Recovery & Community

Support Group

Organisation                    Description of Service

Life Change Changes Lives people LCCL & Pop Up Art
07731582332 / 02844616166                    
Facebook: LCCL & Pop Up Art @lcclproject
Provides services to help overcome their mental health issues, social isolation and addiction. They offer creative therapy, counselling and creative arts projects. Currently not operational due to Covid pandemic. However, they are
running a walking group.
Contact them directly for more Information or visit their website.

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or
0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
A charity supporting people who are going through difficult times with eating disorders.

AMH: New Horizons
Telephone: 028 4461 3791
Supports adults recovering from mental ill health. They offer personal development programmes, vocational training courses, employment opportunities, and social and recreational activities. Accessed by secondary service and unemployment advisor referrals, however you can contact them directly for more information.

AMH: Men’s Shed
Telephone: 07885407094
Email: [email protected]
Men’s Shed is a project for men aged 50+ to socialise, share and learn new skills, and enjoy the craic. Men’s shed is accessed by self-referral. Visit website for more information. Either telephone or email Lisa Murray (the shed project officer) if you or anyone you know are interested in joining. Due to Covid it may be a limited service.

Men’s Health Forum
Men’s Health Forum is an information site for men, which has links to talking support. It is for 18–65-year-old men.

SHIP (Self Harm Intervention Programme)
SHIP is a short-term 1-1 counselling service providing support to adults who self harm. The aim of SHIP is to minimise/prevent repetition of self-harm and deaths by suicide. Accessed by secondary referrals only.

Lifeline Helpline
Telephone: 0808 808 8000
Lifeline is a free 24-hour, 7-day week crisis response helpline for anyone of any age experiencing distress and/or Despair.

Email: [email protected]
Support group information:
Support group email: [email protected]
NI charity that provides information and support to those affected by depression, bipolar and/or anxiety. They offer support groups, 1-1 support, and wellbeing courses. Due to the current Covid pandemic, support groups and courses are facilitated online through Zoom. This is a self-referral service and registration is online via the email address. See website for more information.

MindWise provide over 30 services across Northern Ireland, working alongside people at risk of and affected by mental health issues, their carers, and their families. In this section, we have only listed services which are community based and the easiest to access.

Day support service for adults with enduring mental health needs, carers and relatives. It provides a wide range of different activities but due to Covid, the gardening group is the only operating service until government guidelines change. Please see website for information. Secondary referrals only.

Call (free 24 hour helpline): 116123
Samaritans offer confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress, hopelessness and/or despair.
Mindwise Advocacy Service
Freephone 08088010373 and choose Northern Ireland.
This service provides mental health and money advice information, as well as any other welfare issues that requires advocacy support, such as for example completing
benefit applications. It also ensures you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to. It is open to everyone.