Youghal  Community Health Project is a social gain initiative aimed at improving community health and wellbeing.  The community health projects conducts a hive of activities ranging from “Caring for Carers”, “Building Buddies for Kids”, Parent and Toddler groups, “Happy Feet” walking group, Mental Health and Wellbeing Program, Dementia Cafe and Singing for the Brain. Youghal Community Health Project also operates the Meals on Wheels service locally.

Activities

Singing for the Brain

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.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment, learning to let go of issues in your past and not focusing on what may or may not happen in the future.  It also helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings, enabling us to manage them rather than allow them overwhelm us.  Mindfulness is of particular benefit in dealing with anxiety, stress and depression.

Carers Support Group

This is a once a month social group for family carers. Take some time for yourself to meet with others; access support and information and get involved in tailored activities with carers in mind. The carers support group is held the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30-9:30pm.

Wellbeing Gardening

Weekly wellbeing gardening group which meets Tuesday afternoons 2-3:30pm over the Spring and Summer. Improve your health by connecting with nature through planting, growing and gardening.

Bright Sparks Learning through play

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. Thursday mornings and Runs throughout the year.

Build It Buddies

A 6 week Lego programme for children aged 6-10 years. Runs throughout the year.

Active Age Yoga

Yoga has many health benefits and is a gentle exercise that older adults can engage in. Our face-to-face classes are currently suspended so we are offering an online chair yoga program via zoom. This is held each Wednesday from 12pm-1pm.

Meals on Wheels

The Youghal Community Health Project runs the thrice weekly meals on wheels service which operates in Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr. To find out more about Meals on Wheels speak to your public health nurse or contact 087 3851764

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 40minute 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 the Youghal Community Health Project.

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. In 2020 the Happy Feet walking group hosted a number of virtual walk challenges and raised valuable funds for the Cardiac First Responders.

Activity: Description:
Chiropody Community Chiropody service, by appointment only.
Dementia Cafe A monthly social event for local people living with dementia. Held the last Friday of each month from 11am-1pm at the Holy Family Hall. Supported by Cork Alzheimer’s Society.
Cook It A 6 week nutrition education programme.
Baby Massage A 5 week baby massage programme. Booking essential.
Massage Therapy Available by appointment. Contact the CHW for details.
Subsidised Counselling Low cost counselling provided by a counsellor and psychotherapist. Booking necessary.
Subsidised Play therapy Available by appointment. Contact the CHW for details.
Parent and Toddler A weekly social group for Parents and Babies/Toddlers aged 0-3 years every Tuesday morning from 9.30am-10.45am and 11am-12.45am
Tiny Tots A social group for Parents and Babies aged 0-1 years. Run throughout the year.

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