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…
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 1.30pm
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]
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.