Health

Health Awareness & Empowerment Project

In 2005 the Women’s Centre was given a grant from the Local Health & Social Care Group to deliver a community based local health project. The aim of the project was to build women’s capacity and confidence to question and own their own health care. The project consisted of the following elements:

  1. Launch
  2. Diabetes care
  3. Cardiac Health
  4. Pill For Every Ill (alternative medicine)
  5. Alternative Therapies
  6. Health And Lifestyle Checks
  7. Evaluation

The project was launched in August 2006 and it was designed to be delivered in local community venues. We acknowledge the support of the following groups:

  • Garvetagh Women’s Group
  • Donemana& District Women’s Group
  • Fountain Street
  • Ballycolman Community Development Association
  • Chest Heart and Stroke Association
  • Health Promotion
  • Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum
  • Foyle Tranquiliser Initiative
  • Lloyds Pharmacy

A total of 42 participants engaged with us on the project and it is envisaged that a women’s health forum will be established in late 2007. It is hoped that a number of representatives from this forum will participate on the Strabane Health Forum that has been suggested in the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy.

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