Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network

CO-VID 19 LATEST INFORMATION
Rural Community Development Support Service – Coronavirus / COVID-19 Emergency Response

As your Local Rural Support Network, we continue to support our local communities and groups in Mid Ulster as much as possible. We are following ongoing official advice on how to handle the current Coronavirus situation and keeping you all regularly up-to-date.Help stop the spread of covid 19 – PHA guidance update – 29..03.21

We are maintaining certain services strictly in line with all current restrictions. However, our offices are currently closed to the public.

If you require any support or assistance please ring us on 028 8773 8845 or Email: info@cwsan.org or message us via Facebook @cwsan.midulster

Mid Ulster District Council COVID-19 Local Community Support
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Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) is a community umbrella organisation which was formed in 1996 to represent and support the interests of community groups within the rural areas of Cookstown District and along the Western Shores of Lough Neagh. Since 2014 CWSAN has partnered with COSTA to ensure coverage for all of rural Mid-Ulster. We also operate an outreach office from the Rainey Centre, Magherafelt. The network aims to co-ordinate the activities of groups in the area through a range of support measures which include training, facilitation, information access, brokerage and consultation.

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NI Rural Women's Network will have a new block of 6 weeks will be starting on Thursday 27th May at 1pm.A zoom link will be sent out to those who have registered on Monday 24th May.For more info contact Ann-Marie @NIRWN info@nirwn.org T: 028 87753389 ... See MoreSee Less
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Many thanks to all our groups who joined our Zoom sessions last week on Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year was connect with nature. To mark this our SPDO officer and NICHI officer hosted Bird Box decorating workshops and gardening workshops all facilitated by the lovely Kelli Johnston @ LetsCraft NI. We were delighted to have Hugh from Action Mental Health facilitate Mindset training on Tuesday 11th May. To get us calm we had The Sunshine Project deliver Laugh Breathe & Relax. To finish off on a high note we had the fabulous Karen Diamond lead us in a Singing For Fun workshop. ... See MoreSee Less
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Being in a good place to die takes planning!The 5 steps to being in a good place to die will help you organise and prepare for dying.1. Write your will2. Plan your funeral3. Plan your care4. Organ Donation 5. Share your wishes#dmaw #inagoodplace #NorthernTrust #WesternTrust #integratedcarepartnership #CompassionateCommunities ... See MoreSee Less
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This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week. For carers, it’s especially important to have open conversations about death to make sure you and the person you care for are prepared. Get more information on our website: www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/practical-support/when-caring-ends ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you watch the channel 4 documentary with Davina McCall? If you missed it you can catch up with it here, it’s well worth a watch. www.channel4.com/programmes/davina-mccall-sex-myths-and-the-menopauseIt’s great to see more conversation around the menopause and the effects on women, there is a lack of knowledge surrounding the menopause despite the fact all women will experience it and a lot of confusion and myths surrounding HRT. Whilst HRT may not be for all women, it’s important women have access to the correct and most up to date information to help them to make their own decisions. It was great to see so many symptoms and side effects of menopause covered in the documentary from bone, heart, brain and pelvic health to sexual function, mental health and issues women can face in the workplace when transitioning into this life phase. Knowledge is power and more open conversations around the menopause continue to enable women to access better support, resources and information and for health care professionals to also be more informed regarding the menopause.We also mustn’t forget the power of lifestyle choices, from the food we eat, to how we move, to how we manage our stress & how we sleep during this life phase. #makemenopausematter #bonehealth #brainhealth #pelvichealth #menopauseawareness #menopausesupport #womenshealth #perimenopause #nutrition #motionislotion #stressmanagement #sleephygeineDid you watch the channel 4 documentary with Davina McCall last night ? If you missed it you can catch up with it here, it’s well worth a watch. www.channel4.com/programmes/davina-mccall-sex-myths-and-the-menopauseIt’s great to see more conversation around the menopause and the effects on women, there is a lack of knowledge surrounding the menopause despite the fact all women will experience it and a lot of confusion and myths surrounding HRT. Whilst HRT may not be for all women I think it’s important women have access to the correct and most up to date information to help them to make their own decisions. It was great to see so many symptoms and side effects of menopause covered in the documentary from bone, heart, brain and pelvic health to sexual function, mental health and issues women can face in the workplace when transitioning into this life phase. Knowledge is power and I hope that more open conversations around the menopause continue to enable women to access better support, resources and information and for health care professionals to also be more informed regarding the menopause.We also mustn’t forget the power of lifestyle choices, from the food we eat, to how we move, to how we manage our stress & how we sleep during this life phase. #makemenopausematter #bonehealth #brainhealth #pelvichealth #menopauseawareness #menopausesupport #womenshealth #perimenopause #nutrition #motionislotion #stressmanagement #sleephygeine ... See MoreSee Less
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