Programme builds better awareness

Construction workers photographed before a recent Men's Health and Wellbeing Awareness session at Craigavon Area Hospital. Also pictured (l-R): Sharon Clarke, Macmillan Cancer Information Project Manager, Carolyn Ross, Dermatology Nurse, Nicky Hayes Southern Trust Planning Officer, Adene Donaghy, Technical Project Administrator (Farrans) INLM27-025
Construction workers photographed before a recent Men's Health and Wellbeing Awareness session at Craigavon Area Hospital. Also pictured (l-R): Sharon Clarke, Macmillan Cancer Information Project Manager, Carolyn Ross, Dermatology Nurse, Nicky Hayes Southern Trust Planning Officer, Adene Donaghy, Technical Project Administrator (Farrans) INLM27-025
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Construction on the new £12.3m project at Craigavon Hospital are taking off their hard hats and attending Men’s Health and Wellbeing Awareness sessions.

The workers who are refurbishing the four main theatres are going as part of a specially tailored programme to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Men’s Health and Wellbeing Programme was developed by the Southern Trust in partnership with Farrans Healthcare (the main contractor on the Theatres 1-4 refurbishment project), as part of the Build Health NI, a joint venture scheme between the construction industry in Northern Ireland and HSENI.

The programme began in October 2012 and so far, there have been five sessions. A variety of topics have been covered including: alcohol/drug misuse, cancer and sexual health. The final event is due to take place in December 2013.

Nicky Hayes, Southern Trust planning officer, said the aim of the programme is ‘to raise awareness of a number of health-related issues in order that improvements can be made to the overall health and wellbeing of everyone working on this refurbishment project”.