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

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 – 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 (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

Spring Workshops August/Sept

Join us online for a range of workshops

Our Spring Social Prescribing service has diversified throughout lockdown, offering telephone support and now socially distanced meet ups. Alongside this, regionally we have a variety of online workshops that you can access for free. Workshops change each month, so check back in if you don’t see one that suits you this time.

Download the timetable here.

These workshops do take place online and can be accessed via Zoom. This is a free app yo can download at Contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you require any assistance.

You can register for a workshop via the website

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: 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