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Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Training Calendar 2017/2018

 

Understanding Self Harm – Facilitated by ZEST

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Sept 27th 2017 – Lurach Centre  Maghera

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Feb 17th 2018 – Cookstown Enterprise Agency

Anger Management Training  – Facilitated by ZEST For Life

9.30 – 4.30 p.m September 28th 2017 – Involve House  Magherafelt

Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Training 

9.30 – 4.30  p.m 5th & 6th October 2017 – Learning Lodge Magherafelt

Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Cruse

9.30 – 1.00 p.m November 13th 2017 – Involve House  Magherafelt

Child Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Barnardos

2.00 – 4.30 p.m November 13th 2017 – Involve House  Magherafelt

All courses are free kindly funded by the PHA

Booking essential contact Denise Doherty 028 7963 4865 – denise@cwsan.org

Round 2 Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Small Grants Now Open for Applications

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network to facilitate this process.
As such the Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.
Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project. Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (PLEASE READ GUIDANCE NOTES). Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.

For further details and to obtain application pack please contact:

Denise Doherty
Cookstown and Western Shores Area Community Network, 
T 028 79 634865 
E denise@cwsan.org
(Please note offices will be clsoed 10/07/17 -14/07/17) inclusive

Mental Health Small Grants 20178/2018 – Closed

Closing Date 31/07/2017 – 12 Noon

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network to facilitate this process.
As such the Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.
Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project. Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (PLEASE READ GUIDANCE NOTES). Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.
For further details please contact:

Denise Doherty
Cookstown and Western Shores Area Community Network, 
T 028 79 634865 
E denise@cwsan.org
(Please note offices will be clsoed 10/07/17 -14/07/17) inclusive

 

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network to facilitate this process.

As such the Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network is inviting community and voluntary secor organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.

Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project.  Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (PLEASE READ GUIDANCE NOTES). Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.

Email denise@cwsan.org to obtain an application pack.

 

 

Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Training 2016/2017

Dementia Awareness – Facilitated by Alzheimer Society 

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  23rd November 2016 – Learning Lodge Magherafelt

Understanding Self Harm – Facilitated by ZEST

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Sept 15th 2016 – Lurach Centre  Maghera

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Oct 14th 2016 – Involve House  Magherafelt

9.30 – 4.30 p.m March 7th 2017 – Crieve Centre Stewartstown

Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Cruse

9.30 – 1.00 p.m November 17th 2016 – Involve House  Magherafelt

Child Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Barnardos

2.00 – 2.03 p.m November 17th 2016 – Involve House  Magherafelt

All courses are free kindly funded by the PHA

Booking essential contact Denise Doherty 028 7963 4865 – denise@cwsan.org

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT – SMALL GRANTS SCHEME ‘Understanding Health Matters’ (NICHI PROJECT) 2016/17 – NOW CLOSED

The Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement (NICHI) Project is now inviting applications to its small grants scheme for innovative projects that promote health literacy within communities.  The scheme is open to community and voluntary groups that operate within the areas of the Northern area – Antrim, Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Moyle, Larne, Cookstown, Magherafelt & Coleraine.

Grants of up to £1000 are available for projects that promote health literacy within communities, with particular focus to ensure people are better informed to make healthier choices and increase the understanding of a wide range of issues contributing to poor health and wellbeing.  NICHI particularly welcomes proposals which target the top 30% most disadvantaged Super Output Areas in the PHA Northern Locality.

The fund is open for applications from Tuesday 21st June until Thursday 19th July 2016. Please contact your local Network (details below) for an application pack which will provide further information on who can apply and what can be funded.

For groups in Cookstown, Magherafelt & Coleraine, download an application pack at www.cwsan.org or contact Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network (Ann Marie McStocker) on 028 87738845 or email annmarie.nichi@live.co.uk

For groups in Antrim, Newtownabbey & Carrickfergus, contact South Antrim Community Network (Pamela Davis) on 028 9447 8645 or email pamela@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org

For groups in Ballymena, Ballymoney, Larne & Moyle, contact North Antrim Community Network (Veronica McKinley) on 02821 772100 or email health@nacn.org

The NICHI Small Grants Scheme is supported by funding from the Public Health Agency. It is separate from and in addition to the recently advertised Grants Scheme for Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention.

