New online tool launched to engage young men around mental fitness

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Elaine Geraghty, CEO of Inspire Ireland, and Ireland team manager Giovanni Trapattoni (centre) at the launch of Workoutapp.ie

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A new website called Workoutapp.ie has been launched as an online training tool to help improve the mental health and fitness of young men in Ireland.

Workoutapp.ie has been developed by Inspire Ireland, the charity for young people, along with the Men’s Health Forum Ireland and with the support of the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.

Designed specifically for young men, the online tool is currently in beta mode. Via the site, users can register to carry out online activities that are based on cognitive behavioural therapy and are centred around confidence, practicality, control and being a team player.

According to Elaine Geraghty, CEO of Inspire Ireland, online resources around mental health are becoming more important for young people.

"Through our ongoing engagement with young people we are aware that online is the first point of contact when they need either support or more information about mental wellness," she said.

Geraghty also touched on how WorkOut aims to challenge stereotypical attitudes towards mental health.

Reachout is Inspire Ireland’s main online mental health service for young people.

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Carmel was a long-time reporter with Siliconrepublic.com

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