Community leaders want to improve lifestyles

Garrett Weldon is a youth and community development officer with Respond Housing Association who in partnership with the HSE has formed the North Dundalk Family Support Hub.

Garrett Weldon is a youth and community development officer with Respond Housing Association who in partnership with the HSE has formed the North Dundalk Family Support Hub.

It is a unique response from community leaders who are very active within their own area, volunteering their talents and skills to enhance family life in North Dundalk.

The North Dundalk Family Support Hub recently held a Give My Head Peace - Wellbeing Seminar which was an oustandiong success.

The hub is made up of youth workers, sports leaders and active community volunteers.

“One of our main aims is to try and enhance people’s lives by creating a positive approach to family life,” said Garrett.

“We are also offering body health programmes throughout the year and will soon be training in the Incredible Years Programme and other wellbeing training, healthy diet and positive parent programmes.

“The Theme of the seminar was Wellbeing in the Community.

Former prison governor John Lonergan gave an inspiring talk about the importance of Wellbeing and Community.

“We also  had multiple speakers who offered positive life solutions covering areas from surviving depression, healthy food and nutrition, positive motivation and living life after addiction with an emphasis of creating wellbeing in our community.