Community Support

Warm, Well and Connected

What’s on this January – March

As part of the Healthy Living Centre Alliance and funding from the Department for Communities we are excited to be part of the Warm, Well and Connected Project.

We will be offering you a range of programmes/workshops online during the next 3 months. But the benefit or our regional collaboration means you can access any programme across N.Ireland. To find out what is available please visit and look for the Warm, Well Connected banner.

Locally online we will be hosting the following programmes:

  • uHub – Supporting Teens
  • Urban Community Chef – Empowered Cooking
  • Recharge CIC – Carers Retreat
  • Soulsa
  • Chi Me
  • Stay Connected Keep Learning
  • Take 5 and applying it
  • Dealing with Stress and Understanding Emotions

To sign up to any of the above course or to find out more check out You will be able to book your places directly online.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Classes, Community Support, Events, Online Classes

Our COVID-19 Response

How will COVID-19 effect Peninsula Healthy Living Partnership

Gym – closed until further notice however follow us on Facebook for live workouts.

Health Development – All groups and activities have moved online to our Facebook group and our WhatsApp group – message 07856286455 to be added to our mixed group.

Social Prescribing Service – We continue this service via phone and video support, referrals are through you GP or Primary Care professional.

If you have any queries please contact [email protected]

We are in this together, you are not alone. Reach out.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Community Support

National Social Prescribing Day

People from across Northern Ireland are coming together to celebrate the benefits of Social Prescribing, the holistic approach to health taken by the Health service in Northern Ireland.

Peninsula Healthy Living Partnership is part of the £3.5 million SPRING Social Prescribing project, funded by the National Lottery and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.  The health project aims to reduce pressure on GPs while improving the health and wellbeing of patients across Northern Ireland.

Social prescribing creates a link between the health service and the community. Social Prescribing enables a GP or Primary Health Care professional to refer patients who suffer from; social isolation, low mood, mild depression, chronic pain, long term conditions or physical inactivity to community support programmes and activities.

Sheila Bailie, Manager, said: “We provide patients with one to one community support for a range of emotional or practical needs. Social prescribing empowers people to make decisions about their own health and connects them to suitable programmes and services in the community such as; social cafes, relaxation classes, counselling sessions, swimming lessons or exercise programmes.

Kathy Cairns, Social Prescriber said, “It is this community approach which makes a difference to peoples’ lives, with the overall aim of taking the pressure of GPs and providing holistic care for the individual.”

Sarah Huggett, Social Prescriber said, “It is really empowering when you assist someone who is struggling with their mental or physical health and see them thrive”.

Peninsula Healthy Living Partnership will join GPs, health care professionals, medical students and community groups to celebrate the importance and significance of Social Prescribing in Health care.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Community Support

FREE Back to School Uniform Project

Back to School Uniform Project

Peninsula Healthy Living Partnership is working with SureStart, Co Down Rural Community Network, Homestart ,Ards and North Down Borough Council,and  Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership’s Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group, to support families in the Ards Peninsula area to get ready for school.

If you have school uniforms that are clean and in good condition please donate your items to the Back to School Uniform Project

Let’s work together and find these clothes a good home! Read more…

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Community Support