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Workshops in the Healthy Living Centre at Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Workshops in the Healthy Living Centre at Slieve Gullion Forest Park
In 2018 Clanrye, based in Slieve Gulllion Forest Park, joined the Healthy Living Center Alliance, becoming the first Centre in the Southern Area. This Alliance is a consortium of organisations who work collaboratively in order to address and tackle health inequalities within local communities in Northern Ireland.  Therefore, we are a catalyst and resource providing leadership, training and capacity building to address key risk factors which lead to the development of chronic conditions:
  • sedentary lifestyles combined with poor diet and nutrition
  • stress and poor mental health
  • alcohol and drugs misuse
  • smoking.

They are offering a range of courses over the coming months.

Mum and baby 6 week programme– starting 18th September- 23rd October – 9.30am-10.30am – £5 per person per session or discount rate of £25 if paying in full for 6 weeks. Sessions include feeding support, baby massage, buggyfit etc.

Yoga taster session– 21st September- 11am-12pm – £3 – This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. It is slower paced than an all-levels class, and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. All bodies are welcome.

Wellness walk– 21st September– 9.30am-10.30pm – £2 – Walking in a group with the support of a guide provides not only the physical benefits of walking, but also the opportunity for social contact and the support of others. We aim to ensure that everyone can enjoy a friendly health walk within easy reach of where they live, to help them to become and stay more active.

Therapeutic gardening 4 week programme- starting 27th September- each Friday from 1pm-2.30pm – £5 per class or discount rate of £16 if paid in full for 4 weeks:

Gardening is a wonderfully flexible medium that can transform lives and can help everyone, regardless of age or disability.  It uses the garden as a safe and secure place to develop someone’s ability to mix socially, make friends and learn practical skills that will help them to be more independent.

The benefits of a sustained and active interest in gardening include:

  • Better physical health through exercise and learning how to use or strengthen muscles to improve mobility
  • Improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement
  • The opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion
  • Just feeling better for being outside, in touch with nature and in the ‘great outdoors’
  • The opportunity to learn new skills.

What will it involve?

Undertaking basic garden tasks. They will be involved in propagation activities such as seed sowing and will learn new skills such as how to take cuttings. Learn how to grow their own vegetables and salad crops as well as helping with the production of seasonal items such as Halloween and Christmas wreaths.

All classes available to book now on: or call Sarah or Rachel Andrews on 028 30898119.

Event Details

Workshops in the Healthy Living Centre at Slieve Gullion Forest Park takes place on September 18, 2019 until November 30, 2019.
It starts at 9:30am and ends at 2:30pm.

Event Location

Clanrye Group, Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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BT35 9AA.

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