Autism NI stages Family Fun Day

Autism NI’s North West, Strabane& Castlederg Family Support Group hosted their ‘Making Sense of Autism’ Family Fun Day in the Guildhall, Derry recently.


VIDEO: Health, Fitness and Mindset - with Seamus Fox

AWARD winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox has worked with Derry City Football Club, professional boxers and kickboxers during an impressive career which has spanned over 15 years.

Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Maol�osa McHugh

Schools invited to major mental health awareness event

Local students are being invited to a special event aimed at raising awareness around mental health and well being.

The Western Trust's School Nursing Team who will be offering year 9 and 10 girls the opportunity to receive the HPV vaccine pictured from left to right are: Alison Vincent, School  Nurse; Nicola McCourt, Staff Nurse; Irene McSorley, School Nursing Team Lead and Wendy Edwards, Immunisation Coordinator.

HPV vaccine call to parents

The Western Trust is urging parents of girls who are eligible to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to make sure that they get it to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer later in life.

Mark H Durkan.

‘Children failed by mental health services’

Children in need of mental health services in the Western Health Trust area are waiting more than six months for an appointment with a psychologist.

Colr. McKeever and others at the gates of the Ashbrook facility.

Council backs call for Ashbrook reinstatement

SDLP Councillor Jim Mc Keever has called on the Western Trust to provide funding to re-open the Ashbrook Garden Centre at Ardmore.

Sinn Fein representatives meeting with the Head of the Civil Service in the north David Sterling, the Chief Executive of Derry & Strabane Council John Kelpie and Ulster University representatives to discuss Medical School.

Magee Medical School meeting

A Sinn Féin delegation has met with the Head of the Civil Service to seek assurances that the project to deliver a medical school at Magee University remains on track.


Robert’s Brandywell pride as he beats the odds to see new greyhound track

An Inishowen man in his 80s who expressed a wish that he would live to see the new Brandywell greyhound track as he battled cancer, has said he was absolutely delighted with the new facility.

Robert in fine voice as he celebrates opening of Brandywell greyhound track

Inishowen man Robert Bonner, who expressed a wish that he would live to see the new Brandywell greyhound track as he battled cancer, has said he was absolutely delighted with the new facility after visitng the new stadium.
Anne Harkin, pictured wearing one of her wigs.

‘Ms Amazebald’ on living with Alopecia and depression

Anne Harkin is a woman on a mission.

L-R Joanne Creggan ' Locality Manager for Drink Wise Age Well, Dr. Sarah Wadd - SMART, University of Bedfordshire, Evelyn Hoy, Chief Executive to the Commissioner for older People in Northern Ireland, Deborah Howe, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland,Paul Cavanagh, Health & Social Care Board, Thelma Abernethy, Director of Addiction NI'Sarah Travers from the BBC who hosted the event.

Calling Time: Ageism in accessing alcohol services discussed

Local health and community representatives have gathered with others to discuss a new Drink Wise Age Well report after research showed rising levels of older people dealing with alcohol addiction.

Altnagelvin Hospital's A &E entrance (right).

Less than 10 treated for alcohol over St. Patrick’s weekend

Less than three per cent of people presenting at Altnagelvin’s Emergency Department over St Patrick’s weekend were treated for excess alcohol.

Boxer Michael Conlon launching a previous Macmillan Cancer Support 'Move More' campaign in Belfast.

Active living for people with cancer project

A new project is to be introduced to help improve fitness among local people going through a cancer diagnosis or treatment.

Destined premises at Foyle Road.

Destined to host Welfare Cuts presentation

Destined are offering disabled people and their families in the North West an opportunity to learn more about the proposed cuts being introduced by the British government.

Staff from the North West Cancer Centre have received praise from patients and local Councillors.

Positive patient feedback as over 600 people treated at NW Cancer Centre

In excess of 600 patients from both sides of the border have now been treated at Derry’s state-of-art North West Cancer Centre, its manager has confirmed.

AUTISM TRAINING. . . . .Staff from Greater Shantallow Community Arts/Studio 2 who completed a one day Autism Awareness Training Course at the Studio on Wednesday last. The course, accredited by Autism NI, will see them continue to work towards the arts group�"s Autism Impact Award in a few months time. Included from left are Eleanor Plummer, Margaret Doherty, Edel Saunders, Louise Hughes, Lynn McCaarron, Conor Stanley, Michael Deehan, Irena Noonan and Ollie Green.

GSCA staff complete Autism Awareness Training at Studio 2

Staff at Greater Shantallow Community Arts have completed an Autism Awareness Training course and are now working towards their Autism Impact Award accredited by Autism NI.

Training is being offered to local tradesmen and tradeswomen.

Local trades workers’ training to help spot child abuse

Tradespeople across the north west have been urged to sign up to tailored training aimed at helping them spot children at risk of abuse and neglect.

Pat Ramsey has his blood sugars checked by Margaret Cunninghan of Healtheee during the Men's Health Day at the City Turkish Barbers on Friday. Included is Merwan Aytas, barber. DER1018-103KM

Focus on Men’s Health at Turkish Barbers in Derry

City Turkish Barbers in Derry’s city centre have teamed up with local community facilitator, Margaret Cunningham, to host a special ‘Men’s Health M.O.T.’ event.

Children and young people at a recent T1 Club meet up at the Bowling Alley.

First ever club set up for children with Type 1 Diabetes in North West

Families in the North West have come together to form the first ever local club for children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families.

Graham Smith, Head of Water at The Consumer Council

Flooding victims urged to relate concerns at Consumer Parliament

Residents affected by the devastating flooding across Derry and Tyrone last summer have been urged to attend the Consumer Parliament in the Guildhall later this month.

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