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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.

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