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This week, people around the world marked World Mental Health Day - an important day to reflect upon our changing attitudes to illnesses such as depression. We have come a long way, but we also have a long way to go in reducing stigma and encouraging more people to be open about depression and not to feel ashamed or embarrassed. Michelle Byrne from the Northern Ireland depression charity, AWARE, looks at the recent increase in adults being diagnosed with depression and explores the reasons as to why this could be.
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is reviewing aspects of outpatients services in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. As part of this work, RQIA want to hear about your experience of using the outpatients service in the Belfast Trust. Please note that the Review is examining ONLY the Belfast Trust Outpatients.
Have you attended a GP with a mental health issue or concern? We want to hear about your experience...
The Health and Social Care Board is seeking individuals to take part in testing the proposed new design and search functions on the A-Z of health conditions page, hosted on the NI direct website in a bid to improve the user experience...
There is a growing body of evidence that using animals to assist in therapy and learning can have positive and lasting benefits for patients. In our blog this week, Robert Huey, Chief Veterinary Officer for Northern Ireland tells us more about equine assisted therapy and learning and what he is doing to promote people’s awareness of it.
If you have previously received care or treatment for recurrent miscarriage we need your help to identify what is important for future services, at a focus group event on the evening of Tuesday 23rd October 2018. The Public Health Agency is working with Health and Social Care and the Patient Client Council to develop a regional care pathway for those who have experienced recurrent miscarriage. It is hoped that this care pathway will...
The cost of funerals has been growing over recent years causing additional stress and strain on families trying to cope with bereavement. In our blog this week, Craig Harrison from Marie Curie tells us what they are doing to campaign against funeral poverty.
We’re here for you: An information and support day for people affected by terminal illness in Belfast Marie Curie is working with Belfast City Council to run an information and support day for people affected by terminal illnesses.
Obesity remains a major public health challenge and represents a significant health, financial and societal burden. In Northern Ireland, an estimated 60% of adults and up to 40% of children are overweight or obese.
Today is World Alzheimer’s Day and around the world people are raising awareness of the condition and sharing their experiences. In this week’s blog Diane Lowry tells us the story of her mum Margaret and shares some advice on what can make a real difference to people living with dementia.
Palliative Care Week 2018 begins on Sunday and in our blog this week, Brendan O’Hara from the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care explains why it is so important to raise people’s awareness and understanding of palliative care.
In recent years a greater focus has been placed on the importance of supporting and educating people to make positive lifestyle changes. By living healthy, active lives people reduce their risk of developing disease and long-term conditions later in life. Jill Curry is the Dietetics Services Manager in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and she explains how dietitians play a vital role in preventative healthcare.
In October 2016, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026 - Delivering Together’ outlined the Department of Health’s full commitment to adopting a co-production approach to achieve the necessary changes required to deliver the world class health and social care services people deserve. In this week’s blog Acute Involvement Coordinator Ashley Steele tells us what the Northern HSC Trust is doing to realise this vision.
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