Old Library Trust AGM 2023 in pictures…
Author: Julie White
OLT LTCM Dander ball competition
We took our Step Forward Dander Ball Team over to the Foyle Arena to play against other people living across the city and district presenting with one or more of a combination of long term conditions.
They all played a few mixed group matches. This was a great way to get both groups introduced to each other, to share experiences, talk about solutions and options to manage their condition, socialise and have a bit of craic!
There was some great football played by all teams and a couple of red cards handed out too. The Referee was obviously inexperienced! lol
A Big thanks to Ron McGowan, Rosie O’brien & Sean Hargan for being great hosts. Over to our Pitch Next time 😉
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#Foyle Arena MoveMore NI
An emotional week at OLT HLC finishing up our INSPIRE programme
Thank you to Mary Duddy of Fresh Minds Education
Local parents were more disappointed than the kids to finish up taking part in what we called the AMBER club. All have expressed how beneficial and impactful it has been, in regards their child’s ability to now manage big emotions, self regulate and being instrumental in continuing to develop resilience and awareness of mental health.
Here’s a little snapshot of some of the wonderful moments captured and activities they took part in over the last couple months
Well done parents, children and tutors!
Artwork at OLT
Creggan Neighbourhood arts association continue to meet at the Old Library Trust on a regular basis and we thought we would take time to showcase some of their amazing talents and artwork over recent times.
Well done folks & keep up the great work!
An Honest Conversation with Oisin McConville & Local Schools.
The Old Library Trust, as part of their Community in Transition Project hosted an event at Sean Dolans GAC that brought the conversation of addiction to the forefront with established sportsperson, former Gaelic player, Oisin McConville who shared his experience of addiction.
Following on from last year’s successful event in highlighting the impact of addiction, the Old Library Trust aimed this year’s event to connect and raise awareness with the youth and invited the senior pupils of local secondary schools and further education to attend Wednesday’s event.
Both the Old Library Trust and Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum were delighted to see the event received so well, by local schools Foyle College Senior School, St Cecilia’s College, Oak Grove, St Joseph’s Boys Schools, and the Steven Gerrard Academy.
Speaking at event, Project coordinator said, – The importance of these events is that they will provide a safe environment to openly discuss and listen to the impact that poor mental health and addiction can have on an individual’s life and by doing so we can provide an opportunity for people to seek support.
The project, was part of a health and wellbeing initiative led by the Old Library Trust’s Healthy Living Centre in Creggan, partnered, and supported by the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum and funded by the Executive Office’s ‘Communities in Transition’ project.
The initiative aims to support communities to become more resilient by addressing a key issue associated with poor physical and mental health – Addiction – an issue that has been highlighted within the local area with negative impacts on individuals and families.
OLTs Family Support worker & all things trauma, mental health, addiction, resilience & hope
Well done to our family support coordinator Sharon Doherty who recently took time away to improve her knowledge, understanding and skillset when dealing with issues for families that included trauma, mental health, resilience and hope.
These courses will allow us to continue to provide informed, up to date advice and relevant support to families on issues of Mental Health, Addiction, trauma, resilience and hope
Disability awareness training completed
Staff from the Old Library Trust in Creggan have successfully completed their Disability Awareness Training Day at with healthy living centre with facilitators from the @cedarfoundation
Well done everyone & THANK YOU to the Cedar Foundation
This will open up our knowledge & understanding & help us to better support those living within our community that have a disability.
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St Patrick’s Breakfast Celebration for Older People
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Older People’s Celebrations for St Patrick’s Day
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