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How will we survive? Steps to preventing destitution in the asylum system

Dear Members I am pleased to share a copy of a new report, produced by the British Red Cross and the Refugee Survival Trust in collaboration with the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service (DASS) in Scotland, How will we survive? Steps to preventing destitution in the asylum system. The report – written with researchers with lived experience of the asylum system …

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EXTERN Free mental health and wellbeing online talks

Over the next three months, the Feel Better project will be offering a range of free online talks aimed at offering information and advice on mental health and wellbeing, problem gambling and loss or bereavement. The series begins on Monday, October 18th, with Why Mental Health Matters, which will cover key areas including promoting sleep hygiene, positive habit formation and steps to wellbeing. …

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Mid Ulster District Council Positive Ageing Month Events

Please see web link for some of the free sessions running this October in Mid Ulster for Positive Ageing month. The remainder of sessions will be shared via our social media channels throughout the month of October. Events Listing | Mid Ulster District Council (midulstercouncil.org)    

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Pharmacies for COVID19 Vaccination

From September onwards the only option for 1st dose vaccinations will be through Community Pharmacy (using the Moderna Vaccine for 18+). Below is a link to the Community Pharmacy interactive map which shows all the participating Pharmacies across NI. Please note – additional Pharmacies will be added over the coming weeks so it’s important to check the link on a …

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Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is encouraging local residents to check out its range of free workshops and online events aimed at exploring various aspects of mental health and wellbeing. ABC Council’s PEACE IV Programme in partnership with Women’s Aid Armagh and Down, and WAVE Trauma Centre, is offering free workshops open to all residents in the …

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Doctors of the World report reveals the impact of COVID19 on the most marginalised communities

Doctors of the World and the University of Birmingham published a report looking at how the pandemic has affected the people Doctors of the World work with the most. Migration and Vulnerability during the Pandemic: Barriers to Wellbeing has revealed that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants reported higher levels of bad health and inadequate housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As …

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Organ Donor Register

    By signing the Organ Donor Register and then having a chat with those close to you could mean the gift of life for up to 9 people.  That’s an unbelievable gift. Organ donation saves and transforms thousands of lives each year for patients awaiting a transplant, as well as their family and friends.  But what exactly is organ …

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Public Health Agency: Car sharing – Revised Information

  Please see link below re car sharing: Advice on car sharing (English and translations) | HSC Public Health Agency (hscni.net) This was updated on the PHA website on 13th September 2021. The website adds ‘Please note that the translations and videos are of a previous version of the leaflet and that advice on self-isolation has changed for some close …

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