World Mental Health Day 2020 – Innovation Recovery launch 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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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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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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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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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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