New Sign At Austin Stacks Promotes Mental Health Services

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Mairead Fernane, Jim Naughton, Jan Rice of the Samaritans, Tim Guiheen, Anne Marie Healy, Niall Shanahan and Mairead Moriarty of the Samaritans at the new sign at Austin Stacks GAA grounds in Connolly Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

A NEW sign has been erected at Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park promoting local mental health services.

The sign gives the contact details of Pieta House and Samaritans and encourages anyone feeling worried or upset to get in touch with them.

“I feel clubs need to help their members, players and supporters by making them aware of this services that are available to them when they are feeling worried, depressed or suicidal,” said Chairperson of Austin Stacks GAA Club, Mairead Fernane.

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“We must help our young people access the services available to them and I hope this sign will encourage them to seek help if they need it,” added Mairead.

With a membership of over 400 adults and 300 juveniles and large numbers of players and supporters from other clubs passing through the club grounds, it is hoped they will see the message.

Jan Rice of the Samaritans in Tralee welcomed the publicity and thanked Austin Stacks for raising the profile of the Samaritans.

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