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 hlcalliance.org 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 hlcalliance.org. You will be able to book your places directly online.

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

Mindset Programme

Mindset Programme Wednesday 25th November

We will be hosting a Mental & Emotional Health and Wellbeing delivered by Action Mental Health.

The 3 hour session will be held at Kircubbin Community Centre and is free:

  • Wednesday 25th November
  • 1.30-4.30pm

Booking is essential for safety and can be done by contacting [email protected] or calling 028 427 39021.

Please bring your own refreshments.


Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Events

COVID-19 Restriction Update

Update 15th October 2020

Following Government guidelines announced yesterday we will be adhering to the restrictions outlined. Starting 15th October and running for 4 weeks.

What that means for the centre:

  • Gym members can attend (must pre-book and can only attend as an individual)
  • All classes in person are on hold
  • All groups in person are on hold
  • Online classes will remain and some new classes will become available
  • The office will not be manned full time and so use email or Facebook to contact us

Staff and you safety is our priority and we hope that you understand the action we are having to take at this time.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Events

Anxiety Peer to Peer Support – Online

Join us online for Anxiety Support

With Coronavirus and an enforced lockdown anxiety has never has so much prominence. It is important to recognise in ourselves the signs and symptoms and know what to do.

We are hosting a 6 week Anxiety Peer to Peer Support group. The sessions will be informal with some guided instruction. You may not be directly feeling the anxiety but know a loved one or friend who is. Either way this course is an opportunity to share with each other the experiences, the impact and how to help.

You will need access to Zoom and have good internet to be able to join. I this is something you are struggling with let us know. We will be hosting face to face sessions on how to use Zoom soon. Read more…

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Online Classes

AGM Sept 2020

Online AGM

We are adjusting our ways of working and that includes how we deliver our Annual General Meeting. This year we will be taking to Zoom host the meeting. We would love for you to join us, we will keep you updated on how things are going.

Thursday 24th September

We’d like to hear from you, our community to see what you would like to see from us going forward and in such uncertain times.

If you are available to attend please contact Susan on 028 427 39021 or email [email protected]

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Events

Dietitian webinars for September

Dietitian webinars for September.

The topics are

  • Feed your family for less
  • Healthy Happy kids: feeding under 5s
  • Food and mood

Join us for these new, exciting nutrition webinars run by dietitians throughout Northern Ireland. Open to all! No need to sign up but be sure to put the dates in your diary – you don’t want to miss them!

Read more…

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Online Classes

Gym Grand Re-Opening

We’re Back

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the gym and classes. As you can imagine there will be strict measures in place to ensure safety. We want you to feel comfortable coming back and for you to take responsibility for your wellbeing by following our guidance.

How it will work

Gym members must pre–book session. 45 mins training + 15 minutes to clean.

Gym telephone number 02842738332 Read more…

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Classes

Healthy happy kids: Lunchbox & Snack Ideas

Back to School lunch and snack Zoom session

Our colleagues over at dietetics have been working regionally to produce a series of workshops to run in the coming months. Everyone is welcome to attend the online sessions via Zoom, you can download it for free at zoom.us.

The first workshop will be Healthy happy kids: Lunchbox & Snack Ideas. Join us for the first session on:

Date: Thursday 3rd September 2020
Time: 12.00-12.45pm
Don’t worry if yo miss this session there will be 3 more, dates TBC.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Events, Online Classes

Restart your Education Coffee Morning

Virtual Coffee Morning with SERC

Are you fed up, struggling to help your kids with their school work, generally want to make a change to your life and it’s direction? Restart Education is a place to start.
Guests Fiona Neely and Ellie Bradley from SERC will be taking us through accessing this free part-time course that will open the door to a range of other learning. On completion you will achieve a Level 2 OCN. There is means testing for support with enrolling on the course e.g. childcare, stationery etc.
But hey, come and join us on the 10th September to find out if this is right for you, there is no obligation and it is very informal.
Please let Sarah [email protected] know you will be attending, it will be via Zoom (you can download this at zoom.us – it’s free). Once you have confirmed a place Sarah will send you the login link.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Events, Online Classes

Chronic Pain Management Course Date Announced

Online Chronic Pain Management Programme

Starts Wednesday 23rd September x 10 weeks, 11.30-1.30pm
Booking essential as only 8 places available.
Do you suffer from chronic pain and want to manage it better? Feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing is working?
We won’t take your pain away but we’ll certainly help you manage it. We will have a range of speakers including a pharmacist, physiotherapist and fitness instructor.
To access the course you will need to download Zoom.us (it’s free). Once you have registered with Sarah [email protected] you will receive a recurring link to the meetings.
If you are not sure this is for you please feel free to contact Sarah and she can discuss in more detail with you.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Online Classes, Programmes