Health & Wellbeing

Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Hosted by Southside Partnership and funded by the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Rural and Community Development. 

Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown implements the national initiative of Healthy Ireland at a local level in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown aims to support the health and well-being of the people of DLR through programmes aimed at the whole of society across the lifespan. 

Healthy DLR is supported by DLR Local Community Development Committee, DLR Children and Young Peoples Services Committee, Southside Partnership, the Health Service Executive, DLR Sports Partnership, and University College of Dublin among others. 

Some examples of the programmes supported by Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown include:  Chair Gym Exercise Classes for Older Adults, Health and Well-being Courses, Men’s Shed Exercise Programme and Well Now Programme.

For more information please contact our Head Office on 01 706 0100.

 Healthy Food Made Easy

Hosted by Southside Partnership and funded under the HSE, the Healthy Food Made Easy Programme in DLR aims to address inequalities related to food and to improve nutrition knowledge, attitudes and behaviour through the provision of information and the facilitation of a 6 week course.


The key objectives of these courses are to increase participant knowledge about diet and nutrition and to develop food-related skills such as cooking, budgeting and shopping. 

Find out more on our Facebook Page

For more information please contact our Coordinator of Healthy Food Made Easy Programme

Angie Lennon
Email: angela.lennon@sspship.ie
Phone: 01 706 010

The HSE Living Well with Demen­tia (LWwD) programme

An award-winning initiative which develops and delivers innovative services and supports to people living with dementia and their families in their communities.

The programme is hosted by Southside Partnership and our vision is of a community that respects, supports and empowers people with dementia, a community in which peo­ple with dementia are socially and cultur­ally valued, and where they can actively participate in society in a safe environment. Central to the success of the programme is respect for the dignity, welfare and well­being, will and preferences, beliefs and val­ues of each person living with dementia.

LWwD listens to the person with demen­tia, their primary carers and families, in order to identify, develop and deliver effec­tive supports. We work collaboratively with them and other key stakeholders to ensure that people with a dementia diagnosis are supported to remain living at home and active in their community for as long as possible.

Our guiding principle is to ‘See the Per­son, Not their Dementia’.

Visit our Facebook page.

To find out more please contact our Coordinator of Living Well with Dementia

Mary Spain
Email: mspain@livingwellwithdementia.ie
Phone: 01 706 010

DLR Social Prescribing for Health and Wellbeing

What would it be like to have support to improve your health and wellbeing? Are you interested in trying something new or in accessing supports? Would you like to connect with others?

Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and wellbeing of people by helping them to connect with local, community-based activities as well as national and online supports. Covid-19 has changed the way that many supports and activities can be accessed, but there is still a wide variety of options available right now.

The Social Prescribing Team will talk to you about what activities interest you or what supports you may need and will then assist you in availing of these activities (in line with current social distancing guidelines).

Who is it for?

The programme is for you if you feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing or if you feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed. Using resources within the community or specific Covid-19 supports may help you to feel more connected during this difficult time and it may support you in minding your mental and physical health.

Could you benefit from this Service?

For further enquiries please contact our Social Prescribing Team: Lisa Sieger-Jamison (Ph: 087 737 0372 / email: lisa.sieger@sspship.ie) or Deirdre Massey (Ph: 087 356 3035 / email: deirdre.massey@sspship.ie). The service is available through Self-referral and participating GPs in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Benefits from Participating in Social Prescribing

Provides you with opportunities to:

  • 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 Activities / Supports you could link in with:

  • Physical Activity Classes
  • Arts & Creativity Classes
  • Self-Help Supports
  • Learning New Skills
  • Support Groups & Support to access Services
  • Volunteering
  • Participate in Community Groups 

To find out more please contact our Social Prescribing Co-ordinator

Lisa Sieger-Jamison
Email: lisa.sieger@sspship.ie
Phone: 087 737 0372