Latest Laois News: Laois Gaels launch partnership with ‘SOSAD’

Latest Laois News: Laois Gaels launch partnership with ‘SOSAD’

Laois Gaels partner with ‘SOSAD’

  • Partnership will see Laois Gaels support in raising funds for SOSAD Laois and mental health services.
  • Laois Gaels want to play their part with SOSAD Laois in helping to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and to support SOSAD Laois to provide the crucial services they offer.

Monday 10th of May 2021: The Laois Gaels supporters association has today launched a partnership with mental health organisation ‘SOSAD Laois’. The aim of the partnership is to raise awareness and funds to support the organisation to promote positive mental health, and to highlight the important services that SOSAD provides.

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Laois Gaels launch partnership with SOSAD

SOSAD work to raise awareness of mental health and the challenges that some people may face surrounding it. They have worked tirelessly in communities across Ireland to help those in need feel supported and know they are not alone on their journey.  SOSAD offer support and services for people who are struggling with suicidal ideation, self-harming, depression, bereavement, stress and anxiety, or support for someone who may simply need to talk.

As part of the relationship Laois Gaels aim to host and support fundraising events throughout the year with all proceeds going directly to SOSAD. The Gaels will also launch a direct ‘click to donate’ button which will be available directly at Or go directly here. All monies raised go directly to the SOSAD Laois Centre and will be used to support people in Laois affected by mental health issues.

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SOSAD Laois has partnered with Laois Gaels

Speaking about the partnership Bryan Breen Chairperson of Laois Gaels noted as follows;

“This is the first step towards achieving a massive goal of ours with Laois Gaels. Even though we raise funds directly for all Laois players through our members we want to be involved in raising awareness and funds for crucial organisations and services like SOSAD which will help the wider Laois communities irrespective of their involvement in Gaelic Games. This is a chance to effect meaningful change in our own personal attitude to mental health and to help others in the Laois community.

Local man Christy Bannon, pictured here at Cycle against Suicide, welcomed the partnership with Laois Gaels.

Christy Bannon from SOSAD Laois said the following;

We are delighted to partner with Laois Gaels to help raise awareness around Mental Health Issues, and to raise funds to provide free counselling and support services for the People of Laois. For many years the People of Laois have given money to many charities freely, but received very little back in return. With SOSAD and this local office we are guaranteed that ALL money raised in Laois, STAYS in Laois, to help the People of Laois.