Council launches new Let’s Walk and Talk programme

26th September 2022

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 Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is launching a new initiative in Omagh – Let’s Walk and Talk.

The six week men’s walking group programme commences on Saturday 08 October 2022 at 9am and it is designed to encourage men to come together and go walking to boost their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Speaking about the walking initiative, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff, said:

“This Men’s Walking Group is to encourage men to meet up outdoors and enjoy a walk whilst at the same time providing an opportunity for conversations to start.

I intend to do as many of these walks as I can.

It can be difficult for some men to open up and discuss problems they are experiencing.  The relaxed environment of an outdoor walk can help to initiative these conversations.  This can help to reduce the stigma of men suffering in silence.

As well as the physical and mental health benefits of walking, the group setting can help to combat social isolation and provide much needed support.

The walks will take place on various routes in the Omagh area and pre-booking is essential.  For more information and to book your place, contact Gary Donaldson at gary.donaldson@fermanaghomagh.com or on 0300 303 1777.