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Little Bags of Hope

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: Cork City

WHO Theme: Community Support And Health Services

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Staying Connected

Funding Stream: HSE Mental Health

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial, Premises, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 0-500


A little bag of hope workshop which encourages participants to look at simple ways that they can improve their mental health and wellbeing. Having simple conversations about minding our mental health. Participants are provided with materials to make their own little bags of hope for themselves or others.

Aim of Initiative


Who is it aimed at


Steps critical to success

  1. Community Support
  2. Funding
  3. Signposting support for participants

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Continued promotion of the service
  2. Funding
  3. Support for participants where necessary

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Improved health and wellbeing
  2. Information on supports available
  3. Reduced social isolation, connected to others

Evaluation / Report:

Joanne Mc Namara