Dixon Park the venue for creative craft and wellbeing programme

Friday 1 March 2024

Dixon Park in Larne was the venue for a recent craft and wellbeing programme where participants took to the great outdoors to help beat the winter blues and enjoy a range of creative workshops.

The programme, which took place over six weeks, was delivered by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council with funding secured through the Northern Health and Social Care Trust’s Loneliness Network.

Those taking part enjoyed a wide range of interesting workshops including rock painting, 5 Steps to Wellbeing, floral art sessions, basket weaving and willow heart weaving. Participants came from across the Borough to enjoy the workshops, where they learned lots of new skills, had a few laughs and grew friendships along the way.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna said: “I am delighted to see Dixon Park being used to bring our residents together, using crafts as a way to make connections and build friendships. January and February can be challenging months for many people and I’m delighted that our parks and open spaces continue to be used in such fun and creative ways to help ensure the wellbeing of our local residents.”

Marjorie Hawkins, Chair of the Loneliness Network, added: “It’s so good to see that the Dixon Park Project was enjoyed by all who attended and that participants came from all over Mid and East Antrim. It is vitally important for us all to have interaction with others.  The Loneliness Network is delighted to be able to support projects like this which radiate positivity and help alleviate loneliness.”