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Health For Life

A health-awareness programme aimed at improving health and well-being.

It’s a cliche but a truism: prevention is better than cure. We’re all susceptible to illness but avoiding or reducing the risks is the best defence against disease. Of course, there are things over which we have no control but the choices we make in life often determine the state of our health.

Health For Life, is an awareness-raising course providing information that will help participants make informed lifestyle choices. Covering 6 topics in 6 sessions, participants will learn about the measures they can take to reduce risks to their health.

Topics covered:

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Stress and relaxation
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Cancer
  • Smoking

Health For Life is:

  • Suitable for groups (Ideally 6+)
  • 6 x 2.5 hour sessions
  • Requires no cost from participants
  • Heavy stuff, but not heavy

Positive Steps

It is reported that 1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland will experience mental illness so it makes good sense to take Positive Steps to promote and protect our own mental health.

Positive steps is an initiative devised by colleagues in the South Eastern Trust to help empower individuals to improve and protect their own and others mental health.

It is evidence-based (Friedli, Oliver, Tidyman and Ward 2007) and involves working through 10 steps to mental health improvement. The steps are:

  • Get Creative
  • Accepting Who You Are
  • Get Talking
  • Get Involved
  • Lifestyles
  • Try Something New
  • Asking for Help
  • Keeping Active
  • Keeping in Touch
  • Making Relaxation a Way of Life

The Positive Steps course will:

  • Enhance confidence & self-esteem of participants
  • Improve the mental health and emotional well-being of participants
  • Offer participants the opportunity to try something new, different & exciting
  • Help participants connect with family, friends & other supports
  • Encourage participants to acknowledge & talk about their feelings
  • Give practical solutions to learn how to manage emotions & learn how to relax

The Course will be informal, lots of fun and life-affirming

Positive Steps is:

  • Suitable for groups (Ideally 8 – 12)
  • 11 x 2-hour sessions (Session 1 is for registration)
  • Requires no cost from participants
  • Good fun!

Walking (FREE class)

Every Monday morning from 10am, we have a walking group that departs from our Community Hub.  The walk usually lasts up to an hour, and it is open to all ages and abilities to participate and we would love to welcome new friends to this group.  We finish off back at the Hub where a nice cuppa is well earned!

Chi – Me (FREE class)

Improve your strength, balance and flexibility through this gentle exercise programme.

Join us on Fridays at 10.00am in the Community Hub Workshop for an hour of invigorating yet relaxing exercise. Derived from Tai Chi, movements are simple, flowing and calming. Helps to improve breathing, aids balance and general well-being. Chi Me is suitable for all levels of fitness