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

Community Volunteers Come Together to Champion Health in Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus Hearty Lives Summer Newsletter featuring Community Health Champion training.
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council recently hosted a one-day training session for a number of Community Development Workers based in the Carrickfergus area. The Community Health Champion training was delivered by Jenny Hanna of the Community Development Health Network thanks to funding secured by Castlemara Residents’ Association through the South Antrim Community Network which is supported by the Public Health Agency.  During the event the 13 participants learned about the many social, economic and environmental factors which can impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing but most importantly they gained an insight as to how they, as community workers, can help address health and wellbeing issues within their local areas.