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


Title:   Communications Officer

Hours:   22.5 hours

Location:  CDHN, Mill Street, Newry

Responsible to: Strategic Impact Manager

Salary: NJC Scale 6 (point 26) £23,398 (this is the full time equivalent salary.

You will receive a pro rata amount for 22.5 hours per week).

Report aims to empower communities and improve lives

Working closely with local communities to tackle health inequalities and help everyone live healthier lives is the central theme of a report published today as part of the work progressing under the Health and Social Care Transformation Programme.

Photo caption: Mary Black (Assistant Director of Public Health, Public Health Agency), Seamus McAleavey (Chief Executive, NICVA), Dr Michael McBride (Chief Medical Officer) and Joanne Morgan (Director, Community Development and Health Network) launch the new report – ‘Expansion of Community Development Approaches’.

This week, Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) celebrated funding their 800th Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) project.

This milestone coincided with BCPP having invested a total of £5.3 million in grants to bring community and pharmacy together to tackle health inequalities.


Thursday 4th October 2018

9.45 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is useful for service users who seem to be lacking the motivation and ability to make decisions in their lives.


Carer Education & Support Programme 2018

(There is no charge for attending this course)

Where:    Kilmorey Arms Hotel Greencastle Road Kilkeel

When:     Tuesday Evenings, 7pm – 8.30pm, for 4 weeks

If you have any questions or require more information please contact

Dates for 2018

Thursdays 18th, 25th October & 1st, 8th November 2018

from 10.00-4.00pm.

All training days will be held at:

CFC, Belmont Rd, Belfast 

Topics Include

*Practical communication skills

*Talking about puberty & sexual health

*Dealing with conflict

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) promotes cooperation for public health on the island of Ireland.

IPH intends to recruit a Public Health Policy Officer (Policy) who will contribute to improving population health and reduce health inequalities across the island.

The position will involve:

The workshops are delivered by trained healthcare professionals and cover a range of topics, outlined below:

Please come along and celebrate the launch of Action Mental Health’s new eating disorder service – AMH everyBODY.

Find out how we’re helping to promote a greater understanding and awareness of eating disorders within the Southern Trust area.

Learn more about our recovery approach, providing help and support to people with eating disorders and also to their friends and family.