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Take Action For You – Men’s Health Week Free Activities

Monday 15th June marks the beginning of Men’s Health Week

With the increased risk to men of Covid 19 never has it been more

important to tackle underlying health issues.

We have an array of activities with pharmacy talks, cook a longs & resilience talk to choose from

Monday 7.30 pm

Men’s M.O.T with pharmacist

Tuesday & Friday 7.30 pm Men’s Cookalong with The Urban Chef

Wednesday & Thursday 7.30 p.m Man’s Self care

CWSAN Acknowledges International Nurses Day – 12th May 2020

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY – 12TH MAY 2020

In celebration of International Nurses day, CWSAN, the Rural Support Network in Mid Ulster in collaboration with CDM Community Transport today made deliveries to 15 local care homes of 60 baked Florence cakes. As part of a wider regional initiative this Florence commemorative cake was baked by Howells and delivered by the community sector to all Care Homes in solidarity with Staff who have been dealing with the Covid 19 crisis situation for some time. CWSAN added to this simple act of thanks by boosting the package adding in additional cakes to each delivery.

After a request to the community sector, the network had been inundated with offers to carry out deliveries by local volunteers. CDM provided it’s Community Transport service and vetted drivers and subsequently delivered throughout the Mid Ulster region from Maghera to Kildress. Rosaleen Hanna, Chairperson of CWSAN thanked the Care Home Transformation team of NMAHP for initiating the idea and paid particular thanks to the many community and voluntary volunteers who offered their services. “ it is at times like this that we can count on the community sector, who to date, has shown remarkable dedication to assisting the community during this crisis by making weekly deliveries to those shielded and setting up food banks for those in need. I want to thank CDM particularly for their help on this occasion.”

Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle said  “ we are pleased to be able to send to every Nursing and Residential Care Home In Northern Ireland, a small token of our appreciation for the professionalism, skill and compassion that you are providing to the people in your care. On this 200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, it is important that we acknowledge the value of the nursing care and support provided to all people living in nursing and residential care homes.  This care is provided by the nurses, by the care assistants, by the cleaners and by the cooks. Florence Nightingale is famous for her work to promote sanitary conditions for the care of the sick and our modern approach to Infection Prevention and Control is at the heart of our response to this current pandemic. Thank you for your continued effort in these difficult times. Thank you also to Howells Bakery for baking enough Florence Cakes to deliver to every Care Home and thank you to the small army of volunteer drivers from the Community and Voluntary Sector organisation who have assisted us with delivery”

Job Vacancy – Social Prescriber

Job Advertisement

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN)

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network works with and for community based organisations based in the Mid Ulster Area. We have recently secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for the following position:

Position: Social Prescriber

Responsible for working closely with community partners, GP practices and other healthcare professionals, the Social Prescriber will provide a pathway for patients from the health service to Community and Voluntary Provision.

The successful candidate will have:
 An appropriate third level qualification in a health / community / social sciences subject;
AND
 24 months experience implementing programmes in community or health / leisure / management / rural development.
OR
 Minimum of 3 years experience of working in community or health / leisure / management / rural development.

Part-time: 16 hours (excl. mealtimes) per week to May 2021
Salary: NJC SCP pt 17: £23,836 p.a. (pro rata).
Location: CWSAN offices based in Stewartstown & Magherafelt with outreach across Mid Ulster area.

• Form of transport: For this post a current full driving license (valid for use in NI) and access to a car on appointment. These criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Board which will permit full duties of the post.

An application pack can be obtained from Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network:
The Crieve Centre, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, BT71 5HY.
E-mail info@cwsan.org or Tel: 028 8873 8845.

Closing date: Thursday 12th March at 3:00pm.

Please note: Late applications will not be considered.

NB: Interviews will take place on Thursday 19th March 2020

CWSAN strives towards Equal Opportunities Employment and welcomes applications from
everyone regardless of religious belief, political opinion, gender or disability.

This post is funded by the The National Lottery Community Fund

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.

 

 

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.

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.