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Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Ken Carson, from Bangor, who reached out to RNIB for emotional support to help come to terms with his sight loss.

Free emotional support for those affected by sight loss

A project offering free emotional support and confidence building for people affected by sight loss is available in the east Antrim area.
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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Megan and her mum, Karen.  INCT 40-746-CON

Carrick teen to undergo surgery abroad

A Carrick teenager is to undergo spinal surgery abroad after being told she faces a lengthy delay for the procedure in Northern Ireland.

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Prince Harry’s praise for ‘Royal’ team in Belfast

Prince Harry has personally thanked a team of health professionals from Belfast – using video technology as Storm Ophelia prevented the RVH team from making it to London to receive a prestigious award in person.

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Preparing an injection

Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

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Arthur with wife Elaine

Carrick man who ‘rebuilt life from scratch’ shortlisted for brain injury award

A caring Carrickfergus father who has had to rebuild his life from scratch following brain injury has been shortlisted for a UK award for the way he is helping others affected.

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Whiteabbey Hospital (image Google)

Reprieve for Whiteabbey as Trust scraps majority of ‘major’ cuts proposals

A series of controversial proposals which would have seen the closure of wards at Whiteabbey Hospital have been scrapped by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

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Meadowbridge Surgery (image Google).  INCT 42-734-CON

‘National crisis’ in GP services, says Whitehead surgery

Meadowbridge Surgery in Whitehead has sought to allay concerns over changes to some of its services in light of the “unprecedented pressures” facing healthcare.

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Whiteabbey Hospital. Pic by Google.

Health cuts exercise labelled ‘pointless and chaotic’

A local MLA has hit out at what he describes as the ultimately pointless exercise from the Health Department, to demand undeliverable and dangerous savings, only for many to now be abandoned.

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Daniel Ritchie, Michael Lavery, Josh Humphreys, Karen Oroz and Andrew Cuthbert welcome Jody Latham (centre) to Carrickfergus YMCA.

'Shameless' star's support for mental health campaign at Carrick YMCA

Carrickfergus YMCA has welcomed a celebrity guest as part of efforts to boost a UK-wide campaign on mental health.
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Julie Aiken from Samaritans pictured alongside Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Cllr Paul Reid and the Public Health Agencys Gabrielle Rawashdeh at the Suicide Prevention Training held at the Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena.

Councillors and staff receive suicide prevention advice

Elected Members and senior staff at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have been taking part in awareness sessions with the Public Health Agency on suicide prevention.

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Protestors showed their opposition to the proposed cuts at Stormont.

Healthcare funding provides ‘short-term respite’

A £40 million cash injection will reduce the need for the most controversial cuts to healthcare in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has said.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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Megan Fleming and her mum, Karen.  Right: an X-ray of Megan's spine.

MLA challenges Health Trust over surgery delay

East Antrim MLA John Stewart has expressed his disappointment at the initial response from the Belfast Health Trust to representations he made on behalf of Carrick girl Megan Fleming, who faces a year-long wait for a spinal operation.

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Megan Fleming (14) with mum, Karen. Right: An X-ray of Megan's spine

Carrick mum blames Stormont deadlock for daughter's surgery delay

A Carrickfergus mum has pleaded with politicians to resolve the current deadlock at Stormont after discovering her daughter faces a year-long wait for vital spinal surgery.

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The average life expectancies in Northern Ireland for men and women are 78.3 and 82.3 years respectively.

REVEALED: Life expectancy in your area

The life expectancies for men and women living in the 11 local council areas of Northern Ireland have been revealed.

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Grieving mum makes asthma awareness video

The mother of a young man who died after a severe asthma attack has made a moving video to highlight how serious the condition can be.

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Public meeting at Mossley Mill.  INCT 39-750-CON

Proposed cuts ‘will impact most vulnerable’

A series of proposed cuts by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust could put the “most vulnerable” at risk, it has been suggested.

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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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