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Return crutches for recycling - Trust

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Assemblyman Roy Beggs has welcomed a commitment by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to recycle equipment.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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Noel McKee.

Free mental health talk in Whitehead

The importance of maintaining good mental health will be highlighted at a talk in Whitehead Community Centre on Thursday night, starting at 7.00 pm

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Noel McKee is seeking participants for the Carrick Cycle Challenge.

Cycle challenge to Cushendall or Carnfunnock

Participants are being sought for the Carrick Cycle Challenge which will take place on Saturday September 2 from the Royal Oak.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Getting the flu jab

New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

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Eden McAlister, Katherine Walker and Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Are you ready for a Sparkle Dash?

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Sparkle Dash 5k event this summer - bringing a festival of glitter and entertainment to Giants Park, Belfast on Sunday, August 6.

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A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

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Kenneth Tweedie and grandson Callum.

Stroke survivor’s family seeks support for charity

A Carrick man is calling for greater support for a local stroke charity following his illness and recovery.

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Occupational therapist Clare Canale and gym manager Andrew Falconer.

Unique Larne partnership aims to help children with co-ordination disorder

A unique partnership has been launched in Larne in a bid to help children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder.

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MRI scanner - major funding secured

£3.5 million investment for Antrim Area hospital

The Northern Trust says funding for a second MRI scanner for Antrim Area Hospital has been secured from the Department of Health.

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Pudsey is Children in Need's mascot.

Funding boost will aid disabled teenagers

A Larne-based charity has been awarded £29,722 by BBC Children in Need through a Small Grants Programme.

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Cara Walls.

Larne woman ‘did not intend to kill herself’ at mental health facility

A 25-year-old Larne woman who hanged herself at a secure hospital, 350 miles from home, died after a number of shortcomings in her care, an inquest has found.

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Welcome for free access to
leisure facilities for carers

Welcome for free access to leisure facilities for carers

North Antrim DUP MLA Paul Frew has welcomed Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s decision to enable carers who are attending leisure facilities as part of their caring duties, free access.

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Larne to shine a light on deafblindness

Three Mid and East Antrim landmarks will be lit up in orange to mark Deafblind Awareness Week.

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Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Nearly one in three young people have concerns about their mental health - but most did not seek help from anyone, a new survey has revealed.

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Northern Trust Chief Executive, Tony Stevens, recently accompanied Zoe Wilson, a Homecare Reablement Worker as she carried out duties in the Newtownabbey area. Zoe is based in the Rathcoole office.

Making an ‘Impact’ across the community

The Northern Trust is working alongside the voluntary sector to develop a partnership with communities across East Antrim.

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(From left) The East Antrim team: Sister Karen Cairns, Claire Jess, Senior social Worker, Kirsty Rainey, Community Occupational Therapist, Iris Johnston, Community Occupational Therapist, Gail Howie, Social Worker, Melanie Phillips, Assistant Director East Antrim locality, Angela Brown, Staff Nurse, Glenda Harper, Community Team Manager and Mark Hamill, Student Nurse.

New health teams providing local services in East Antrim

The Northern Trust has introduced dedicated teams that provide East Antrim with access to local health and social care workers locally.

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back strain

3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

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