The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities and tackle health inequalities using community development.


Ten Questions with CDHN's Strategic Impact Manager - Kathy Martin

Congratulations to our Director Joanne who was Highly Commended in the category 'Leading for Impact' at the Co3 Leadership Awards

CDHN were delighted to launch the Duneane Collective, Co-Production Pilot Report at their conference in partnership with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

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Duneane Collective, Co-Production Pilot Report 



Carrickfergus Hearty Lives Summer Newsletter featuring Community Health Champion training.

We recently brought CDHN members together to hear how some of our BCPP projects have engaged with their local communities.

The ‘How Engaging?’ event showcased three projects - Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, Carrick YMCA and Ballee Pharmacy, Ballymena.

BCPP projects met recently at NICVA for a session on Group Work Skills. Both pharmacists and community workers spent the day completing tasks and bringing new skills to working with the groups within their projects.

BCPP have produced a summary document evidencing the impact of the BCPP programme...

Title: Making the Link

BackgroundThe Link Family and Community Centre, a Christian based community development organisation based in Newtownards, was opened by a group of local people in response to local needs.