Women’s groups have been supported by the Family Resource Centre with the help of organisations and funding such as Ballyhoura Development Limited, the VEC, the Department of Social Protection, and most recently HSE lottery funding.
Women’s groups are run in Hospital and Kilteely, undertaking various courses and activities. As a participant of one women’s group said:
New members and ideas are always welcome as are volunteers who would like to work with the groups.
A number of workshops take place as part of the women’s groups programmes to support mental and physical health and wellbeing for participants. In light of COVID 19 we hope to introduce workshops on Coping with Trauma, Building Resilience, and continue our focus on Mindfulness and Wellbeing.
Groups also engage in art and craft activities and the programme year culminates in a day trip for all participants. Areas covered include:
- Health & Nutrition
- Art and Crafts
- Managing Stress
- Building Resilience
- Drama, Communication & Relationships – personal, community & workplace.
- Yoga/ Tai Chi
- Group projects: Celebrating Women’s Day, Daffodil Day, 16 Days of Action against Violence against Women
- Promoting the importance of looking after your health and wellbeing by linking to local services and supports.
- Increase of support networks