Social connections are important proactive factors that help to maintain and promote good physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

The Ballyhoura Community Wellbeing Project aims to link people with, and support them to get involved with. sources of support in their community and in the area.

As well as self-referrals it will provide GP’s and other primary care professionals with non-medical options to improve Health & Wellbeing.

This project is funded through the HSE-Traveller Health unit and the Ballyhoura Development Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP)


Who is it for?

  • Anyone over 18
  • If you feel isolated, stressed, anxious or lonely
  • If you enjoy the company of others and would like to explore options available to you in the community.

What are the benefits?

  • Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
  • Improve your mental and physical health
  • Meet new people
  • Receive social support from others
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Become involved in your community


Examples of support available in the community:

  • Men’s groups | Men’s Shed | Women’s Groups
  • Health & Fitness Activities | Walking Groups | Park Runs
  • Self Help groups | Parenting Groups | Arts & Crafts
  • Education & Training Opportunities
  • Much More

What happens when someone is referred to the project:

  • Meet with Ballyhoura Development Officer
  • The Development Officer will work with you to develop a personal action plan
  • The Development Officer will spend time talking to you about activities that interest you, explore your hobbies and interests, and identify opportunities for involvement within the community
  • The Development Officer will work with you to see where you are at, and will support you to attend your chosen activities, as well as linking in with you to discuss how you are getting on, and to check if you are interested in continuing your new activity and/or trying others

Online Referral Form

Download Referral Form

For further information please contact Jacki Hehir at [email protected]  or 086-0660560