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Healthy heart guides

Healthy heart guides

Cairde has produced 5 Healthy Heart Guides to help you to look after your hear and live a long healthy life. Heart health is extremely important for living a long and healthy life. 10,000 deaths per year in Ireland are due to heart disease or stroke. It explains multiple steps to better heart health. They include […]

By July 20, 2016 Read More →
Cairde’s input at Inclusive Centenaries Conference

Cairde’s input at Inclusive Centenaries Conference

Inclusive Centenaries aimed to create a space to reflect on the meaning and significance in 2016 of the ideals set out in the 1916 Proclamation of Independence, from the perspective of Ireland’s new communities, especially women and young people. In a spirit of dialogue and celebration of Ireland’s diversity in 2016, Inclusive Centenaries brought together […]

By July 8, 2016 Read More →
HIQA opens public consultation on new maternity service standards

HIQA opens public consultation on new maternity service standards

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today launched an eight-week public consultation on new draft National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services. The public consultation invites feedback from all stakeholders. The draft national standards are available for public consultation on hiqa.ie for an eight-week period; until 5pm on Monday 16 May 2016. Chief Executive […]

By March 21, 2016 Read More →
Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health: a position paper

Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health: a position paper

The national coalition Mental Health Reform has launched a paper highlighting the importance of improving access to mental health services for people from ethnic minority backgrounds, including Travellers. Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health: a position paper was written by Mental Health Reform following consultation with representatives from ethnic minority groups in Ireland including Cairde. The paper is […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
Cultural circumcision services in Ireland

Cultural circumcision services in Ireland

Since the publication of Cairde’s information leaflet about cultural circumcision services in Ireland there has been a suspension of the provision of these services in Irish public hospitals but these hospitals continue to provide circumcision for medical reasons only. Cairde continue to receive a growing number of calls from members of communities who practice cultural circumcision seeking […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
Balbriggan Men’s Health event- Fri 13th & Sat 14th

Balbriggan Men’s Health event- Fri 13th & Sat 14th

Health and well being subgroup of Balbriggan Integration Forum (BIF) in conjunction with International Men’s Health day under the theme: CHALLENGES CHOICES AND CELEBRATION invites you to come and celebrate men’s healthy lifestyle and learn to stay healthy. Activities for the day include health checks, information sessions, sports and lots more. Come be inspired, get information […]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →
First Specialist Service for Treatment of FGM

First Specialist Service for Treatment of FGM

                  Specialised support and care is now available to girls and women in Ireland who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM). The service is the first of its kind in the country and will be lead by the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) in its clinic at […]

By May 19, 2014 Read More →
Starting a conversation on mental health

Starting a conversation on mental health

Cairde supports Green Ribbon Campaign. Experiencing a mental health problem is simply part and parcel of the ups and downs of life and can happen to any of us but the silence around mental health stops people seeking help and makes the experience of being unwell much harder. It doesn’t have to be this way. […]

By May 16, 2014 Read More →
Balbriggan Integration Forum meeting. 29th of April, 10.30am

Balbriggan Integration Forum meeting. 29th of April, 10.30am

All welcome to come to the next Balbriggan Integration Forum meeting. On the agenda: presentation about child protection by Cathriona Sheehan, Partnership Prevention and Family Support  presentation about Sierra Lione by Betsy Abu we will choose the logo & discuss flier discuss BIF submission on Integration Policy 29th of April, 10.30am, Cairde Balbriggan offices. All […]

By April 17, 2014 Read More →
New report from Community Platform on the human impacts of austerity

New report from Community Platform on the human impacts of austerity

As we exit recession we must leave current austerity policies behind, says Community Platform, of which Cairde is a part of. Today a new report by a network of 30 leading Irish national organisations working against poverty and inequality highlights the Government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable in society. It warns that the dual […]

By February 26, 2014 Read More →