Social Inclusion Programme

The Tipperary Sports Partnership Social Inclusion Programme aims to address ‘Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity’ with a focus on groups such as:

Youth at Risk,
People with a Disability,
Long term unemployed,
Mental Health and Mental Well being
Marginalised Communities
Educating Clubs

A SafeTALK “Suicide Alertness for Everyone” workshop will take place on Wednesday 11th October 2017 in the Abbey Court Hotel,Nenagh from 09.45am–2.00pm.

At this workshop, learn how to provide basic and practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. It prepares you to be a suicide alert helper and provides you with the awareness that opportunities to help someone at risk are often missed, dismissed and avoided. It also teaches you the awareness of TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe) and the ability to activate a suicide alert.

Tipperary Sports Partnership are running a Disability Inclusion Training course in association with the CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre in Thurles Presentation Sports Complex on Saturday 20th May from 10am – 4:00pm.

This is a programme which links physical activity with positive mental well-being. The aims are to educate sport and physical activity organisations and provide training in the area of mental well being through ‘SafeTALK “Suicide Alertness for Everyone”, ASIST ‘Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Peer Support and Self Advocacy Training and WRAP (Wellness, Recovery, Action, Planning). It also aims to increase awareness of the resources available and encourage the people of Tipperary to be proactive in protecting and maintaining their well being.

This is a programme aimed at increasing participation levels in physical activity among the Traveller Community. Tipperary Sports Partnership links with NTLP, Tipperary ETB and Tipperary Rural Traveller Programme to deliver this programme.

Link 2 B Active offers discounted rates for physical activity opportunities within certain sports facilities in Tipperary. The programme is for all recipients of social welfare payments. Once eligibility is confirmed , applicants are issued with a Link 2B Active card which is valid for 3 months at a time.

This is an Education Initiative for Jobseekers in Tipperary. It is a 14 week programme where 12 job seekers on social welfare payments are assisted to gain employment, coaching , volunteering and further education opportunities in the sports sector for example as coaches, referees, physical activity leaders etc. The programme will provide participants with practical and theoretical sport-related skills and help them find relevant work experience in their local community.

The Disability Programme of activities aim to increase participation levels in Sport and Physical activity for People with a Disability in Tipperary.
Current Programmes in the County include: Boccia League, Inclusive Swim Programme, Sportsability Clubs, Tennis 4 All, Football for All, Disability Inclusion Training, Sailability Programme and St.Annes Special School Activity Sessions.

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