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New support group to help young men look after their mental health

Two friends from Lisburn are preparing to launch a new support group that will offer young men a safe place to come together and talk about mental health issues.

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Jill celebrates record year with Peter Andre

Jill celebrates record year with Peter Andre

A Slimming World Consultant from Lisburn was congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

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Just in case you need to see a GP over the holidays

Just in case you need to see a GP over the holidays

Over Christmas the GP out of hours service will be operating for all GP practices from 6pm on Friday, December 22 until practices reopen on Wednesday, December 27.

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Temperatures drop triggers Cold Weather Payments for 16,000 people

A drop in temperature across parts of Northern Ireland has triggered the first of this winter’s Cold Weather Payments.
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Bridge Community Centre, Lisburn. Pic by Google

WATCH: Are you or a family member affected by macular degeneration?

A Lisburn-based support group which helps to increase the confidence and independence of people affected by eye condition macular degeneration will hold its first monthly meeting of 2018 on Monday, January 8.

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Alderman William Leathem of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, who is raising awareness of Fibromyalgia and ME.

Local councillor speaks out about the pain of living with Fibromyalgia

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councillor, Alderman William Leathem has spoken out about how his life has been impacted by Fibromyalgia - a long-term medical condition that causes pain all over the body.

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Lagan Valley Island.  Pic by Benrie Brown

Meeting to discuss future of medical imaging services

The Department of Health is inviting anyone with an interest in the future of medical imaging services to a meeting in the Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island on Thursday, December 21.

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The Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit team.

Praise for Midwifery Led Unit’s ‘professional and caring’ service

More than 100 people attended the recent open evening at the Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) at Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn.

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Lisburn and Castlereagh tops life expectancy chart

Lisburn and Castlereagh tops life expectancy chart

Life expectancy in the Lisburn and Castlereagh area is higher than in any other part of Northern Ireland, according to the latest government figures.

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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Local fibro group meeting planned

The next meeting of the Lisburn Fibromyalgia Support Group is taking place on Thursday December 7 from 11am-1pm in Bridge Community Centre, Railway Street, Lisburn.

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Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission, Mayor Tim Morrow and Dr Theresa Donaldson, LCCC Chief Executive with some of the councils Health Champions.

Council shows commitment to promoting good mental health

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has shown its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its staff by signing up to the Mental Health Charter.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Staff from the Trust's equipment service showing the sort of aids they would like returned.

Trust appeals to people to return vital equipment they no longer need

The South Eastern Health Trust is appealing to the public to search their attics, spare rooms and garages for any specialist rehabilitation equipment they no longer need.

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Prince Harry’s praise for ‘Royal’ team in Belfast

Prince Harry has personally thanked a team of health professionals from Belfast – using video technology as Storm Ophelia prevented the RVH team from making it to London to receive a prestigious award in person.

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Preparing an injection

Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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The average life expectancies in Northern Ireland for men and women are 78.3 and 82.3 years respectively.

REVEALED: Life expectancy in your area

The life expectancies for men and women living in the 11 local council areas of Northern Ireland have been revealed.

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Grieving mum makes asthma awareness video

The mother of a young man who died after a severe asthma attack has made a moving video to highlight how serious the condition can be.

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Runners line up for the start of the Resurgam Fun Run in the Old Warren area of Lisburn. The race was started by Mayor Tim Morrow.

Resurgam Fun Run promotes healthy living

More than 175 people took part in the recent Resurgam Trust Fun Run in the Old Warren area of Lisburn.

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