Online Natural Health Centre
Hello from Jonathan Comerford, Paul Duggan and all the Irish Health Foundation team. You can find us online at www.irishhealthfound.com to learn more about what we do.
We have reached a point where too many people in Ireland are falling victim to mental and physical health problems that are ruining lives, devastating families and weakening communities.
- Mental Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Tiredness
Little problems and big problems, over time they all add up. The many daily stresses of ‘normal life’ are squeezing our minds, destroying our bodies and stealing our happiness. Just being happy and peaceful in mind can be so difficult when we are surrounded by pain and suffering of mind and body.
Everyone is at risk of experiencing mental health problems, but people aged from thirteen up to forty four, male and female are the highest risk of all. This is a common finding across the research from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the Samaritans and other Irish Universities. These reports also highlight an even more serious issue that the people who need help for mental health issues can’t get it easily, with long waiting times for access to counselling, education and development support. Add to this, the well-known facts that physical diseases like cancer and heart disease are still rapidly rising, obesity in children and adults is now a national epidemic and auto-immune disorders like lupus and arthritis are silently crippling hundreds of thousands of people.
The Irish Health Foundation is here to change all of that.
It is time to flip a negative into an almighty positive.
Yes, we are making it happen and we need your support. We will help thousands of people reconnect with health and happiness and uplift communities with what we do. In this darkest of hours, people can turn to the Irish Health Foundation because we will have your back. We are here to help women and men, old and young, take positive and powerful action to get back to feeling good and loving life. We do this in many simple, enjoyable ways that naturally strengthen the mind, the body and the soul.
One of our favourite ways to help is by organising community events and retreats which you can learn more about here. As part of our launch we are hosting at least 2 events in June, with many more to come in the weeks and months ahead. We hope to see you there sometime with your family and friends! J
- The first of these events will be happening in our home county of Cork, starting on 13th of June with a weekly-scheduled ‘Get Relaxed Walk’ . On this leisurely walk (which is free to all attending), we stroll around somewhere nice in Cork and practice some easy and powerful techniques that help relax the mind and rebalance the body too. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get out of the house, meet great people, and learn some things that can uplift your life. No expectations. No pressure. Just be you and do whatever feels good.
- The second event is our ‘Get Well Day Retreat’ . This is an amazing health and wellness day we have organised in the beautiful seaside town of Myrtleville, Co. Cork. In partnership with Myrtleville House B&B and The Warming Wagon , on this retreat you will experience and learn about how to use saunas, cold baths, meditation, movement, breathing and more! You will come home feeling great and you will also bring back with you the new knowledge of these wonderful health-promoting practices and how to use them effectively in your day-to-day life.
In addition to hosting the face-to-face events, we also help through our ‘Online Health Centre’ which is what this GoFundMe is all about. This is how we will quickly spread more uplifting, natural, life-giving knowledge the length and breadth of Ireland!
And to show our gratitude and appreciation of all donations we receive, big and small, everyone who donates €1 or more to this campaign will receive free 12 month membership to The Irish Health Foundation which will give them unlimited access all the content in the ‘Online Health Centre’ once we have completed it later this summer.
What is this GoFundMe going to create?
The funds raised will be used to create, develop, launch, promote and support the ‘Online Health Centre’ and the new irishhealthfound.com website.
In partnership with fully-qualified experts, we are creating an online library of video mini-courses, development plans, webinars and workshops that support strong mental and physical health.
The website focuses on building healthy minds and healthy bodies through natural lifestyle choices, useful tips and powerful, provable health-promoting techniques and habits.
The path to healthy, strong and happy always begins with the mind. A weakened or damaged mind cannot create a strong body. Our mind creates our thoughts and these thoughts create our world. So the starting point must be focussed on strengthening and protecting our mental health by understanding more about.....
Why do we suffer from mental health problems?
How can we protect our mental health?
How does mental health link to physical health?
What can we do to feel better about ourselves?
How do we start?
How do we succeed?
The Irish Health Foundation is a place where you can find answers to these questions. Having these answers brings options and opportunities for feeling better. It then is up to each individual to decide if they want to take the opportunity or not.
To find the best answers to these questions we asked ourselves...
What does a website library devoted to protecting mental and physical health need to have in it?
1. We need relevant and powerful information that has proven real-life benefits so we can understand more about how to protect ourselves.
2. We need many simple, practical and natural techniques so we know what to do step by step to see real-life results.
3. We need support from people who have already used these techniques and experienced the benefits as motivation to help others succeed.
4. We need experts who know the most about how their techniques can protect us and what the science says about the medical benefits and risks involved.
5. We need a community of like-minded people who want to share their experiences and help to uplift others in their families and communities.
What is our vision for The Irish Health Foundation?
The irishhealthfound.com website is our ‘online natural-health centre’ that will give people access to many easy and uplifting lessons, techniques, tips and tricks that help rebalance, support and heal their mind and body naturally and gently.
The website delivers a library of online learning through video courses, development plans, and practical workshops that showcase useful techniques and lifestyles that we can all use to protect our mental and physical health.
Personal online video consultations and plans will be available for those needing some extra personal trainer guidance. This will be provided by our local community natural-health experts who will also be available to meet members face to face and take an even more personal approach with those who want it.
These lessons and techniques will constantly be mirrored and developed in real-life at our weekly walks, day-retreats and weekend getaways. Here, you can expect to meet many of the inspiring people we promote on the website. Community and inspiration is a wonderful mix!
In time, as we grow, much of this guidance will take place in our physical premises (Irish Health Found Centres) where we will also host our events, consultations, workshops and classes to help those who are interested to learn about living a natural, healthy, happy lifestyle and meeting like-minded people eager to do the same.
To begin, we have identified 29 health-promoting topics that will be supported online and mirrored in real-life events/talks/workshops. Each topic will have a full course and learning plan available to download through irishhealthfound.com. You can see more details about the type of online content and features available in our portfolio here . This will be the content of the website and as an ‘App’ soon after.
1. Understanding Mental Health
2. Understanding Your Body
3. Understanding Your Mind
4. Understanding Natural Healing
5. Improving Gut Health
7. Losing Weight
8. Creating a Balanced Diet
9. Juicing & Smoothies
10. Eating Organic
11. About Water
12. Martial Arts
15. Yoga & Stretching
16. Strength Training
17. Growing Fruits, Veggies & Herbs
18. Going Vegetarian
19. Going Vegan
23. Law of Attraction
24. Heat Therapy
25. Cold Therapy
26. Energy Therapy & Reiki
27. Homeopathy (Herb Healing)
28. Brehon Law
29. Ogham and Native Irish Teachings
What will the €18,000 GoFundMe buy?
The money raised will go towards developing the website content and media (discussed above and in the portfolio) into a top-of-the-range, easy-to-use website plus the associated costs that will arise with the activities and events required to successfully to launch, promote and run our services for the first three months. After three months we are projecting that the Irish Health Foundation membership donations plus donations from other avenues, activities and events will continue to fund future activities and growth. You can learn more about the details of these fund-raising activities and financial objectives here .
Full details about the Irish Health Foundation and our journey can be found on the website www.irishhealthfound.com.
We are looking forward to your generosity and support. We are very excited because there are so many people who will benefit from this website which will bring with it great health, happiness and joy for thousands; improving lives and strengthening Ireland for the future and for our children.
All the best,
Jonathan, Paul & The Team