September is Irish Heart Month, and this year the campaign is focusing upon stroke prevention.Â Over 2,000 people under 65 have a stroke each year, but the good news is that 80% of premature strokes are preventable.Â By making small changes to your lifestyle you can reduce your chances of having a stroke both now and in the future.Â Find out what you can do to avoid having a stroke by visiting: www.irishheart.ie/campaigns/strike-stroke
The Laurence Trust invites you to a â€˜Chill Out and Laughâ€™ evening on Wednesday 27th September 2017 in The Blackbox, Belfast.Â This event will provide: â€˜lite bitesâ€™ of alternative therapies; information on courses being run by Belfast Met that give people an opportunity to proactively channel energies into an enjoyable hobby or pastime; leisure activities to participate in.Â The main attraction is a young man called Dave Chawner from London who suffered an Eating Disorder.Â Dave is now a regular Edinburgh Fringe Festival comedian who has turned his mental health issues into a comedy show which highlights the issues people face and how he has overcome them.Â His motivational routine is well worth hearing. Families of sufferers are very welcome.
Monday 11th September 2017 marks the beginning of Migraine Awareness Week in Ireland.Â This week seeks to highlight awareness of the debilitating nature of the neurological disorder that is migraine.Â This is a condition which badly affects both men and women.Â The Migraine Association of Ireland is running a range of events and activities to mark this occasion, and details can be found at: www.migraine.ie/migraine-action-week-2017
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland and partners (Department of Health [NI], Department of Health [RoI], Public Health Agency, Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI and the Health Service Executive) are organising a free one day conference on Wednesday 15th November 2017 to share learning and facilitate discussion on what works in public health in Ireland, North and South.Â The aim of the conference is to provide an open platform to: share learning in public health policies and programmes; provide networking opportunities both inside and outside public health; present personal development opportunities; promote greater use of resources; provide all-Ireland networking and sharing.Â To find out more or to book a place, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/working-together-for-better-health-wellbeing-understanding-what-works-tickets-36923074911