Health & Wellbeing Programmes
Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project
The aim of the Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project (NHIP) is to work together across the 6 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas (NRA) in the North West to improve health and well being. These NRAs include Limavady, Outer North, Outer West, Strabane, Triax and Waterside.
The project is managed by a partnership drawn from the community/voluntary and statutory sectors with a shared commitment to working together to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. The partnership comprises representation from the 6 Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships / Areas plus the Western Health & Social Care Trust (WHSCT), Department for Communities (DfC), Public Health Authority (PHA) and Developling Healthy Communities.
NHIP focuses its work on three priority themes linked to the public health strategic framework, ‘Making Life Better’. The themes are:-
Reducing the number of people who are obese or overweight
Improving mental health & wellbeing and reduction in self harm and suicide
Maximising collaboration to tackle determinants of health
The Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum delivers various programmes in the Triax area including GP Exercise, Referral, Counselling, Busy Bodies (Primary Schools), Mens & Womens Health Programmes as well as our partners; Dove House, Pink Ladies, Old Library Trust and Bogside Brandywell Initiative delivering Cancer Support, gardening and other Health & well being initiatives.
Physical Activity Classes
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health - improving your brain health, weight management, reducing disease, strengthening your bones and muscles, and improving your ability to do everyday activities. We run a range of classes that suit all ages and abilities: