Thursday, 19 April 2018

MSLETB Information Day

Today trainees got the opportunity to visit MSLETB training centre in Ballytivnan. Trainees  were given a presentation on training courses available and the wide variety of apprenticeships on offer. They also got a tour of the centre.  Thanks to the staff for the the lovely refreshments and informative visit.  Hopefully in the future some of our trainees will progress down to MSLETB!

Monday, 16 April 2018


To mark #workplacewellbeingday staff got an opportunity to attend a mind calm session last week with John Graham Coaching.  Mind Calm is the modern-day meditation technique,  Instead of having to fix, change and improve your thoughts, emotions, body and life circumstances BEFORE peace is possible, Mind Calm can help you to live more in the present moment, engage with life in a more consciously aware way, learn to resist life less and as a result - feel much more calm, confident and content. Thanks to John for providing this very relaxing mind calm session!

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St Angela's College and IT Sligo Information Morning

Janell, Lisa and a group of trainees attended St Angela’s College and IT Sligo Information Morning at Cranmore Regeneration Project in Abbeyquarter Community Centre, Cranmore, Sligo on Wednesday 11th April 2018.

This was a very informative event with:

Presentations by IT Sligo & St Angela’s College
Meet the College Access Officers
Hear about supports available
Get updates on new courses
Learn about grants and bursaries

Well done to Josh on winning a one for all voucher!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Mindfulness with Mary

Mary started relaxing mindfulness sessions this morning with some members of staff and trainees.

Lads Active - Soccer

The lads had an enjoyable game of soccer this afternoon with Chris Donaghy at Doorly Park

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Friday, 23 March 2018

Sports & Recreation - Spinning Session

As part of the Sports and Recreation course trainees are given an opportunity to avail of some of the many local leisure facilities. Last week trainees completed a spinning session in ROM gym.   

Sports trainees took part in a spinning session 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Sports & Recreation - Psychological Benefits of Exercise

Psychological Benefits of Exercise

We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a moderate amount of physical activity will result in improved mood and emotional states. Exercise can promote psychological well-being as well as improve quality of life.

The following are common psychological benefits gained through exercise.
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced stress as well as an improved ability to cope with stress
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Pride in physical accomplishments
  • Increased satisfaction with oneself
  • Improved body image
  • Increased feelings of energy
  • Improved in confidence in your physical abilities
  • Decreased symptoms associated with depression

As people experience these psychological benefits, it is likely that they also will be motivated to continue exercises so that they continue to receive these benefits.

Sports & Recreation - A Day In Sports



11.30-12.30: GYM SESSION