Active Healthy Me

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Active Healthy Me is a health and wellbeing programme delivered directly to people with disabilities in adult day service locations to build awareness and understanding of the health benefits of physical activity.

Developed in partnership with the HSE and supported by Sport Ireland, the aim of the programme is to increase the knowledge and understanding of people with disabilities on the importance and benefits of being physically active, living a healthy lifestyle and the opportunities that are available to participate within their local community. The programme also aims to enhance the engagement between service locations and service users and their local sports partnership connecting them to the local participation opportunities and supports that are available.

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Active Healthy Me participant doing aerobic exercie in fitness studio
Active Healthy Me participant doing aerobic exercise in fitness studio

Who is Active Healthy Me for?
Active healthy Me is for adults attending adult disability day service locations anywhere in Ireland.

Who delivers Active Healthy Me?
Active Healthy Me is delivered by staff within the registered day service locations.

When does Active Healthy Me begin?
You can begin delivering Active Healthy Me as soon as you have access to your account.

Where can Active Healthy Me be delivered?
Active Healthy Me can be delivered within your day service location or online. You can deliver Active Healthy Me at a time that suits you and your service users. The programme does not have to be completed within a certain time so work at a pace that suits your service users.


What The Programme Includes

The Active Healthy Me programme includes a series of six interactive eLearning modules with embedded resources and exercise video sessions. Each module highlights the benefits, impact and importance of exercise, being active, good nutrition, hydration alongside educating participants on where they can be active in their local community.

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Active Healthy Me participant doing aerobic exercie in fitness studio
Active Healthy Me participant doing aerobic exercise in fitness studio

What do Services get from ‘Active Healthy Me’?

  • Adult day service locations will receive the Active Healthy Me programme which contains unlimited access to 6 interactive eLearning modules with embedded resources and exercise video sessions. 
  • 2 staff members from your organisation will be provided with support to become programme leaders and will be given continued support from Active Disability Ireland and other adult day service location programme leaders.
  • Support from Active Disability Ireland throughout the delivery of the programme.
  • Unlimited access to movement plans and other helpful resources.

 

What do the Service Users get from participating in ‘Active Healthy Me’?

Each participant will receive:

  • Goal Setting Plans
  • Food and Physical Activity Pyramid Resources
  • Hydration Worksheets
  • Access to a bank of online exercise classes led by mixed ability tutors … and much more. 

Service Users will also receive a certificate upon completion of the programme. 


What Participants Say About The Programme …

“I enjoyed being able to be with some of my friends and talking about the weekly topic. We also got to participate in some new activities such as boxercise which I really enjoyed.”

“I really liked the exercise sessions in the Active Healthy Me program I liked them because they didn’t require any equipment to do the exercises and this reminded me that you don’t necessarily need any equipment to participate in exercise or physical activity.”

“I learnt how much water I should be drinking and what the portions of food on a plate should look like.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Does our service get equipment?
There is no equipment needed to deliver Active Healthy Me.

How many accounts does a disability day service location need to deliver Active Healthy Me?
One account per day service location is allocated. Ensure you take note of the account details so all who are delivering Active Healthy Me within this location can access the one account.

How do I navigate through the resources/modules?
You must complete each section before unlocking the next e.g. you must complete the pre-evaluation before unlocking the pre resources and you must complete module 1 in order to unlock module 2 etc.

Is there a cost?
No – Active Healthy Me is a free programme which can be delivered as many times as you like.

Will there be any training offered?
Yes training will be offered through Skills for Practice sessions.  The dates for these sessions will be communicated to those participating in the programme.


How To Register

To register your Disability Day Service Location interest to participate in Active Healthy Me, please follow the steps below. 

  1. Complete the ‘Service Expression of Interest’ Form here.
  2. Once you have completed the form you will see a message confirming your form submission. A member of the team will be in contact once your expression of interest form has been reviewed. In the meantime, please take the time to watch/read some of Active Disability Ireland’s ‘I’m In Too’ stories highlighting the impact sport and physical activity can have for people with disabilities.  Visit ‘I’m In Too’ page here.

If you have enquiries about requiring a license for Active Healthy Me, please contact Jeraldeen on jerraught@activedisability.ie or Lauren on lwatters@activedisability.ie


Active Healthy Me Workshops

Staff delivering the Active Healthy Me programme within their Day Service location have the opportunity to attend our Active Healthy Me Introduction and Skills for Practice Training Workshops. These workshops are facilitated by Active Disability Ireland’s Health & Wellbeing Team and a local HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Officer. These officers are responsible for the delivery of various HSE Health Promotion programmes across their designated CHO region.

Active Healthy Me Introduction Workshop 

  • Suitable for staff looking to hear more about the programme structure/ utilization and new programme users
  • 30 minute online workshop
  • Aim of workshop:
    • Provide an overview of Active Healthy Me modules and resources
    • Guided tutorial of programme operation

Active Healthy Me Skills to Practice Workshop:

  • Suitable for staff looking to increase their knowledge of the health & wellbeing topics covered in programme
  • 2.5 hour in-person workshop
  • Aim of workshop
    • Build confidence in the delivery of Active Healthy Me
    • Learn about how to connect to local physical activity participation opportunities
    • Provide an opportunity to network with other organisations in your region

Please contact Jeraldeen by email at jerraught@activedisability.ie to receive more information setting up an account to register for these workshops. 

Upcoming workshops:

Workshop TypeDateTimeCHO RegionLocationFacilitated byCapacity
Information Workshop18th July 202410:30 - 11:00amAllOnlineActive Disability Ireland20 spaces
Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie to enquire about availability
Skills for Practice Workshop12th September 202410:00 - 12:30pm5Kilkenny Education Centre, Callan Rd, Archersleas, Kilkenny R95 RH97CHO 5 Health Promotion & Improvement OfficerRegister via our Learning Management System Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie with assistance creating an account
Skills for Practice Workshop25th September 202410:00 - 12:30pm3Enable Ireland, Quinn's Cross, Mungert, Limerick, V94 DF89CHO 3 Health Promotion & Improvement OfficerRegister via our Learning Management System Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie with assistance creating an account
Skills for Practice Workshop1st October 202411:00 - 1:30pm2Mayo Education Centre, Westport Road, Knockaphunta, Castlebar, Co Mayo, F23 HX48CHO 2 Health Promotion & Improvement OfficerRegister via our Learning Management System Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie with assistance creating an account
Skills for Practice Workshop3rd October 202410:00 - 12:30pm6Bray Primary Care Centre, A98 KW13CHO 6 Health Promotion & Improvement OfficerRegister via our Learning Management System Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie with assistance creating an account
Skills for Practice Workshop7th November 202410:00 - 12:30pm5Waterford Education Centre, Newtown Rd, Newtown, Waterford X91 XD98CHO 5 Health Promotion & Improvement OfficerRegister via our Learning Management System Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie with assistance creating an account
Skills for Practice Workshop12th November 202410:00 - 12:30pm8Regional Education Centre, St. Brigid's Complex, Kells Rd, Co. Loutj (A92EH94)CHO 8 Health Promotion & Improvement OfficerRegister via our Learning Management System Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie with assistance creating an account
Skills for Practice Workshop19th November 202410:00 - 12:30pm8Athlone Education Centre, Moydrum Rd, Garrankesh, Co. Westmeath (N37 H043)CHO 8 Health Promotion & Improvement OfficerRegister via our Learning Management System Contact jerraught@activedisability.ie with assistance creating an account

 


The ‘Active Healthy Me’ programme was developed by Active Disability Ireland in collaboration with the HSE and supported by Sport Ireland.

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