Sporting Chance has confirmed a formal partnership with Sport Northern Ireland to provide mental health education and support to its members.
The announcement follows a successful 'wellbeing in sport' pilot scheme, which received 97% positive feedback in its evaluation report.
Sport Northern Ireland is the leading public body for the development of sport in the country.
Antoinette McKeown, CEO of Sport Northern Ireland said: "This partnership will help our sports clubs and organisations to understand the common issues that our athletes, coaches and members face - in particular, the mental health of our community.
"The programme will see the sports community benefit from a range of courses aimed at identifying and addressing mental health issues. This partnership will help us emerge stronger from COVID and offer our members even more mental health support going forward."
Oisin McConville, Sporting Chance's All-Ireland Education Facilitator, added: "I'm delighted to be leading this new education project. We'll be working with many clubs across many sports, covering subjects relating to mental health such as destructive behaviour, addiction and general lifestyle."
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