Hi, my name is Geraldine McLaughlin and I work in the Carers Support team within the Western Trust. I am based in Abbey Street in Derry and with my manager Cathy Magowan, who is based in Enniskillen, we cover the whole Trust area.
My role is to support unpaid carers – people like you and me who look after a relative or friend who has an illness or a disability.
Hello! I'm thrilled to be working for Sustrans as Active Travel Officer on the Leading the Way project here in the North West. I'm from Canada, but have been living in Belfast for the past year and have recently relocated to Derry! I love getting out in nature, walking and hiking, I ride my bike everywhere and enjoy exploring new places. I hope to meet you all soon as we run some fun events and activities to get staff active!
I work in the WHSCT ICT department and I want to support and promote Health & Wellbeing for all staff. I am a new run leader with the Trust and will be coaching the C25K in Strabane. This is a very exciting opportunity which is FREE for staff. The benefits you get from physical activity are exceptional. SIGN UP TODAY! As well as this I am also an active runner with Reach Running Club in the city.
I am the Team Leader for the Community Diabetes Nursing Team in the Southern Sector (Tyrone and Fermanagh). I decided on becoming a Health Champion because I wanted to get involved in promoting and developing 'healthy living opportunities' to improve the wellbeing for all of us who work in such busy and stressful times. I believe exercise has so many benefits and is so important for both our physical and mental health.
I have decided to be a Health Champion as it's so important that we all look out for each other. Sometimes we can get complacent and put ourselves last in the queue but if we aren't looking after ourselves we can't look after anyone else. Your health is your wealth! Enjoy & Celebrate It!
The Smoking Cessation Team offer a Free and flexible service to anyone keen to stop smoking. Drop in clinics are located in various locations throughout the West and ran by specialist stop smoking practitioners who can provide specific advice and guidance on stopping smoking and prescriptions for stop smoking products.
The team are highly skilled nurses and are there to:
I work as Team Administrator with Adult Psychological Therapies Service based in Erne House, T & F Hospital.
I am a committee member of a local community health and well-being group and have been involved in various initiatives to encourage healthier choices for a healthier lifestyle. These include walking groups, health and well-being fairs, mental health awareness sessions and health screening clinics.
I am hopeful that I will be able to encourage staff within my team to undertake some healthy options such as lunchtime walks or mindfulness sessions.