As part of our efforts to promote positive mental health and well-being in the club, Belgium GAA is proud to announce we have adopted the following Mental Health Charter:
Everyone in the club will respect the rights, dignity and worth of each person, regardless of ability, age, culture or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.
The club will ensure that everyone is treated equally, fairly, and encouraged to do their best.
The club will ensure that all members are aware of and encouraged to use the support system that the club and its varied members provide.
Everyone’s positive contribution to club life is recognised and we understand that every member has an important role to play.
We will create an environment and atmosphere within all club activity that enables all members of the Camogie, GAA and Ladies Gaelic Football Associations to maintain as well as develop their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Everyone within our club will be listened to and be given an opportunity to contribute to express their opinions without reprisal or judgement.
An element of discipline will underpin our club to ensure that our games are controlled and that values such as honesty, equality, and fair play are promoted at all times.
As part of our Health and Wellbeing policy we have added information regarding concussion below. Players and coaches are invited to read the information notes provided and pay attention, in particular, to the steps to be taken before returning to play.
Concussion Information for Coaches & Parents
Concussion Information for Adult Players
Support Services in Belgium:
Community Help Service
Helpline: (02) 648 40 14
Mental Health Services Centre: (02) 647 67 80
Centre de Prévention de Suicide
Helpline: 0800 32 123
Centrum ter Preventie van Zelfmoord