Our aim to translate ideas into actions on the ground in the community to make an impact on physical activity and mental health will be realized by our collaboration with key organizations. We have already received support for the local sport partnerships in Clare, Dublin, Limerick, Wicklow and Laois. In addition, we had built meaningful partnerships with Mental Health Ireland and Clarisford Park. We will engage in the provision of training for personnel who will shape, influence and deliver programs in green exercise across our stakeholder groups. Their presence on the project from the start enables us to initiate discourse that ensures our scientific research questions are delivered with the goal of implementation in mind. At our first meeting we welcomed Finola Colgan of Mental Health Ireland, Phelim Macken and Liam Macken of Limerick Sports Partnership, John Sweeney of Clare LSP, Caroline Myers from Laois LSP, Aisling Hubbard and Lisa Cairns from Wicklow LSP, and Caroline Madden from Clarisford Park. Our next meeting includes outreach activity to facilitate knowledge sharing with all our partners. Pictured from left to right are: Eoghan McNeill MSc. (UL PhD Candidate), Brett Gordon MSc. (UL PhD Candidate), Ross Cloak MSc. (Wolverhampton PhD Candidate), Prof. Andy Lane (Wolverhampton), Dr. Ian Lahart (Wolverhampton), Dr. Tadhg MacIntyre (HRI, UL), Liam Macken (Limerick Sports Partnership), Lisa Cairns (Wicklow LSP), John Sweeney (Clare LSP), Caroline Myers (Laois LSP), Nollaig O’Sullivan MSc. (PhD Candidate), and Aisling Hubbard (Wicklow LSP), Caroline Madden (Clarisford Park), Finola Colgan (Mental Health Ireland), Dr. Eric Igou (Dept. Psychology, UL), Noel Brick MSc.(Ulster & PhD Candidate UL).
- No Shortage of Natural Labs to Study Blue Mind and Green Exercise
- Our Team Moving On Up: Congrats to Dr. Aoife Donnelly, Dr. Ross Cloak and Noel Brick