At Developing Healthy Communities, we strongly believe in improving mental wellbeing and resilience.

We focus on building resilience within individuals and capacity within organisations to deliver the best possible care within a trusted framework.

We were the first organisation in Northern Ireland to develop a set of standards within the areas of mental and emotional wellbeing support and suicide prevention. We are particularly proud to have recently developed a new online training portal with the Public Health Agency to make this valuable resource more accessible to the needs of organisations operating across Northern Ireland.

One of the previous organisations to undertake the Standards training said:

“The standards are a quality stamp achievement which in turn demonstrates an organisations’ professionalism, credibility and good governance which are essential elements in obtaining funding and contracts.” Conor McCafferty, Zest

The Standards are designed to create a quality framework within which any service providing mental and emotional wellbeing support and suicide prevention across Northern Ireland should operate. They focus on setting minimum standards and improving governance arrangements within organisations to provide safe and effective practice for service users.

Find out more about the standards for mental and emotional wellbeing support and suicide prevention and how your organisation can get involved.

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