Craigavon Neighbourhood Renewal Area

Verve Healthy Living Network
We work with the Verve Healthy Living Network to promote and deliver health and wellbeing services throughout the community.

The Verve Network is a partnership of community organisations and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, operating in the Neighbourhood Renewal Area’s (NRA) within Brownlow, Lurgan and Portadown.  The member organisations are:

  • Craigavon Intercultural Programme
  • Drumcree Community Trust
  • Drumellan Community Organisation
  • Shankill (Lurgan) Community Projects (Mount Zion)
  • Taghnevan Community Development Association
  • The Fitzone Foundation

Each of the organisations have established and developed themselves as a Healthy Living Centre where programmes aimed at reducing health inequalities are provided to residents on their doorstep. Verve services and programmes are also delivered

  • Edgarstown Residents Association,  Portadown
  • Drumellan Family Learning Complex, Brownlow
  • The Fitzone Foundation, Legahory
  • Taghnevan Youth and Community Centre, Lurgan
  • Drumcree Community Trust, Portadown
  • Mount Zion House, Lurgan
  • Clan na Gael, Lurgan
  • Clann Eireann, Lurgan
  • ABC Community Network, Portadown
  • The Chrysalis Womens Centre, Craigavon
  • Train To Be Smart, Centrepoint, Craigavon
  • Drumbeg North and South Residents Association

Verve programme
The Verve Healthy Lifestyle programme has two strands:

Healthy Lifestyle programmes with a focus on healthy eating, physical activity and mental health
Verve Health Trainer programme where Health Trainers, recruited from local communities, are trained to support individuals to lead healthier lives
We share information on all scheduled programmes across the Verve Network in our FUSE Newsletters:

Verve Referral Form

Verve Health Trainers Individuals can also access the free, one-to-one support of Verve Health Trainers, who are trained and supported through the Southern Trust.

Health Trainers help people support a healthier lifestyle through small but important changes.  Their practical support and advice is mainly focused around eating healthier, becoming more physically active, quitting smoking, drinking less and maintaining good mental health.

Health Trainer information leaflet

Referral to the Health Trainer Programme

Watch our YouTube video about the Health Trainers

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