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 zoom.us. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you require any assistance.

You can register for a workshop via the website springsp.org

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

Programmes for pain, art and food…

We are excited to announce our latest programmes:

Arts and Crafts

Wednesdays 2-4pm
Thursdays 10-12pm (FULL)
Please contact Sarah Cairns on [email protected] or call 028 427 39021 to book

Pain Management

Start date – 19th September
Thursdays 10-12pm (12 week programme)
Please contact Sarah Huggett on [email protected] or call 028 427 39021 to book

Food Values/Cook it/Personal Development

Start date 30th September
Mondays 10-12pm
Please contact Sarah Huggett on [email protected] or call 028 427 39021 to book

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Programmes

Carer Health and Wellbeing Matters

Free Carer Taster Day

The South Eastern HSC Trust Carer Support in partnership with Peninsula Healthy Living have organised a free Carer Taster Day.

When: Wednesday 4th September 2019

Where: Peninsula Healthy Living, 4 Church Grove, Kircubbin, BT22 2SU

Time: 10.30am – 3pm

We will be offering a range of activities for all age groups including:

  • Gently Does It
  • Spin sessions
  • A reading group
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Chair based activity
  • An introduction to the gym
  • Green Gym

Lunch will be provided

For more information please contact:

Pamela Smyth or Sharon Graham at SET Carer support

Phone (028) 9756 5456

Email: [email protected]

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Events

Bootcamp Bonanza

Are you up for the challenge?

Due to popular demand we have 6 bootcamp classes running throughout the week!

Get down and dirty with the boot campers with a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities, testing all strengths and abilities. Read more…

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Classes

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

Health Promoting Homes Success

Our Health Promoting Homes programme combines personal development, healthy food choices and exercise to encourage and empower people to have a healthier lifestyle.

This years programme saw 15 ladies come through an amazing journey of confidence building, friendship making and up-skilling. As a result of the programme we have 5 people returning to education, a peer led social group and individuals offering their time on a voluntary basis.

The 12 week course tackled the issues highlighted through arts and crafts, group work, reflection and sharing experiences and skills.

The Peninsula has a range of barriers that can make healthier choices more difficult including poor transport links, expensive local shops and isolation; impacting on motivation and mood. Together we can, as a community tackle and overcome these issues.

Follow us on Facebook to find out when we are running the next programme, men and women welcome.

Author: Sarah Huggett
Categories: Programmes