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TAKE CONTROLOF YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING

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WELCOME TO
TACKLE YOUR FEELINGS

A mental health and wellbeing campaign, which supports proactively looking after your mental wellbeing. With resources available covering happiness, optimism and resilience, join our community in taking control of your mental wellbeing.

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TAKE CONTROLWITH THE NEW TACKLE
YOUR FEELING APP

The newly refurbished App will allow you to access all sections from the get go. Proactively work on the area of your wellbeing by choosing from our bank of resources. The App also features videos from some of your favourite rugby stars, who share tips about their own wellbeing.

SPORT

Wellbeing skills for athletes of all levels.

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SCHOOLS

Empowering younger adults and teenagers to Take Control of their mental wellbeing.

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PRO

Wellbeing skills for the players, by the players.

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WORK

Tackle Your Feelings in the Workplace.

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CONNACHT

Jack Carty

Jack Carty is a rugby union player from Ireland. Having started out with his hometown club, Buccaneers, he currently plays for the team of his native province of Connacht in the Pro14, having come through the team's academy. He is Connacht's record points scorer in the Pro14.

In his early career with Connacht, Jack played with the Connacht Eagles, playing in the British and Irish Cup. Despite still being in the Connacht academy, Carty made his first appearance for the senior Connacht team on 21 September 2012. In the 2013–14 season, Carty regularly served as the team's captain.

Jack has represented Ireland at all levels internationally. Jack is our latest TYF ambassador and is hoping to encourage people to look at how fortunate they are.

TYF AMBASSADOR

Eimear Considine

Eimear was born in Kilmihil, Co. Clare and works as a teacher. Eimear made her debut for Munster in December 2016. Kilmihil’s Considine has also lined out for the Irish Sevens that missed out on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

A former dual player for the Clare camogie and ladies football teams, Eimear has only been playing rugby for over a year now. She’s made her mark on the sport and is also lining out with UL Bohemians who have eleven representatives included in the matchday twenty-three.

Eimear is one of our most involved school ambassadors for TYF and is working to encourage people to look after themselves and take control of their mental health.

SCHOOL AMBASSADOR

Stuart McCloskey

A student of Bangor Grammar School, McCloskey made his breakthrough to the Ulster senior setup in the 2013/14 season. A powerful ball carrier, McCloskey is mainly deployed at inside centre and has always been considered as a huge talent in Irish Rugby. Known for his physical stature and powerful running, he had spells at scrum half and out-half during his schools career before gaining the size in his late teens that marked him out as a big ball-carrying centre. After a great start to the season in the 15/16 campaign, McCloskey was chosen in Ireland's 6 Nations squad in 2016. He won his solitary Irish cap in the 2016 Six Nations Championship playing in midfield against England. In May 2016, Stuart signed a contract extension with Ulster until 2019. Stuart was selected in the Ireland squad for the opening two rounds of the 6 Nations. Stuart is now helping TYF to launch the school app and help promote awareness around mental wellbeing.

TYF AMBASSADOR

James Lowe

James Lowe is a fun-loving Kiwi who arrived in Ireland in 2017. James quickly endeared himself to the Irish rugby faithful through a series of energetic performances, characterised by the unrelenting smile across his face. During his time with Leinster the province has won the Pro 14 twice, in 2018 & 2019, and the European Cup in 2018. It has been a dream start to his new life in Dublin for Lowe. James’s distinguished rugby career boasts of caps for the Super Rugby club The Chiefs and the renowned Maori All Blacks. His enthusiasm for the game can be seen every time he runs out on the pitch making him a firm fan favourite.

As a TYF ambassador, James is an advocate for gaining perspective & trying to find a positive in every situation. He encourages people to stop and take a step back from the tough times to help gain perspective of the overall picture. Using this method has helped him to really appreciate the positives even when he is finding a situation challenging.

TYF AMBASSADOR

Darren Cave

A real attacking talent, Cave was another young player who has come up through the Ulster Academy system and upgraded his development contract to a full contract with Ulster ahead of the start of the 2008–09 season. He is a strong runner and tackling centre who has made a rapid progression at international level, having helped Ireland win the Grand Slam during 2007 Six Nations Under 20s Championship, starred in Ireland's Rugby World Cup Sevens qualification and he has represented Ireland 'A' as they won the 2009 Churchill Cup.

As a returning TYF ambassador, Darren is an advocate for making conversations about mental wellbeing a normal part of everyday life. He encourages people to stop and take a step back to get some perspective in order to focus on the how fortunate you are and all the good things in your life. This has helped him to move on from his regrets and focus on his mental wellbeing.

RESOURCES

Wellbeing can be defined as the equilibrium between the challenges you face and the resources you have. The stronger your resources, the greater your feelings of wellbeing. Explore our resources section to build your own personal resources, save your favourites to your general locker, set your goals and Take Control.

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Relationships
Relationships
Stress / Worry
Stress / Worry
Self Care
Self Care
Relaxation
Relaxation
Confidence
Confidence
Sleep
Sleep
Resilience
Resilience
Optimism
Optimism
Happiness Sadness
Happiness Sadness
Anger
Anger
Self Awareness
Self Awareness

TAKE CONTROL

See how the members of the Tackle Your Feelings community have
already Taken Control.

James Lowe

Jack Carty

Darren Cave

Greg O’Shea

Irish Rugby Players

James Lowe