Age NI enables older people to make the very best of their lives and works to create a society that truly values, supports and welcomes them. Our Vision is a society in which we can thrive as we age. Our Mission is to help people to enjoy later life.
You matter | We care | Together we can make a difference
Our society is ageing. More than 350,000 older people live in Northern Ireland, and there are more people over the age of 50 than under the age of 19. In the next twenty years, the number of people over 50 will increase by more than 30%.
We believe that people should be supported to love later life. They should have enough money; be enabled to stay well and feel good; and have the opportunity to be equal and engaged citizens.
AWARE is the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland. A Derry-born charity, we now have two offices; one in Derry/Londonderry and a second office in Belfast. AWARE has an established network of 23 support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by our trained volunteers. Support groups welcome people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as carers for people with the illness. We also deliver Information Outreach sessions and attend community events to give more information about AWARE and our services.
AWARE delivers mental health and well-being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. These programmes include our suite of Mood Matters programmes, Living Life to the Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness.
AWARE has a fundraising department organising fundraising events in schools and communities throughout Northern Ireland.
Business in the Community stands for responsible business. Set up in Northern Ireland in 1989, we now have more than 270+ members and are the largest business-led coalition dedicated to corporate responsibility.
We convene our member organisations across Northern Ireland, helping them to develop their responsibility towards their People, the Planet and the Places where they operate. This approach focuses on the way a company manages its business to make profits in a responsible way, having a positive impact on stakeholders, the environment and society.
Our role has evolved over the years in line with changes in society and the issues facing our members, but one thing that has remained constant is our belief that business can be a powerful force for good. We have always encouraged companies to engage individually to address their own business priorities in a responsible way, while at the same time using their skills and resources to benefit society and the environment by working together through collective business action.
In 2019 Cancer Focus Northern Ireland celebrated 50 years working to reduce the impact of cancer on local people’s lives.
We provide care and support services for cancer patients and their families; offer a range of cancer prevention programmes to help people lessen their risk of getting cancer; fund scientific research into the causes and treatment of the disease and campaign for better health policy to protect our community and its future.
Most of our work is funded through donations and fundraising so we couldn’t do it without you. We know that 1 in every 2 of us is likely to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. We have seen strides made in cancer research into new and better treatments and strong promotion of the early signs and symptoms of cancer leading to earlier diagnosis.
Both of these activities have contributed to a much better prognosis for cancer patients in Northern Ireland with more people going on to live full lives after their treatment has ended.
Cancer Focus NI Health Improvement Team will be at Exhibit 4 to offer information on reducing the risk of cancer and raise awareness of early signs and symptoms. The Team members present today are:
Naomi Thompson | Health Improvement Manager
Doreen Regan | Skin Cancer Strategy Co-ordinator/Stop Smoking Service Co-ordinator
Bernie Neeson | Workplace Stop Smoking Service Co-ordinator
When you're considering how to protect the health of your team and invest in your business, you want to talk to an independent specialist that provides you with excellent client care and tailored advice to suit your circumstances and needs. Cransford is that specialist broker who can help you navigate the health insurance and benefits market.
What we do At Developing Healthy Communities Northern Ireland, we have over 30 years' experience improving peoples’ lives. Our innovative programmes focus on improving mental, physical and social wellbeing.
We support communities, families and work places through our mentoring, training and funding programmes, and champion healthcare needs with decision makers. Part of a global wellbeing initiative, we connect people and facilitate conversations in order to share best practice.
Our Vision For people and communities in Northern Ireland to have the resilience and confidence they need to live their best lives, together.
Our Purpose We offer people and communities the opportunity to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Our impact At Developing Healthy Communities NI, we have almost 30 years' experience improving peoples' lives. We support communities, families and work places through our mentoring, training and funding programmes, and champion healthcare needs with decision makers.
1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland have a disability Disability Action is the largest Northern Ireland wide pan-disability organisation working with disabled people with various disabilities: physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities and mental health disabilities.
Our Vision A society which is inclusive, adapts to meet the needs of people with disabilities, rather than one that expects them to fit in. A society that recognises disabled people's right to be different and to live their life in a way which meets their particular needs without prejudice.
Our Mission We work to promote, protect and uphold the human rights of disabled people.
