Armagh and Dungannon – new local health and well-being Hub launched

This week saw the launch of a new health and well-being project currently being rolled out by Connected Health in the Southern Health & Social Care Trust area. The project is called ‘CoH-Sync’ which is short for Community Health Synchronisation. CoH-Sync is a cross border, European Union INTERREG VA funded project and is now available to anyone aged 18 years and over who wants to begin their journey to getting healthier but doesn’t know where to start.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, adopt healthier eating habits, make new connections in your community or just generally feel better about […]

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Cavan / Monaghan – new local health and well-being Hub launched

A new health and well-being project currently being rolled out in the Monaghan and Cavan areas by Monaghan Integrated Development and Breffni Integrated Development (Cavan) was launched in Carrickmacross recently as part of an annual health fair. The project is called ‘CoH-Sync’ which is short for Community Health Synchronisation. The CoH-Sync project is a cross border EU INTERREG VA funded programme and is now available to anyone aged 18 years and over who wants to begin their journey to getting healthier but doesn’t know where to start.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, adopt healthier eating habits, make new […]

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New Year launch of local health and well-being Hub

A new health and well-being initiative currently being rolled out by Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum was launched recently. The initiative is called ‘CoH-Sync’ which is short for Community Health Synchronisation. The CoH-Sync project is a cross border EU INTERREG VA funded programme and is now available to anyone who wants to begin their journey to getting healthier but doesn’t know where to start.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, lose weight, make new connections in your community or just generally feel better about life, CoH-Sync can help. According to the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, […]

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Donegal GAA Football captain endorses new local health and well-being Hubs for the county

Donegal captain Michael Murphy officially launched a new health and well-being project which is being rolled out across County Donegal by Donegal Local Development Partnership. The project is ‘CoH-Sync’ which is short for Community Health Synchronisation. The CoH-Sync project is a cross border EU INTERREG VA funded programme and is now available to anyone who wants to begin their journey to getting healthier but doesn’t know where to start.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, lose weight, make new connections in your community or just generally feel better about life, CoH-Sync can help. Pictured at the launch Michael Murphy, […]

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Cross border conference shines spotlight on young peoples’ mental health in a changing world

Ulster University’s 15th Annual Mental Health Conference highlighted the inherent challenges that exist within a modern society for young people and the potential adverse effects that this can have on their mental wellbeing. Pictured from L-R, Barry McGale, Lisa McCrystall, CAWT; Mark H. Durkan, SDLP; Marie O’Neill, Ulster University; Bobby Smyth, Trinity College Dublin; Edel O’Doherty, CAWT.         According to the Mental Health Foundation, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Excessive use of the internet and social media has also seen a rise in cyber-crime […]

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Significant EU investment to help transform the lives of vulnerable families

Cross border conference highlights the costs of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Leading experts speaking at the first cross border Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) conference highlighted that children who have been exposed to situations such as domestic violence, alcohol/drug abuse, mental illness and bereavement can experience negative impacts which last well into adulthood. Such impacts can include poorer educational achievements, employment status and health and well-being. The 650 plus attendees at the event were informed that ACEs are more commonplace than we think and that many of us will have experienced at least one ACE in our childhood. Funders and project […]

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New community-based health and well-being hubs commence

A new EU INTERREG VA funded project has recently commenced in the border region. Called CoH-Sync, the project is aimed at supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing and was developed by the CAWT cross border health and social care Partnership. A competitive tendering exercise was held and the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum was successful in winning the £364,000 contract for the Derry-Strabane Council area.  Donegal Local Development Company CLG was successful in winning the €407,000 contract for the Letterkenny / North Donegal area, the €407,000 contract for the Ballyshannon / South Donegal area and, with the support […]

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Significant EU investment in community-based health and well-being hubs welcomed

10,000 people to be supported to improve their health A four year, €5.01 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched in Co. Antrim. The CAWT Community Health Sync (CoH-Sync) Project secured the EU funding for the development of a network of Locality Health and Well-being Hubs in the border region of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and SW Scotland. These community-based and locally run Hubs will support individuals and groups to become more active in improving their own health and wellbeing by making better use of existing resources and facilities in their local areas. The EU […]

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EU invests €8.8 million euros in cross border acute hospital services

13,000 patients to benefit from cross border services An €8.8 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched today. The CAWT Acute Services Project has recently secured this EU funding to assess and treat higher volumes of patients more effectively through improvements to and modernisation of current service delivery models. This EU funding allocation has been secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Health and Social Care Partnership. This Partnership comprises the HSE, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care […]

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