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Firefighters saddle up for mental health week

Craig Bell, a firefighter from Moira, and Andy Beavis, a firefighter stationed in Lisburn, joined with colleagues from other stations this week to mark Mental Health Awareness Week by taking in an eight day cycle challenge.

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Pictured with Councillor Jonathan Craig are members of Glenmore Fitness and Social Club. The group meet every Tuesday at Glenmore Activity Centre for fitness and fun!

Older generation urged to get active

Glenmore Activity Centre in Lisburn is home to the very unique Glenmore Fitness and Social Club, which aims to inspire people over the age of 55 to get active and improve their health and well-being.

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Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn,

Parking charges introduced at hospital

Following an extensive Public Consultation, car parking charges will be introduced at Lagan Valley Hospital from April 29 to provide safe and secure parking, and to reduce congestion and queuing on the site, which is leading to delays in people arriving for hospital appointments.

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Parking charges at hospital

Parking charges at hospital

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has previously consulted publicly and extensively on the introduction of car parking charges across Ards, Lagan Valley and Downe Hospital sites in line with Department of Health Policy.

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Young people tackle local issues

Young people tackle local issues

Rising pressure from a focus on academic performance in schools, inequality in opportunities available and concerns surrounding mental health are some of the key issues facing young people growing up in Lisburn, says new research from the Health Foundation.

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Pictured promoting the 'Breastfeeding Welcome Here' scheme which Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has signed up to for all its facilities are: (l-r) Barbara Porter, Health & Wellbeing Senior Officer,Public Health Agency; Heather Moore, Director of Environmental Services; Councillor Janet Gray MBE, Chair of the Council's Environmental Services Committee; and breastfeeding mum Alison Crawford and Jasper.

Mums welcome to ‘breastfeed here’

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is the latest organisation to sign up to the Public Health Agency’s ‘Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme’, publicly encouraging nursing mums if they choose to breastfeed their baby in any council facility across the Lisburn Castlereagh area.

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