Good Relations Week 2022 – Change Starts With Us20th September 2022
Belfast Trust celebrates Good Relations Week 2022 supporting this year’s message ‘Change Starts With Us’ The week commences Tuesday 20th September.
This year, Good Relations Week celebrations will focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to highlight the political, social, economic, and environmental challenges we face as a region, one of which is ‘Good Health and Well-being.’
In keeping with the aforementioned goals, Belfast Trust is hosting a ‘Sustaining Good Mental Health with Good Relations’ Fair in partnership with The Executive Office and Community Relations Council.
Together we would like to invite service users, community groups and interested stakeholders to attend to explore how ‘Good Relations’ can positively affect their mental health and to obtain information on mental health services and sustaining good mental health. This fair will be interactive, informative, entertaining and an opportunity to further develop networks of communication, trust and co-operation between communities and promote support for mental health within community and good relations work in Belfast.
The event is based in the city centre to ensure accessibility and will comprise a diverse programme, marking the correlation between good relations and mental health which will commence with an introduction from Siobhan O’Neill, Mental Health Champion NI along with a variety of information stands music, arts and talks.
There will also be speakers from the Trust, the Executive Office, the Community Relations Council and the community and voluntary sector. We will also offer an interactive art session, mini-mindfulness information sessions and complimentary therapies. On the morning, Lifeline will facilitate a quiet room for anyone who wishes to talk to someone on the day. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
As the largest Trust delivering health and social care services to the people of Belfast and across all of NI with some 22,000 staff, it is important that we acknowledge and embrace our role and corporate social responsibility in promoting good relations and contributing to a shared society and shared future. We are well aware that an increasingly diverse population and HSC workforce in Northern Ireland has reinforced the importance of constructively promoting good relations.
Belfast Trust is fully committed to its Section 75 equality duties to promote equality of opportunity and to promote good relations amongst people of different racial group, religious belief or political opinion. Belfast Trust recognises that promoting good relations is core to the delivery of safe, effective and compassionate HSC services.