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


Many of you will be aware that the Children and Young People’s Strategy Team within the Department of Education is taking forward a Play and Leisure project entitled Play Matters which is funded through the Delivering Social Change - Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP). 

Funding news from TADA Newsletter.

The Fore is a partner of the Big Lottery Fund and the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. 

This is a new and innovative project being delivered by local rural support networks CWSAN  &  COSTA. 


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.  

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) was delighted to facilitate the PHA Community Development Masterclass in Derry on Friday 2nd February 2018.


CDHN were delighted to showcase a session with one of our BCPP projects to Kathryn Turner and Tracy McAlorum from the Health and Social Care (HSC) Board. Huge thanks to The Right Key in Dromore for welcoming us so warmly in to their group today. We honestly had the best fun ever and we'll be practicing our singing for when we visit again!!

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) were delighted to be invited by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) to attend the Houses of Parliament, London for the launch of ResPublica’s report, Heartbeats on the High Street: How Community Pharmacy can transform Britain’s Health, Wealth and Well-being

Thanks to @compharmacyni and @MediCare_Group for inviting Kathy Martin to join in the #AskYourPharmacist celebrations.

It was a great opportunity to discuss BCPP with @roybeggs MLA.

Are you looking for professional healthcare advice and treatment close to home at a time that suits you and without an appointment?  Then just call in to your local community pharmacy!