Changing Behaviours Changing LivesNorth Belfast Health Summit #NBHealthSummit

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People’s experiences of COVID 19 and of lockdowns have demonstrated the importance of neighbourhood and communities in our lives. Without strong neighbourhood connections, we have seen people from many different groups rendered more socially, economically and clinically vulnerable to psychological distress and poorer wellbeing.

Throughout the rest of the UK, psychologists are becoming embedded in communities, working from a community centred approach to help tackle health inequalities and improve population health and wellbeing.

With no such Community Psychology services regionally, we need to think how applied/practitioner psychologists (e.g. clinical psychologists; forensic psychologists; health psychologists; sports and exercise psychologists) might adapt their practices to better engage with ‘neighbourhood’ working.

This panel is a stepping stone in that direction. Chaired by Professor Nichola Rooney, consultant clinical psychologist, we will discuss how simple, but important, messages from a range of psychological backgrounds might be brought into our communities to help people change their behaviours and improve their wellbeing.

Panel Chair:

  • Prof Nichola Rooney Chair Division of Clinical Psychology NI
  • Panel members;
  • Dr Noel Brick, Sports and Exercise Psychologist, UU
  • Dr Emma Carroll, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHSCT
  • Dr Jenny Groake, School of Psychology QUB
  • Dr Liz Simpson, Health Psychologist. UU

 One Small Step, One Giant Leap for our Community

As part of the Communities in Transition (CIT) Health & Wellbeing programme, Ashton Community Trust, in partnership with Lighthouse and YeHa are delighted to host a virtual North Belfast Health Summit to explore the work of community initiatives currently being delivered across the North Belfast area.

This event will bring together panels of experts in a series of webinars to outline developments in CIT projects and help understand their positive impact in North Belfast and beyond.

Discussion Themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Capacity Building
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Community Safety

We invite local residents and those who are actively engaged at a grassroots level to sign up and participate in any or all of our live event sessions.

Tickets are still available to hear from our experts on #healthandwellbeing, #capacitybuilding, #urbanregeneration and #communitysafety in #NorthBelfast

FREE to attend! Register now