Empowering Individuals to Improve the Quality of their Lives
Providing information and support to ensure that healthier choices are made easier for individuals and their families.
Smoking causes much disease among smokers and non smokers.
In Northern Ireland approx 2300 people die each year from smoking related illnesses. This is more than 6 people per day. But the good news is that the health benefits start immediately a person stops smoking.
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
After a hard day at work, many of us like to unwind with a nice glass of something. But it’s funny how drink can sneak up on us. The odd glass in the evening can quickly become two or three regular glasses, most evenings.
The good news is that cutting down on alcohol can bring some great rewards.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH
Looking after your sexual health and wellbeing is as important as looking after any aspect of your general health and wellbeing and can have a positive impact on your mental and physical health. There are many organisations, websites, services that can help with your sexual health…
Screening saves lives by detecting cancers earlier.
Breast screening is the best way of detecting breast cancer at an early stage when treatment can be most effective.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR RISK OF GETTING TYPE 2 DIABETES?
11.9 million people in the UK are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Anyone can get it. But there are simple things you can do to lower
your risk. The first thing to do is find out your risk. It doesn’t take long and could be the most important thing you do today.
Find out your risk at
LETS TALK MENOPAUSE
‘The change’, ‘the climacteric’, ‘the time of life’– call it what you will, it is an unavoidable fact that all women go through the menopause.
However, for many women this natural process is a time of anxiety and distress due to the various symptoms that can accompany it. Some menopausal changes can also be brought about by treatments for cancer, including chemotherapy, ovarian ablation and hormone therapy. Whatever their cause, this fact sheet aims to explain just what these
changes are, and what you can do to make things easier.
“A mens health issue is a disease or condition unique to men, more prevalent in men, more serious among men, for which risk factors are different for men, or for which different interventions are required for men” (Fletcher 1996)