COOKSTOWN & WESTERN SHORES AREA NETWORK (CWSAN)

 

COOKSTOWN & WESTERN SHORES AREA NETWORK (CWSAN)

Will hold its

Annual General Meeting

in

Tirgan Community Centre, Tirgan Road, Moneymore

on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 7.30 pm

 Member Groups are requested to attend

 Buffet to follow AGM proceedings

CWSAN acknowledges core funding from DARD through the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme. 

SIF Community Capacity Hubs Project

 

Coagh District Orange Hall has received funding from the SIF Community Capacity Hubs Project for minor capital works and refurbishment.

Coagh District Orange Hall has received funding from the SIF Community Capacity Hubs Project for minor capital works and refurbishment.

CWSAN was nominated in 2015 by the Northern Social Investment Fund Steering Group to manage a Community Hubs Capital Build Programme across Cookstown and Magherafelt.  As the Lead Partner Organisation, CWSAN is managing £1.1million funding from the Social Investment Fund and OFMDFM.  A number of Community venues are being supported for minor capital works and refurbishment.  These are -:

  • Moneymore Recreation Centre
  • Broughderg Community Centre
  • Castledawson War Memorial Hall
  • Coagh District Orange Hall
  • Ballymaquiggan Orange Hall
  • Lisnamorrow Orange Hall
  • Kennedy’s Orange Hall, Stewartstown

Architects have been appointed to each of the Community venues and it is anticipated that building work will commence in early Autumn 2016. The Project has a number of aims:

  • To regenerate and refurbish a range of public facilities that are underused and transforming them into more effective spaces, with enhanced public access for a variety of public uses;
  • To enhance the communities’ ability to deliver Social, Sporting, Health and Wellbeing, Community Safety, Youth, Community, Vocational, Community Relations and Educational programmes, projects and activities in Mid Ulster.
  • To rejuvenate the wider Mid Ulster area by bringing increased investment, promoting local recreational activity and by making a positive contribution to the social and economic prosperity of the area;
  • To provide communities with more visually attractive and shared locations for the provision of various recreational programmes and activities;
  • To increase the number of individuals and community organisations supporting the venues by developing more user-friendly facilities;
  • To increase participation by local communities following the physical development of the venues.

The Community Capacity Hubs Project will continue until 2017

SIF Project Officer                                             Susan Glass

T: 028 8773 8845                                                E: capitalprojects@cwsan.org

MidUlster Funding Fair

MID ULSTER FUNDING FAIR

Thursday 21st April 2016

 4.00 pm—6.45 pm

 

The Tyrone Suite, Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown

 Funders in attendance include: 

Community Relations Council, Halifax Foundation for NI, Sport NI, Comic Relief, DARD Micro Capital Grants, Promoting Mental Health Small Grants, Mid Ulster District Council, etc.

 

If your group requires information on grants available, then come along to the evening where you’ll have an opportunity to speak to the funders directly about your groups requirements.

 

Fact: Groups who make themselves known to the funders have a better chance of being successful applicants!

 

This event is FREE and open to all –

Refreshments served  

 

To confirm attendance Tel. either:  

Cookstown on 028 8773 8845 / Magherafelt on 028 7930 1606 or Dungannon on 028 8555 6880

or Email: cwsan@aol.com

 

Everyone Welcome

 

Good Governance/ Good Committee Skills workshop Thursday 10th September at 7.30 pm

Training for Community Groups Good Governance/ Good Committee Skills workshop takes place on Thursday 10th September at 7.30 pm in the Crieve Centre, Stewartstown The workshop aims to target those who are involved in the management committee of a community organisation and would like some advice and training around how to manage your group more effectively. Training will help develop a better understanding of roles and responsibilities of committee members; how to be a more effective committee and how to improve governance within your organisation. For further information or to book a place please contact Anne at CWSAN on 028 87 738 845 or email: cwsan@aol.com

Take 5 – Five Ways To Wellbeing

The New Economics Foundation, the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ (‘Take 5’) is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population: ‘Take 5’ is aimed at raising awareness of the evidence based five ways to wellbeing and inform the development of local plans and activity to increase mental capital and wellbeing within local populations:

1. Connect: With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections with support and enrich you every day.
2. Be Active: Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity that you enjoy; one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
3. Take Notice: Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are on a train, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling.
4. Keep Learning: Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident, as well as being fun to do.
5. Give: Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you.