The SPRING Social Prescribing project is a partnership between Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum, the Healthy Living Centre Alliance and Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing. As the largest co-ordinated project of its kind, a network of 30 community-led health organisations will come together to deliver Social Prescribing services in communities across Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The long-term goal of SPRING Social Prescribing is to support and encourage the culture shift from the medical model to the social model of health. There is increased recognition that the social model of health can reduce the pressure on NHS services including GP’s.
SPRING Social Prescribing will make a difference to patients, primary care and communities by ultimately deliver better health outcomes for people and society.
COVID Short Term Funding Scheme
CWSAN are opening a small grants 06/07/2020 for Midulster Area
The Public Health Agency and the Northern Area Community Networks are pleased to
announce a programme of investment that will provide support to communities in responding
to the impact the COVID19 pandemic.
The PHA are encouraging groups to apply for the short-term funding programme which
can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities living through
The funding programme will also support a range of strategic themes and priorities including:
– ‘Making Life Better’ (A whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013-
– Protect Life 2 (PL2) 2019-2024, strategy for reducing suicides and the incidence of
self-harm within Northern Ireland, Mental Health and Emotional Well-being.
Programmes eligible for funding should promote healthy lifestyle choices.
This year the programme will allow groups to apply for a wider range of programmes
to achieve better health and wellbeing as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
Two types of awards are available under this scheme:
Award one programme of up to £1,000 that non-constituted and constituted non-profit
taking community/ voluntary sector groups can apply for, and
Award two programme of between £1,001 and to a maximum of £5,000 for constituted,
non-profit taking Community/ Voluntary sector groups.
Click Below for Applications pack Closing Date 06/08/2020
Dear local Community Members
In these strange times we all have to look at our way of working, and CWSAN / COSTA are no different in this respect.
We want to know how you as a rural community or voluntary group are going at this time, and how we, through our delivery of the Rural Community Development Service across the Mid Ulster can deliver for you, now and into the future.
We would ask that you have a chat with some of the other Committee members, fill out the survey, highlighted in blue below and reply as soon as possible.
We appreciate that there a quite a few surveys circulating at the minute and you can see this one far enough away but if you could please complete this it will directly help you as groups working in your rural areas.
We are looking to hear from all groups, large or small, to give us the very best picture of how things are and how we can continue to deliver and design the best possible service for you in the future.
Your assistance would be most appreciated and remember, we are always here at the end of a phone if you have any queries of any kind, at any time.
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