Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing Initiatives

Local authorities may run initiatives to promote positive health and wellbeing in communities such as Health and Wellbeing Week, Mental Health Week, walking programmes, park runs, tobacco free spaces, breastfeeding friendly spaces and early childhood play areas.

Healthy Cities and Counties Programme

Local authorities, together with other agencies, may take part in the National Healthy Cities and Counties of Ireland Network through their Local Community Development Committees to promote lifelong health and wellbeing and influence national health policy.

Healthy Ireland at Your Library Programme

Public libraries hold resource collections, run workshops and classes and provide information on health related matters to improve health and well being in communities as part of the Healthy Ireland at Your Library Programme.