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Department of Education and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety CHILD, FOOD, HEALTHY EATING, NUTRITION, OBESITY, SCHOOL, INCOME, DISABILITY The main aim of the Food in Schools Policy, in line with the recommendations of the Fit Futures ...

#NotSorryMums: New campaign urges mums to be proud of breastfeeding

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a new campaign highlighting the health benefits of breastfeeding and supporting mums to feel more comfortable breastfeeding in public. Northern Ireland has the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the UK, so the #No ...

#STILLME dementia campaign launch

A new dementia campaign #STILLME was launched yesterday [Tuesday 20 September] to raise awareness of the signs of dementia, and to reduce stigma and fear about the condition. Public Health Agency A new dementia campaign #STILLME was launched yesterday [Tu ...

' Bump and grind ': an exploratory study of mephedrone usersâ?T perceptions of sexuality and sexual risk.

. Marie Claire Van Hout, R Brennan. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/15189 Public 1 January 2011 Report National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1352202079 15189 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;STIMULANTS;HEALTH ...

'A grandparent's guide to supporting breastfeeding'.

This leaflet is for grandparents who want to support their daughter or sonÂ's partner in their decision to breastfeed. It answers any questions or concerns they may have and describes what support they can offer.   Public Health Agency Breastfeeding, ...

'Active ageing': a qualitative study in six Caribbean countries

The aim of this study was to document the perceptions of elders in six Caribbean countries about ‘active ageing’ and on the basis of their reports to make recommendations to improve their situation. Data were collected principally through 31 focus group d ...

'Active Travel' Maps: Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen, Limavady, Omagh and Strabane

New 'Active Travel' Maps, funded by the Public Health Agency, for the cities and towns of Derry/ Londonderry, Enniskillen, Limavady, Omagh and Strabane have been launched to encourage local people and visitors to build physical activity into the ...

'Age of Change' Conference

Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, in partnership with the Later Years Group of the Western Investing for Health Partnership and the Public Health Agency (PHA), hosted 'The Age of Change' Conference in the City Hotel, Derry~Londonderry as part ...

'Almost any illegal drug available online'

. Ann Cahill. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/25191 Public 12 February 2016 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1455288008 25191 No ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ...

'Ambulance for drinkers' plan put on hold.

A PLAN for a night pub ambulance has been put on hold after it fell out of favour with local vintners. The night medics scheme had been due to launch last September in Galway. The private venture was to operate between 9pm and 4am, seven days a week, fund ...

'An Irish solution to an Irish problem': harm reduction and ambiguity in the drug policy of the Republic of Ireland.

While policy makers in the Republic of Ireland had been concerned with illicit drug use since the late-1960s, it was only from 1980 onwards that the emergence of a culture of intravenous heroin use in areas of generalised social deprivation in Dublin gave ...

'Are you willing to say goodbye to everyone and everything just for one night of fun?'- mother of tragic Ana (18).

The mother of a Dublin teenager who died after taking what is suspected to have been ecstasy at a city nightclub this summer, has warned other young people who are tempted to take the drug to think twice..... Conor Feehan The mother of a Dublin teenager w ...

'Be Head Strong' booklet

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. To find out more please visit our website.Dementia Awareness Week™ 2008 aims to encourage people to take control of their live ...

'Best Awards' (Shankill) in partnership with GSSSHSG.

Nomination card for the 'Best Awards' (Shankill) in partnership with GSSSHSG. The 7 categories include Sporting Contribution, Best Kept Street, Good Neighbour, Best Group, Young Achiever, Carers Recognition + Lifetime of Achievement. Nomination ...

'Big Tobacco' earns ââ?s¬104m in profits from sales here.

. Sarah McCabe. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/20518 Public 6 September 2013 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1378710249 20518 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;TOBACCO USE ...

'Break the silence, reach for help'

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and the five Northern Ireland Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams (NIDACTS) are urging anyone who is affected by a loved oneÂ's drinking and/or drug misuse to get help from the family support services that are available ...

'Breast screening reduces deaths from breast cancer' says PHA

Evidence shows breast screening is the most reliable way of detecting early breast cancer at a stage when treatment is usually simpler and more successful, therefore reducing deaths. Breast cancer treatment is most effective when the cancer is detected at ...

'Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme' makes Easter trips easier

As Easter approaches and many families are gearing up for day trips and excursions, the Public Health Agency (PHA) would like to commend the  many businesses across Northern Ireland that are members of the 'Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme' whi ...

'Brewer's droop' can affect men in the bedroom for months.

. Irish Independent. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/19168 Public 19 January 2013 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1358719149 19168 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;HEALTH ...

'Can promotion of lower strength alcohol products help reduce alcohol consumption? A rapid literature review.

The rapid literaure review identified both opportunities and threats to improved health through the increased availability of lower strength alcohol. The report suggests that if lower strength drinks result in 'substitution' for higher strength ...

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