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Teconnaught Woman Makes Advances In Health Care

Childhood Experiences Are Linked To Physical And Mental Health Outcomes. Teconnaught woman Deirdre McLaughlin, has set up a new venture called Connected For Life with business partner Marie Blaney in an exciting new area pushing the boundaries out in social and health care. A highly experienced social worker and former…

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Buttercrane Supports Mental Health Charities

Mental Health charities hosted a series of activities on the mall during the week including a Lego Walk, Music, Story Telling, Wellness Treatments, ‘When Life Gives you Lemons’ tree and Positivity Pockets – all based on the national theme ‘Surviving or Thriving’ to ignite awareness of Mental Health issues in…

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Look After Your Mental Health Over The Holidays Says PHA

In the run up to Christmas, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding people of the importance of looking after their own mental health and that of their family and friends over the holiday period. Christmas is traditionally seen as a time of joy and celebration, but for some people…

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Health Minister Michelle O’Neill Outlines Plans To Champion Mental Health

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill today opened the final conference of the Together for You project, and provided an outline of the challenges facing mental health services. Together for You is an innovative partnership project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, aimed at delivering mental health and wellbeing services to a…

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Public Health Agency Urges People To Take The Benefits Of Mental Health Week

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to use Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May) to take time out to think about our own mental health and what we can do to improve it. Amanda O’Neill, Senior Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Officer at the PHA, said: “The PHA…

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Hamilton Announces World Leading Mental Trauma Service For Northern Ireland

Health Minister Simon Hamilton has today announced the setting up of a world leading mental health service to provide high quality effective treatment for people experiencing trauma-related mental health problems in Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland there are higher rates of self-harm, and both common and more serious mental health…

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Shannon Raises Issues Of Mental Health And Unemployment In Westminster

Speaking during a debate on mental health and unemployment, Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, has raised the correlation between mental health issues and the Troubles which has been underlined by the latest report by the University of Ulster on behalf of the Commission of Victim and Survivors. This report indicates…

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Newcastle Arts Festival To Promote Mental Health Events in October

Newcastle Arts Festival (NAF) are hosting an afternoon of arts events as part of the Launch weekend (10-13 October 2013) for the first ever Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts and Film Festival which will take place in May 2014. Geraldine McDonald, a Newcastle Arts Festival spokesperson, said: “The proposed festival is…

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Improve Your Health in Mental Health Awareness Week

THIS week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people across Northern Ireland to get active in a bid to improve their emotional wellbeing. Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13-19 May and this year’s theme is physical activity and exercise, highlighting the positive impact that…

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Talk Coming To Millbrook on Diet for Mental Health

Just a few simple changes to your diet can be all it takes to help support your mental health wellbeing. We are what we eat, and nutrition can have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing. When you consider that more than 150,000 people in Northern Ireland are suffering from…

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