Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme

Now Taking Advance Bookings for Online Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme

The training team have been working hard together to adapt our services online.  We have produced an animated breast self examination tutorial which will be launched at the start of July, in conjunction with Philip Wilson of Internet Sense. …
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A Personal Perspective on the Abortion Motion NI Assembly 2nd June 2020

On the evening of the 2nd June 2020, a DUP motion and Sinn Féin amendment on restricting abortion were debated in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The DUP’s motion was to ‘reject the imposition of abortion legislation which extends to all…
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Swann publishes Mental Health Action Plan

This is a press release from the Department of Health. Health Minister Robin Swann has published the Mental Health Action Plan as part of his commitment to improve the mental health of the population in Northern Ireland. The Action Plan…

Childcare for All Campaign – COVID-19 Statement

The co-convenors of the Childcare for All Campaign, WRDA and Employers For Childcare, welcome the publication of the Northern Ireland Executive five-stage plan for easing the COVID-19 lockdown. However while significant work is ongoing within…
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Department of Health Replies to Our Urgent Request for an Update on the Delivery of Perinatal Mental Health Services for Northern Ireland

We received a reply to our request stating that mental health was one of Minister Swann's top priorities. Whilst the reply noted that the need for mental health services would increase due to the pandemic, the work on the Mental Health Action…
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Department for Communities Emergency Leadership Group Update

The Women’s Sector Lobbyist has been added to the Department for Communities Emergency Leadership Group and has now attended two meetings representing the women’s sector. In the first meeting held on Thursday 30thApril, updates were given…
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Urgent Update on the Delivery of Perinatal Mental Health Services for Northern Ireland Requested

This week is Maternal Mental Health week and the Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Rachel Powell has written to the Minister for the Department of Health, Robin Swann to request an update from the Department on the delivery of perinatal mental health…
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Covid-19 Lobbying Update

WRDA is a member of the Women’s Policy Group (WPG) and hosts the Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Rachel Powell who campaigns on behalf of the whole sector. As such we have been at the forefront of lobbying on ways to reduce the impact of Covid-19…
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Briefing on Domestic Violence and Abuse – COVID-19 and Legislative Reforms

Introduction: The Women’s Resource and Development Agency welcomes the proposed legislative changes regarding domestic abuse and violence both within the Northern Ireland Assembly and in Westminster Parliament. Activists, women’s organisations…
Looking after your mental health while you stay at home.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting how important it is for people to look after their wellbeing as they stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Professor Hugo van Woerden, Director of Public Health and Medical Director at the PHA, said: “Coronavirus, and the impact it is having on our normal way of life, is understandably going to affect people’s emotional and physical wellbeing…