Celebration Event
Aug
29
10:00 am10:00

Celebration Event

IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE!!

With our summer Balance, 2019 programme workshops and activities now finished we wanted to thank you all for your participation, determination and effort you put into attending and engaging in all we had on offer. 

We will be going to the American Folk Park to join up with the Omagh and Fermanagh groups to help us celebrate all the work done over the summer. We will take the tour at the park followed by a spot of lunch and then take part in a range of fun activities hosted by Hunter West.,

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Coffee Morning
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Coffee Morning

The group will host a coffee morning to help raise funds for the neonatal unit in Altnagelvin hospital. This is a cause close to our groups hearts as 2 of our members received care from the unit. We welcome anyone would would like to come and join us for a coffee/tea and a chat and yes of course there will be plenty of cake and buns!.

COME JOIN US

AT

OMAGH ENTERPRISE CENTRE

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

27/08/19

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Sailing at Lough Erne
Aug
19
9:00 am09:00

Sailing at Lough Erne

  • Lough Erne Yacht Club Gublusk Bay, Co Fermanagh BT94 2LW (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The group will spend the day down at the picturesque lough Erne where they will take a session on sailing and then enjoy their lunch down beside the lake.

Boating is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. There are many opportunities for people with a disability to get afloat on all types of boats.

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Stendhal Festival
Aug
16
10:00 am10:00

Stendhal Festival

We go to an award winning festival to enjoy a day of music and each others company. Tickets and transport will be provided but can everyone either bring their own lunch or money to purchase food at the festival.

Pick Up - St Columbs Park House - 10am

Drop off - St Columbs Park House - 5pm

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Foyle Arena and Walled Garden Project
Aug
15
10:00 am10:00

Foyle Arena and Walled Garden Project

The Walled Garden project will create a new shared space for use by all sections of society, in-keeping with the objectives of the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme.

The project has received over £370,000 in external funding through the EU’s Peace IV Programme, funding that will ensure the completion of the Walled Garden and a supporting programme of peace building activity.

The Balance 2019 group will share their thought and ideas on how to make the garden accessible and welcoming. We will get a sneak peak of the lay out and may even get an opportunity to help plan a section. The group will also be invited to the official launch that will take place on the 20th of September.


To keep up with our healthy body healthy mind the group will go to the Foyle arena before the workshop. They will have the option to swim go to the gym where we will create a personalized training programme.

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Eat Well - Feel Well Workshop/ Foyle Arena
Aug
9
10:00 am10:00

Eat Well - Feel Well Workshop/ Foyle Arena

The Nutrition Workshop engages individuals and helps them to understand the importance of good nutrition to promote good health and ease the stresses of everyday life.

The workshop will look at the link between food, lifestyle and health outcomes. The workshop focuses on the impact that food can have on motivation, concentration and mood; how to eat well at work and participants will discover the elements of a healthy diet to feel well.

The group will then go to foyle arena to take part in swimming, the gym or climbing wall.

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Pottery Work Shop Part 2
Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Pottery Work Shop Part 2

This is part 2 of 2 of the pottery work shop where the group will be making their own ceramics.

Leona’s work is greatly inspired by the natural landscape and environment where she lives and works. Based in the countryside, she draws inspiration from the rural landscape and the animals which inhabit it. Leona began focusing on wildlife, particularly hares where, in her work, she aims to create pieces which capture the character and charisma of the animal.

After this session our ceramic houses will be taken away to be fired and we will get the finished product next week.

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Pottery Work Shop Part 1
Aug
1
10:00 am10:00

Pottery Work Shop Part 1

This is part one of 2 of the pottery work shop where the group will be making their own ceramics.

Leona’s work is greatly inspired by the natural landscape and environment where she lives and works. Based in the countryside, she draws inspiration from the rural landscape and the animals which inhabit it. Leona began focusing on wildlife, particularly hares where, in her work, she aims to create pieces which capture the character and charisma of the animal.

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Physical Fitness Work Shop / Gym Induction
Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Physical Fitness Work Shop / Gym Induction

Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for.

