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Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing committee

Our Aim

The Health and Well Being Committee  of Cumann Luthchleas Gael in Ard Mhacha will promote positive health and well being in our local clubs and communities. In 2014, the committee will focus on 3 areas; mental health & resilience, ASAP policy implementation and raising awareness. This committee will also advise local clubs of key agencies and organisations who are available for support and advice when required.

Downloadable resources

Southern Area Support Services– A full directory of health and well being services available in the Southern Health Trust Area with national numbers also available Southern-area-support-services

2 crucial websites with further information:



The following are some organisations where clubs can get specialised support and advice:

Suicide Awareness 

Lifeline: 0808 808 8000 / www.lifelinehelpline.info

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90/ 028 90 664422/  www.samaritans.org

 AWARE Defeat Depression: 0845 120 2961/  www.aware-ni.org

Mental Health Support and Advice

For information on looking after your mental health and a directory of local services visit: www.mindingyourhead.info

Eating disorders helpline: 028 90 235959

Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health: 028 90 328474/ www.niamh.co.uk

Action Mental Health: 028 9182 8494/ www.amh.org.uk

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous: 028 9043 4848/ 0845 769 7555/  www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Opportunity Youth: 028 38 322714 (Lurgan)/ 028 37 525481 (Armagh)/ http://start360.org

Drinkline: 0800 917 8282/ www.drinkaware.co.uk

Know your limits: www.knowyourlimits.info

Gamblers Anonymous: 028 90 249185/ www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/ www.belfastga.co.uk

Narcotics Anonymous: 07810 172991/www.nanorthernireland.com

National Drugs Helpline (FRANK) : 0800 77 66 00/ www.talktofrank.com

Addiction NI- 028 9066 4434/ www.addictionni.com


Breakthru: 028 87 753228/ www.breakthru.co.uk

Smokers Helpline: 0808 812 8008/ www.want2stop.info

Space to breathe: www.spacetobreathe.org.uk

Cardiac Response Training 

Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke: 028 9032 0184/ www.nichs.org.uk

British Heart Foundation: www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/in-your-area/northern-ireland.aspx

Irish Heart Foundation: www.irishheart.ie

The Cormac Trust: www.thecormactrust.com


Enjoy Healthy Eating www.enjoyhealthyeating.info

Get a life get active:   www.getalifegetactive.com

Obesity: www.choosetolivebetter.com

European Centre for Connected Health: www.eu-cch.org

Active Communities

Active Communities is a Sport Northern Ireland lottery funded initiative that aims to increase participation in sport and physical recreation in Northern Ireland.  Through Active Communities, Sport Northern Ireland is working in partnership with the district councils to help people get active and stay active. They deliver a variety of physical activity based programmes to meet community needs.  Active Communities is for everyone, with a focus on Young People, Older People, Women and Girls and People with a Disability http://www.sportni.net/get-active/active-communities/

SUSTRANS: 028 90 434569/ www.sustrans.org.uk

Promotion of Positive Health and Well Being 

Cancer Support

Action Cancer: www.actioncancer.org

Cancerfocus NI: cancerfocusni.org

Northern Ireland Cancer Screening: www.cancerscreening.hscni.net

Family Support

Family support NI: www.familysupportni.gov.uk

Parenting support: 028 90 310891/ 0808 8010 722/ www.parentingni.org

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000/ www.nspcc.org.uk

Childline: 0800 1111/ www.childline.org.uk

Carers: 028 90 439843/ www.carersuk.org/northernireland

AGE NI: 0808 808 7575/ www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/health–wellbeing


Citizens Advice Bureau www.citizensadvice.co.uk

Maximising Access in Rural Areas (MARA): 028 82 253950/ www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/mara-project

Rural Support Helpline: 0845 6067607/ www.ruralsupport.org.uk

Community Development and Health Network: 028 30 264606/ www.cdhn.org


Disability Action: 028 90 297880/ www.disabilityaction.org

Food Allergies

Allergy UK: 01322 619898/ www.allergyuk.org


Food Standards Agency: www.food.gov.uk/northern-ireland/nutritionni/niyoungpeople/survivorform/bestreadbefore/aboutallergies

Sexual Health

Help protect yourself: www.helpprotectyourself.info

Cara-Friend: www.cara-friend.org.uk/projects/glyni

Family Ties Project: www.familytiesproject.org.uk

Glyni: www.glyni.org.uk

Positive Life (HIV Support): 0800 137437/ www.positivelifeni.com

Here NI: www.hereni.org

Lesbian Line: www.lesbianlinebelfast.org.uk

The Rainbow Project: www.rainbow-project.org

Family Planning Association: 0845 122 8687/ www.fpa.org.uk

Sexual Health NI – Sexualhealthni.info
Transgender NI – Transgenderni.com

Local Health Promotion Support

An extensive list of information leaflets and other resources on various health issues can be viewed by searching

on: www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications

Resources may be available from local health promotion resource centres. To request copies, contact

The health promotion resource centre in your local Health and Social Care Trust (HSCT).

Southern HSCT – Tel: 028 3741 2889, Email: cst.training@southerntrust.hscni.net

General Health & Well Being

Generic link to http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/information-and-services/health-and-well-being.htm

Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service: www.nibts.org

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