Contact Details

For questions on Safeguarding/Code of Ethics or Medical Services
Peter O'Brien
 Tel: +353 (0) 1 869 1657
peter.obrien@specialolympics.ie



Cáit Donnelly
Health & Wellbeing Coordinator
Tel: +353 (0) 1 869 1618
cait.donnelly@specialolympics.ie 




Special Olympics Health Promotion Project supported by


Health Service ExecutiveDaughters of Charity

Special Olympics Health Promotion Programme

The Health Promotion Programme has been developed for Special Olympics athletes. It aims to increase knowledge and encourage healthy dietary and lifestyle changes. Interactive workshops are provided in clubs on a range of different topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, oral health and bone health.

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RESOURCES

 Each Special Olympics Club that signs up will receive a Health Toolkit to deliver Health Promotion workshops within a club setting. The Health Toolkit is made up of 15 short workshops, covering a variety of health topics. It contains all of the information and resources your club will require, including lots of games, short activities and posters
Athlete Pack Each athlete who is registered to take part in the Health Promotion Programme will receive an Athlete Pack, Food and Water Diary and Special Smile Diary.


Evaluation Report
 The Special Olympics Ireland evaluation report 'The Development and Evaluation of a Health Promotion Programme for People with Intellectual Disabilities,' was launched in October 2012. 
To learn more about the background to the Health Promotion Programme and to find out more about its findings, please download a copy here.