The primary objective of the Woodlands For Health programme is to improve the quality of life for adults who experience enduring mental-ill health in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area by engaging them in activities in a woodland environment.
Research has shown that engagement with nature through outdoor activities can have a significant positive impact on peoples mental health and well-being. The concept of using woodlands in other European countries particularly in Scotland has grown rapidly over the last twenty years as a form of Eco Therapy. Research has shown that exposure to the natural environment reduces stress and anxiety. When people are in natural surroundings, physical activity releases endorphins which in turn help fight depression.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership held a FREE sports taster event on the 23rd September in the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Ballyogan. Just under a 100 people, kids and parents, participated in the activities on day. Activities included Judo, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Yoga & fitness classes.
The key aim of the event was to get all ages and fitness levels to get active, try a new sport, introduce them to local clubs and of course have loads of fun!
According to event organiser and Community Sports Development Officer, Rachel Sinnott, “This was a very success day, local people took the opportunity to link inwith the clubs in their area and try out new activities available to them. This is the first of many community sports events that I have planned for the area.' All the activities on offer were ones that you can pick up easily and where families can join in together.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown takes on the Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K once again! Register now at https://corecredituniondlrcommunity5k2017.eventbrite.ie
Want to take part in a fun active event for all the family? If so register now for the Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K, taking place on Saturday 7th October 2017. This event returns for its 9th year in full force with over 1,000 participants walking, jogging or rolling the 5km scenic route around Kilbogget Park.
Walking for Health...
Due to success in the past, we are holding another 'Walking for Health', 5 week walking programme. This programe is taking place each Saturday from the 2nd - 30th September.
Participants meet at Marlay Park Playground - College Road Entrance at 11am each Saturday and walk different routes weekly.
The Programme is lead by a walking expert and is just €10 for all 5 weeks!
All fitness levels are welcome, participants must be over 18 years old.