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Pictured from left is Michelle Connolly (Learning Mole), Vivian McKinnon (Wellness Consultant), Darren Diven (NI Explorer), Julie Reid (Libraries NI), Christine Watson (Training Matchmaker) and Tina Calder (Excalibur Press).
NI will hit the road this month with a series of five inspirational events
aimed to help people use blogging to improve their lives.
Blogging For Wellness Roadshow will take place Bangor Carnegie, Derry Central,
Antrim, Coleraine and Banbridge libraries.
events will help attendees explore how they can improve their lives through
blogging and hear success stories shared from a variety of other bloggers.
by TrainingMatchmaker.com the
events will have bloggers, vloggers and podcasters reveal their motivations
behind blogging, why they started and share top tips on what has helped them
each one bloggers will outline some of the rewards they have enjoyed from
sharing their thoughts online which has helped them connect with others, learn
something new, be more aware of their surroundings, be more active and give
more back to their community.
Marketer Christine Watson said the event is for both existing bloggers and
those that want to dabble for the first time.
said: “Health literacy and digital skills are now necessary life skills and
these continue to grow in importance as more and more everyday activities and
sources of information and inspiration move online.
of us know when we are mentally and physically well, but sometimes we need a
little extra support to keep well and guidance in terms of being aware of when
we need to take more action.
events aim to provide library users with the opportunity to stay informed, tap
into the expertise of others ‘on the day’, to encourage socialising with others
on an ongoing basis, and be inspired by real life stories and examples.”
those presenting the events include local trainers and bloggers
that advocate positive mental, physical and emotional health such as Wellness
Consultant NI - Vivian McKinnon, Darren Diven of NI Explorer, Photographer
Debbie Deboo and Michelle Connolly from Learning Mole as well as chartered
marketer Christine Watson of Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing and Training Matchmaker.
event will be hosted by TrainingMatchmaker trainer Tina Calder from Excalibur Press and The
Reid of Libraries NI added: “Libraries NI is all about promoting
an inclusive society, introducing people to new experiences, ideas and reliable
information. Libraries give people the opportunity to access a range of free
services, health resources and events which can help improve a person’s health
shift to online services in particular has changed the way in which we live,
work and socialise. It is hoped attendees will come away from the workshops
equipped with the knowledge and confidence to engage with the 5 steps to
Wellbeing in their daily lives both on and offline.”
In March the roadshow will be taking place at Bangor Carnegie Library (March
14, 6.30-8.30pm), Derry Central Library (March 16, 11am-1pm), Antrim Library
(Tuesday March 19, 6-8pm), Coleraine Library (March 20, 6-8pm) and Banbridge
Library (March 23, 11am-1pm).
Admission is free and the
tickets can be booked at blog-for-wellness.eventbrite.co.uk
ingNI is brought to
you by TrainingMatchmaker.com for Libraries NI
Pictured from left is Tina Calder (Excalibur Press), Julie Reid (Libraries NI), Michelle Connolly (Learning Mole), Christine Watson (Training Matchmaker), Vivian McKinnon (Wellness Consultant)