Health and Social Wellbeing

 

Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Addiction Northern Ireland (NI)
Provider: Independent Charity
Description: Addiction NI provides support and treatment to people affected by alcohol or drug addiction.
Contact Tel: 028 9066 4434
For more information see: www.addictionni.com

Alcoholics Anonymous
Provider: Independent Charity
Description: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Location: Greystone Community Centre, Ballycraigy Road
Frequency: Tuesday, 8.30 pm, Thursday, 8.30pm
Location: St. Comgalls Youth Centre, Castle Street
Frequency: Sunday, 8.30 pm
Contact Tel: 028 9043 4848
For more information see: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Believe in Youth
Description: Believe in youth aims to reduce the physical and mental harm caused by alcohol to young people by delaying the onset of drinking through education and alcohol intervention programmes alongside specialised alcohol intervention programmes delivered directly “where and when” young people congregate and socialise. This project will be delivered by Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum.
Contact Tel: 028 2565 2105.

Befriending
Befriending ‘In Touch’ Project

Provider: Action On Hearing Loss
Description: The ‘In Touch’ Project provides a free befriending service which aims to reduce isolation and loneliness for older deaf and hard of hearing people across Northern Ireland.
Contact Tel: 028 9023 9619
For more information see: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

British Red Cross Home and Well Scheme
Provider: British Red Cross
Components vary but includes: supported hospital discharge transport, befriending, access to wheelchairs, Hand Arm & Shoulder Massage, signposting to other local/specialist services. Aims to be a person-centred service, help people withstand and recover from a Health Social & Care crisis and reaching out to Older people/ Vulnerable. The service aims to support people to experience - Reduced anxiety, Enhanced well-being, Improved confidence, Reduced Isolation, Improved Nutrition, Increased Resilience. Referrals will be taken for individuals; Living distant to families and friends, Being anxious about leaving hospital / recently leaving hospital, At risk of admission to hospital or respite care if practical support is not provided, During / following period of ill health in individuals own home, For carers with increased risk of social isolation – in need of emotional or practical support, Support after a recent bereavement, Resident within Northern H&SCT.
Contact Tel: 02870342569 / 07860715718
Email: cithni@redcross.org.uk

Good Morning Antrim
Provider: Good Morning Northern Ireland
Description: The Good morning call service seeks to establish, deliver and provide support and information to older or vulnerable people via telephone support through the following: Providing a befriending service through regular telephone contact. Assisting in maintaining the service user's independence. Providing social interaction and reduced social isolation. Encouraging and developing social supports in order to reduce loneliness and isolation.
Location: Family Caring Centre, 2-5 Somerset Park, Rathenraw, Antrim BT41 2TE
Contact Tel: 028 9446 4619
For more information see: www.goodmorningni.org/

Praxis
Provider: Praxis
Description: Praxis Care operates a volunteer befriending scheme which offers friendship and support to someone who has become isolated because of mental ill-health as well as individuals with a learning disability or acquired brain injury.
Contact Tel: 028 902 34555
For more information see: www.praxisprovides.com

Radius Housing Floating Support Service
Provider: Radius Housing Association
Description: Available to private home owners as well as housing executive tenants, the scheme can assist those people aged 55 and over to remain in their own home for longer by providing a low level housing support service. The service can be provided for a period up to six months and is easily accessible by applying directly to Fold. An exit plan will be developed with the service user regarding longer support needs when they are exiting the scheme. Support can include: Befriending. Advising on food preparation. Reminding and non-specialist counselling where this does not conflict with similar services provided as personal care. Assistance with the maintenance of the safety of the dwelling. Assistance with arranging minor repairs to and servicing of domestic equipment and appliances. Assistance in how to engage with individuals, professionals and other bodies with an interest in the welfare of the service user. Assistance in dealing with claims to social security benefits and other official correspondence relevant to sustaining occupancy of the dwelling. Encouraging socialising, day trips, weekly luncheon clubs, coffee mornings and a range of other group activities
Contact Tel: 0330 123 0888 Mobile: 078 7284 1260

For More information: www.radiushousing.org Facebook: @RadiusHousing T:@RadiusHousing

Bereavement
Cruse Bereavement
Provider: Cruse Bereavement Care
Description: Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the wellbeing of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Location: Causeway Office Robinson Hospital Ballymoney
Contact Tel: 028 276 66686
Helpline Tel: 0844 4779 400
Email: northern2@cruse.org.uk
For more information see: www.cruse.org.uk

