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Fermoy Community Health Project

Fermoy Community Health Project continues on developing sustainable health projects for individuals and families within the community.

Youghal Community Health Project

The Youghal Community Health Project was established to develop Social Gain Initiatives aimed at improving the Health & Wellbeing of the local community

Mallow Community Health Project

To provide opportunities for People within the Mallow Community to access Community Health Initiatives to improve overall health and well-being.

Mayfield HAZ

Looking after your wellbeing and health is supported by local active groups.

The Glen HAZ

Each health project has a programme of activities and community links to empower healthy habits and support healthy choices and lifestyles.

Farranree/Fairhill HAZ

Across our communities exist many groups and activities that support a weekly routine of social connection and friendship.

Blackpool & Shandon HAZ

We support and create community initiatives and programmes with groups and organisations that focus on health and wellbeing

Gurranabraher & Churchfield HAZ

Regular group connection nurtures the value of building positive relationships and encourages a culture of community resilience and social sustainability.

Welcome to Health
Action Zone

The Health Action Zones are the HSE South’s response to developing Community Health within specific areas identified and supported through the RAPID Programme.

The development of the Health Action Zone concept provided a timely opportunity to target health inequalities. Community development principles focus is on empowerment, involvement, consultation and participation to enhance inclusion and sustainability.

To improve the health and lifestyle of an area through a series of health focussed initiatives that build on existing services and facilities.
To explore barriers to accessing services and to involve local people in the design and delivery of service.
To target the delivery of health services in local areas.

We are Community Health Workers

Micheál O Connor
Blackpool & Shandon

Micheál enjoys working with groups to improve their health and wellbeing – focus on inclusion, empowerment and sustainability – including walking, singing and biodiversity projects, community growing for health.

Patty O Brien
Mayfield

I am caring person who enjoys working with people in the Mayfield community.

Bernard Twomey
The Glen

Bernard supports many groups in the area linking to the Glen Resource Centre and St. Brendan’s Walking Group.

Jacinta McCormack
Fermoy

Jacinta is the Community Health Worker based in Fermoy. My work involves promoting positive health and wellbeing with individuals and families in our community.

Niamh Herbert
Youghal

Niamh is the Youghal Community Health Worker. I am very passionate about community health and wellbeing. I enjoy supporting people to reach their full potential.

Pauline Noonan O Grady
Mallow

Pauline is the Mallow Community Health Worker. I really enjoy my work. I feel I am making progress when I see friendships being formed.

Liz Madden
Farranree & Fairhill

Liz is based in the Northside of Cork. Her work involves helping groups and individuals to achieve their health goals.

Oisín Hennessy
Churchfield & Gurranabraher

Oisín’s areas of interest include Sport and Mental Health. He engages with groups through community health fitness activities including swimming, running, walking and team sports.

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