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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MACE ‘Breaking the Cycle’ Project Conference

Highly specialist clinical psychologist and author Dr Karen Treisman confirmed as keynote speaker! As part of this new exciting CAWT cross border project, which aims to transform the lives of 3,125 vulnerable children/families who are most at risk from multiple adversities in their lives, by identifying, intervening early and providing nurturing and support within their own homes and communities on a cross border basis, we are delighted to announce our inaugural Cross Border Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) conference. The overarching theme of this conference is hope and resilience and will focus on building resilient ACE aware & trauma informed communities. […]

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mPower Project Commences in CHO1

Supporting older people to remain in their own homes and communities Over 100 people attended two recent learning events, one in Letterkenny and one in Sligo to find out about and get involved in a new EU INTERREG VA funded project called mPower. This project aims to support older people with long-term conditions or chronic illnesses to live well, safely and independently in their own homes. The mPower project will operate in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The learning event, organised by the HSE’s Community Healthcare Organisation area 1, was attended by GPs, GP practice staff, primary […]

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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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Could you contribute to mental health and well-being in your local community?

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 […]

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50 new jobs for EU funded projects

7 Feb 2018 The CAWT Partnership has recently been awarded EU INTERREG VA funding to implement four large-scale cross border health and social care projects up to 2021. To support the delivery of these projects, a recruitment campaign for 50 new jobs has recently commenced.  A range of management, clinical and support roles have been advertised and include vacancies in areas such as acute hospital services, mental health, children’s services, community health and well-being and primary care and older people. Posts are based in a variety of locations throughout the border region and the EU INTERREG VA eligible area. Commenting […]

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Cross border Humanitarian Disaster Response Course

In May 2017 Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in an intensive 3-day intensive specialist course for those who may be deployed to international disaster zones worldwide. The cross border Humanitarian Disaster Response Course is sponsored and organised by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) cross border health partnership in association with a number of Statutory and non-Governmental bodies, north and south including Irish Aid,  and the Department of Defence. The training, which attracted participants from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in […]

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