Supports for Charities and Community Groups

Our support

We currently support over 45 charities and community groups from across the west, mid-west and midlands region of Ireland.
  • MS Ireland
  • Family Carers Ireland
  • Cope Galway
  • Esker House Domestic Violence Refuge Athlone
  • Galway Parkinsons
  • Jigsaw
  • Irish Wheelchair Association
  • Active Retirement Ireland

Each workshop on a Sanctuary Support Day is carefully structured to meet each group’s specific needs e.g. organic healing nutrition for those living with cancer; gentle-seated yoga for people with restricted mobility, drama workshops, music sessions for young people living with autism and remembering through music workshops for those living with Alzheimer’s.

The Sanctuary offers each person a reawakening of their sense of belonging in their community by making new connections with others experiencing similar adversities.

An Example Support Day

10:00

Breakfast in the beautiful Heather Room overlooking the Sensory Garden

10:45

Candle ceremony with meditative reflections

11:00

Yoga and mindfulness session – focus on your inner strength and sense of self

12:00

Dance Therapy  – connecting with your body through harmonious movement

13:00

Hot lunch in the Heather Room [all dietary requirements can be catered for

14:00

Healing Art Workshop or Music Therapy

15:00

Short chat to evaluate the days workshops and decide on workshops for the next support day

15:15

Close and depart

Other popular workshops include

  • Creative Writing
  • Angel Therapy
  • Tai Chi
  • Stress Management
  • Nutrition,
  • Exercise
  • Zumba
  • Flower Arranging
  • Art
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Journal Writing
  • Local History

How do I arrange a therapy day for my group?

  1. Contact the SCCUL Sanctuary to select a date and discuss times/workshops/food options to suit your groups needs.
  2. Confirm final numbers and dietary requirements one week in advance.
  3. Arrive and enjoy!
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Pricing

The cost of the therapeutic support days are heavily subsidised through fundraising and renting the Sanctuary space for space for private hire. We ask each group member to make a contribution of between €20 and €30 towards the cost of the day. For those with limited financial means, this contribution will be waived.