Quinlan talks on positive outlook to life

Over 160 people attended the Lean on Me conference at the Clonmel Park last week.

Over 160 people attended the Lean on Me conference at the Clonmel Park last week.

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

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

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.