The Spafield Family Resource Centre Positive Living Group presented a tree to the centre on Monday last, May 20, to raise awareness of the National Green Ribbon Campaign which runs during the month of May to promote mental health awareness.
This campaign aims to encourage open conversation on mental health and to challenge the stigma associated with mental health problems. The Positive Living Group are a mixed group of 11 men and women who took part in a six week course at the centre, meeting every Monday, with the last meeting next week.
The centre hope to host other courses of a similar nature but this will depend om future funding.
The tree presented by the Positive Living Group was decorated with green ribbons and then planted by members of the group, tutor Jackie Kennedy V.E.C and Cher Quinlan Community Development Worker S.F.R.C on the centre grounds. The tree was kindly donated by Alley’s Dundrum Nurseries.
People found the course very good, it was very interactive and really enjoyable, Cher told The Nationalist. It became a socail meeting group for them.
Blue Drums Happy Parent Programme coming to Spafield
Blue Drum works with family and community groups in Ireland. They are a specialist support agency funded by the Family Support Agency to nurture local arts and cultural work in Family Resource Centres.
The Happy Parent Initiative is a programme which support parents in a safe and creative way to improve communication with their children involving fun and expression.
This programme is coming to Spafield Family Resource Centre during the summer months.
If you are interested in taking part in this programme please ring Cher Quinlan, Community Development Worker, at 06263622 or 0876595890 for more details.