GAA Mental Health Panel Show: The Last Word with Matt Cooper

Dec 22, 13 GAA Mental Health Panel Show: The Last Word with Matt Cooper

GPA Mental Health ambassadors and GAA players Conor Cusack (Cork Hurler), Alan O’Mara (Cavan Footballer) , Niall McNamee (Offaly Footballer) & Ger Brennan (Dublin Footballer) joined Matt Cooper on his show to tell their stories about their own battles with such issues as Depression and  Gambling which are becoming an increasing problem in sport.


To listen to the interview on the Matt Cooper Show on Today FM please (CLICK HERE)


The number of county players accessing the GPA Confidential Counselling Service trebled in 2013 according to the Association’s annual review of the Programme that has just been published.

By the end of October 2013, 94 players had engaged with the Programme, which provides a dedicated members phone line, one-to-one counselling and residential treatment for players suffering distress in their lives.

This represented a 203% growth in the number engaging directly with the service this year.

The GPA published its review to highlight the availability of the Programme throughout the Christmas holidays including Christmas day and to outline the GPA’s internal mental health campaign for 2014.

The GPA member line is available 24/7 right through Christmas:

Freephone Republic of Ireland  1800 201 346 and from Northern Ireland dial 0808 234 5183



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