Verve organisations - Who are we?

The Verve Healthy Living Network is a partnership between a range of community and voluntary organisations and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. The organisations involved operate as a network of Healthy Living Centres based in the Craigavon Neighbourhood Renewal Areas of Brownlow, Lurgan, and North West Portadown. The project is been funded by the Department for Communities and the objective of the network is to address health inequalities prevalent within each of these areas through delivery of healthy lifestyle programmes.

The Verve Healthy Living Network is a member of the Healthy Living Centre Alliance which is an award winning network of 29 community-led health improvement organisations based in areas of high health inequalities throughout the north of Ireland, both rural and urban. To find out more click here

Community Health Trainer Service

Who are the Health Trainers?

Health Trainers are people just like you. They have been recruited from the community, bringing with them a range of skills, experience and local knowledge providing you with multiple services including:

Watch our animation to find out more about Verve Community Health Trainers


Self referral, referrals from Health Professionals and Community and Voluntary Sector workers are welcomed.

Feedback from Service Users:

I was referred to the Verve Health Trainer project as I really wanted support with my emotional wellbeing and stress levels. I now know how to set realistic goals and can identify when my behaviour is unhealthy. I have made more time for myself and as a result I feel better. I feel more in control, can see things clearer and I would really recommend this service to others.

Female aged, 36 years

I wanted to change my eating and exercise and stop staying in bed, so with my Health Trainer I set goals to get up earlier, eat more healthy and to achieve a Couch25k. This service has given me confidence to be my own Health Trainer, helped me feel better and improved my sense of wellbeing. I have achieved my personal health goals with the support of the Health Trainer and I have also made new friends. I couldn’t have had a better Health Trainer. Super friendly and made the Couch 2 5K easy. I also really enjoyed talking about life.

Male aged, 29 years

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