Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants now available

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Community Based Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants are now available in Moyle and Ballymoney.

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

As such North Antrim Community Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.

Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project. Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources. Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.

Applications, will open on Monday, April 3, and be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of February 2018, including evaluation, by mid-March 2018. Dates for applications are as follows:

Small Grant Scheme aims: Promote awareness of issues around mental health problems, encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide, to build sustainable resilient communities through positive collaboration of organisations/groups and promote innovative interventions/programmes that promote positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide.

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.

A number of workshops have been scheduled to support community/voluntary groups who are based in Ballymoney and Moyle with their applications

WORKSHOP 2 on Wednesday, April 12 from 3pm - 4.30pm in Cushendall Development Group, Mill Street, Cushendall with Amanda Elliott, Suicide Prevention Development Officer.

Please contact Amanda Elliott, Suicide Prevention Development Officer on: amanda@nacn.org or 07740282650.

For further information, guidance and examples of evidence based practice, along with support to develop a relevant programme, contact Amanda Elliott.

Closing Date for Applications is Wednesday, May 3 at 12noon.