Tallaght Community Health Awareness Month: Here’s what’s on this week…
Samantha Griffin says there has been positive feedback

Tallaght Community Health Awareness Month: Here’s what’s on this week…

TALLAGHT Community Health Awareness Month is entering its second week, with healthy food made easy, men’s mental health and a talk on menopause among the events scheduled.

Running throughout October, health awareness month boasts a diverse schedule of free community-based, accessible events for people living locally.

The practical and relevant programme is delivered through a mix of activities, workshops and talks, which aim to introduce the community to health supports and services in their area.

All of the events are based within local venues, such as the Fettercairn Community Centre, Kilinarden Family Resource Centre and Tallaght Library.

In the second week, which runs from October 10 to 14, events include a Health Check Morning, Chair Yoga, a Jewellery Workshop, baby massage and a Menopause Talk.

There’s also an Asthma Inhaler Technique session in the Killinarden Pharmacy Hub.

A 12-week men’s mental health education programme is also scheduled alongside a 12-week programme for men and women who wish to quit smoking.

Tallaght Community Health Awareness Month (TCHAM) is organised by the Fettercairn Community Health Project, which is part of the South Dublin County Partnership.

However, according to Samantha Griffin of the health project, the whole community has come together to help deliver the programme, including gardai, South Dublin County Council, Tallaght University Hospital, a host of groups, supports and services and local businesses.

Speaking with The Echo, Samantha said there has been a good response and positive feedback to the programme so far.

Stressing that health awareness month is the community’s event, Samantha encouraged everyone to get involved and to take part in at least one activity or workshop.

Alongside connecting with their community and learning about local supports and services, participants will receive information that can have a positive impact on their health or a family member’s physical or mental health.

For further details call Samantha on 086 0839086 or the South Dublin County Partnership on 01 4649300.

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