Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

William McMullan (centre), who took on new challenges with ManPowered, with Maresa McGettigan and Gerry McElwee, from Cancer Focus NI.

Men invited to take on a new challenge

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has thrown down the gauntlet to local men with low risk prostate cancer, urging them to take up a new challenge and enjoy life to the full.

Carla Lockhart MLA with PIPS workers and volunteers.

Lockhart MLA supports PIPS

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has supported an event held by PIPS Upper Bann to raise awareness about suicide.

Dr Kyle Matchett

Kyle working on drug for childhood cancer

An Annaghmore man who is carrying out research into drugs for childhood leukaemia that will have less severe side effects, has been speaking about his work at a conference in London.

A sad child - NSPCC image

'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Getting the flu jab

New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

Eden McAlister, Katherine Walker and Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Are you ready for a Sparkle Dash?

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Sparkle Dash 5k event this summer - bringing a festival of glitter and entertainment to Giants Park, Belfast on Sunday, August 6.

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

Heather's family and friends present the cheque to the Meningitis Research Foundation outside her shop.

In memory of much-loved Heather

Heather Mathers, a florist from Lurgan, was just 50 years of age when she died suddenly from bacterial meningitis on April 17 this year.

Elaine Porter, lead biomedical scientist, and biomedical scientist Lisa Quinn.

Latest equipment will speed up vital diagnoses

Equipment has been installed in Craigavon Area Hospital which will greatly speed up the diagnosis of infections such as sepsis, meningitis, gangrene and pneumonia.

Staffing concern at dementia unit

Staffing concern at dementia unit

A County Armagh woman whose mum suffers from dementia has claimed staffing levels at the Gillis Unit is ‘ridiculous’.

Claire McMullan from Lurgan, has been awarded with the Women in Business Power of 4 Award in the Innovation category with her business Health Gainz. The awards ceremony took place on Monday 19th June at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast. Claire is pictured with judges Angela Moore, Imelda McMillan and Sorcha Wolesy.

Sports therapist awarded for new hi-tech idea

A Lurgan businesswoman has been recognised for her vision and entrepreneurial spirit at the Women in Business awards.

Pictured are the daughters of the late Dermot Maguire, with members of the Service user group of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Addiction Service, So Hope and Members of the Community Addiction Team.

Dermot’s family raise £2k for addiction service

The family of a well known local musician, who passed away 20 years ago after a lifetime struggle with alcohol, have raised a large sum for charity.

Home-Start Craigavon staff, trustees and volunteers.

Sure-Start hear of ‘food medicine’

Do you ever feel low, anxious, angry or just lacking energy? Do you ever feel your moods are varied, one minute happy, the next stressed and unable to cope?

LOCAL SCHOOLS SCOOP AWARDS: Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Morton Centra, and Rebecca Dalzell Action Cancer along with James O'Hagan Natasha Garrigue (Teacher) and Evan Doyle pictured at the annual Health Action Awards, where The Beeches day Nursery, Aghalee scooped a Gold award. The Awards are part of Action Cancers unique Health Promotion Programme, sponsored by Centra, as part of the brands Live Well initiative. Fifty schools across Northern Ireland picked up awards for their innovative approach to good health promotion across various areas including, providing healthy meal options, promoting healthy snacks and water, encouraging extra-curricular exercise programmes and running cancer awareness initiatives. A full list of the 2017 award winners is available at

Aghalee Day Nursery scoops top health award

An Aghalee day nursery has been recognised for his unique health promotion programme at a recent awards ceremony.

back strain

3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

Scene of the terror attacks in the London Bridge area

NI health staff will ‘learn’ from London and Manchester

The health service in Northern Ireland says it will learn from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in case of such an atrocity happening here.

How the new paediatric building could look.

What do you think our new paediatric hospitals should be named?

The public has been asked to help name the new paediatric units at Craigavon and Daisy Hill.

Stephen McElroy

Stephen McElroy inquest: Family hoping to get answers

The family of a Ballyward boy who died just hours after he was discharged from hospital are hoping his inquest this week will answer concerns they have about the standard of care he received.

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