World Mental Health Day 2020 – Innovation Recovery Project newsletter

Welcome to the first edition of our CAWT cross border Innovation Recovery Project newsletter. Innovation Recovery Project eZine – World Mental Health Day 2020 To mark World Mental Health Day 2020 we are sharing our news and developments from recent months and sharing our mental health and wellbeing course schedule. We provide a wide range of online courses which are free of charge. Details of how you can register are in our eZine. You can keep up to date on the work of our Innovation Recovery Project Team via their Facebook and Twitter accounts @InnovationRecov.

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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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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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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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