Credit Union Official Launch

St Jarleths Credit Union have moved to their new premises and will hold their Official Opening on Friday 22nd February 2019. As part of the festivities, they are holding a Supermarket Sweep Event for local Clubs and Community Groups. Some of the funds raised will be donated to Solas Headford, so please come along , join in the fun, and support the event.

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Community Health Day

A new initiative from Healthy Ireland, Community Health Day is coming your way. keep an eye out for an announcement of the dates, times and venues.

Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.

Healthy Ireland has come about because of concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities – is leading us towards a future that is dangerously unhealthy, and very likely unaffordable.

The many risks to the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland include some which are obvious: issues such as overweight and obesity, mental health, smoking, go-to-home-page-TFCalcohol and drugs. Healthy Ireland seeks to provide people and communities with accurate information on how to improve their health and wellbeing and seeks to empower and motivate them by making the healthy choice the easier choice.

We also now know that many of the factors that influence a person’s health and wellbeing, such as their education level, income, housing and work conditions are determined by social, environmental and economic policies beyond the direct responsibility of the health sector.

This understanding calls for a partnership approach in all the actions Healthy Ireland is taking to achieve a healthier Ireland. The health sector alone cannot address these problems – we must collectively change our approach.

This is what Healthy Ireland is about – making Ireland a healthier nation through cultural change, operational change and mindset change. Everyone has a role to play in taking care of our physical and mental health for the initiative to be truly successful.

Healthy Ireland aims to create an Ireland where health and wellbeing is valued and supported and on everyone’s agenda in a meaningful way.

The Healthy Ireland Framework was launched in 2013 and articulates four central goals for improved health and wellbeing.

Women’s Health Day – Wednesday 7th November

Solas Family Resource Centre, Headford, are holding their Woman’s Health Day on Wednesday 7th November 2018, from 10.00am to 2.00pm in St Fursa’s Parish Hall, Headford.

Come along and meet representatives from Croi, Aids West, Pieta House, National Screening Service, Diabetes Ireland, Marie Keating Foundation, DeafHear and Healthy Ireland.

Free Health and Fitness Check for Women including Blood Pressure, HIV Testing, and Diabetes.

Further information available from Maura or John at Solas, 093-36446

Parents Plus – Positive Parenting Course

An evidence-based parenting course on promoting confidence learning and positive behaviour in children aged six to 11 years. The course will be facilitated by North Galway Family Services (TUSLA)

The course is free of charge

Date: October/November 2018

For more information or to reserve your place, please contact Solas Family Resource Centre @ 093 – 36446 or call into the office