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A rise in the number of relatives applying to give foster care to vulnerable children in Northern Ireland has left official services stretched. Between 2009 and 2011 the volume of applications from other family members stepping forward to help young people in state care increased by just over 50%. That…
Health Minister Edwin Poots said a new £10.8m purpose built hospital to replace Gransha will provide more comfort and dignity to in-patients and help the recovery process. Grangewood Hospital, with a total of 30 ensuite bedrooms, six of which are integrated Psychiatric Intensive Care beds, was officially launched yesterday (December…
With almost one in five people showing signs of a possible mental health problem, Northern Ireland’s new campaign on mental health, which features legendary boxing trainer Gerry Storey, is urging people to talk about their problems. The Public Health Agency (PHA) campaign, which will raise awareness of the issue across…
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