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Workplace’s can receive mental health support and training for FREE?

Did you know your workplace can receive mental health support and training for FREE? The Work Well Live Well programme supports businesses across Northern Ireland so they can improve the health, safety and wellbeing of employees. To find out more and register your workplace, visit www.dhcni.com/Work-Well-Live-Well if your business is in the Western Trust area […]

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What is carers allowance?

Being a mental health carer can take up a lot of time. If you are spending over 35 hours supporting someone, you could be entitled to Carer’s Allowance. For #CarersWeek, find out more about this essential social security payment https://bit.ly/3XhEJm1

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SMART Recovery

Are you a family member or friend of someone with addictive behaviours (including alcohol, drugs & gambling)? SMART Recovery Family & Friends provides a supportive space for you every Tuesday evening 7-9pm in Ballymena. No appointment needed – just turn up on the evening or you can call for more information

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Dads Talk

DadsTalk® is a facilitated support group, which is designed to create a safe space for separated fathers to gain peer support and reduce social isolation. It gives dads the opportunity to share their circumstances with other dads and explore solutions. To find out more call Parenting Focus 0808 8010 722.  

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Spotting signs of cancer

Spotting the signs and symptoms of cancer early can improve your chances of successful treatment. Check out some of the signs to be aware of and visit www.BeCancerAwareNI.info for more advice.

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Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for both men and women in Northern Ireland. It is more common in older people, especially men. It is very important to be aware of possible symptoms that may be linked to bowel cancer such as: • changes in your bowel habit from your […]

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Infant mental health

Infant mental health is ‘everyone’s business’! This #IMHAW24 @publichealthNI and @ncbtweets is delighted to share a collection of case studies showing how services across NI are supporting infants & their parents for the best start in life! See www.pha.site/IMHW24 for info.

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Diabetes Awareness Week

Choosing healthier foods and drinks can make you feel better as well as making a big difference to your health by reducing your risk of developing chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes For tips and advice on eating well, visit www.ChooseToLiveBetter.com #DiabetesAwarenessWeek          

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I’m not fine

When you’re struggling to cope, saying “I’m fine” can seem easier than talking about your real feelings.But talking is the first step to feeling better. You can talk to one of Lifeline’s qualified counsellors for free, 24/7, on 0808 808 8000 or visit www.LifelineHelpline.info#TalkingReallyHelps #Lifeline #MentalHealth  

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Get to know your units

Women who regularly drink more than 14 units per week are proven to be at an increased risk of breast cancer. Even small reductions in alcohol intake can make a big difference to your physical and mental health. Take the alcohol MOT to assess if your drinking is putting you at risk – and for […]

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