Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative to foster a society where everyone can enjoy positive physical and mental health, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.
It provides accurate information on how to improve your health and wellbeing, and to empower and motivate you to make healthy choices.There are many factors that influence our health and wellbeing. The health sector alone cannot address all these factors. This is what Healthy Ireland is about - we must collectively change our approach.
The Healthy Ireland Framework addresses the following: Physical Activity, Mental Health, Nutrition, Sexual Health, Alcohol & Tobacco, Spaces & Places for wellbeing, and Events.
At local level, the Healthy Leitrim Plan sets out how Healthy Ireland is being implenented in Leitrim.
Leitrim Co Council has a significant role in protecting and promoting our health and wellbeing and Leitrim LCDC (Leitrim Community Development Committee) is ideally placed to understand local needs and issues, and is therefore a key partner.
Leitrim LCDC administers the Healthy Ireland Fund in Leitrim under the following headings:
- Priority Themes
- Community Mental Health
- Community Engagement
- Small Grants