Launch Of The Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork.

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Cork Kerry Community Healthcare HSE staff and partners are delighted to launch the new Wellness walking loop with memory trail on the grounds of St Marys Health Campus.

24 July 2019
pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. 
Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
24 July 2019 pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO

The signage scheme represents 2 years of work led by Cork North Community Work Department as a staff community engagement project. 

The signage includes 7 panels with maps of the campus with location finder as well as a distance indicated in km on each and steps for those of us interested in step challenges.

24 July 2019
Mary T O’Sullivan, Churchfield and Breda McShane, Hollyhill pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. 
Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
24 July 2019 Mary T O’Sullivan, Churchfield and Breda McShane, Hollyhill pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO

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24 July 2019
pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. 
Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
24 July 2019 pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO

The walk measures 1.25km and approximately 2000 steps and offers staff, surrounding communities and service users opportunity to add to their daily exercise and sense of overall wellbeing on St Marys Health Campus. A big part of the walking signage includes a memory trail element with extracts from interviews taken as part of the ‘Memories of the Orthopeadic’ project with Cork Folklore Project displayed on each panel along the walkway.

These are memories of past staff of the Orthopaedic Hospital as well as service users and local people who have memories of the Orthopaedic Hospital of the past and can now enjoy these memories as part of a new and developing primary care facility in St Marys Health Campus. 

24 July 2019
Sorcha Ni Chrualaoich, Principal Community Worker Cork North Community Work Department; Priscilla Lynch, Head of Service Health and Wellbeing; Aidan Cullinane, Maintenance Manager; Noel Dempsey, Gurranabraher Mens Group Representative; Joanne McNamara, Community Worker Cork North Community Work Department, pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. 
Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
24 July 2019 Sorcha Ni Chrualaoich, Principal Community Worker Cork North Community Work Department; Priscilla Lynch, Head of Service Health and Wellbeing; Aidan Cullinane, Maintenance Manager; Noel Dempsey, Gurranabraher Mens Group Representative; Joanne McNamara, Community Worker Cork North Community Work Department, pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO

The broader signage scheme includes many health messages including #Littlethings National Positive Mental Health messaging which speaks to things we can all do to promote our own and others positive mental health.

24 July 2019
Ann Long, Ella Hennesy, Pauline Wilson, Jacinta McCormack, Josephine Howard, Mary Foley; Fermoy Walkie Talkies and Shirley Lankford, Cork Sport Partnership.
pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. 
Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO
24 July 2019 Ann Long, Ella Hennesy, Pauline Wilson, Jacinta McCormack, Josephine Howard, Mary Foley; Fermoy Walkie Talkies and Shirley Lankford, Cork Sport Partnership. pictured at the launch of the Wellness Walk and Memory Trail in St Marys Health Campus, Cork. Photo: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO

For much more information on how you can address your positive mental health and physical wellbeing have a look at yourmentalhealth.ie


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