Health Matters is a leading provider of occupational health, safety, and wellbeing training and service solutions. Health Matters is the trusted provider of choice for clients of all sizes, across all industries and sectors spanning the UK and Ireland. Founded in 1997, Health Matters has experienced a strong degree of growth across 26 years with a firmly rooted passion for high quality service, and satisfied clients.
Health Matters has developed a comprehensive service provision for clients that consolidates an organisation’s health, safety, and wellbeing training requirements, alongside their occupational health needs.
The Health Matters training service boasts a portfolio of 80+ high quality health, safety and wellbeing courses and qualifications. Health Matters delivers courses ranging from short seminars and workshops to supporting delegates to complete a nationally recognised diploma level qualification, involving up to 18 months of tutorship.
The Health Matters occupational health service provides clients with safe, effective, and high-quality support. Health Matters facilitates a range of occupational health services including pre-placement health assessments, health surveillance programmes, and management referral appointments.
Promoting and enforcing health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for the Economy (DfE. HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.
HSENI's mission "Working with others, to reduce work-related serious injury and ill health in Northern Ireland."
Five key mission objectives The mission will focus on: preventing the most serious workplace health and safety issues; high risk industries and activities; sensible and proportionate risk management; effective regulation; and supporting businesses and the economy.
HSENI and local councils Whilst HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland, it shares this responsibility with the 11 local councils.
Together, HSENI and the local councils cover all work situations in Northern Ireland that are subject to the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.
Make Work Healthy We deliver better Organisational Performance through Improved Workplace Health. We provide an evidence-based and data driven approach to Employee Health and Wellbeing and we empower organisations with the tools, methodology and expertise to gather, understand and benchmark the data, enabling them to take a strategic approach to workplace health.
Healthy Place To Work® is a global data analytics company providing insight to organisations focused on workplace health. It supports organisations to deliver a sustainable and resilient workforce and workplace delivering high performance. It uses a holistic and salutogenic model focused on the factors that build work capacity. It certifies healthy workplaces allowing them to attract and retain talent.
We believe it’s important that people have access to tools, insight and knowledge, to help reach their financial goals and build a strong foundation for the future. Have you ever considered the impact that financial wellbeing may have on you or others? According to the Money and Pensions Service UK, 11.5 million people have less than £100 in savings to fall back on, and as many as 22 million say they lack the knowledge to plan for their retirement. In addition, over half of those adults have had mental health issues. With all of these things in mind, HSBC UK have delivered and supported financial wellbeing programmes across the UK. We want people to feel secure, confident and empowered to make the right decisions when it comes to their money.
Our programme is available to individuals, no matter who you bank with, and is a complimentary service. Delivery of our webinars can be face to face or via ‘Zoom’ and Financial Health Checks can be conducted face to face or via the telephone.
Our Services Informing Choices NI (ICNI) are a sexual and reproductive health charity. We provide a sexual health helpline. This is staffed from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can call our helpline on 02890 316100. ICNI offer non-directive pregnancy choices and post pregnancy counselling. We deliver relationships and sexuality education programmes to parents and individuals with a learning disability. ICNI produce the Big Sexy Talk podcast which discusses a range of sexual and reproductive health issues with key decision makers.
We provide training to healthcare professionals. ICNI advocate for sexual and reproductive health services to meet the needs of all citizens in Northern Ireland. Underpinning our work is the principle that ALL citizens have the right to access high-quality information, education, and sexual and reproductive services without prejudice or discrimination.
Vision Statement A society where individuals have the right and freedom to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.
Mission Statement To champion informed choices around sex, sexuality and reproductive health and emotional wellbeing through advocacy, counselling, education, information and training.
Kith & Kin Financial Wellbeing was established in 2015. Our aim then is the same as it is today – to making Financial Advice & Support accessible, and secure the Kith & Kin of families all across the United Kingdom. With banks closing local branches it was clear that if people in the community needed to receive financial help and advice, their options were limited to using Commercial Financial Advisors.
At Kith & Kin, we aim to ensure employers are fulfilling their duty of care, going beyond simple financial reward, and prioritising financial wellbeing. By offering a range of services to employers, we can reach a wide number of individuals across our communities, and challenge the impact of financial stress, poor cash management & poverty.
Moreover, as a registered Social Enterprise, our impact goes beyond challenging Financial Stress. Our profit is reinvested into the business, and used then to create Social Value in the community. We use our profits to deliver programmes to schools, young people & community groups, ensuring those who need financial advice the most are able to access it.
