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25th Jan 2023

Lidl launches One Good Club in support of youth mental health

Ellen Fitzpatrick

They are calling out to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

Lidl has launched the Lidl One Good Club™ programme for 2023 and are currently seeking nominations from clubs across the country.

After the success of the programme over the last three years, Lidl is now hoping to recruit another club in each county for the 10 week initiative.

The Lidl One Good Club was developed and delivered in association with the retailer’s partners, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Jigsaw.

It aims to provide a five-step youth mental health awareness programme for LGFA clubs and raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health.

The programme hopes to empower clubs to positively affect their members and communities.

Lidl is calling on members from all clubs in Ireland to nominate themselves to participate in the programme, beginning in March and will run for 10 weeks.

The five themes include Be Active, Take Notice, Connect, Give, and Keep Learning and are based on Jigsaw’s ‘5-a-day for your mental health’ framework.

The clubs participating are encouraged to undertake activities and to capture the moments and share them on their social media accounts using the hashtag #OneGoodClub as well as ogging them on the dedicated One Good Club portal where further resources and help are provided.

Those that complete all five steps will receive official Lidl One Good Club™ accreditation, as well as new jerseys for their club. They are also in the running to win one of three funding awards available with a total value of €10,000.

To get this, they must have been able to demonstrate the following:

  • Most Innovative Initiative – €2,500
  • Strongest Community Involvement – €2,500
  • Best Overall Programme Engagement – €5,000
  • The programme is once again supported by the Lidl One Good Club™ ambassadors – Carla Rowe (Dublin), Aishling Moloney (Tipperary), Nicola Ward (Galway), and Emer Gallagher (Donegal).

Any clubs who want to enter can do so here and nominations will run until Wednesday, 8th February 2023, with one club from each country select to join the programme for 2023.

Speaking about the launch of Lidl’s One Good Club Programme for 2023, Senior Partnerships Manager for Lidl Ireland, Joe Mooney said; “We are proud to once again collaborate with our partners, the LGFA and Jigsaw – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health to deliver the One Good Club programme in LGFA clubs across the country.

“It has been remarkable to see the level of engagement and creativity demonstrated over the first 3 years of the programme and we are really looking forward to seeing what activities this year’s clubs come up with.

“The success of the programme to date is testament to the dedication and compassion shown by all clubs involved and I’m sure that the impact of their efforts will be felt throughout their communities for years to come.”

Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Mícheál Naughton, added: “We are anticipating another exceptional Lidl Ireland One Good Club™ programme in 2023, and we expect a strong expression of interest ahead of next month’s closing date.

“As we embark on the eighth year of our partnership with Lidl Ireland, this programme has emerged as one of the most important on our annual calendar. This programme has the ability to make life-changing and long-lasting impacts on participants and their communities.

“The potential benefits of this vital mental health initiative cannot be underestimated and we were delighted to work alongside Lidl Ireland and Jigsaw once again to roll out the Lidl Ireland One Good Club programme.”

Director of Communications and Fundraising at Jigsaw, Mike Mansfield, also noted: “At Jigsaw, our core focus is on achieving better mental health outcomes for young people and the One Good Club™ programme is central to this ambition.

“Lidl One Good Club™ allows us to support, educate and empower young people and those around them, on sports grounds, workplaces, kitchen tables, high streets, online and more. Grassroots programmes at this scale are hugely important and hugely impactful and we are delighted to work in partnership with Lidl and the LGFA once more.”

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