At Developing Healthy Communities Northern Ireland, we have almost 30 years' experience improving peoples’ lives. Our innovative programmes focus on improving mental, physical and social wellbeing.

We support communities, families and work places through our mentoring, training and funding programmes, and champion healthcare needs with decision makers.

Part of a global wellbeing initiative, we connect people and facilitate conversations in order to share best practice.

Read more about our programmes across Northern Ireland

Front cover image of the DHC NI StrategyOur Vision

For people and communities in Northern Ireland to have the resilience and confidence they need to live their best lives, together.

View 'Living our best lives, together': Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Our Purpose 

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

Our Approach

We hope to achieve our vision through:
  • Leadership and Influence: We are a valued agency that identifies and articulates the health and wellbeing needs of our communities.
  • Capacity Building and Training: We deliver capacity building and training opportunities, empowering people and communities to make positive choices about health and wellbeing.
  • Health Innovation: We are catalyst for the development and delivery of evidence-based community led health and wellbeing initiatives. 

Infographics setting depicting leadership & influence, capacity building & training and health innovation