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Mary’s Experience – gaining confidence every day

When I first visited Portadown Wellness Centre, I felt quite shy and vulnerable. However, I was always made feel very welcome and soon got to know the team. Being part of Portadown Wellness Centre has helped raise my confidence and self-esteem. I have met some very...

The Benefits of Arts & Crafts

Learn Arts & Crafts Portadown Wellness places a lot of emphasis on providing classes in arts and crafts to help participants engage with their creativity and freely express themselves through drawing, painting and woodburning. Arts & crafts possess several...

The Benefits of Cookery & Baking

Cookery and Baking When you are having a bad day, science says you should not automatically collapse on the couch, it might be a better idea to break out the recipe books. The emotional benefits of cooking are myriad: many programs around the world help people with...

The Benefits of Pottery and Ceramics

Learning how to make Pottery and Ceramics Portadown Wellness Centre is delighted to offer clients classes in pottery making and ceramics. The art of pottery is oftentimes described as therapeutic and relaxing. While spinning clay your mind and body are in natural...

The Benefits of Woodcarving

LEARNING WOODCARVING SKILLS Occupational Therapists have recommended woodcarving to some of their patients to assist in their rehabilitation. Students referred by an occupational therapist have found woodcarving very helpful, soothing and relaxing, assisting their...

The Creation of Portadown Wellness Centre

I decided to initiate Portadown Wellness Centre following my own experience of having mental ill health. It is my belief that most mental ill health is caused by a trauma or a stress in a persons life. Therefore, to find lasting wellness, it is my belief that we must...

The Benefits of Woodworking

LEARNING WOODWORKING SKILLS Woodworking is the activity or skill of creating or building objects using wood. Aside from allowing you to personalise things and save more money, woodworking is also healthy for your mind and body. It even has social benefits. Five...

The Benefits of Sewing

Sewing Sewing not only is a great coping strategy for some people suffering from mental health issues, it is a great way of preventing our mental health from getting out of balance in the first place. Most of the time we might not think about it consciously, but we...

The Benefits of Horticulture and Gardening

Horticulture and Gardening Gardening is beneficial for mental health and wellbeing: Studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive. Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also...

Help for Mental Illness

Today 1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland will be experiencing mental health issues. This equates to 20% of the population. Yet in my opinion there is little emotional and practical support available. Mental illness can affect anybody regardless of your religion,...
The Benefits of Sewing

The Benefits of Sewing

Sewing Sewing not only is a great coping strategy for some people suffering from mental health issues, it is a great way of preventing our mental health from getting out of balance in the first place. Most of the time we might not think about it consciously, but we...

The Benefits of Cookery & Baking

The Benefits of Cookery & Baking

Cookery and Baking When you are having a bad day, science says you should not automatically collapse on the couch, it might be a better idea to break out the recipe books. The emotional benefits of cooking are myriad: many programs around the world help people with...

The Benefits of Physical Exercise

The Benefits of Physical Exercise

Participate in Physical Exercise You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it is also effective in dealing with depression, anxiety, stress and more?   What are the mental health benefits of exercise? Exercise is just not about...

The Benefits of Arts & Crafts

The Benefits of Arts & Crafts

Learn Arts & Crafts Portadown Wellness places a lot of emphasis on providing classes in arts and crafts to help participants engage with their creativity and freely express themselves through drawing, painting and woodburning. Arts & crafts possess several...

The Benefits of Pottery and Ceramics

The Benefits of Pottery and Ceramics

Learning how to make Pottery and Ceramics Portadown Wellness Centre is delighted to offer clients classes in pottery making and ceramics. The art of pottery is oftentimes described as therapeutic and relaxing. While spinning clay your mind and body are in natural...

The Benefits of Woodcarving

The Benefits of Woodcarving

LEARNING WOODCARVING SKILLS Occupational Therapists have recommended woodcarving to some of their patients to assist in their rehabilitation. Students referred by an occupational therapist have found woodcarving very helpful, soothing and relaxing, assisting their...

The Benefits of Woodworking

The Benefits of Woodworking

LEARNING WOODWORKING SKILLS Woodworking is the activity or skill of creating or building objects using wood. Aside from allowing you to personalise things and save more money, woodworking is also healthy for your mind and body. It even has social benefits. Five...