The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities and tackle health inequalities using community development.

BCPP funds 800th Project!

This week, Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) celebrated funding their 800th Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) project.

This milestone coincided with BCPP having invested a total of £5.3 million in grants to bring community and pharmacy together to tackle health inequalities.

The 800th BCPP project is a partnership between Women’s Tec and Pharmacist Kevin McDevitt from Crossin’s Chemist and consisted of interactive sessions that addressed mental health and well-being.  Women’s Tec provide non-traditional training courses to women and have a great reputation for engaging women who are economically disadvantaged, have low qualifications, are lone parents or have experienced some level of crisis in their lives.  AMH were also involved in the project to highlight mental health issues and introduce other support available in the community.

To mark this wonderful achievement CDHN held a celebration event, hosted by Women’s TEC and attended by representatives from BCPP projects, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB), the Department of Health, Pharmacy Forum and Community Pharmacy NI (CPNI).  This was a great opportunity to showcase the partnership between community groups and pharmacists and the impact that it makes in people’s lives.

Kathy Martin, Strategic Impact Manager, CDHN, said, “We are delighted to celebrate this achievement and showcase the excellent work that our projects do. It was a great opportunity to hear the experiences of BCPP participants and highlight the importance of delivering services locally.”