It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart diseasestroketype 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.

It's free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don't need a GP to get some. Its name? Exercise.

This session we will look at the importance of physical fitness and how it helps our body and mind set. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Directly after this workshop we will be going to the Foyle arena for a gym induction. Then ‘‘spin off sessions will happen weekly to help our members access the gym, swimming pool and climbing wall all in aid of keeping fit.

Remember the whole purpose of Balance 2019 is to improve our physical and mental health.

Please bring gym gear or something comfortable to wear during the induction we can stay on and have a session after the induction.

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Jungle N.I
Jul
25
9:30 am09:30

Jungle N.I

The leading outdoor activity provider in Northern Ireland offering an exciting escape from the drudgery of daily life.

Providing a friendly but professional service The Jungle staff will ensure you enjoy a daring adventure unlike any other, so what are you waiting for – indulge the senses with our unique, adrenaline-packed adventure activities such as Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Forest Segways, Llama Trekking and much more.

For ACTIVITY bookings it is recommended to bring the following: Old Trainers or hiking boots, Change of clothes, Waterproof clothing, Towel, Gloves (for the Tree Top Adventure Courses), Sun screen (for sunny days), Any medication/inhalers that you require.

Pick up will be between 9:30am and 09:45am at St Columbs Park House. We will arrive back at St Columbs Park House between 4:30pm and 5:00pm.

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Social Action
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Social Action

Social action is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve the problems that are important in their communities. It involves people giving their time and other resources for the common good, in a range of forms – from volunteering and community-owned services to community organising or simple neighbourly acts.

The group will sit down and discuss that they are passionate about. From this discuss we will identify a social that we would like to undertake.

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Foyle Arena induction
Jul
22
11:30 am11:30

Foyle Arena induction

The Foyle Arena provides a multi-purpose indoor Sports Hall , a fully equipped fitness suit, swimming pool and a 25m swimming pool.

To complement our healthy body and healthy mind theme we hope to run an introduce to Foyle Arena in hopes that we can have spin of gym, swimming or climbing wall sessions. The arena also provide a vast range of accessible sports.







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Complementary Therapies (Parents and members)
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Complementary Therapies (Parents and members)

Urban Bliss Holistic Centre

PARENTS AND MEMBERS

A Holistic Approach to Positive Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Well-Being


We welcome our young members along with a parent or a friend to enjoy a treatment provided by fully trained staff from Urban Bliss.

All treatments offered are based on your individual needs, below you will see the huge selection of treatments which will ensure you get the treatment that is right for you.

Time slots and treatments will be confirmed on Tuesday and Wednesday


Access bars *

Access Bars is a treatment where you lie on a treatment table and the therapist, works on 32 bars of energy on your head. The bars store the electromagnetic components of all your thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs you have ever had. It's a very relaxing treatment and while slowing down your brainwaves it help what is needed in your body / mind at the time. Every session can feel different. A 45 min session is as good as 10 hours of meditation.

It can help with anxiety, stress, depression, pains, sleep problems, a busy mind, a problem you can't get out of your head, exam stress, if you are feeling cranky and other issues.

Emotion code *

With the Emotion Code we both sit on a chair, I use a chart and connect to the subconsious via muscle testing to identify the underlying trapped emotions contributing to or causing the clients issues. I then clear them by swiping over their governing meridian (top of the head).

Trapped emotions cause a ball of energy to trap somewhere in the body causing imbalances.

80% of our daily emotions are negative and a large percentage of pain and symptoms of medical conditions are emotional, once we clear these, we reduce the symptoms. Sometimes removed permanently in one session, other times it will be cleared for a certain length of time until the next layer is ready to release, a session is about 30 - 40 mins long.

It can help with emotional wounds, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, fears, phobias, inability to show/accept love, a negative mindset and symptoms of medical conditions etc.

Thai foot massage

Thai foot massage is a massage of the feet and lower legs. It is both invigorating and deeply relaxing. It involves a hands on massage stretching along with acupressure to stimulate reflex points. It

has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology and Chinese massage incorporated into the treatment.

