The vision for the Fermoy Community Health Project is to collaborate with existing health initiatives and support the development of sustainable health projects within our community, based on identified needs for individuals and families; with the long term aim of inspiring people to improve their own health and well-being.
Fermoy Walkie Talkies
The Fermoy Walkie Talkies are a social walking group. There are two groups depending on your walking ability. The Monday morning group meet at 11am. This group is for people who enjoy walking with others at a steady, but brisk pace.
The Tuesday afternoon group meet at 2.30pm. This group is for people who use Activator Poles during their walk.
Both groups are very open and inclusive and welcomes young and old alike, and you will always find someone to chat to along the way. Routes are accessible for buggies. New members are always welcome.
We also host and travel out to “Meet and Mingle” events; these are planned walks with other community health project walking groups in their respective areas. Our group mascot is called “Scottie”.
To join one of these groups please register in advance by contacting Jacinta McCormack, Fermoy Community Health Worker on 085 8742320
Mindfulness teaches us to grow our awareness of ourselves and our experiences moment by moment. It helps us to connect to our thoughts and emotions, and also helps us to choose better responses. Mindfulness is for everyone, and is of particular benefit in terms of living with depression, anxiety, stress and overthinking.
These programmes are run in 5 week blocks at various times during the year.
Jacinta McCormack, Fermoy Community Health Worker on 0858742320
Step It Up
We have been running the Step it Up programme in Fermoy since 2022. This programme is hosted by the Fermoy Community Health Project, and are facilitated by Shirley Lankford (NTC- National Qualification of exercise and health studies and Personal Training. Pilates Instructor). Our participants thoroughly enjoy these energetic and engaging fun movement sessions, which suit all levels of fitness.
We run this programme is blocks of 6 or 7 weeks in the Adair Hall Fermoy (located behind Christ Church). Places are limited so early booking advisable!
If you are interested in finding out more about upcoming classes please contact Jacinta McCormack, Fermoy Community Health Worker on 0858742320.
Singing for the Brain
The Singing for the Brain Fermoy group started in 2017 as part of Fermoy Friendship Week. Singing for the Brain is a friendly and supportive social music group that brings people together through songs, stories and smiles.
Participants benefit greatly from the wellness aspects of singing, such as reduced stress and improved mood. No musical experience is necessary! These weekly physical session are run in Blocks of 5 or 6 weeks with a break in between. We take a summer break at the end of July until mid-September.
Jacinta McCormack, Fermoy Community Health Worker has been delivering the safeTALK Workshop to clubs and organisations in various locations throughout Cork since 2014. During safeTALK participants will learn four basic steps to help recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. These specific skills are called Suicide Alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their own community. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive; safeTALK- suicide alert helpers are trained to move beyond the common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of suicide risk.
The safeTALK workshop is FREE to attend and is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become suicide alert.
For further information please contact HSE South Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention on SP.firstname.lastname@example.org