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Health Alliance NI – Latest News and Events – Issue 30 May 2024

Health Alliance NI Newsletter

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

Are you an unpaid family carer?
Are you an unpaid family carer?

Would you like to know more about the kind of support which is available to you?

Northern Health and Social Care Trust are kicking off #CarersWeek with an information fair in Adair Arms, Ballymena on Monday 10 June and we would love to see you there ❤️

Drop-in anytime between 10.30am and 2pm to find out about the wide range of support opportunities which could help you.

For more information email carer.hub@northerntrust.hscni.net or telephone 028 2766 1210



If you are struggling with your gambling, there are plenty of ways to contact GamCare if you need support.

Use GamCare‘s Helpline, 24/7 live chat or WhatsApp to talk to one of the Helpline advisers.

More information: https://ow.ly/yrFo50RTRq9

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!


National Walking Month

There are lots of benefits of walking including helping to reduce stress and improve wellbeing. It’s also a great way to connect with others while improving your physical health at the same time.

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


Northern Ireland’s Community Relations/Cultural Diversity Grant Scheme

Northern Ireland’s Community Relations/Cultural Diversity Grant Scheme is inviting applications from locally based voluntary and community organisations to develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake.

The scheme is aimed at organisations such as community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s and men’s groups, faith based groups, tenants’ associations, youth groups and rural groups involved in community relations, reconciliation projects and cultural engagement for projects primarily involving adults.

The funding is for projects which address at least one of the Community Relations Council’s objectives:
• Develop opportunities for groups to explore their own cultures, beliefs and traditions increasing their
capacities to develop relations with those from other cultures.
• Develop opportunities for groups to extend their knowledge and understanding of others’ culture, beliefs and traditions.
• To enable groups to challenge stereotypes of their own and other communities in order to acknowledge and address differences.
• To increase the ability and confidence of groups and organisations to identify issues which divide them.
• To develop networks of communication, trust and co-operation between divided communities.
• To promote models of good practice for community relations work in Northern Ireland.

Groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000, but most grants awarded will be of between £2,000 and £5,000.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2024 (4pm).

For more information please visit Community Relations / Cultural Diversity | Community Relations
Council (community-relations.org.uk)
Northern Ireland’s Community Relations/Cultural Diversity Grant Scheme – NICHI Health Alliance – Northern Ireland (healthallianceni.com)
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

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