NICVA Wellbeing Group: Promoting a Healthier and Happier Workplace
20 Mar 2023Sandra Bailie Community Wellbeing and Resilience ProgrammeHealth and Wellbeing in the Workplace, Mental Health, Physical Activity
Over the last three months the NICVA Wellbeing group has been busy providing opportunities for staff to focus on their wellbeing and learn how to improve their mental and physical health.
Death is not the end
15 Mar 2023Ryan Miller undefinedDeath, Grief, Mental Health
We all die eventually but, before we do, most of us encounter death many times. Not all of us handle it well. Additional support could help.
Poverty has many faces
6 Mar 2023Ryan Miller undefinedPoverty, Social Policy, Sector Issues, Social Security, Mental Health
New research reaffirms an old oddity – Northern Ireland has the lowest rate of poverty of any UK region. However, that’s not the whole story.
You won’t address economic inactivity if you misdiagnose the problem
23 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefinedHealth, Mental Health, Economic Inactivity, Carers, Disability, Social Security
The Chancellor has flagged up economic inactivity as an urgent issue. If he looks at this complex challenge and attempts a simple fix, he won’t get the results he wants.
Tough times can bring out the best in people
25 Jan 2023Ryan Miller undefinedMental Health, Health, Cost of Living, Poverty, Sector Issue, Social Policy, Funding
Two new pieces of research lay out two sides of the cost-of-living crisis: poor mental health, and communities rising to meet the problems we all face.
Poverty isn’t just for Christmas
18 Jan 2023Ryan Miller undefinedPoverty, Health, Mental Health, Loneliness, Older People
Distribution of the £600 home energy payment has begun. However, for some older people in Northern Ireland, huge challenges remain as they struggle both with the cost of living and the risk of loneliness.
Eating disorders in Northern Ireland: a problem of unknown scale
16 Dec 2022Ryan Miller undefinedHealth, Mental Health, Eating Disorders
Eating disorders can devastate lives – but, here in NI, treatment services are not comprehensive and we simply don’t know how many people need help.
Strategies for positive mental health in the workplace - resources and recording
12 Dec 2022Sandra Bailie HRMental Health, Webinar Recordings, Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
This resource is a summary of the strategies and advice shared on the Strategies for positive mental health webinar on 8 December 2022 and includes a recording of the webinar. The panel had representatives from Inspire, ASCERT, AWARE and CRUSE NI.
Work Well Live Well in NICVA
9 Dec 2022Sandra Bailie HRWellbeing, Mental Health, HR
Last year NICVA partnered with NI Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) and The Public Health Agency (PHA) to be part of the Work Well Live Well Programme. This short article tells of our journey and some of the ideas we have for next year.
Academic selection is under the microscope again
8 Dec 2022Ryan Miller undefinedEducation, Academic Selection, Mental Health
Another year’s transfer tests have just finished – will there be many more? Or, with the Independent Review of Education due to wrap up in the Spring, could academic selection at age 11 be headed for the scrapheap?