EMPOWERing individuals & communities to manage their own CARE

All too often, older people are not fully involved in decisions concerning their own health and wellbeing, and the right support is not in place to enable them to remain in their homes, supported by their local community.  EMPOWERCARE will address the issues facing...

ASPIRE: Obesity and unemployment – what’s the link?

We all know that the rise in obesity across Europe is a significant concern. But did you know that high levels of obesity often coincide with high rates of unemployment? A recent Gallup poll shows that the longer a person is unemployed, the higher the rates of...

Step By Step, an innovative model for improving men’s health

Sadly, it’s true – men are backwards in coming forwards in relation to their health, compared to women. The fact that men are less likely than women to visit a doctor – perhaps due to the old chestnut that society expects them to be strong – has a real impact on their...

PATHways to improving perinatal mental health…

Becoming a new parent should be an exciting time however for up to one in five women this isn’t the case. Perinatal mental illnesses such as postnatal depression are not always recognised and cost society approximately €74 000 per mother and child.  PATH is a...

SHIFTing views on sex for the over 45s!

People don’t stop having sex in their forties – but they don’t always like talking about it.  However, they really should – sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise amongst adults. To reverse this, we need to get people engaged and talking, so they...