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Free Self Harm Awareness & Bereavement Awareness Training

Self Harm Awareness Training

The Lurach Centre Maghera – 22nd October 2015 9.30 – 5.00 p.m

Involve House, Magherafelt – 25th February 2016 9.30 – 5.00 p.m

Cookstown Enterprise Centre – 10th March 2016 9.30 – 5.00 p.m

Bereavement Awareness Training

Cruse Bereavement Awareness Workshop – 18th Nov 2015 10.00 am – 13.30 Cookstown Library

Barnardos Child & Young People Bereavement Workshop  – 18th Nov 2014 14.30 pm – 16.30 Cookstown Library

These courses have been funded by the Public Health Agency. Lunch and light refreshments will be served.
Further Detail/ Bookings 028 79 634865 or cwsanmidulster@btconnect.com

 

New Round of Mental Health Funding

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT – SMALL GRANTS SCHEME 2015-16 – Northern Area

*MENTAL & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

Date: 14/08/15

Community Based Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants available in MidUlster Council area (Magherafelt & Cookstown).

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 & Western Shores Area Community Network to facilitate this process.

As such the Cookstown & Western Shores Area Community 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.

Applications will be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of January 2016, including evaluation, by mid-March 2016. Dates for applications are as follows:
Monday 17th August 2015 – open for applications.
Wednesday 16th September 2015 – close for applications.

Small Grant Scheme aims:
• Promote awareness of issues around mental health problems:
• Encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide
• To build sustainable resilient communities through positive collaboration of organisations/groups
• Promote innovative interventions/programmes that promote positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide

Applications also should promote protective factors and build resilience, including e.g. early intervention, emotional wellbeing awareness work, increasing the capacity for self help and measures to improve quality of life.

For further details please contact:
Denise Doherty
Suicide Prevention Development Officer
Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network
Unit 2 80/82 Rainey Street
Magherafelt
BT45 5AJ
028 79 634865 or cwsanmidulster@btconnect.com

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 12 noon

Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme is funded through the Public Health Agency and is delivering in the council areas of Magherafelt and Cookstown.

NEW Funding for Community Groups

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT – SMALL GRANTS SCHEME 2015-16 – Northern Area

*MENTAL & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

Date: 14/08/15

Community Based Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants available in MidUlster Council area (Magherafelt & Cookstown).

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 & Western Shores Area Community Network to facilitate this process.

As such the Cookstown & Western Shores Area Community 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.

Applications will be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of January 2016, including evaluation, by mid-March 2016. Dates for applications are as follows:
Monday 17th August 2015 – open for applications.
Wednesday 16th September 2015 – close for applications.

Small Grant Scheme aims:
• Promote awareness of issues around mental health problems:
• Encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide
• To build sustainable resilient communities through positive collaboration of organisations/groups
• Promote innovative interventions/programmes that promote positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide

Applications also should promote protective factors and build resilience, including e.g. early intervention, emotional wellbeing awareness work, increasing the capacity for self help and measures to improve quality of life.

For further details please contact:
Denise Doherty
Suicide Prevention Development Officer
Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network
Unit 2 80/82 Rainey Street
Magherafelt
BT45 5AJ
028 79 634865 or cwsanmidulster@btconnect.com

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 12 noon

Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme is funded through the Public Health Agency and is delivering in the council areas of Magherafelt and Cookstown.

Annual General Meeting

 COOKSTOWN & WESTERN SHORES AREA NETWORK (CWSAN)

Will hold its

Annual General Meeting

in The Crieve Centre, Stewartstown

On Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 7.30 pm

Buffet to follow AGM proceedings

Member Groups are requested to attend

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

New Round Promoting Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Funding

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT – SMALL GRANTS SCHEME 2014-15*MENTAL & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND SUICIDE PREVENTIONGRANT SCHEME RE-OPENS
26th August 2014

CLOSES 19th September 2014 @ 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 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 NOTE: Any organisation previously funded within this year of 2014-15 are not eligible to apply.

Training Directories for the Northern Area (available on request)

For further details please contact:
Denise Doherty,
Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network
Unit B2
80-82 Rainey Street, Magherafelt
BT45 5RY
028 79 634865

DAERA Rural Community Development Support Service Contract

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) working in conjunction with Community Organisations of South Tyrone & Areas (COSTA) are now in the THIRD year of delivering a ‘Rural Community Development Support Service for Mid Ulster area.

The key elements of this current contract with the Department of
Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) supported through their Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Framework are:

> Supporting Access to the NI Rural Development Programme

> Assisting Development of the Rural Economy

> Supporting Access to the DARD Tackling Rural Poverty & Social Isolation Programme

> Developing Capacity & Leadership

For further information on the Rural Community Development Support Service please contact  Conor Corr, Development Manager            T: 028 8773 8845                            E: cwsan@aol.com

Suicide Prevention and Development (SPD) Project

Since 2010 CWSAN has worked with the Public Health Agency to employ a community based Suicide Prevention Development Worker for the Mid Ulster Area. This Project is linked to the Northern Ireland wide Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan: Protect Life and its aim is to raise suicide awareness, reduce stigma, signpost local communities and increase community involvement in suicide prevention, bereavement support and self harm initiatives.

Through this project CWSAN are part of the “Look After Yourselves & Others” Partnership which is multi agency raising awareness of the support which is available locally to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

A key part of this role is capacity building local communities to become more engaged in Suicide Prevention initiatives.

During August and September 2012 22 community groups successfully applied to the Mental Health Small Grants Scheme and received funding from the PHA through CWSAN. The majority of these groups received advice and guidance from the Suicide Prevention Officer with different aspects of their programmes.

Since 2006 CWSAN have administered approx. 137 Small Grants to local community groups in the Magherafelt and Cookstown districts these have been used to initiate support groups and provide preventative measures including, alternative therapies, physical activity programmes, creative interventions such as drama and work around young men’s health issues.

As part of a Northern Area wide initiative SPDO co-ordinated Safetalk (level 2 suicide awareness) training in Magherafelt on 16th Oct 2012 and Cookstown on 27th November 2012. Both of these training sessions were well attended by the wider public.

In November SPDO co-delivered 2 day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) – Magherafelt 19th & 20th November 2012 for the Northern Health & Social Care Trust.

The project and the involvement of the communities in Suicide Prevention has also been externally evaluated by Mc Cready, Donnelly, Lowry Ltd. This evaluation was formally launched by the Public Health Agency in November 2012 at Greenmount Colllege. Copies of this evaluation are available upon request at the CWSAN offices.

On 13th March 2013 CWSAN Suicide Prevention Officer jointly held a Suicide Prevention Conference in the Glenavon Hotel Cookstown. This conference was jointly co-ordinated by Cookstown and Magherafelt Volunteer Centre. We would also like to acknowledge much appreciated support and help received from Danielle Gallagher NHSCT Bereavement Support Officer.

SPDO co-ordinated and funded mental Health First Aid Training in Rowan Tree Centre, Pomeroy 20th March 2013.

If you wish to avail of any of the aforementioned free suicide prevention training for your community please contact Denise.

SPD Project Officer                                      Denise Doherty

T: 028 7963 4865                                           E: denise@cwsan.org