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The Western Trust’s New Directions Programme has won praise from Lee Snodgrass, a 27 year old with a learning disability from New Buildings in Derry, speaking about his experiences of working with the Trust. The New Directions Programme is a community access service which links people with a learning disability…
A paediatric pathologist in Northern Ireland has quit after claiming the region's strict abortion laws forced a couple to abort their baby in England and bring home the remains in a picnic cooler bag. Outlining her reasons for resigning, Dr Caroline Gannon was particularly critical of the stance of Northern…
Prison officers in Northern Ireland watched as a mentally ill prisoner blinded himself but did not intervene, a watchdog said. Extreme and shocking self-harm was inflicted by Sean Lynch at the high-security Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim in June 2014. Warders did not step in during the hour-long ordeal because…
Northern Ireland Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has launched a consultation on Protect Life 2 – a strategy for suicide prevention in the north of Ireland. The consultation was launched to coincide with the 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day ( Saturday 10 September) with a theme of 'Connect, Communicate, Care' -…
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