Youghal Community Health Project is a registered charity. Our aim is to improve the health outcomes of the local community through the delivery of health, wellbeing and social gain initiatives. Youghal Community Health project was established in 2013 and is managed by a local multi-agency committee. Youghal Community Health project is part of the HSE Cork North Community Work department. The project offers a range of health related groups and services, some of which include: Happy Feet walking group,Parent and Toddler groups and early years programs, after school clubs, mental health programs, older adults physical activity programs, low cost therapies, Meals on Wheels, Carers Support Group, Dementia café to name but a few. We also provide advocacy and support for people in the community through community referral. Have a look at our website to see what we have been up to!
Charity Number 22749
Happy Feet Walking Group
This is a very open and inclusive group and welcomes young and old alike. Each week we venture out on a 40 minute walk followed by a cuppa and a chat. You walk at your own pace and we always ensure you have someone to keep you company, Happy Feet meet weekly on Monday mornings at 11.00am at Green Park in Youghal.
Members of the group have participated in a number of planned national events such as Operation Transformation; Darkness Into Light; Emer Casey Walk; Cork Mini Marathon. The group also host and travel out to ‘Meet & Mingle’ events; these are planned walks with other community health project walking groups in their respective areas.
Low Cost Therapies
Massage Therapy | Counselling | Play Therapy
Speak to the Community Health Worker in confidence for more information on any of these services provided at Youghal Community Health Project.
Carer's Support Group
This is a once a month social group for family carer’s. Take some time out for yourself to meet with others; access support and information and get involved in tailored activities with carer’s in mind. The carer;s support group is held the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30-9:30pm.
New members are always welcome please contact Community Health Worker Niamh Herbert for further information.
Age Active Yoga runs throughout the year on Wednesday mornings. 6 week blocks for 25 euro.
9.30am Chair | 10.30am Floor
Our yoga is aimed at older adults with all fitness and yoga ability levels. practicing Yoga is great way to improve your cardio and circulatory health, muscle strength and tone and increasing energy and vitality.
Singing for the Brain Youghal
Singing for the Brain is an open weekly session where we use singing to bring people from all walks of life together in a friendly and stimulating environment; it provides a unique opportunity for people to come together and enjoy music and socialise with others in the community. Participants benefit greatly from the wellness aspects of singing, such as reduced stress and improved mood. No musical experience is necessary! Singing for the Brain session are currently being held on-line via Zoom. New sessions starting on Thursday 20th January 2.30pm in January 2022.
Youghal Social Cafe
Our weekly wellbeing gardening group – The Blackwater Community Gardners meets Tuesday afternoons at Youghal Community Health Project. The groups runs from 2 -3:30pm from March to October. Improve your health by connecting with nature through planting, growing and gardening. Meet with like minded people for some fun and interesting chats while you work. All gardeners fully supported by our Community Health Worker. No gardening experience necessary.
Meals on Wheels
Youghal Community Health Project runs Youghal Meals on Wheels Service supported by local volunteers. Youghal Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals to many older and vulnerable people living in the community. Meals on wheels is in service Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Clap Handies Toddler Group
A weekly parent and toddler group for parents/ carers and children, which meets twice on a Tuesday morning. 9:30am-10.15am (toddlers) and 10.45am-11.30pm (babies).
Clap Handies a fun and safe social outlet for parents and babies/children. The group meet and have a cuppa and chat while the children play, music and movement at the end of each session. The group is very welcoming and supportive. The Community Health Worker can provide Information and advice relevant to child development.
Build It Buddies
A 6 week Lego program for children aged 6-10 years that runs throughout the year at Youghal Community Health Project. Build it Buddies is a fun, interactive learning program for children who are interested in Lego. Build it Buddies supports individual creativity, fine motor skills, group work and social skills. The course covers a range of different educational topics through fun challenges. Contact Niamh Herbert on 0876413468 for further information.
A learning through play programme for Parents and Toddlers aged 1-3 years. Each week there is a different play theme which benefits childrens learning and development. Topics covered include: Treasure Basket Play; Move to the Groove; Take Turns Talking; Tantalise Tiny Taste Buds; Exploring Nature; Messy Play. There is also a graduation party at the end of each course.
Bright Sparks is run in Youghal Community Health Project on Thursday mornings and Runs throughout the year. Contact Community Health Worker Niamh Hebert for further information.
A learning through play programme for babies aged 0 to 1
Tiny Tots is run in Youghal Community Health Project on Tuesday mornings and Runs throughout the year. Contact Community Health Worker Niamh Hebert for further information.
Cycling with Confidence
Youghal Virtual Orienteering
Youghal Community Health Project in association with Cork Sports Partnership and Cork County Council have worked together to bring this sporting initiative to Youghal. The virtual maps can be used to develop map skills and to integrate it with digital technology. We encourage you to use MapRun 6 to discover these courses.
The Youghal virtual orienteering course is based in the town centre with the Tourist Office at the starting point. The course is made up of 6 courses which are of varying technical and physical levels, suitable to a diverse range of abilities and ages. The aim of each course is to navigate around a series of controls and collect points as you reach each one, however, there are no physical markers on the ground, it is all done via the MapRun6 app. The app allows participants to also find events such as community lead challenges or virtually complete courses with friends or classmates– for those who like a bit of competition.
For further information please contact Youghal Community Health worker on Niamh.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0876413468
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Women's Health Initiatives
Men's Health Initiatives
Youghal Blue and Green Network
Youghal Community Health project are delighted to be on the Youghal Blue and Green committee alongside other local community groups and interested individuals.The committee aims to work together in order to strengthen and support each other’s work in relation to responding climate change; enhancing biodiversity; ensuring clean beaches, healthy marine and coastal life while being sensitive and careful of our wildlife, woodlands and green environments. To do this through collaborating with each other and with agencies concerned with Youghal. To attract larger scale resources to deliver on our vision for Youghal. To promote the reduction of carbon emissions, renewable energy and support the development of clean energy efficient communities. To build greater awareness across the whole community of Youghal and bring all citizens with us To share information, work together and agree on priorities for the Network.
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