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SECAD Noticeboard Week Two January 2014

SECAD Noticeboard Week Two January 2014

SECAD Noticeboard


‘Project Weightloss’









New programmes commencing this month at a facility near you.

Ready to change your life and get active?

Need advice and motivation to do so?

Then ‘Project Weightloss’ might just be for you! Programmes will commence in 9 facilities in mid-January 2014.

Outdoor exercise machines are financially supported by SECAD

In Carrigaline, Youghal and in Ballincollig at present

The recent inclement weather has made people consider indoor exercise at this time of the year and to help in this regard, ‘Project Weightloss’ gives people the alternative options and targets.

‘Project Weightloss’ is targeted at participants who are overweight and with a Body Mass Index over 25, the programme is run twice a week over 12 weeks and is designed to empower the participant to focus on the areas of their everyday activities which can be changed to bring about improved health & fitness and as a result, reduce excess weight. ‘Project Weightloss’ is an initiative of the Cork Sports Partnership and has been enhances by the involvement of the Health Promotion Department of the HSE South and Leisureworld Cork. “People need support to make a change and this programme brings together like minded people who have similar goals and experiences”, stated Eithne Hammond, Programs Manager in Cork Sports Partnership.

The facilities recently took part in the programme which began last week are.


  • Aura Youghal:
  • Coral Cobh:
  • FitFactor,
  • Leisureworld Bishopstown:
  • Leisureworld Churchfield:
  • Mayfield Sports Complex:


    There is still ample time to get involved!

    To apply for the programme please pick up an application form from any of the above facilities, or download one from www.corksports.ie Please contact the Cork Sports Partnership on 021 4665081 if you have any further questions.




Time to Change


A major focus of SECAD’s work is supporting people who have been out of paid employment for some time and need some assistance in deciding what to do next.  SECAD’s Time to Change course is designed to enable people to decide what the next step should be in their lives.  The course will be running again in Cobh, Ballincollig, Midleton and Youghal starting during the second week in February.


What is Time to Change

It is a free 10 week course which helps identify personal strengths and build self-confidence.  Assistance is provided with deciding what to do next – find a job, return to education or training or to start a business.  Participants receive one to one help with creating a personal plan.  There are separate sessions on financial supports and how to access job schemes or courses and also on CV and interview preparation.


Opportunities Mornings

If you would like to find out more and meet the tutors and past participants, please come along to our opportunities mornings in Cobh on Monday, 3rd February in the Sirius Arts Centre, in Midleton on Wednesday, 5th February in Midleton Community Forum and in Youghal on Thursday, 6th February in Cumann na Daoine.







Pictured recently at the Midleton Community Forum, Frances Doyle (SECAD) Kathleen Fanning (Tutor) Guest speaker and Olympian Orla Barry, Sinead Conroy (SECAD) and Kieran Butler (SECAD)


You will also have the opportunity to meet with the agencies operating in your area including SECAD, Dept. of Social Protection, ETB, Employability Cork, Cork Volunteer Centre, etc.


If you would like more information phone SECAD at 021 4613432 or email info@secad.ie.



Are you under 25, unemployed and need help to plan your future?

SECAD is launching a new programme called Time2 Activ8 for young people which will be starting in Carrigaline in February 2014.  The course is aimed at young people who are unemployed and need help to plan their future.  Participants will learn skills that will help them to find a job or to source the education or training they need to pursue their ideal career.  There is also help for people who are looking at starting their own business.


It is aimed at all young people between the ages of 18 – 25.  Participants will receive one to one help to look at their options and plan their next step. There are separate sessions on financial supports and how to access job schemes or courses and also on CV and interview preparation.  So if you left school early and want to look at returning to education or you’ve lost a job and need to retrain, this is the course for you.


If you would like to sign up for the course or would like more information, please phone SECAD at 021 4613432 or email info@secad.ie

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