Monday 26 September 2016

Heenan to 'Tackle Your Feelings'

Ronan O'Brien

Published 23/09/2016 | 02:30

Connacht flanker Jake Heenan will speak at the Tackle Your Feelings mental wellbeing event at The G Hotel, Galway next Tuesday, September 27. Picture: INPHO
Connacht flanker Jake Heenan will speak at the Tackle Your Feelings mental wellbeing event at The G Hotel, Galway next Tuesday, September 27. Picture: INPHO

The Irish Rugby Union Players' Association (IRUPA) in partnership with Zurich are delighted to host the second public panel discussion of the Tackle Your Feelings mental wellbeing campaign.

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The event will take place in The G Hotel, Galway next Tuesday, September 27 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

The panel will feature Connacht flanker and Tackle Your Feelings ambassador Jake Heenan, who recently came forward to tell his own personal story about how he coped with the frustration and uncertainty he experienced during a time when he lacked direction in his life and how it ultimately led him to anti-social behaviour.

The New Zealander will also be joined on the panel by former Munster scrum-half Cathal Sheridan and Connacht Hall of Fame legend Michael Swift, who will MC the event.

Dr Eddie Murphy, clinical psychologist and Tackle Your Feelings advisor, will add to the discussion by providing practical advice as to how attendees can proactively manage their mental wellbeing.

The ticketed event is free of charge but places are limited so early booking is advised.

To find out more about the Tackle Your Feelings campaign visit www.tackleyourfeelings.com.

Meanwhile, Heenan is expected to be right back in contention to play for Connacht tomorrow in their trip to Scarlets (7.35).

Heenan has been out of action since pre-season when he picked up a shocking hand injury in the game against Montpellier in France.

In his absence Connacht have slipped to defeats in their opening two games of the season against Glasgow and Ospreys.

Should Connacht win in Llanelli it will be their first win in the town since 2004-05, a time, when Scarlets played at Stradey Park.

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