Networks Involving Communities In Health Improvement Infographic
(April 2020 – March 2021)
9th NICHI Annual Health And Wellbeing Event 2021
We would like to thank everyone who attended our 9th Annual NICHI Health and Wellbeing conference. The conference took place on Thursday 11th March 2021. The theme of this year’s conference was coping with stress during COVID-19. This year our conference was held via zoom and was attended by 72 participants from community/voluntary and statuary organisations.
8th NICHI Annual Health And Wellbeing Event 2020
We would like to thank everyone who attended our 8th Annual NICHI Health and Wellbeing conference. The theme of this year’s conference was community development and Health Inequalities. A big thank you to the Department Of Health And Arts Care for a fantastic input regarding health inequalities in Northern Ireland.
NICHI Tool Kit Launch 2019
We were delighted to launch the NICHI Model Tool kit last night. The Communities Improving Health Model Toolkit was developed by the NICHI Project Officers, for community-based practitioners who want to support local communities to build a healthier community. The toolkit outlines the process of supporting communities through the “Model” and includes sample resources. It is an evidence based resource, using community development, outcomes based accountability and co-production approaches, and the knowledge and experiences of communities and NICHI Project Officers, with guidance from the NICHI steering group.
Participants at the Launch had the opportunity to experience and learn more about the toolkit and meet groups from across the Northern Locality area, who, through signposting, building capacity and strengthening local accountability, are helping to reduce health inequalities and develop healthy and sustainable communities.
Social Model Of Health training September 2019
NICHI were pleased to host Social Model of Health training for local communities which was delivered by Community Development Health Network. This workshop explored how good housing, good friends, good self-esteem, emotional well being, employment and education can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.
Communities Improving Health Networking Event September 2019
On 11th September 2019 current groups on the Public Health Agency funded Communities Improving Health 2019/20 project participated in a best practice visit to Incredible Edible, Cloughmills. The 15 groups across the Northern Area came together to network, share, and learn about a great community initiative.
NICHI 7th Annual Conference
The 7th NICHI Annual took place on Tuesday 5th March 2019 in the Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena. The conference was a great success and was attended by 90 delegates. The theme of the conference was Community Development and Health. The conference had a range of speakers including: Dr Alethea Melling, MBE (Theory of Community Development), Diane McIntyre, HWSI Manager (Strategic direction of community development) and Mary Crothers, Tildarg Community Group (Community Perspective)
N.I.C.H.I. Model Groups 2021/22
A small number of communities are being supported at a local level to address health and social wellbeing issues using a community development approach. This approach involves:
◾Consulting with the community to identify local needs, priorities, assets and aspirations in relation to health improvement
◾Developing these ideas into an outcome-focused action plan with a view to creating a healthier community
◾Implementing identified actions, building community capacity and developing partnerships
◾Monitoring and evaluating both process and outcomes, recording and sharing the learning from this approach
N.I.C.H.I Model Groups 2020/21
Impact Network NI
-Mid East Antrim Counselling
-Mayfield Community Association
Northern Area Community Network (N.A.C.N)
-Dunlop Stronger Together
-Braid Community Association
-Larne High School PTA
-Mae Murray Foundation
-Cushendall Community Group
Cookstown & Western Shores Area (C.W.S.A.N)
-Kilcronaghan Community Association
-Pomery Men’s Shed