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6 August 2021

Mums, dads, grannies, grandas, aunties and uncles - despite the rain, Lord Mayor Councillor Kate Nicholl took the chance to join families who were connecting at a Care Zone family fun day today (Friday August 6).

Held at Our Lady’s Primary School, north Belfast, and funded by Urban Villages, the Family Connections day brought together generations of families to take part in fun activities for all ages, and catch up, in a safe way, after the difficult restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Green Recovery - Leading the way through Nature is the lastest Belfast Healthy Cities Seminar, which looks at how improving nature and green space in our urban areas brings health and wellbeing benefits, alongside environmental improvements. 

The Designing a City for Children seminar showcased the innovative work taking place to transform our cities into places where children and play are at the centre. As Belfast emerges from Covid19 it has a chance to enhance its city centre and local neighbourhoods as safe and interactive places for children and families. Children make up over 20% of the population of Belfast and families are a considerable contributor to the fabric of life and the economy. 

The Learning from Belfast – Creating healthy places seminar shared learning from Belfast’s response during the Covid-19 pandemic and the design of our streets to support people to remain active and healthy. 

Belfast Healthy Cities hosted the latest in the COVID-19 Seminar Series, which shared learning from Belfast’s response during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Lord Mayor has helped Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organization initiative in Northern Ireland, to launch the 2020 Healthy Cities Awards with a new range of categories which reflect the current priorities of the WHO Healthy Cities programme. Now in their eighth year, the awards recognise the work undertaken by organisations across Belfast to improve the health and wellbeing of our citizens.

Living through the Covid19 pandemic, many people of all ages may have experienced new or elevated levels of stress or anxiety.

In the latest of the Belfast Healthy Cities COVID-19 seminars, we looked at City Reset & Recovery, where experts from the Netherlands, England and Belfast spoke about the response to the pandemic and how better health outcomes can be a goal. 

WHO Belfast Healthy Cities Seminar: Exploring guidance and international examples during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organization representative in Belfast, has welcomed the new campaign by the Department for Infrastructure to encourage people to walk more.