In PICTURES: Communities in Transition events in Derry

The funding was used to organize events promoting the importance of local people taking care of their health and well-being and better connecting with their own communities.

The project was part of a health and wellbeing initiative led by the Old Library Trust’s Healthy Living Center in Creggan, in partnership and supported by the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum and funded by the ‘Communities in Transition’ project. of the Executive Office. The 14 organizations involved – Creggan Neighborhood Partnership; Creggan Pre-School and Training Trust; Pink Women’s Cancer Support Group/Pink Panthers; Bogside and Brandywell Initiative; In inclusive form; Top Ten Drama Group; Holy Child and St. John’s Elementary Schools; Ballymoor FC; FC Trojans; St Mary’s Youth Club; Oakleaf Boxing Club; Sean Dolan’s GAC Project and The Old Library Trusts Men’s Health have all planned and implemented a diverse range of programs and events that have supported the local community and engaged residents aged 1-91.

Holy Child and St. John’s Primary Schools held workshops as part of the Fresh Little Minds and EXCEL physical activity sessions to help children understand the impact of choices and behaviors as they grow.

Meanwhile, Sean Dolan’s GAC has established a program to support children developing the overall health and mental well-being of their members.

Nicola Cullen, director of Holy Child PS, said the grant and partnership “meant we were able to provide alternative solutions to help children cope with their anxiety and stress.”

Julie White, Communities in Transition Project Coordinator at OLT, said the events showed the value of community and thanked everyone involved.

(Photos by Jim McCafferty Photography – Do Not Resell Here)

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