April 2024- Cloughfern Young Conquerors FB

Really enjoyed this workshop tonight.

I delivered a workshop for Rathcoole FC back in February and was asked could I do a similar workshop for the local band.

100% why not, a band is a team just like football.

I adjusted the workshop slightly to make it more community focused and used "The Boat" exercise to talk through how we all are in the same boat when it comes to things that cause:

Calm waters

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The importance of Guidance and Support from things like faith, family, positive role models (Lighthouse) can get you through hard times

Support Floats represent the mental health services that are there IF we need them.

Anchor ⚓️ is the most important thing that gives us stability and structure and purpose. Family tends to be the main thing.

We had so much honesty in the room with inspirational stories of challenging times and better places thanks to support.

Almost unanimously we agreed the most important thing when it comes to mental health is connection. If we all look out for each other we have better chance of getting through things.

1st rate engagement, contribution and inspirational stories 👏

It was something slightly different outside typical sports delivery, and it was really enjoyable. #mentalhealthawareness