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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is that Belfast is recognised globally
as a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

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City Health newsletter

The Summer 2013 edition of City Health is now available to view online.

Workplace Health in Romania

Belfast Healthy Cities were in Romania in June contributing to a conference focusing on sharing good practice in workplace health.

It was the final event in a three year partnership between Belfast Healthy Cities and five regional organisations in Romania, took place on Tuesday 25 June in the capital, Bucharest.<--break->

Romanian Study Visit to Northern Ireland

Romanian Study Visit

Employers and Co-Ordinators from Romania were in Northern Ireland during May to share learning about workplace health. The programme which is a partnership between Belfast Healthy Cities and Romtens included visits to Derry Healthy Cities, Bryson Charitable Group and Titanic Belfast.

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The built and natural environment has a significant impact on the health of people and action is required to create safe, health nurturing environments for everyone.

Environments which work for children tend to support everyone, while also supporting the healthy development of children and enabling them to develop a role as valued members within their community.

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Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) highlighted the important contribution physical activity makes to mental wellbeing. Throughout the month of May there were many accessible opportunities to continue to increase physical activity and improve mental health. While the month of special activities is over, there are many resources that can continue to support increased physical activity.

City Health newsletter

The Winter/Spring 2012-2013 edition of City Health is now available to view online.

25th Anniversary Lecture Series

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Healthy and active ageing starts at birth. Healthy adults are more productive and healthy older people can continue to contribute actively to society and enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle. A strategic focus on healthy living for both young and older people is particularly valuable to supporting good health throughout the lifespan.

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Belfast Healthy Cities was delighted to welcome the WHO European Healthy Cities Healthy Ageing Subnetwork to Belfast. The subnetwork met on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 February at Belfast City Hall. Participants included Dr Manfred Huber, Coordinator, Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term Care, WHO Regional Office for Europe, who also gave the keynote address at the most recent Belfast Healthy Cities 25th Anniversary lecture series A Life Course Approach: Healthy and Active Ageing.

City Health newsletter

The Autumn 2012 edition of City Health is now available to view online.

25th Anniversary Lecture Series

The sixth and final lecture in the Belfast Healthy Cities 25th Anniversary Series, Governance and Leadership for Health took place on 26 March 2013 at Belfast City Hall. The series provided a unique opportunity to engage and hear from renowned local speakers as well as from Europe who have shown true leadership in promoting and tackling health inequalities.