Mental health and suicide prevention funding grants

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned North Antrim Community Network to facilitate this process.

Two types of awards are available under this scheme. Award one grants of up to £1000 and Award two grants of between £1,001 and to a maximum of £5,000 (this upper limit may vary depending on area).

Applications will be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of February 2014, including

evaluation, by mid-March 2014.

Applications also should promote protective factors and build resilience, including e.g. early intervention, emotional wellbeing awareness work, increasing the capacity for self help and measures to improve quality of life. For further information, guidance and examples of evidence based practice, along with support to develop a relevant programme, contact North Antrim Community Network, Amanda Pollock, Suicide Prevention Development Officer mobile: 07740282650 or 028 217 72100 or email amanda@nacn.org. Closing Date for Applications: Monday 30th September.

North Antrim Community Network Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme is funded through the Public Health Agency and is delivering in the Moyle, Larne, Ballymena and Ballymoney District Council areas.