News and Upcoming Events

New & Exciting Events to Help Your Business Engage With the Community

Business in the Community has organised a few events over the coming months to give businesses the opportunity to enhance their connections with the local community.  

Business on Board Speed Networking

Friday 29th Spetember, Belfast City Hall, 10.00am - 12 noon

Interested in becoming a board member in the voluntary/community sector? Not sure where to start? Come along and hear first-hand from Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations who need people just like you. In partnership with C03, this event will help you discover board opportunities available, and will provide a great networking opportunity to meet with a wide range of charities.

Book your place here

#LoveYourLandscapeDay - a day of 'green' volunteering action

Thursday 12th October, locations across NI

Putting a spotlight on Northern Ireland’s beautiful and diverse natural environment, and the organisations who manage and maintain it. Why not join in one of the wide range of volunteering opportunities available on this day? We are delighted to be working with Out There Services, a local family business operating the largest landscaping and maintenance company in Northern Ireland.

If you would like to volunteer, click here

Building Corporate Charity Partnerships

Thursday 16th November, Park Avenue Hotel, 9.00am - 12.30pm

This half day conference will enable companies, charities and community groups to hear from successful partnerships, as well as having the opportunity to network and share learning.

The guest speaker, Jonathan Andrews from will lead the discussion on how thriving partnerships can be built and developed. With a wealth of experience in generating corporate partnerships, Jonathan will draw on his experience of working with companies such as BT, Bupa, Credit Suisse, Intel and Santander, and his fundraising skills with charitableorganisations including Alzheimer’s Society, Age Concern and Action for Children.

If you’re interested in building successful corporate charity partnerships, then you simply cannot afford to miss this event! Places are limited so please click here to book your place.

Click here to view the ​Health Development Department – Health-e-Living Newsletter

E-Male Matters Newsletter - September 2017 click here to view

Care in the Sun

The PHA and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are reminding people that the only thing that should be sizzling this summer is the food on their barbecue as they urge people to take care in the sun.

With sunny skies set to continue over the weekend, staff are reminded of the simple steps that will help protect against the sun’s harmful rays:

  •  Seek shade when the sun is at its strongest – generally 11am to 3pm.
  • Cover up in the sun with a long sleeved t-shirt and a hat.
  • Wear sunglasses that have one of the following, CE and British Standard Marks, carry a UV 400 label and offer 100% UV protection. This will ensure they provide adequate protection from both UVA and UVB.  Sunglasses should fit your face well and relatively snugly so that light doesn't enter your eye from around the lens.
  • Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 for UVB protection and 4-star for UVA protection. Apply liberally 30 minutes before going out in the sun and re-apply at least every two hours.

If you are concerned about skin cancer you can call the Cancer Focus NI free information and support Nurseline on 0800 783 3339 or email one of the charity’s nurses on

For more information and advice on how to protect your skin visit and for the full PHA press release for sun awareness click here


South Eastern Trust Smoke Free Status

Everyone using the services or accessing Trust property from Wednesday 9th March 2016 - this means staff, patients, visitors, public, contractors etc.

The Smoke Free Status will coincide with National No Smoking Day.  For more information click here

For information on No Smoking Day please click here



Action Mental Health programme funded by the PHA and FREE of CHARGE.

This will run continuously throughout the year.

The programme aims to be positive, interactive and has been designed to support people in the area of mental and emotional wellbeing through a range of activities including group work, group discussion and mindfulness practice.  The duration of the programme is 3.5 hours, Worksheets and a certificate of attendance are provided. A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 per workshop. 

Please click here for further information