Five ways to
AS part of the Healthy
Ireland at your Library programme, Donegal County
Council has teamed up with Mental Health Ireland to host
a series of talks on the Five Ways to Wellbeing during
tough times. These online talks will be held via the
Zoom meeting software using the following link
Tuesday 1st December at 7pm
Sarah Barr will speak around the theme of 'Connect'.
Sara is an integrative counsellor and owns New
Beginnings a private counselling practice in Donegal.
Sarah has created and facilitates workshops
including 'Minding Mammy' and 'Minding Me', as well as
facilitating wellness workshops for schools and
businesses. She also writes articles focusing on caring
for our mental health and well-being.
Thursday 3rd December at 7pm
Julie Voss will speak on the 'Take Notice' theme
having worked in family support and child development
for over 20 years, then changed her career several years
ago and re-trained as a mindfulness practitioner. She
now facilitates mindfulness classes and workshops with
children, teens and adults. More recently she has
partnered up with a local yoga teacher and offers
Wellness Mornings of yoga and mindfulness on a
fortnightly basis through zoom.
Tuesday 8th December at
This week’s theme is 'Be Active'. Nicola Harris
is a PE Teacher who has been promoting the importance
physical activity for health and wellbeing for over 20
years. She is a sports tutor with Coaching Ireland and
has helped roll out many of the programmes offered
through the Donegal Sports Partnership since its
establishment in 1999.
Garvin Walker is a Fitness and Nutritional
consultant working in the sector for over 10 years. He
now applies his knowledge and experience while working
with young people as a youth justice worker. He is a
Donegal Sports Partnership Tutor for Men on the Move.
Thursday 10th December at 7pm
This week’s theme will be on 'Keep Learning'.
Mairead Cranley works for Donegal County Council. She is
the North Regional Manager and the Donegal Age Friendly
Officer. She supports six Age Friendly Programmes in the
north region and works locally with the Donegal Age
Friendly Programme aiming to make Donegal a better place
to grow old in. She is currently studying with the World
Health Organisation on 'healthy ageing'.
Tuesday 15th December at 7pm
This week’s theme will be 'Give'. Denise Diver
set up Integral Therapy in September 2013 with the aim
of providing supportive mindfulness therapies in
Donegal, Derry and online. All aspects of an individual;
physical, emotional, mental, intellectual and social are
valued. A range of supportive tools are offered to help
calm the nervous system and strengthen and heal the