Alan Quinlan helps to combat depression

Former Ireland rugby international Alan Quinlan has launched a major partnership between Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuels and convenience retailer and Irish Charity, Aware.

Former Ireland rugby international Alan Quinlan has launched a major partnership between Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuels and convenience retailer and Irish Charity, Aware.

The aim of the partnership is to promote positive mental health and raise awareness of the important services that Aware provides. The partnership will also see Topaz facilitate a range of fundraising ventures in their chain of over 300 petrol stations across Ireland and among their 1,400 strong staff.

Alan Quinlan pointed to his own personal experience of depression and stressed the importance of seeking help.

“As somebody who has suffered from depression I am only too aware of its consequences. There’s a lot of negative stuff happening in Ireland at the moment and this partnership is a very positive step forward. Hopefully it will encourage people affected by depression to open up, discus any issues and ask for help.”