Foróige's 'Be Healthy, Be Happy' programme to run in Dublin and Donegal this Spring

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Foróige-Notinuse January 21, 2014

Foróige’s 'Be Healthy, Be Happy' is a holistic health and well-being programme which explores physical, mental, social and spiritual health. The health and well-being programme assist young people aged 12-18 in developing an awareness of their unique qualities and potential. The programme will help young people develop effective coping skills and challenge attitudes to risky behaviours, in turn influencing the choices and decisions they make affecting their health and well-being.

The programme is divided into 24 hours of content on the four dimensions of health split over Module 1 & 2. The programme can be used with groups or for 1:1 work. The programme covers topics like nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, social skills, friendships, bullying, personality types, social identity, personal strengths and talents, positive and negative self talk, thoughts and feelings, spiritual qualities like kindness, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, fairness, love and peace as well as relaxation techniques.

Be Healthy, Be Happy Facilitator Training Description

The two-day Be Healthy, Be Happy training is lively and interactive, using experiential learning techniques to equip training participants with the skills needed to facilitate the Be Healthy, Be Happy programme with young people aged 12-18 years in a group work setting.

The desired learning outcomes include that participants will be able to:

• Describe the holistic health framework to others.

• Give examples of how the four sections: physical, social, mental and spiritual health complements each other.

• Facilitate the programme in their projects with groups or through one-to-one work.

Dates & Locations

Dublin: Invent Centre, DCU, Dublin 9 - 12th & 13th Feb. 2014, 10am-5.30pm

Donegal: Kilbarron house, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal - 19th & 20th Feb. 2014, 10am-5.30pm

Dublin: Invent Centre, DCU, Dublin 9 - 8th & 9th April 2014, 10am-5.30pm

Facilitator Training Costs

Non - Foróige participant: €250

Foróige participant: No charge (subsidised by Foróige)

Fee includes

*Two day training

*Module 1 & 2 Facilitator's Programme Manuals and CD

*Lunch and Refreshments

Once you are accepted on training we will forward payment details. Your place will be confirmed once your payment is received by Foróige.


To register for a place on this course, please complete the online application form at the following links:

Dublin (12th & 13th February) 

Donegal (19th & 20th February) 

Dublin (8th & 9th April) 

Contact Details

For more information please contact:

Ger McHugh

Foroige’s Best Practice Unit

Tel: 01 7007429

Email: [email protected]