Join us on our mission to secure the Kith & Kin of this generation, and generations to come.
We provide a free, impartial and confidential employment relations service to those engaged in industry, commerce and the public services. Our services include the provision of advice on good employment practices and assistance with the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures. We are also active in resolving disputes through our conciliation, mediation and arbitration services.
Vision It is our vision to be widely recognised as Northern Ireland’s leading authority in promoting productive working relationships for the benefit of individuals and organisations and to support the creation of a thriving and inclusive economy.
Purpose Our purpose is to improve employment relations, promote best employment practice and resolve workplace disputes through the delivery of high quality, impartial and independent services.
Values To achieve our vision and purpose, our values are to be progressive, ethical, exemplary and responsive. These values underpin all that we do.
NI Chest Heart & Stroke’s vision is a healthy Northern Ireland free from chest, heart, and stroke illnesses. Established in 1946, we work with people of all ages, delivering vital care and prevention services, supporting ground-breaking research and campaigning for change.
Our Health promotion team are focused on promoting health at work, our bespoke health and wellbeing packages are available to local businesses throughout Northern Ireland. They consist of comprehensive face to face and online health check packages, face to face or online Health and Wellbeing Talks or Webinars and our Work Well Live Well programme.
Work Well Live Well, a free workplace health and wellbeing support programme delivered by NICHS and funded by the Public Health Agency aims to help local workplaces to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. As part of the programme, workplaces receive a staff health and wellbeing survey, develop a 3-year wellbeing action plan for their team as well as accessing free training such as Mental Health First Aid, workplace talks, webinars, resources, and networking opportunities. To register your workplace or to find out more, visit ww.nichs.org.uk/workwelllivewell
Club Marketing Services are a leading employee benefit provider for top companies across NI including Almac, Henderson Group, NIE Networks, Terex and Ulster Teachers' Union.
Their 'Perks' discount card helps employees feel valued, giving them access to over 2,000 exclusive offers & discounts. Employees can save up to 50% at local stores, restaurants, hotels, days out venues and more with Perks across NI, ROI & GB.
Speak with Lois about how Perks can help boost your employee morale, stretch pay further and encourage local spend.
Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland. Parenting NI Freephone Helpline and other regional services, initially delivered by volunteers and now by trained staff, has helped thousands of parents, grandparents and others in a parenting role for over 4 decades.
Parenting NI is committed to supporting all parents and ensuring that their voices are heard whenever decisions are made that will affect them. We will continue to or endeavour to deliver a range of high quality support and services to meet parent's needs.
Parenting NI firmly believes that the best and most effective way to support children is by supporting those who parent them.
Our vision is of a society where parenting is valued, parents’ voices are heard and where every family is given the support they need.
Our mission is to ensure parents have access to timely support and information to guide them through their parenting journey.
Posturite is the ergonomics company helping you create happier, healthier, more active workspaces – at home and at the office.
We're market leaders for good reason: we’re ergonomic experts. Our specialism in employee health and wellbeing began over 30 years ago and our trusted team is now based all over the UK and Ireland.
Whether you need expert advice, ergonomic products, health and safety assessments or training, we will find a tailored solution that works for you. Through science-backed technology, education and consultancy, our mission is to change the way people feel at work for the better.
We work with over 75% of the FTSE 250, plus countless SMEs, freelancers and home users. Some of our contracts are as old as Posturite itself - testament to our excellent service and ability to continuously meet changing needs.
With over 20 years’ experience working in the area of workplace health, Vital Nutrition offer a complete range of workplace wellbeing solutions to support your business.
Whether you are interested in live or online workshops, cookery demonstrations, advice on what to serve in the canteen, or 1-2-1 consultations we can develop a programme to suit your needs and support your team.
Get in touch to find out how we can help support your business.
Workplace Wellness NI
Renowned and respected designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of best-in-class walling, paving and facing brick.
Established 60 years ago as Acheson & Glover Limited, and now known as AG, the company is a renowned and respected designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of best-in-class walling, paving and facing brick for the commercial and domestic markets across the UK and Ireland. In Britain our products are sold through Builders Merchants, whilst in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland we sell through our own wholly-owned outlets as well as a number of other carefully chosen retail partners and Builders Merchants.