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 inclusion 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.
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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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.
Youghal Social Cafe
The Youghal Social Café is a monthly social event for local people, carers and families living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia. The Social Café is held the last Friday of every month from 11am-1pm at the Holy Family Hall, Magners Hill, Youghal. The service is available to anyone from East Cork and is free to attend. The Youghal Social Café enables families, carers and friends to come together once a month, access advice and support in a relaxed, fun and non-judgemental environment. With the help and dedication of local volunteers the Social Café is able to provide live music, free hand massage, homemade cakes and more importantly a chat and a smile for every person who walks through the doors of the Social Café.
Each month the Social Café hosts tailored activities and guest speakers and activities. For further information contact HSE Community Health Worker Niamh Herbert on 087 6413468.