Research shows that men do not pay enough attention to their health and wellbeing. A new initiative launched in September 2009 gave 30 men, in Dublin’s North Inner City the chance to experience how small lifestyle changes, for example, becoming more active, eating a balanced diet, drinking responsibly and quitting smoking, can lead to positive health benefits. Over the 10 weeks of the programme participants learned about Fitness – Health & Lifestyle – Cookery & Food.
The inspiration for this new initiative is the Wellman Programme developed by Glasgow Celtic for men aged 40 – 60. Glasgow Celtic has used the appeal of football to engage men in a highly successful programme on health and wellbeing. The Programme for Dublin’s North Inner City also benefited from this expertise, as Glasgow Celtic is a partner alongside the Health Service Executive, Pfizer Healthcare Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Larkin Centre.
This Programme is a community-based initiative seeking to develop new, quality of life interventions, supportive of men living in the North Inner City of Dublin.
If you wish to find out more about this programme please contact the Larkin Centre directly.
57-58 Noth Strand Road, Noth Strand, Dublin 3.