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Halloween is an exciting time of year, especially for children, but don’t spoil one night of fun with a lifetime of injury. Prevention of injuries is key. Stay safe and enjoy Halloween. Put safety first this Halloween to make sure it's a night for treats- not tragedies. Fireworks and sparklers can be dangerous, so make sure they are used safely and in...

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...