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In the Programme for Government, the Northern Ireland Executive committed itself to five priorities for action, one of which was ‘Working for a healthier people’. Within this priority, it promised to take specific measures to promote mental and emotional health and reduce suicides. The...
Subject: Dementia
It is estimated that at present in Northern Ireland there are 19,000 people living with dementia; fewer than 1000 of these people are under 65. As the population of Northern Ireland ages, dementia will increasingly be a major public health and societal issue, with numbers of people with dementia...
In the Programme for Government, the Northern Ireland Executive committed itself to five priorities for action, one of which was ‘Working for a healthier people’. Within this priority, it promised to take specific measures to promote mental and emotional health and reduce suicides. The...
This draft policy has been updated to reflect changes in structures and legislation. The draft policy outlines how communities, organisations and individuals must work to ensure children and young people in Northern Ireland are safeguarded as effectively as possible. Consultation Documents Draft...
Investing for Health aims to improve the health of our people and reduce inequalities in health. It sets out a broad range of areas where new and concerted action could make a significant difference to health and wellbeing. Three priority groups are identified; the very young, children and young...
Key Points: Health outcomes are generally worse in the most deprived areas in Northern Ireland when compared both with those witnessed in the region generally and in the least deprived areas. Large differences (health inequality gaps) continue to exist for a number of different health measures. åá...
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), in response to the statutory equality obligations placed on it by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, produced a draft Equality Scheme, and following an 8 week consultation in April and May, formally submitted a revised Equality...
This good practice guide has been produced by the Equity Commission for Northern Ireland in partnership with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI).

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