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Dromore : Hoping To Be A Healthy Community

Wednesday 06.06.2018
Team Talk Mag
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Dromore’s vision of a healthy community in mind and body will come into sharp focus next week.
St Dympna’s GFC is hosting a Health and Wellbeing Week from June 15-23, when a number of important issues will be discussed and promoted during a series of seminars.
Each event, aimed at promoting positive mental health for all the community, is open to everyone, but spaces are limited.
The programme of events, to be held in St Dympna’s Primary School, gets under way on Friday June 15 at 7.30, when Annette Kelly of ‘Little Penny Thoughts’ will speak on ‘Wellness from Within: Confidence, Courage and Creativity’.
On Monday June 18, the issue under discussion is ‘Understanding and Influencing your Adolescent’, with Bronagh Starrs MAHP, Adolescent Psychotherapist (7.30 for refreshments for8pm start).
Former GAA star Oisin McConville will visit Dromore on Tuesday June 19. Now an addiction counsellor, he will deliver a talk on ‘Gambling, the Invisible Epidemic’. (7.30 for refreshments for 8pm start).
On Wednesday June 20, support for post-natal depression is the issue to be promoted by Una Leonard, at 7.30, while Teresa Sexton will deliver a talk on ‘Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing at 8pm.
Sonia Montgomery will offer valuable advice on managing stress on Thursday June 21 at 7.30. Her talk, ‘Managing Mental Health’, focuses on the process of building mental resilience, and the five steps to wellbeing and how to apply these to your life.
The Dromore Wellbeing Week Fair takes place on Saturday June 23, commencing in St Dympna’s PS at noon, in conjunction with the Dromore Community 10k and 5k Run.
Representatives of local clubs and organisations will be there to welcome members of the community, and fun for the younger generation will be provided, with bouncy castles and a variety of games, so it’s a day out for the whole family.
Also present will be a health screening van for farm families, and 20-minute appointments can be pre-booked via the Dromore Health and Wellbeing Facebook Page.
Liz O’Brien, Health and Wellbeing Officer of Dromore GFC, extended a welcome to all to attend throughout the week.
“There’s a recent recognition for how our mood/stress levels/how we deal with grief etc affect our daily functioning, our relationships and our physical health, but we were keen to focus on the positive steps we can take to improve our mental wellbeing and mental resilience,” she said.
“Talks are suitable for everyone with different focus each night. Our wellbeing Fair running in conjunction with the 10km run should be a fun day out and lets us see all the different community groups and clubs that people can get involved with which again has been proven to boost our wellbeing.”
Fiona Teague, chair of the Tyrone Health and Wellbeing Committee, said: “We congratulate St. Dympna’s Dromore on the development of such a comprehensive programme of activities.
“It is really great to see how clubs like Dromore are developing their own local initiatives which will benefit the health and wellbeing of club and community”
Places for all seminars can also be booked via the FB Page.

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