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World Mental Health Day 2017 tackles mental health in the workplace Oct 2017

Tuesday 10 October 2017 is World Mental Health Day; this year’s theme is mental health in the workplace. During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work.  Stress and mental ill health are two of the biggest factors contributing to long-term sickness absence across all industry sectors.  An organisation with happy and motivated people is more productive and a good place to work; when staff feel supported, it will benefit both them and your business. Take 5 steps [...]

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Wellbeing in Belfast Jun 2017

Belfast Strategic Partnership (BSP) has launched its “Take 5 steps to wellbeing Toolkit” as well as recent findings from the “Have Your Say Belfast” survey undertaken in 2016. Take 5 steps to wellbeing is built on evidence based research carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) that shows you can live up to 7.5 years longer if you build the following five activities into everyday life: Connect, Keep learning, Be active, Take notice and Give. Funded by the Public Health Age [...]

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‘North Belfast communities together, as a beacon of hope for our young people’ Apr 2017

North Belfast community groups and post primary schools, supported by Belfast Strategic Partnership will host and participate in the annual all Ireland Cycle Against Suicide, to raise awareness of the considerable help and support that is available for individuals and families battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. The Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast will welcome the peloton of nearly 500 cyclists all dressed in orange as they descend on B [...]

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Look after your heart this Valentine’s Day! Feb 2017

Kick-start a healthier lifestyle and show your heart some love! With coronary heart disease being a major cause of death, it’s so important to do what we can to look after our heart. There are many ways we can do this; quit smoking, maintain a healthy weight, drink less alcohol, do more exercise and eat healthily. Check out these top nutritional tips for a healthy heart... Choose fibre rich foods such as wholegrain cereals, pulses (beans, peas & lentils), five portions of fr [...]

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Belfast residents: ‘Have Your Say’ in citywide wellbeing survey Jul 2016

People living in Belfast are invited to share their ideas about emotional health and wellbeing by completing a Belfast Strategic Partnership (BSP) survey. ‘Have Your Say Belfast’ seeks views from people living in the city in regards to their emotional health and wellbeing, and that of their family and wider community. The results of the survey will inform future developments to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Belfast. Speaking about the survey, Dr Eddie Rooney, Chie [...]

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Take 5 Award Winners May 2016

Take 5 Award Winners Six community and voluntary groups have been awarded a ‘Take 5 Legacy Award’ for delivering and supporting the ‘Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing’ across Belfast, presented by Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Arder Carson. Each award recognised the work undertaken by each group for delivering the Take 5 message: Give, Be active, Connect, Keep Learning and Take notice. The winners are: Belfast Healthy Living Centres (HLCs) Network The HLCs developed a calendar o [...]

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Take 5 steps to wellbeing Mar 2016

Why not take the first steps... Most of us know when we are mentally and physically well, but sometimes we need a little extra support to keep well. There are five simple actions to help maintain and improve your emotional wellbeing in everyday life. Try to build these in to your daily life - think of them as your 'five a day' for emotional wellbeing. These are: Give – volunteer your time. Thank someone. Smile. Be active – any amount of physical activity is good for you. Co [...]

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Take 5 Legacy Awards Jan 2016

To celebrate the great work taking place across Belfast on the Take 5 steps to wellbeing, Belfast Strategic Partnership’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Thematic Group is inviting entries for a Take 5 Legacy Award. The awards will be given to Belfast community groups who are supporting and delivering the Take 5 steps to wellbeing. If you’d like to nominate your own group or enter another group for an award, download a Take 5 Legacy Awards Nomination Form and Guidance Notes. [...]

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Take 5 interactive event Aug 2015

The Belfast Strategic Partnership focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of Belfast people. With this in mind, we are hosting a Take 5 interactive event on Wednesday 7 October at Belfast City hall through our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Thematic Group. The event will have a range of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities for health practitioners, service providers and the public to attend. It will build on the work taking place across communities by encouraging l [...]

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Together For You supports Mental Health Awareness Week May 2015

This year the partners of Together For You have come together to support Mental Health Awareness Week (11th - 17th May), organised by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme this year is about Mindfulness; "Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, without getting stuck in the past or worrying about the future", Mental Health Foundation.   As part of this week long campaign to raise awareness of mental health, Together For You will be down at the Dock Café in Ti [...]

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