Welcome to the April issue of Ballincollig Health and Wellbeing – and our second birthday! It is incredible how quickly the past two years have gone by; but equally amazing as to what has happened since the birth of the magazine.
I started this magazine because I felt there was a need for more information around health and wellbeing in the community. While people may have heard of different therapies they were not fully aware of the benefits or even how they may work. As a life coach I am a firm believer in empowerment; and through information comes empowerment. So, I came up with the idea of providing a free, monthly, publication, full of information written by local, professional, qualified people, to the community. And here we are 2 years later. Every month we distribute 2000 copies to the local, busy retail outlets and we also have every issue available to download from our website.
We are positive, from the feedback that we are getting that we are reaching people, and the members of our community have a greater understanding of their options and can make empowered positive choices about their mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
This has not been a result achieved by one individual alone; this have very much been a team effort. I would like to thank that team, past and present members for being a part of the journey to date and their support has been what made this magazine a reality. They work very hard every month to provide content and it is an absolute pleasure to work with them all.
There is without doubt one person, that I would not have got this project off the ground without. He is a man with the biggest heart I have ever seen, and while never lived in Ballincollig devoted a huge part of his professional life to contributing to the town, through publications, photography and quite simply helping anybody out whenever he could. He mentored me to get this magazine off the ground and still two years later never hesitates to offer helpful advice or constructive criticism, which I find invaluable. His name is Tom Doherty, and I will always be grateful to him.
Another person I am very grateful to is Karl Prendergast, our graphic designer. He does an amazing job every month and helped hugely to bring the vision I had for the magazine to life.
And last but most certainly not least, thank you, our readers. Thank you for supporting us by picking up the magazine every month and thank you for choosing to use the members of our team when you need them. We have a fantastic pool of professional health and wellbeing providers in our community, who are there to help whenever you need them.Download Magazine Edition
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