Brighten up your day with FREE wellbeing programmes

With the brighter mornings and longer evenings, why not boost your wellbeing with the latest offering of FREE online classes from Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) & the Community Health Sync Project (CoH-Sync) as they continue to deliver wellbeing supports to the people of Donegal and surrounding counties. Staff on the SEUPB funded CoH-Sync project are available to support people with their health & wellbeing. Each programme includes 1-2-1 personalised health plans and regular check-in’s over a period of 5 weeks from Community Health Facilitators. These are delivered via phone and online. Project manager Siobhan Coyle (DLDC) explains ‘We are running […]

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MACE Project in Northern Ireland: Children’s/Family Services Tender Opportunity Now Open!

Interested in being listed as a Provider on the Northern Ireland’s MACE Dynamic Framework Agreement for the provision of Trauma Informed and Trauma Specific Interventions? For information on how to apply go to: www.etendersni.gov.uk  Tender closes 30th April 2021 Instructions to register to attend a Zoom Awareness Session scheduled for 12th April 2021. Please note if you wish to attend you must request the Awareness Session joining instructions via the eTendersNI portal before 3pm on Friday 9th April 2021. As part of this reopening the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust […]

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Spring Forward with DLDCs Wellbeing Workshops

With Spring in the air and evenings getting a little longer, is it time to give yourself a Spring Clean? Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) via their Community Health Sync Project (CoH-Sync) Hub continue to deliver wellbeing supports to the people of Donegal and surrounding counties. Staff on the SEUPB EU INTERREG VA funded CoH-Sync project are available to support people with their health & wellbeing. Each programme includes 1-2-1 personalised health plans and regular check-in’s over a period of 5 weeks from Community Health Facilitators. These are delivered via phone and online. Project manager Siobhan Coyle (DLDC) explains:  “We are […]

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Community Respiratory Service ensures right care is delivered by the right people, in the right place at the right time

The recent addition of a Respiratory Consultant with a community focus, and a new Community Case Manager based at Sligo University Hospital, will ensure that fewer patients have to travel for Respiratory Services. The Community Respiratory Service and the Community Case Manager will provide treatment and care to patients, primarily older frail patients, in their own home for as long as possible thereby promoting their independence and maintaining their dignity, privacy and respect. Respiratory services treat illnesses like asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and other lung-related conditions. Welcoming the improved service, Project Lead Siobhan McEniff said: “Forty […]

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‘Art for Mental Health’ Exhibition Launched

Johnston Cavan Library saw the launch of ‘The Easel Way to Recovery Art Exhibition’ recently, featuring a range of artworks created by participants in the ‘Art for Mental Health’ workshops run by the CAWT Innovation Recovery Project. The CAWT Innovation Recovery Project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivers a wide range of free educational courses which promote mental health well-being and recovery. The ‘Art for Mental Health’ programme was delivered to groups of between 7-11 participants over a six-month period. The course attracted people who were interested […]

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Cross Border Conference on Coercive Control takes place in Letterkenny

Event attended by 375 professionals from Tusla, An Garda Siochana, PSNI and other statutory and community partner organisations. Wednesday 11th December 2019:  The Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny was the venue for a major cross border conference today focussing on the impact of coercive control. The conference was a collaborative initiative between the CAWT cross border MACE Project, which is funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, and Donegal Children and Young People’s Services Committee and was supported by Donegal Domestic Violence Service, An Garda Siochana and Tusla. Coercive control is a persistent pattern of controlling, coercive and threatening behaviour including all […]

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Newly qualified Community Health Facilitators celebrate success

In total 34 people from across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland border counties and Scotland were the first to secure an Open College Network (OCN) qualification in Community Health Facilitation. This NVQ Level 3 (equivalent to Level 5 in the Republic of Ireland and Level 6 in of the European Qualifications Framework) Certificate in Community Health Facilitation provides participants with an accredited pathway in their work of supporting health improvements within their communities. The objective of this qualification is to enable participants to acquire the knowledge and skills to help individuals within their communities to improve their own health […]

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Wellness Café and new recovery College courses in Donegal

An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny was packed to capacity for the joint launch of the first Wellness Café in Donegal and the Innovation Recovery Colleges’ new Autumn/Winter prospectus. The Recovery College prospectus provides people in the North West with the opportunity to learn new skills in their journey of mental health recovery. The CAWT cross border Innovation Recovery Project, via the HSE and the Western Health & Social Care Trust, has developed the new prospectus which is enabling people to access the courses in Donegal areas as well as within Northern Ireland. This cross border Innovation Recovery Project is supported by […]

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