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DHCNI – PHA Making Life Better – Mental Health project funding launches

Funding for Community Mental Health Projects Launches Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for a short-term funding programme that focuses on improving mental health and emotional wellbeing. The Public Health Agency (PHA) initiative which aims to address health and wellbeing needs in local communities, is now open, with groups having until 3pm on Friday 21st June to submit applications. Fiona Teague, …

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DoH – Public appointment vacancies open

The Department of Health has launched the following public appointment competitions: NIBTS 1/24 to recruit 2 x Non-Executive Members (1 x Finance & 1 x Lay) to the NI Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS). For this competition, the Department would particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented on the NIBTS Board. Please see the link below for all relevant …

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PHA Update – May 2024

The 30 May 2024 edition of the Public Health Agency’s newsletter covers the following topics:  COVID-19 spring booster Call to get vaccinated as whooping cough cases rise Sun Awareness Week: Get the most protection from your sunscreen Mental Health Awareness Week: Move more to boost mental health Needle exchanges help stop the spread of infection Glenwood Primary School puts best foot …

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MJP – General Elections – Migrant Voting Guide 2024 

The Law Centre NI have updated their Migrant Voting Guide for the upcoming General Election. It is available at this link: https://www.lawcentreni.org/news/migrant-voting-guide-general-election-2024/ This short Guide covers: Who is eligible to vote in a UK General Election? How do I register? What information must I provide? Acceptable ID Electoral ID card I’ve registered, now what happens? Voting by post or proxy Frequently …

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NI YOUTH FORUM – General Election Hustings Event – 27 June 2024

NI YOUTH FORUM – GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS EVENT In the lead up to the General Election that has been called for the 4th of July, NI Youth Forum has organised a hustings event which will allow young people to come together to put their questions directly to candidates seeking election. We want to encourage as many young people as possible …

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Red Cross Refugee Support: Orientation Support for asylum seekers / new refugees outside Belfast

Red Cross Refugee Support: Orientation Support for asylum seekers / new refugees outside Belfast  As asylum seekers are being placed in locations outside Belfast, British Red Cross acknowledges it can be difficult to settle into a different area, especially if you have been living in Belfast prior and have made local links there. We can help make sure they are receiving …

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A new All-Party Group (APG) on the Voluntary and Community Sector established

        Thursday 2 May 2024 marked the launch of a new All-Party Group (APG) on the Voluntary and Community Sector, established to highlight the value of the sector and to ensure the issues affecting organisations are recognised in the Assembly. The stated purpose of the APG is to ‘ensure issues affecting voluntary and community organisations are recognised …

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Shaping the future relationship with Government – Update on Proposals for a new Partnership Agreement & Fair Funding Principles

The Joint Forums Voluntary & Community Sector Panel invite VCS colleagues to an update briefing & discussion on the proposals for a new Partnership Agreement between the Voluntary & Community Sector & Government including the agreement of a set of Fair Funding Principles. These proposals detail shared values & ways of working better together to meet the needs of communities …

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Anam Cara: Support evenings for bereaved parents

See below info on upcoming support evening for bereaved parents in your area. Our next F2F meeting for Armagh is taking place on Wednesday 29th May in the Armagh City Hotel. We also offer an online meeting. This meeting take place on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm. Our next meeting is the 17th June. If you do know of …

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