World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2016 ...... watch out for seminars and awareness campaigns in your town.



KMHA and the GAA came together in 2012.....

To celebrate World Mental Health Day in 2012, Kerry Mental Health Association (KMHA) and Kerry County GAA teamed up for a countywide mental health awareness campaign. The campaign had a two pronged approach: involving the deployment of mental health awareness signs and a series of talks throughout the county.

The signs, which highlight the importance of one’s mental health, will be placed permanently in areas of high visibility at all GAA facilities throughout Kerry. The talks had two dimensions. The first dimension dealt with such topics as positive mental health, building resilience and coping.

This was supported by a number of relevant articles placed on the KMHA Website in the Mental Health Awareness category. The second dimension dealt with how one might identify a person at risk of self harm or suicide and how best to deal with the situation. The talks were organised through the Kerry County GAA Committee and District Committees.
The campaign waslaunched officially on Wednesday 10th October, World Mental Health Day, at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney