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Following up on Men’s Health Week from Monday 12 June to Sunday 19 June 2017, WRDA would like to invite Men’s Groups across NI to take the opportunity to have a Bowel Screening Awareness Training Session. The Session takes 2 hours and is available to individuals and organisations working with men’s groups (and community groups) across Northern Ireland. There is no cost to groups.

The session covers:

Bowel Cancer Screening Awareness including the signs and symptoms to look out for and how to take the screening test.

Quotes from previous participants on the Programme:
  • “The screening instructions given made it much easier to understand what to do.I will complete it the next time I receive one”
  • “The risks and symptoms are important to know”
  • “ It made an embarrassing subject more comfortable to talk about”
  • “I didn’t understand what to do in the past so didn’t use the screening kit but now I understand theimportance of completing it, now how to do it and understand why I will most definitely complete it in the future"
  • “I will encourage family members to use it”
  • “The importance of prevention and early detection to improve survival rates.”
WRDA programmes are delivered by experienced trainers qualified to Level 3 in Training and Development through WRDA’s Community Facilitators Training Programme.

If you are in contact or associated with a local community, women’s or men’s group that would benefit from this training feel free to get in touch with Katherine Robertson by calling 028 90230212 or by emailing for further details.
Reclaiming the Bonfires; Women explore the international and local history and their use in cultural celebrations
WRDA are delighted to announce a new programme that will enable women to explore the long, rich, diverse and shared history of bonfires internationally, and locally. This will help women explore their use in cultural celebrations today and how they can be used as culturally inclusive events.
Workshops will include:   
  • The history and international use of bonfires; From Witch Burning to Summer Solstice celebrations
  • Local experiences of bonfires; When I was growing up……….
  • Sharing our experiences and learning
  • Ideas generation; Do you know what I think…….
Upcoming workshops

Community Relations Forum, The Baron Hall, 230 Antrim rd. Glengormley, BT36 7QX
Monday 7th & 14th August 7-9pm
Contact 028 9084 9314
WRDA, 6 Mount Charles, Belfast BT7 1NZ
Thursday 3rd & 10th August 6.30-8.30pm
Contact 028 9023 0212
Dee St. Community Centre, 12-16 Dee St, Belfast BT4 1FT
Wednesday 9th & 16th August 6.30pm-8.30pm
Contact Kathy Watters  028 9045 8113
How to fight the Rape Clause and Family Cap
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