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


We are pleased to present our CDHN Annual Report for the year 2016 to 2017. 

We hope you enjoy all the great work that CDHN has been involved in.

This edition of our BCPP Newsletter features stories from:

We were delighted with the turnout today at our 23rd AGM and Networking event in The Old Courthouse, Markethill. 

We would like to thank all our exhibitors and participants for their input today, it was greatly appreciated.

We will update you with the outcome of our focus groups in the next few weeks. 

At CDHN we were delighted by the successes of so many of the Pharmacists who have been involved with BCPP.  At both the Pharmacy in Focus Awards and NI Healthcare Awards we nominated our Pharmacists for all the excellent work that they do in their BCPP projects and we delighted to see so many of them named as finalists.

CDHN would like to extend congratulations to Gemma and all the staff at McCartan’s Pharmacy on their recent success at the NI Healthcare Awards.  


27% of NI young people experience mental ill health.

The Home Alone befriender role is an extension of the previous Good Neighbour scheme which was set up to promote the involvement of volunteers to befriend isolated and vulnerable older people living in the old Armagh City & District and Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council areas.

Free Participatory training will be delivered over 3 days by CDHN and CENI.


Over a series of 4 interactive workshops we will explore and deepen the conversation on health inequalities, taking action across the social determinants and community development practice.

There are only 12 places available, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Please book early to avoid disappointment

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