Carer’s
Alzheimer’s Society Carers Support Group Antrim
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group gives family carers the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and a chance to share their experiences, concerns and problems in an understanding and confidential setting.
Location: Clotworthy House, Castle Gardens, Antrim
Frequency: 2nd Monday of each month 2pm -3.30 pm
Contact Tel: 028 944 61717

Carers Northern Ireland (NI)
Provider: Carers NI
Description: Carers NI is part of Carers UK. It is a membership organisation run by carers, for carers across Northern Ireland providing information to all care matters.
Contact Tel: 028 9043 9843
For more information see: www.carersuk.org/northernireland

Carer’s Northern Ireland (NI) Support Group Antrim
Provider: Carers NI
Description: Carers NI facilitates five carers’ groups across the NHSCT area. These groups discuss matters which affect the everyday lives of carers and the people they care for - everything from home security and carer's rights to aromatherapy and fund raising activities.
Location: Clotworthy House, Castle Gardens, Antrim
Frequency: First Wednesday of each month at 1.30pm
Contact Tel: 028 9043 9843

CAUSE
Provider: CAUSE
Description: CAUSE is a peer-led charity in Northern Ireland directed and staffed by past and present carers. It provides practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with serious mental illness.
Contact Tel: 028 9065 0650
Helpline Tel: 084 5603 0291
For more information see: www.cause.org.uk

 

Disability
Cedar Foundation

Provider: Cedar Foundation
Description: Cedar delivers a range of services that enable people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities. Our services are centred around the individual needs of each person and are delivered throughout Northern Ireland. Supported Living, Housing Support, Floating Support, Residential Care, Activities, Employability and Inclusion.
Location: 1a Woodside Road Industrial Estate, Woodside Road, Ballymena, BT42 4QJ
Contact Tel: 028 256 59111
For more information see: www.cedar-foundation.org/

Cedar Foundation Floating Support
Provider: Cedar Foundation Support
Description: Referrals can be made by anyone interested in accessing the service for themselves or by a professional, family member or other organisation. The Floating Support Service is for adults (over 18) living in their own home, or about to move out soon, who want to be able to carry out their housing responsibilities as independently as possible. In the Northern Trust Floating Support is provided for people affected by Brain Injury, Physical Disability and Sensory Disability.
Contact Tel: 028 90461834
Email: fs@cedar-foundation.org
For more information see: www.cedar-foundation.org/

British Red Cross Home and Well Scheme
Provider: British Red Cross
Components vary but includes: supported hospital discharge transport, befriending, access to wheelchairs, Hand Arm & Shoulder Massage, signposting to other local/specialist services. Aims to be a person-centred service, help people withstand and recover from a Health Social & Care crisis and reaching out to Older people/ Vulnerable. The service aims to support people to experience - Reduced anxiety, Enhanced well-being, Improved confidence, Reduced Isolation, Improved Nutrition, Increased Resilience. Referrals will be taken for individuals; Living distant to families and friends, Being anxious about leaving hospital / recently leaving hospital, At risk of admission to hospital or respite care if practical support is not provided, During / following period of ill health in individuals own home, For a carer with an increased risk of social isolation – in need of emotional or practical support, Support after a recent bereavement, Resident within Northern H&SCT.
Contact Tel: 02870342569 / 07860715718
Email: cithni@redcross.org.uk

Disability Action Transport
Provider: Disability Action
DATS is a local urban transport service for people with disabilities or for those who find it difficult using mainstream public transport. Membership is free but a fare is charged for each trip taken. You will need to complete a membership application form and meet the criteria for membership. The service is available from 8.00am until 8.00pm daily Monday to Friday and from 9.00am until 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. On Bank Holidays there is no service. The booking office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm (excluding Public Holidays). As a new member of the Transport service, you can book your first single or return trip within your operational area for free. After that, all single trips within your operational area are charged at £2.30 per trip.
Contact Tel: 0845 608 5555 transport@diabilityaction.org

South Antrim Community Transport
Provider: South Antrim Community Transport
Dial a Lift – for registered members. Door to Door Transport is available to registered rural dwellers who are unable or find it difficult to use public transport to local services such as: shopping, clinics, post office, chemist and access to training. Dial a lift CANNOT be used for hospital appointments, Health Trust led Day Centres or school to home transport. Bookings Must be made no later than 4 o’clock on the previous day.
Available – Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
SIF – Funding from Social Investment Fund offers an extension to our operational hours for Dial a Lift and can now provide new and current members with transport to: Shopping Trips, Church / Chapel Services, Further / Higher Education, Training & Employment, Recreation, Hospital appointments – outside operational areas
Extended Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Feeder Service – Your local rural transport partnership can provide transport from your door to the bus stop to members who can travel on public transport and want to go outside their operational area.
Group Hire is available to registered ‘Not for Profit’ groups within your Council area. Groups have a choice of having their own driver trained in-house to MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) standard or they can book a paid driver. Groups include: Church, Youth, Sport, Community.

