This short film delves into the serious issue of mental health in Ireland and one woman’s drive to tackle the problem through exercise.
‘Exercising Your Mental Health’ looks at the high suicide rates in Ireland and explores some of its possible causes with expert opinion from Eileen Haly Kean Haly of jumpstartyourconfidence.com, Cork.
It then follows Laura Dorgan a fitness instructor from Cork who devised her own workshop to address the issue. Laura visits local schools and discusses her own personal mental health experiences with students and then brings them for some fun-filled and team building exercises. This particular video follows Laura on her trip to the 5th Year students at Colaiste Muire, Cobh.
Laura believes regular exercise is a key component in safeguarding one’s mental health and just because you’re not interested in sports doesn’t mean you can’t live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Laura’s workshops have received widespread praise and have featured in local as well as national newspapers.
Some other links:
Jump Start Your Confidence
Laura Dorgan Fitness