Mojo is a programme run by South Dublin County Partnership (the Community Development Co.) for men who are affected by unemployment and/or the recession and who are finding it difficult to cope. (www.mojo-programme.org)
The programme has proved very successful and from its initial base in Tallaght the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) is supporting its expansion to other areas of the country.
As part of the programme SDCSP supports the physical activity programmes for the participants. A Social Return on Investment study of the programme (Oct. 2014) has shown significant levels of improvement in mental (59%) and physical (77%) wellness of the target group.
Box Smart is a programme run by the Tallaght Rehab Project. It is a 20-week progressive rehabilitation programme with an emphasis on adult education, sports education and mental wellbeing (http://www.tallaghtrehabproject.ie/aftercare-news.html)
It offers a marginalised and socially excluded group, stable and drug free service users, the opportunity to reintegrate into mainstream society via the medium of an educational framework underpinned by the philosophy of peer mentoring. Theoretical study for FETAC certificates in Health-Related Fitness coupled with physical training: boxing skills.
SDCSP covers the cost of venue hire for the duration of the programme.