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Get West’s New Programme Bounce Project Promotes Positive Mental Health

Get West’s New Programme Bounce Project Promotes Positive Mental Health

Bounce Project is a programme that Get West are hoping to run in both Limerick and Galway for a week this summer that aims to develop the confidence, resilience, communication and leadership skills of teenagers by engaging them in adventure activities and equipping them with tools from the worlds of mindfulness, coaching & positive psychology.

the decision to create and collaborate on the Bounce Project was an easy one for John McNamara and Get West. In all of their professional interactions with teens, they have witnessed the immense benefits that young people get from being given the opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone and face new challenges in a safe, supported environment. Creating situations where young people can apply emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills are key to developing their resilience.

The Bounce Project which will be held July 17 to 21 at St. Munchin’s College, Corbally, is a truly unique offering for teens as it is the only summer experience of its kind in Ireland. The local adventure and teambuilding company, Get West have teamed up with John McNamara of Coaching for Confidence to offer 2 dates during July 2017 in Limerick and Galway. This week-long programme combines adventure activities with personal development and equips teens with tools from the worlds of mindfulness, coaching & positive psychology. 




Bounce Project aims to provide teens with the skills required to flourish and succeed in an ever-changing environment. Each day will be packed with discoveries, increased self-awareness and lots of fun! The knowledge gained through Bounce Project is given real meaning and purpose through its application in a variety of games, activities & challenges in the outdoors.

Each day is themed and these themes are explored over the course of the week. The themes Bounce Project focus on are Confidence, Communication, Resilience, Leadership and Happiness. The teens will get to engage with and explore a host of topics in a safe and enjoyable space, all of which will be facilitated by top class trainers and coaches. 

John McNamara of Coaching Confidence spoke about Bounce Project saying,“Having worked with thousands of young people over the past ten years in schools, colleges, sporting and youth organisations I have seen the challenges facing teenagers first hand. This programme is designed to tackle these issues in a safe and fun environment”.

Bounce project is promoting and teaching essential life skills to teens through outdoor activities. With the help of Bounce Project, teenagers can learn about their own mental health and the key skills to coping and prospering with this.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.