Dublin West TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar joined 50 young people from Dublin 15, and the wider Dublin area, to launch celebrate the positive role played by sport in promoting good mental health.
A range of activities were organised on the day by performance coach Enda McNulty, Principal Sports Officer at Fingal County Council Marion Brown, and team building activities with A&S Fitness in the morning.
These included team building exercises, along with workshops by the IRFU, the Gaelic Players Association, the FAI and the Dance Theatre of Ireland.
Think Big is a programme designed by O2 and Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, to enable young people to do projects in their community that will make a difference to young people’s mental health.
The Think Big Programme is open to any young person, aged between 14 and 25, in the Republic of Ireland with an idea for a project that promotes positive mental health. Ideas can be submitted at any time for consideration at www.o2thinkbig.ie and successful projects receive funding and support from O2 and Headstrong in the form of mentoring and on-going training to help bring the ideas to life.