Aware @ National Ploughing Championship 2017
The Aware team is looking forward to a busy three days at The National Ploughing Championships (19-21 September) and hope to welcome many visitors to the Aware tent over the course of the three days. The Aware tent has been kindly sponsored by ESB Networks and will encourage visitors to ‘Start the Journey, Empower Yourself’ offering a taste of our Life Skills programme. Lots of information about our nationwide services will also be available.
“We are delighted to be attending the National Ploughing Championships for the first time this year and see it as an excellent opportunity to engage with people from rural communities all over Ireland. Depression can be a very isolating condition and we want people to know that the supports are there for them – whether it’s in person at one of our 37 support groups nationwide or a confidential conversation over phone or email.” Bríd O'Meara, Director of Services, Aware.
As part of our vision of creating a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies, we want to share our education and support services with the rural community.
Commenting on the Life Skills programme and Aware’s commitment to empower individuals to look after their mental health, Bríd says, “Our adult and school-based programmes are also available on a nationwide basis. These free programmes are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and aim to equip individuals with the skills to deal with the daily stresses of modern life and begin the journey to healthier and more confident living.”
You can find the Aware tent next to the ESB tent at Block 3, Row 11, Stand No. 269.