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3 Community Engagement Events to be held in Cavan, Derry/Londonderry and Newry

The Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) health services partnership has secured funding from the EU’s INTERREG VA programme to support a large-scale cross border mental health recovery project within Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland. The 4 year cross border Innovation Recovery project will deliver mental health education in order to support people to better understand and manage their mental health.

The project is establishing cross border Hubs in the following 3 areas of Derry-Donegal; Fermanagh-Cavan-Monaghan-Sligo-Leitrim; and Belfast-Armagh-Newry-Dundalk.

Those managing the project will be seeking applications from community/voluntary organisations to establish and manage a local multi-agency group within a defined Hub area. It is intended that successful applicants will work closely with the Recovery College team to guide the planning and delivery of the local implementation of the project and ensure that it is responsive to the mental health needs of local people.

A series of information events are scheduled for May 2018 to update on plans to establish the local multi-agency groups, to explain how people can become involved and to answer questions. If you would like to find out more, please come along to one of the scheduled events:

Tuesday 15th May 2.30pm – 4pm Ballybot House, Cornmarket, Newry

Thursday 17th May 2.30pm- 4pm Holywell Trust, Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry

Thursday 24th May 2.30pm – 4pm Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, Cavan

To register your attendance, please email fiona.lafferty@westerntrust.hscni.net or telephone 00 44 28 71 272100.

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Notes to editors:

  • For more information on the  Innovation Recovery project: www.cawt.com/irecovery
  • The  Innovation Recovery project partners are the Southern Health and Social Care Trust,  the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland); the HSE (Republic of Ireland) and the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board (Northern Ireland)
  • The Innovation Recovery project has a budget of €7.6 million and is funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, and match funded by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government.
  • The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) is a North/South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland. It is responsible for managing two EU Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV and INTERREG VA which are designed to enhance cross-border cooperation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society. The Programmes operate within a clearly defined area including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and in the case of INTERREG VA, Western Scotland.
  • The INTERREG VA Programme has a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) contribution of €240 million and aims to address the economic and social problems which result from the existence of borders.
  • For more information on the SEUPB please visit www.seupb.eu
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