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Community Healthy Living Centre

 

                                  

            Clondalkin Community Healthy Initiative

                   

                                          Healthy Living Centre
                                           4 Neilstown Crescent
                                           Clondalkin
                                           Dublin 22
                                           Phone: 01- 457 0665
Who We Are

Clondalkin Community Health Initiative was set-up in March 2001. The project aims to increase awareness of health issues in Clondalkin, to deliver health programmes, to train local people as trainers and to develop a local health alliance to compliment the delivery of public health services in the area. The initiative sets out to address health inequalities and inequity of access to health services in Clondalkin, through the use of community development approaches and principles.

Guiding Principles:

1. People's health is not only affected by medical conditions, it is also affected by the impact of social conditions on the health of the individual and the people living in the community. These social conditions include unemployment, the environment, living conditions, access to education, access to services and facilities, community support structures and access to health services.
2. Building the capacity of local people to be a leading voice in defining solutions to their own health issues is core to our work.

  

We carry out our work by providing the following programme of activities through the year:
  • Access to health related information through (a) our resource library (b) health workshops on health issues identified by people in the community such as diabetes, bone health, migraine, asthma and suicide prevention.
  • Courses that create awareness on health inequalities such as Community Development Approaches to Health FETAC Level 5 and Relationships and Sexuality Training.
  • Ante-natal and post-natal activities. These include Pregnancy Yoga, Baby Massage, Mum and Baby Yoga, Parent and Child First Aid, Weaning Workshop, Toddler Healthy Eating Workshop, Stress Management

      

  • Promoting good eating habits in children and adults. We do this by supporting the Food and Health Project that is funded and supported by the Health Promotion Service. This project includes three programmes - Healthy Food Made Easy, Cool Dudes and Heart Health.

 

 Other services and supports:
  • Managing Stress in the community plays a big part in the work of the project. Group relaxation is provided once a week and holistic healing days are organised throughout the year.
  • Workshops on different mediums to address stress including Mindfulness, Aura Soma Colour Therapy, gentle forms of Massage and Art Therapy are being organised currently.
  • Exercise is promoted and encouraged by supporting the FitWalk programme in the area.
  • Weight support and advice is provided every Monday and Tuesday.
  • Men's Health Courses are provided twice a year with fortnightly support session in-between.
  • The project organises open days and certificate presentations throughout the year

                      

 General Information

Courses and workshops are organised by demand and in order of priority. The Healthy Living Centre is open to feedback and suggestions at all times.

Meeting Space: The centre can provide small to medium space for meetings, counselling sessions, reiki healing or massage to community projects.

The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital Community Midwife Service (Coombe Ante-natal Clinic) takes place in the centre every second Wednesday by appointment only.

The Clondalkin Community Health Initiative Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from the following organisations.

  • Dóchas Family Centre
  • Cumas
  • HSE
  • RAPID
  • CPLN Area Partnership
  • Clondalkin Women's Network
  • Health Promotion Service, Dublin Mid Leinster
  • Local Representatives

The 2008 Directory of Health Services in Clondalkin is available from the CPLN Area Partnership. Click here to download the 2008 Directory.

 

For more information on the Community Health Initiative please contact Anne Troy Community Health Co-ordinator at the above number or 087 213 1854 email: atroy@cpln.ie

Food and Health Project

The Food & Health Project is a peer-led community based nutrition programme. It is supported by the HSE and the Health Promotion Service. There are three programmes - Healthy Food Made Easy (6 sessions), Heart Health (3 sessions) and Cool Dudes (5 sessions for 10 - 14 yr olds) and are aimed at supporting people who are interested in healthier eating, particularly where cost is a consideration. We aim to improve people's nutritional knowledge and to help them put it into practice in everyday life. The courses are practical but fun and everyone can participate. There are group discussions, quizzes and exercises and include cooking and tasting! These programmes are available to community groups and individuals who access the Healthy Living Centre.

For more information please contact Liz Griffin, Food & Health Project Coordinator.

Email: lgriffin@cpln.ie or telephone 01-4570665

Liz is based in the Centre Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 3.30 pm.

Useful Links:

Migraine Association of Ireland e-mail Info@migraine.ie
Tel: 018941280/ 8941281

Asthma Society of Ireland Tel: 01-8178886
E-mail office@asthmasociety.ie

Irish Osteoporosis Society Contact 1890252751/ 0879873188
E-mail info@irishosteoporosis.ie

Diabetes Federation of Ireland Tel: 01-8363022
E-mail info@diabetes.ie

SafeTalk and ASIST Training Contact Michael Cummins
Tel: 0862873526 e-mail: michael@mentalhealthireland.ie

Irish Heart Foundation e-mail mdamery@irishheart.ie
Ph: 01 6685001




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