Health & Wellbeing

Within the Health and Wellbeing section you will find resources for clubs and contact information for organisations who are available for support when required.

It is important that as clubs you can offer your members the advice they need on some important issues.

Club Resources

Club Health & Wellness Policy

Club H & W Policy

Role Of Club H&W Officer

Rural Support – Financial Stress

Rural Support for Financial Stress Leaflet

ASAP Policy

Sample Club ASAP Policy

Social Initiative info note

Social Initiative info note

GAA Mental Health Charter

GAA Mental Health Charter

Take 5

Take 5 Leaflet
(Five simple actions to help maintain and improve your emotional wellbeing in everyday life.)

Contact Information & Support Organisations

Taking care of your health and wellbeing is essential.  If you need to talk to someone with expertise in a particular area, there’s a wide range of charities and organisations offering all kinds of support.  For additional support organisations visit or download the Directory of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Suicide prevention, self-harm/self-help


24 hour support for those in distress or despair

0808 808 8000


Providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

116 123

Minding Your Head

Concerned about yourself or someone you know and need urgent advice.

0808 808 8000


Support for those affected by depression.

028 9035 7820

Mental Health

Action Mental Health (AMH)

Offers a range of services on mental health awareness and support.

028 3839 2314


Supporting people with mental illness.

028 9040 2323


Support for those affected by depression.

028 9035 7820

The Mental Health Forum

Information and signposting for service users, carers, professionals and the public about
mental health services.

028 3025 2423

Addiction – alcohol, drugs and gambling

Addiction NI

Supporting people with a gambling addiction.

028 9066 4434

Alcoholics Anonymous

Help for those recovering from alcoholism.

028 9035 1222

Cuan Mhuire

24 hour alcohol and gambling and helpline.

028 3084 9010

Gamblers Anonymous

Supporting people with a gambling addiction.

028 9024 9185

Children and Young People


24/7 counselling support for children and young people.

0800 1111


UK-wide charity campaigning and working in child protection.

0808 800 5000

Young Minds

Charity offering a parents helpline for children and young people with mental health issues.

0808 802 5544

Barnardo’s Young Person’s Partnership

Supporting young people aged 13-18 in need and at risk.

028 3752 2380

Family & Relationships


Marriage and relationships counselling

028 9023 3002

Family Mediation NI

Offers mediation support and advice for families affected by separation or divorce

028 9024 3265

Family Support NI

Information on a wide range of family support services and registered childcare provision in Northern Ireland

0845 600 6483

Parenting NI

Support for parents and carers including a freephone helpline, counselling and parenting programmes

0808 801 0722

Age NI

Free, independent and confidential support to older people, their families and carers on a range of issues.

0808 808 7575 

Carers NI

Provides a range of general and specialist advice for carers, with trained advisers advising on a wide range of issues.

028 9043 9843

Sexual Health

The Rainbow Project

Health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in NI.

 028 9031 9030

Informing Choices NI (formerly fpaNI)

Confidential information, advice and support on aspects of sexual health and family planning.

0345 122 8687

Positive Life

Providing support services, advice and signposting to people living with and affected by HIV.

028 9024 9268
0800 137 437 Confidential helpline


Provides information and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community.

028 9089 0202

Cancer Support

Action Cancer

Supporting people affected by cancer, leading charity working across NI helping to save lives.

028 9080 3344

Cancer Focus NI

Care and support services for cancer patients and their families.

0800 783 3339

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