The benefits of Thai foot massage are -

-Improving circulation in legs and feet.

-Stimulates lymphatic drainage

-Helps to remove toxins from the body

-Helps boost immune systems

-Increases oxygen to feet and legs

-Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility.

-Detoxification and stretching of the immune

system whilst helping to prevent disease.

-Acceleration of physical healing.

-Helps reduce stress, insomnia and mental

tiredness.

Reflexology*

Reflexology is a non-invasive touch therapy. It is based on the principle that reflexes (points and areas) on the feet and lower leg correspond to internal organs and other physical structures. The Reflexologist stimulates specific places on the foot to access the organs, muscles, bones, lymph nodes and endocrine glands of the body, depending on the needs of the client. Reflexology reduces stress (a major contributing factor to disease), enhances the body's ability to heal itself, and balances both body and soul so that receiving a reflexology massage is regarded as the equivalent of a full body massage. Research shows that a single reflexology session can create relaxation, reduce anxiety, diminish pain, improve blood flow as well as decrease high blood pressure plus many more positive benefits.

Facial Rejuvenation massage

This is a Natural facelift massage is a gentle face massage which helps relieve deep tension giving the facial muscles a lift. If the muscles have space to relax it also helps release potentially harmful toxins. Some people prefer to receive this treatment as a natural facelift without the need for surgery. Visually people look refreshed and energised losing the tight, stressed and tired looking face for a more relaxed, younger stress free face that really shows.
Aromatouch essential oil application

The dōTERRA ArōmaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the boy.

Benefits include -

-Reduces inflammation that may be caused

by injury, bacteria, trauma, toxins or heat.

-Reduces stress and cortisol levels.

-Strengthens the immune system reducing

toxic insult.

-Brings your body into balance and

encourages homeostatis.

Reiki *

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch to activate the natural healing process within the patient’s body to restore physical and emotional wellbeing. The effects of unreleased stress range from minor aches to major health concerns such as heart disease, digestive disorders, respiratory and skin problems. Some of the proven benefits of Reiki are -

-Natural healing

-Promotes relaxation

-Reduces anxiety

-Helps relieve pain

-Promotes improved sleep

-Reduces blood pressure

-Compliments recovery

-Greater self awareness

-Removes energy blocks

-Balances mind, body and spirit

-Will reduces stress

-Strengthens self esteem

-Can help acute and chronic pain

-Helps clear the mind of negative energies.

NECK, SHOULDERS, FACE & HEAD MASSAGE

Using warm oil and aromatherapy oils, the muscles of the neck, shoulders & face are massaged.

This will ease out tension in the muscles, soothe the nervous system, and release stress and tension in the face and hand

HEAT TREATMENT FOR HANDS OR FEET

Aromatherapy treatment tailored to ease the pain & inflammation of Arthritis & Rheumatism. A relaxing lymphatic drainage massage is carried out which improves circulation in the hands and arms. A treatment of oils which help with arthritis & rheumatism is massaged into the hands which are put into heated mitts. You can lie back and relax allowing the oils to soak in and do their healing while you get treated to a lovely hand or foot massage

MINI FACIAL

A facial is a great way to deep cleanse the skin, increase the blood circulation which promotes cell renewal – leaving your skin glowing and you deeply relaxed.

This facial treatment includes a cleanse,  refreshing toner, deeply relaxing head neck and ‘natural lift’ face massage and moisturise. Using only natural products from Amphora Aromatics.

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Laughter Yoga - Discussion Workshop
Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Laughter Yoga - Discussion Workshop

Why Laughter Yoga?

1. In order to get the scientifically proven health benefits of laughter, we need to laugh continuously for at least for 10 to 15 minutes. Since in Laughter Yoga we do laughter as an exercise, we can prolong our laughter as long as we want. On the other hand, natural laughter comes for just a few seconds here and there and is not enough to bring about physiological and biochemical changes in our body.

2. To reap the health benefits of laughter, laughter has to be loud and deep coming from the diaphragm. It should be a belly laugh. It might not be socially acceptable to laugh loudly, but Laughter Yoga clubs provide a safe environment where one can laugh loudly and heartily without any social implication.

