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Health Alliance NI – Latest News and Events – Issue 23 May 2024

Health Alliance NI Newsletter

Please find below the current list of health, wellbeing and funding updates available on the Health Alliance website:

Community Networks Showcase Evaluation & Outcomes Based Approach of Commissioned PHA Projects

On Tuesday 14th May 2024 the Community Networks in the Northern Locality including Causeway Rural and Urban Network, CWSAN Mid Ulster, Impact Network NI and Northern Area Community Network hosted a showcasing event in partnership with Public Health Agency, commissioners for the NICHI and Suicide Prevention Projects to highlight the work and support for these projects over the 15 years.

We were delighted Minister for Health Robin Swann, Aidan Dawson (PHA Chief Executive) and Colin Coffey (PHA Chairman) alongside other senior members of PHA Health Improvement Team North were keynote speakers and attendees at the event. A number of community organisations from across the Northern Locality were also present and we thank the groups who took part in the discussion panel and helped compere the event. A special mention to Groggan Primary School for their performance.

We would like to thank Dr. Helga Sneddon for her evaluation and OBA support to the Networks on measuring the impact and outcomes of the community development approaches to promoting health and wellbeing and preventing suicide in the Northern locality.


Men’s MOT Event 🍔🚜🎉

Brought to you by community networks in the northern locality

Come along to our Men’s ‘Meat’ up event on Thursday 13th June at Wellington Church, Ballymena

To register contact https://nacn.org/wp/register/  or speak to your local SPDO

FREE Stress Control Online Course

The next free Stress Control online course will start on Monday 3 June 2024.
The course will run for 6 weeks. You do not need to register to join – just follow the instructions at https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ to view each weekly session.

Each of the 6 sessions are available online for 7 days.

June/July Dates
• Session One: 9am Monday 3 June (available until 8am, 10 June)
• Session Two: 9am Monday 10 June (available until 8am, 17 June)
• Session Three: 9am Monday 17 June (available until 8am, 24 June)
• Session Four: 9am Monday 24 June (available until 8am, 1 July)
• Session Five: 9am Monday 1 July (available until 8am, 8 July)
• Session Six: 9am Monday 8 July (available until 8am, 15 July)

“Pop Up” Chatty cafes in Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus

Mid & East Antrim Loneliness Network are looking forward to the three “Pop Up” Chatty cafes in Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus on Thursday 13th June between 10.30am – 12.30pm all for Loneliness awareness week.

The venues are:
Carrickfergus – Pop Up Shop, High Street, Carrickfergus
Larne –St Cedmas Parish Hall, Church Rd, Larne BT40 3EU
Ballymena – Start 360 Hub Space, Wellington St, Ballymena

Everyone welcome!

Being more physically active is a great way to help manage stress

Being more physically active is a great way to help manage stress. Consider doing some physical activity you enjoy. It could be as simple as a walk in a local park with some close friends or why not join a Walking for Health group in your area to get active and meet new people?

To find out more about getting active, visit www.ChooseToLiveBetter.com

Ready to Help Guide

‘Ready to Help’ is a pocket guide available with a range of helpful support services across the Northern Trust, including training opportunities for Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention within your local area.

Launched in partnership by the Public Health Agency alongside our Northern Area Partners such as Aware, Extern, Start360 & Lifeline.
👉You can view and print the pocket guide by clicking this link:Ready-to-Help-Flyer.pdf (healthallianceni.com)

To request a batch please contact Amanda on 028 9447 8645 or amanda@impactnetworkni.org


The Noah Donohoe Music Fund is now open for applications 🎹🎷🎼

The Noah Donohoe Music Fund will provide an annual bursary scheme to support the development of applicants with a particular talent in music and to financially assist their skills and help them develop their talent.

The aim of the Fund’s bursary scheme is to support young people aged from 11 to 18 who may find it difficult to afford costs associated with developing their interest in music.

The Fund will support:
🔹 Equipment costs
🔹 Formal tuition fees
🔹 Any other costs associated with having the opportunity to play music and develop talent

To proceed to the application please click here: https://bit.ly/NDMusicFund24

To learn more about the fund please visit our website: https://communityfoundationni.org/achie…/available-grants/

For further information, please go to the Health Alliance website.

Just a reminder to visit the Health Alliance website for up to date health and well-being information, funding opportunities, events/activities and to avail of programmes & training in the Northern Area.

Health Alliance NI

NICHI Health Alliance

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