Longford-parent wellbeing programme

Congratulations to the parents of Townspark Longford on their completion of the parent wellbeing programme. The programme was designed and facilitated by Respond Family support.

20160511_122144The parent wellbeing programme ran for 5 weeks. Parents identified the need to learn the importance of taking care of themselves for the betterment of their children and families.

The programme looked at goal setting and how to achieve them, cooking low budget nutritional meals, tips on how children can learn healthy habits for life, the importance of exercise and a session on wellness recovery action planning or WRAP. WRAP is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.

20160511_121454At the presentation of the certificates, one participant remarked” I have made small changes as a result of the 5 week course which I intend to keep going with and pass on to my children”

The group thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have asked for another programme around healthy eating and nutrition which is starting on Thursday 26th May from 11-12.30pm for 5 weeks.

If you are interested in participating in this 5 week course or want to find out more about family support initiatives contact Jillian Gillick 087 2671634.

The programme couldn’t have ran without the onsite mobile childcare unit provided by Longford’s women’s link which we hope to use again for the next programme. The service allowed parents to participate who usually don’t get to chance because of childcare issues.

Posted: April 2016