EU invests €7.6 million in mental health recovery

             Three cross border recovery college networks to be set-up to support people with mental health difficulties A €7.6 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched in response to the increase in numbers of people with mental health problems. Over the next four years, the large-scale, cross border Innovation Recovery project offers an unprecedented opportunity to empower and enable people and communities to take greater control over their own mental and emotional wellbeing. This EU funding allocation has been secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Health and Social Care Partnership. The CAWT project […]

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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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Launch of an €8.7million cross-border EU funded project – ‘mPower’

Today marks the launch of an €8.7million cross-border project designed to enable older people with long term conditions (LTCs) to take the steps needed to live well, safely and independently in their own homes. Of the €8.7 million, €3.5 million has been allocated to the border counties of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This allocation to the border areas has been secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) health and Social Care partnership and the project partners which are the HSE, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and Western Health and Social Care Trust. Funded by […]

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Tender Notice issued for the development of Community Health and Well-being Hubs in the border region of Ireland, Northern Ireland and South West Scotland

Utilising European Union INTERREG VA grant funding secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Partnership, the ‘CoH Sync’ (Community Health Sync) Project wishes, via a public procurement / tender process, to establish 8 Community Health and Well-being Hubs. As part of the project, a tender has been issued for the development of these Hubs in 8 geographical areas to deliver early intervention and prevention of ill health initiatives. These locally-based Hubs will support people in improving their health and well-being, particularly around the areas of physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, alcohol misuse and mental health. Once established, the Health […]

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CoH Sync

Could you contribute to health and well-being in your local community? EU INTERREG VA programme funding has been secured by the Co-operation and Working (CAWT) cross border Health and Social Care Partnership for the development of Community Health and Well-being Hubs in the border region of the Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland and Western Scotland.  The ‘CoH-Sync’ (Community Health Sync) Project wishes to establish 8 Health and Well-being Hubs designed to support people in improving their health and wellbeing, particularly around the areas of physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, alcohol misuse and mental health. Project Partners include the HSE, the Southern […]

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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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Minister Donohoe briefed on cross border health and social care activity

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, TD met recently with staff from the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Development Centre as part of a visit a number of PEACE and INTERREG funded projects in the North West, co-ordinated by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Minister Donohoe was briefed on cross border health developments by Tom Daly, CAWT’s Director General and Bernie McCrory, CAWT’s Chief Officer. Key points of discussions included: • The long established nature of the CAWT Partnership which has been in operation for 24 years and comprises the Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts, […]

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Cross border humanitarian response course

March 2016 Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in a  3-day cross border humanitarian response course training, which attracted participants from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The training was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in the Curragh camp in Co. Kildare.  The course was 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 and included participants from a range of agencies contributing to humanitarian actions, in addition to the Department of […]

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‘Ebola – Early Lessons learned’ Workshop

16 Feb 2015 A workshop entitled ‘Ebola – Early Lessons learned’ has been hosted by the United Nations Training School Ireland, the Curragh, Co. Kildare where leading medical experts have shared their knowledge and international experience of Ebola with medical staff, military and civilian. This event was attended by 35 civilian and military medical and public health professionals from a number of organisations across the Republic and Northern Ireland. In recognition of the significant learning and co-operation undertaken through this event, a reception hosted by the President of Ireland was held at Áras an Uachtaráin later that day where a […]

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Cross border humanitarian response course

8 October 2014 Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in a  3-day cross border humanitarian response course training, which attracted participants from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The training was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in the Curragh camp in Co. Kildare.  The course was 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 and included participants from a range of agencies contributing to humanitarian actions, in addition to the […]

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