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Belfast Healthy Cities

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2019 Healthy Cities Awards

Belfast Healthy Cities have celebrated projects from across the city which are promoting health and well-being, at the annual WHO Healthy City Awards ceremony. 

The awards, divided into four categories, were open to organisations from all sectors, entrants included public bodies, voluntary and community based organisations and private sector companies.

The WHO 2019 Belfast Healthy Cities Awards winners were: 

PROMOTING HEALTH EQUITY: HERe NI for Same Sex Family Support Project - WINNER

Highly Commended: Ligoniel Healthy Living Centre - Ligoneil HLC


HEALTHY LIVING:  Sustrans NI for Community Active Travel Programme - WINNER

Highly Commended: Strand Arts Centre - Silver Screening

Highly Commended: Forthspring Inter Community Group - Moving Up Moving On (MUMO)


HEALTHY PLACES: Groundwork NI for Green Team - WINNER

Highly Commended: Belfast City Council - Leisure Transformation Programme


ENGAGING FOR CHANGE: Alzheimer’s Society for Dementia and Learning Disabilities - WINNER

Highly Commended: South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust - Fit Families for the Future

Highly Commended: Belfast Health & Social Care Trust - BOP IT Group


Speaking at the awards Joan Devlin Chief Executive of Belfast Healthy Cities said:

“Many organisations across Belfast are striving to improve the health and well-being of its citizens. This could be through promoting healthy places, or a more inclusive community, or action at a very local level. This year’s awards recognise those ongoing programmes and it is important that we continue to celebrate these projects and the individuals and teams involved.  They all are ambassadors for a healthy Belfast.”


Belfast Healthy Cities Chairman David Stewart presented the awards and praised all those who were category winners as well as projects which were highly commended. 

"The judging panel, made up of previous winners as well as representatives from Belfast Healthy Cities, had a difficult task in selecting winning projects and this is a reflection of the work going on across Belfast to address health inequality and promote positive physical and mental health and well-being. The Healthy Belfast awards are now well established and they provide a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the work of local groups and the public and private sector."


For more information on the winning and highly commended projects, please click here

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