Health and Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing services is the largest subsector within the voluntary and community sector with 70% of organisations stating that they provide related services and 25% providing mental health services.
An enormous variety of work is undertaken to advance health and wellbeing. These include promoting positive mental and physical health, the prevention or relief of sickness, disease or human suffering and administering conventional and/or complementary methods of treatment, including therapeutic, curative or palliative treatments.
The voluntary and community sector plays a vital role alongside statutory services in delivering health and wellbeing services as well as communicating important information about health conditions, including risks, research and the importance of screening for health conditions.
Some charities have a general health and well-being role while others share specialist knowledge and raise awareness of specific condition as well as providing services related to the specific condition in some cases.
Click here to read case studies that demonstrate the value of the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.
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