A number of local community groups and interested individuals have banded together and created the Derryveagh Community Health Forum, we meet regularly to discuss and act upon local health matters that will enhance the wellbeing of our community.
What we aim to do?
We aim to support, protect and improve the general health and wellbeing of our local community. This may involve pointing out gaps and inequalities, and demanding positive change.
See our Community health Directory Derryveagh Directory 17-18
What do we do?
Members of our Health Forum engage with the wider community, through local committees, action groups and organisations. We discuss issues and concerns and bring these to various state and health bodies to make progress and deal with problems. We link with our local clinicians (GPs, nurses, therapists and specialists) mainly through the Primary Care Team – who meet every month in Derryveagh. But we also organise health days, information events and special clinics and services that address specific needs – like Men’s Health Week, Carers Support or Mental health awareness. We are also active members in our county-wide Network of Health Forum which meets 3-4 times a year to share ideas and experience.
Who can get involved?
Any local group or individual in the five districts of Creeslough, Portnablagh / Marble Hill / Dunfanaghy, Falcarragh and Gortahork who supports our ethos and is willing to get involved and is willing to use their skills, knowledge or experience to make Derryveagh a more inclusive, healthier & happier place to live and work is welcome!
Get active – get our community healthy
We meet each month and run a year long health and wellbeing programme with special days focusing on different issues like positive older age or young families and children, men’s health or breastfeeding support. If you would like to get involved just send and email to email@example.com or call/text 0860841433. We also have a Facebook page Derryveagh Community Health Forum.
We are part of a wider county Donegal Community Health Network that meets three times a year, organises training & special events as well as its website www.donegalchn.org and Facebook page ‘Donegal Community Health Network’. This directory will be linked to our facebook page so the most up to date info will be there.
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