Sligo Rugby News

21/05/2024

An Evening About Mental Health

Join Us for "An Evening About Mental Health" at Summerhill College

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Summerhill College, Sligo, F91 D5YF

Admission: Free


In memory of Red Óg Murphy, a talented footballer and student teacher from Curry, Co Sligo, who tragically died by suicide in April 2022, the Murphy family is organizing a special event to promote mental health awareness. This evening aims to foster open conversations about mental health, particularly among young people, and provide hope and support to those who need it.

Event Highlights:

  • Compere: Austin O'Callaghan, Ocean FM presenter
  • Speakers:
    • Alan Quinlan: Former Munster and Ireland rugby player, mental health advocate
    • Philly McMahon: Former Dublin footballer, mental health and resilience speaker
    • Caroline Currid: Renowned sports psychologist with All-Ireland wins in hurling and football
    • Rory O'Connor: Comedian and mental health advocate, known for Rory's Stories

Why Attend?

This evening promises to be insightful and supportive, with a panel of distinguished speakers sharing their mental health journeys, particularly within the realm of high-level sports. Whether you are a young person involved in sports, a parent, or anyone interested in mental health, this event is designed to resonate with and benefit you.

Event Details:

  • Doors Open: 6:45 PM
  • Start Time: 7:00 PM
  • End Time: 9:00 PM
  • Venue: Summerhill College, Sligo, F91 D5YF

Who Should Attend?

  • Young people, especially those involved in sports
  • Parents and guardians
  • Anyone interested in mental health awareness and advocacy

How to Join:

The event is free of charge, and everyone is welcome. Join us in making mental health a priority and honoring the memory of Red Óg Murphy. Your presence can make a difference.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information and updates, scan the QR code on the poster or visit the Summerhill website here.

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