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


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’.

We recently hosted 5 workshops to help potential applicants develop their BCPP project ideas.

We hope this has helped you to fill in your application form and remember we are here to help! Talk to us about your ideas and we can help you develop them. 

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.

The Department of Health is currently recruiting family carers to join an Independent Expert Carers Panel as part of the Reform of Adult Care and Support project.

The NI Innovation Lab, together with the PCC (Patient & Client Council) & PHA (Public Health Agency), are organising an event for you. You will have the opportunity to have an informal chat with support groups, health care professionals and other people living with pain. 

NI’s Chief Social Worker Sean Holland warned that poverty is the “elephant in the room” of social work practice.

Libraries NI have organised a number of computer classes running from July to September.

Go ON is an exciting support/training programme for people who want to find out more about technology and computers in a relaxed environment and at their own pace.

If you are caring for someone living with dementia,  our monthly Carer Support Group in Newry may be ideal for you. 

1st Tuesday of every month


Ballybot House, Newry

8 week course beginning September 20th, 2018  @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duration: Every Thursday for 2 hours
Aim: To improve the parent/adolescent relationship

FREE for parents/carers to attend.

  • 1st floor suite of approximately 2,137 sq ft (198.53 sq m). Consisting of 4 offices, a large open plan office (alternatively could be used as a seminar room) and a sizable meeting room or large office. Finished to a high specification and partially furnished.
  • Dedicated on-site car parking (4 spaces available).