Author: Health Matters Team

14th November 2018 is World Diabetes Day. Did you know that an estimated 630,000 people are living with diabetes and do not know it? Anyone can develop type 2 diabetes but some people are more at risk than others. It is important to assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and take steps to lower this risk. It's not always easy to...

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness, improve mental health education and reduce the stigma associated with ill mental health. Statistically, 1 in 4 of us will fight a mental health problem in any given year so it's important to be mindful that any of our friends, family or work colleagues could be suffering from ill mental...

Did you know in Northern Ireland, 36% of all adult deaths are caused by Cardiovascular Disease and 1 in 9 people are living with chest, heart or stroke conditions? 80% of which can be prevented through simple lifestyle changes. Health Matters encourages you this World Heart Day to take steps to help improve both your lifestyle and heart health. This World Heart Day, why not...

The Health Promotion team have had a busy month kicking off this years’ sessions of Health Champion Training as part of the Health Matters at Work Initiative. This month alone we are hosting 9 sessions across both our Newry and Belfast venues with the hope of training well over 100 champions. The aim of this training is to provide guidance and...

We are happy to announce our new tender contract wins with two new clients. Mental Health First Aid CCEA is the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment, and have recently confirmed a tender with Health Matters to provide Mental Health First Aid Training. This 2-day specialist course is approved by the Public Health Agency. It has been devised to increase the knowledge...

We would like to thank all those who attended our recent ‘Maintaining Momentum’ Breakfast Morning and say a massive congratulations to all of the organisations who have worked hard over the past year to improve the health, safety and well-being of employees within their workplace through the Health Matters at Work Initiative. The aim of the Breakfast morning was to recognise the...

We have a fantastic opportunity for a new recruit to join our team as an Accounts Assistant, based in our Newry office. The Assistant Accountant will report to both the Managing Director and the Company Accountant. Although full training, direction and support will be provided by the Company Accountant; it is vitally important that any individuals applying have a strong understanding...

CSR Training is one of our most popular courses and we are pleased to say we just had our busiest month yet! In total, 284 CSR trainees attended our courses during June, an all-time high for one single month! Altogether, we held 16 sessions across both our Newry and Belfast Training Centres. A busy month on top of all of...

Health Matters are now entering year three of the Health Matters at Work Initiative, a free Workplace Health and Wellbeing programme funded by the Public Health Agency. This exciting programme allows us to provide and coordinate an efficient workplace health and wellbeing support service to businesses of all sizes in the Southern, South Eastern and Belfast Trust areas. Health Matters will provide...

Our Health Promotion team work hard to help you achieve your health and body goals. Everyone has their own specific goals, and one of our popular choices to help achieve these is the ‘Better You’ Programme.  Our specialised health promotion team run this programme on selected Fridays in our Belfast venue. The team have had a very busy year so far...