Clonakilty Wellness Week in its third year and flourishing

Posted on: 8th February, 2016

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

Clonakilty Wellness Committee is currently putting together a great programme of events for Wellness Week, which this year takes place from Tuesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 7. This year the focus will be on all that is good about our local mental health service. Mental health services are continuously evolving and becoming more recovery-focused.

Wellness Week will provide a number of workshops on stress management, Christian meditation, nutrition, mindfulness, recovery stories and reflexology. Talks will be provided by a variety of mental health professionals and service users (Expert by Experience). There will also be an opportunity to hear about new developments, in particular ‘Open Dialogue’. This approach is currently been piloted in the Bantry Sector under Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Pat Backen. It is an approach that encourages family and social network involvement from the start.

The committee encourages involvement from the community to run workshops; over the past two years the Community Arts Centre, the Wheelchair Association and Tabour lodge are just a few of the groups that have been involved. If you are interested in running a workshop or want an opportunity to highlight an event, please contact Clonakilty Wellness Committee by emailing Adrienne.adams@hse.ie or Sandra.goldhawk@hse.ie. You can also contact them on 087 6599526.

The committee is very grateful for the support of SVP, Cork Mental Health Foundation, the HSE and Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce; in addition the generosity of the local community.

The Wellness Week annual coffee morning fundraiser is taking place on Sunday, March 6 in Clonakilty Parish Centre from 9am to 2pm. The theme is ‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’.  There will be face painting, a cake sale, raffle and local musicians, followed by upcoming Girl Band Dispersion.

‘There is no health without mental health – mental health is everybody’s business’.

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing schulldramagroup@gmail.com

For more information please contact hilary.mccarthy6@gmail.com
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