'Healthy Cavan' launched

'Healthy Cavan' launched

A Cavan where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society was the goal set out at the launch of the Healthy Cavan campaign on Tuesday, 20 February at Johnston Central Library.

Published on: 21 Feb 2018

The campaign, launched in tandem with the Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative, is part of the Government’s national campaign to improve the health and fitness of our population, through empowering people to take control of their own health.

The three pillars of the campaign for 2018 are healthy eating, physical activity, and mental wellbeing

Healthy Ireland at your Library will support the campaign through the provision of a range of resources, services, training, and events to users and communities.

Healthy Cavan will work closely with Cavan County Council, Cavan Sports Partnership, Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board, the HSE, Sport Ireland and local sports and community groups to work towards delivering the goal of a healthier, happier County Cavan.

The event was launched by Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Paddy McDonald, who joined Cavan County Council Director of Services Eoin Doyle in signing the Healthy Ireland Network Charter, which commits the local authority to contributing to achieving the goals of the Healthy Ireland Framework 2013-2025.

Special guest on the night was former Cavan GAA star and mental health advocate Alan O’Mara of the popular Real Talks podcast.

Alan was interviewed by Berlin-based Cavan journalist Arthur Sullivan about the links between health and happiness and spoke engagingly about his own struggles with marrying physical wellbeing with mental health.

Speaking at the event, Cavan County Council’s Healthy Cavan coordinator Sinéad Tormey said “the essence of Healthy Ireland is to encourage and empower people to make small, achievable changes in their lifestyle that will lead to big changes in their quality of life”.

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