The Larkin Unemployed Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm. Closed for lunch 1 to 2pm.

Call into the centre at 57-58 North Strand Road, North Strand. Dublin 3.
Tel: 8365544 Fax: 8366819


Men’s Health & Wellbeing Programme

Promotional poster Research shows that men do not pay enough attention to their health and wellbeing. A new initiative launched this September 2009 gave 30 men, in Dublin’s North Inner City the chance to experience how small lifestyle changes, for example, becoming more active, eating a balanced diet, drinking responsibly and quitting smoking, can lead to positive health benefits. Over the 10 weeks of the programme participants learned about Fitness - Health & Lifestyle - Cookery & Food.

The inspiration for this new initiative is the Wellman Programme developed by Glasgow Celtic for men aged 40 – 60. Glasgow Celtic has used the appeal of football to engage men in a highly successful programme on health and wellbeing. The Programme for Dublin’s North Inner City also benefitted from this expertise, as Glasgow Celtic is a partner alongside the Health Service Executive, Pfizer Healthcare Irl and the Larkin Centre.

This Programme is a community-based initiative seeking to develop new, quality of life interventions, supportive of men living in the North Inner City of Dublin.



Programme Planning Meeting – Aug 2009
Evaluation of first programme is being carried out by Noel Richardson, of the Centre for Men’s Health Research and Training at the Institute of Technology, Carlow and Niamh Dunne and will be published in 2010.

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Programme Activities: Sept – Nov 2009

Health Screening

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Testing fitness level

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Cookery Class

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Health Education Workshop

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Gym Workout

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Match Day

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Words of encouragement from Celtic legend George McCluskey

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Celebrating the end of the programme

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It is planned to run a further programme in 2010. All enquires to the Larkin Centre.



Project Promoter
The Larkin Centre Project co-ordinator.
Maria Tyrrell - Manager, Larkin Centre.
Anne Flannery - Project co-ordinator.


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