cara, South Kerry Development Partnership (SKDP) and Nationally with The HSE and The Samaritans (the GAA’s mental health partners).

All clubs are encouraged to appoint a Health & Wellbeing Officer whose role replaces the role of the ASAP Officer. This is intended to better reflect the broad nature of health promoting work the Association is engaged in.

The chairperson and Secretary of the Kerry Health and Wellbeing Committee are members of the Munster Health and Wellbeing Group.

If you are passionate about health and would like to be part of this exciting element of the Association then why not consider taking up the role and play your part in making your club and Ireland a healthier place to grow up and grow old in.

The Chairperson of the Kerry Health and Wellbeing Committee is: Jimmy Mulligan,

The Committee and its partners welcome opportunities to work with clubs in progressing the various initiatives and in supporting clubs in their actions and activities.

Details of the Kerry Health and Wellbeing Committee and the Initiatives run under the auspices of the committee are summarised in the below attachments.

1 – 2022 About Us – Health & Wellbeing

1a – Summary-Info-Sheet-2022-Contacts-Objectives

1b – Healthy Club Project

1c – Healthy Club Approach

2 – Partners of Kerry GAA H&W Committee 2021

3 – Introduction re Critical Incident Response Plan

3a – 2022 Kerry GAA Critical Incident Response Plan

3b – Template Club Critical Incident Response Plan

3c – Mental Health Support Services in Kerry

4 – Gambling Awareness Campaign & Alcohol and Drug Education

5 – Inclusion & Integration Background

5a – Games for All Initiatives

5b – Wheelchair parking in GAA grounds

Raising Mental Fitness Awareness in Clubs

Tobacco Alcohol & Drugs Policy

Sample Club Substance Abuse Policy

Adopting Substance Use Policy

Sample Club Gambling Policy

GAA Community Heart Initiative Project

Youth Initiative

Dementia Inclusive GAA Communities