Healthy Living

The Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Department aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in the Western Trust area. We provide a range of services, including training, project development and a wide variety of health information and resources.

Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Brochure September 2021 to March 2022The Health Improvement Training Brochure outlines the training opportunities available. To book your place on a course please complete our booking form click here.

To find out more about the work of the Health Improvement Department, email us on: health.improvement@westerntrust.hscni.net

Phone us on: (028) 7186 5127

Or write to us at:
Health Improvement Department
Maple Villa B
Gransha Park
Londonderry
BT47 6WJ


Chi Me and Chair Based Physical Activity Brochure Front CoverChi Me and Chair Based Activities

Our Health Improvement, Equality & Involvement Department is organising accredited courses in Chi Me and Chair Based Activity for those working with people who may find it challenging to engage in other forms of physical activity such as frailer older people and people with disabilities.  Click on the links below for full details of each course and fill out the application forms.

Chi Me and Chair Based Activities Training Brochure

Chi Me Application Form

Chair Based Activities Application Form

 


Disability Inclusion Training and Autism and Sports Coaching

Disability Sport NI Training Brochure Front CoverOur Health Improvement, Equality & Involvement Department is delighted to offer free courses in Disability Inclusion Training and Autism and Sports Coaching courses which will be delivered online by Disability Sport NI.  These courses are specifically aimed at providers of physical activity opportunities including sports coaches, teachers, classroom assistants and community leaders wishing to provide inclusive sports and active recreation opportunities.

Disability Inclusion Training and Autism and Sports Coaching Training Brochure

Disability Inclusion Training and Autism and Sports Coaching Application Form

To apply for these courses please complete the application form and return to health.improvement@westerntrust.hscni.net or post to:

Health Improvement Equality and Involvement Department
Maple Villa
Gransha Park
Derry
BT47 6WJ
02871 865127


Launch of ‘Looking After Yourself at Home Booklet’

The Health Improvement Department, have published a new booklet onLooking After Yourself at Home looking after yourself at home. It is aimed at those who do not have access to the internet and websites.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time especially for those of us who have been spending more time at home, whether shielding, self-isolating or working from home. It has become even more important to look after our overall health and wellbeing.

Looking after our health is important for two reasons:

  • It can help us to stay healthy
  • If we do have a health concern, it can help us to manage it better.

This new booklet provides ideas and information on practical and helpful ways we can support our health and wellbeing at home. Further help and support information can be found at the end of each section. The health topics covered in this booklet are:

  • Keeping Active
  • Healthy Eating
  • Cutting Down on Alcohol
  • Support in Stopping Smoking
  • Nurturing our Personal Resilience
  • Money Advice

The booklet is available to order as a printed copy with contact details for further support and can also be accessed as an online version which includes links to websites.

To place an order for copies of this booklet, which will be posted out or delivered, please contact the Health Improvement Department on 028 7186 5127 or health.improvement@westerntrust.hscni.net