Sports & Mental health

A child's well-being improves if they part-take during some form of physical activity, either at school or out of school. Physical education is beneficial and parents should discuss with their children the importance for them to stay active. Activity releases positive endorphins which contribute to a happier mind. Therefore, it is proven that children who participate in some kind of sports do better at school.



Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability

Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland is running a free 3-week online course 'Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability'. The course’s aim is for its students to learn how to support people with intellectual disability in health assessments. The MOOC is underpinned by the IDS-TILDA study, a longitudinal study on ageing and intellectual disability.

It is structured into three weeks


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     Sports can help by:

      1. Improving your mood

      2. Improving your concentration

      3. Reducing stress and depression

      4. Improving your sleep

      5. Helping to control your wealth

      6. Boosting your confidence

      7. Improving your leadership skills