3. Natural laughter that courses through our life depends upon many reasons and conditions, but there are not many reasons which make us laugh. That means we are leaving laughter to chance, it may happen it may not. In contrast, in Laughter
Yoga clubs we are not leaving laughter to chance, but doing it out of commitment. This is a guaranteed way of getting the health benefits of laughter. 

Our Laughter Yoga session are delivered by a qualified instructor.

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W5
Jul
9
9:30 am09:30

W5

Ireland’s Award Winning Science & Discovery Centre.

With over 250 amazing interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. In addition to permanent exhibits, W5 also presents a changing programme of large and small scale temporary exhibitions and events. We have a daily programme of live science demonstrations and shows throughout the day!

Pick up at St Columb’s Park House between 9:30am and 10:00am

Returning to Derry Approx 5:00pm drop off will be at St Columb’s Park House

Lunch will be provided

Information will be shared via the Whats App group

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Pre-Resilience Doughnut
May
30
1:30 pm13:30

Pre-Resilience Doughnut

At this workshop all members will be filling in their individual Resilience Doughnuts using a computer or tablet. The Resilience Doughnut will help us measure the progress we make over the 12 week workshops and will be done pre and post the balance 2019 summer club

A personal username and password will be provided which allows you to sign in and complete your Doughnut. 

Staff will be there on the day to help you complete your Doughnut. See you there!

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Mindfulness Session - Praxis Mmebers only
May
28
11:00 am11:00

Mindfulness Session - Praxis Mmebers only

During this workshop we will start with some breathing techniques and meditation to help you all become more relaxed and get rid of those stresses and worries of the day you have had.

We will then do some mindfulness colouring which is proven to relax the mind and ease anxiety. All materials for the workshop will be provided you just need to bring your comfy clothes and a pillow for the relaxation session.

BECOME A MEMBER

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VR Fusion (Games Night)
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

VR Fusion (Games Night)

Come join us for a games night at VR Fusion and enjoy playing their great slection of games. Here we can enjoying gaming on ps4, xbox and even vr heads sets.. They even have an escape room where you have one hour to solve the puzzle.

Do all this while meeting some of our new Access for Success memebers.

Please Use our Whats App members group to book on

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Introduction - Rossmar ONLY
Jan
14
3:00 pm15:00

Introduction - Rossmar ONLY

Welcome to Access for Success!

This information session is a chance for all members to meet their project officer who will explain what they can expect at the workshops over the next 12 weeks.

Location - Rossmar School

This event is for those who have registered on the project and have received their invite in their Registration Packs. If you would like to attend but you are not a member please contact the Team on 028 7131 1292 or register below

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Healthy Eating
Dec
6
3:00 pm15:00

Healthy Eating

Play Trail members only

This workshop is a chance to learn more about how to stay healthy through positive eating habits, meal planning and portion control. We will look at how to read food labels correctly, the amount of sugar in your favourite sweets and drinks, what a portion size is for your age group and the best ways to meal plan. 

You will also create an individual food plan for yourself with the help of the facilitator for the week ahead to encourage a healthy diet which in turn will create a healthy mind. 

Healthy refreshments will be provided during the workshop 

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Staying Safe Online - Play trail Only
Nov
22
3:30 pm15:30

Staying Safe Online - Play trail Only

The internet is a fantastic place to learn, create and have fun but you may occasionally have to deal with a variety of challenging issues. These issues may include cyber-bullying, pressures to send pictures, encouragement to self-harm and many more. 

This workshop will be tailored to you as a group and what issues you currently face or have worries about facing in the future. We will be focusing on the issue of cyber-bullying through social media platforms; how to recognise bullying online, how to adapt your privacy settings to avoid unwanted contact, how to treat others on social media and how to deal with cyber-bullying with information on the best support networks there are out there. 

We want to give you the best advice so that you can enjoy your time online to ensure you are fully protected when using social media. This workshop is for young people aged 18-25 only and will be delivered by a CEOP trained Access for Success staff member.

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