We offer people and communities the opportunity to live healthier and more fulfilling lives

FVF calls for Cross Departmental Funding of the Protect Life 2 Strategy

This Year’s World Mental Health Day Theme is “Let’s Invest”. Read more about why the Families Voices Forum is asking for more joined up funding in Northern Ireland.

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Author: Sara McClintock

Help stop Coronavirus: See what YOU can do

Derry City & Strabane District Council is appealing for your help to bring COVID-19 levels back under control. Watch this video.

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Author: Sara McClintock

5 week multi-agency campaign for better mental health and wellbeing

Learn about a new campaign to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland.

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Author: Sue Doherty Mellon

Useful Covid-19 Test Trace Protect resources for workplaces

This article describes free new resources to protect workplace staff against the spread of Covid-19.

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Author: Sue Doherty Mellon

Connection - It's more important than ever

Developing Healthy Cities Chief Executive Erin Richardson writes about the growing recognition of just how important connection with others is to our mental health and wellbeing.

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Author: Sue Doherty Mellon

Happier homes handling challenging times

In this Guest Blog, Danny Sinclair, PHA, discusses relationships, household conflict and helpful strategies with Elaine Hoey, Clinical Lead at Relate NI.

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Author: Sue Doherty Mellon

Covid-19 means it's more important than ever to get your flu vaccine

Find out if you should be vaccinated against flu.

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Author: Sue Doherty Mellon

Free resources to support better Mental Health during COVID-19

Learn about free resources which can help you look after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author: Sue Doherty Mellon

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  • Working Together to Build a Healthy Future for All

    Developing Healthy Communities in partnership with Ulster University and North West Community Network convene a webinar for our times to discuss exciting future plans for a Community Health Company as part of the Derry City Deal and general health advice during flu season. Read more

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Leadership in our Communities during COVID-19 with Prof. Siobhán O'Neill

    An online seminar, organised by the Derry and Strabane Healthy City and District initiative, with Interim Mental Health Champion Prof. Siobhán O'Neill, which brings together people from both the public and community and voluntary sectors to explore what leadership means in these challenging times. Read more