Seminar offers advice on staying mentally positive

The recent Lean on Me- To Win seminar was attended by over 160 people at the Clonmel Park Hotel.

The recent Lean on Me- To Win seminar was attended by over 160 people at the Clonmel Park Hotel.

The event was held to promote positive mental health by discussing the role that mind management plays in enhancing performance and overcoming adversity.

Ireland and Munster rugby star Alan Quinlan, who is from Barronstown, Tipperary town, spoke about how he has overcome many challenges, both physical and mental, while playing sport at the highest level. He also discussed the techniques he uses to maintain a positive outlook.

Sports psychologist Caroline Currid, who has worked with the Dublin football team and Tipperary All-Ireland winning teams, offered practical advice and tools to help people stay mentally positive.

With an estimated 400,000 people in Ireland experiencing depression at any one time the Lean on Me campaign, supported by Lundbeck Ireland and Aware, was developed to encourage better understanding of the condition, encourage friends and family to provide support to those affected and encourage them to seek treatment if necessary.