Meet Karen Elliott, Peer Educator at CAWT Innovation Recovery Project

Karen Elliott is a Peer Educator from Derry whose experience with poor mental health led her down a path of securing her dream job at Interreg VA CAWT Innovation Recovery Project in 2019. From a young age, Karen experienced issues with her mental health, particularly after the death of her mother at just 15-years-old. Grief has been a major part of Karen’s life, and it took years of hard work and additional support for her to get through her darkest days. This journey sparked Karen’s passion for mental health and helping others on their path to wellness.     Karen […]

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CROSS-BORDER STATUTORY-COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT MAKING MAJOR IMPACT

A cross-border European Union INTERREG VA funded partnership between the statutory sector and eight community-based Hubs across Northern Ireland, the border counties of Ireland and the West of Scotland has made a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of 10,000 people. The CAWT Community Health Synchronisation (CoH-Sync) project received grant funding, totalling €5.01 million, from the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Match-funding has been provided by the Departments of Health, Northern Ireland and Ireland, with support from the Scottish Government. The project has been recognised as an exemplar cross-jurisdictional model […]

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