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Ian achieves ‘Gigantic’ Healthy Lifestyle Programme Success!


Ian Martin at the Giant, Mullaghcarn, Gortin Glen Forest Park, Omagh

Our Adult Learning Disability Family Support Team congratulates Ian Martin from Omagh who recently achieved ‘Gigantic’ Healthy Lifestyle Programme success.

The Healthy Lifestyle Programme provides one to one learning support and advice for service users on the benefits of staying active and healthy eating.

Avril Barton, Senior Support Worker, Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability Service said:

“Huge congratulations to our service user Ian Martin who successfully completed his own personal goal of losing 3.5 stone and climbing Mullaghcarn, Gortin Glen Forest Park, Omagh to see ‘The Giant’!

The Family Support Team based in Omagh provides have been providing one to one support to Ian over the past number of months and are delighted that he has achieved his goal.”

“Ian had put on weight over the lockdown period and has been attending the prescribed gym programme at Omagh Leisure Centre and also participated in virtual keep fit classes via Zoom. His enthusiasm and dedication throughout his weight loss journey and fitness has been incredible. One of Ian’s personal goals was to meet the Giant at Mullaghcarn. Ian has worked really hard, with his aim to reach a level of fitness to achieve his goal. Ian is eating healthy; walking every day as well as attending the Step programme at Omagh College and working in Pat Kirk Motors, Omagh. Ian achieved his personal goal on Monday 25th of September 2023. Well done Ian – you are amazing!”

Well done also to Carla Priestly who recently completed the climb to see ‘The Giant’!