Location: Unit 30 Dennison Industrial Estate, Mill road Ballycalre BT39 9EB
Contact Tel: 028 9334 2455 saruraltransport@btconnect.com
For more information see:
www.southantrimcommunitytransport.com

 

Eyes and Ears
Action on Hearing Loss
Provider: Action On Hearing Loss
Description: Action On Hearing Loss (previously RNID) provides a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They can also carry out a basic hearing check over the phone.
Contact Tel: 028 9023 9619
For more information see: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
Email: belfastH2H@hearingloss.org.uk

RNIB Community Access Worker & Support Group Antrim
Provider: RNIB
Description: Social Activities and Support for people living with Sight Loss
Location: Antrim, Larne, Carrickfergus and Newtonabbey
Contact Tel: Sharon McClure 028 944 24322/ 07951746093
Email: Sharon.mcclure@rnib.org.uk

RNIB Northern Ireland
Provider: RNIB
Description: RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind) in Northern Ireland provides people recently diagnosed with loss of sight with support to help them adapt to difficult circumstances, retain confidence and quickly regain their independence. They have a number of eye clinic liaison officers.
If you would like to speak to someone from the RNIB eye health information team or have any queries about your sight contact RNIB helpline.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 9373
Helpline Tel: 030 3123 9999
For more information see: www.rnib.org.uk

Mental Health and Wellbeing
Alzheimer’s Society
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: Alzheimer’s Society is an organisation which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Contact Tel: 028 9066 4100
Helpline Tel: 030 0222 1122
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Aware Defeat Depression
Provider: Aware Defeat Depression
Description: Aware Defeat Depression is a voluntary organisation dedicated to providing support and information for all those affected by depressive illnesses across Northern Ireland.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 1734
Helpline Tel: 084 5120 2961
For more information see: www.aware-ni.org

CAUSE
Provider: CAUSE
Description: CAUSE is a peer-led charity in Northern Ireland directed and staffed by past and present carers. It provides practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with serious mental illness.
Contact Tel: 028 9065 0650
Helpline Tel: 084 5603 0291
For more information see: www.cause.org.uk

Lifeline
Provider: Lifeline
Description: Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.
Contact Tel: 080 8808 8000
For more information see: www.lifelinehelpline.info

Health and Wellbeing Programme
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: A Health and Wellbeing of older people programme has been developed with the overall aim of supporting older people to maintain and improve their health and promote independence. All programmes last a maximum of 16 weeks and participants will work towards achieving agreed goals and objectives to enable them to live more independently within their own community.
Location: Antrim Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 9441 6515


Mindfulness
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: Positive living programmes have been developed to provide participants the opportunity to explore and learn skills to enable them to identify and overcome stressors in their lives. The programme uses group methods which focus on the use of positive thought processes and techniques in the management of stress. The programme helps to improve social, interpersonal and communication skills, through education and group support and helps support people who have identified feelings of distress leading from concerns and worries. General Practitioners and any trust health and social care professional can make referrals.
Location: Antrim Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 9441 6515

NIAMH and Beacon
Provider: Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
Description: Provides day-to-day care and support where needed, to enable people to live full and active lives. Niamh work in partnership with individuals to cultivate their capacity for creativity, care, compassion, realism and resilience. They promote and supporting the recovery of hope and ambition for flourishing mental health. This takes place through emotional and practical support and group work.
Location: Various
Contact Tel: 028 9032 8474
For more information see: www.niamhwellbeing.org

Rehability - Antrim
Provider: Independent Community Group
Description: Rehability is a support centre for people with mental health needs. It provides social and recreational opportunities through the following:
Healthy meals, shopping, four overseas trips per year, social nights weekly, games, Sunday lunch, hairdresser. There is a £10 membership fee.
Location: 7-8 Norfolk Court, Rathenraw, Antrim
Frequency: Ongoing
Contact Tel: 028 9442 8264

Relate NI
Provider: Relate Northern Ireland
Description: Relate NI provides a confidential relationship counselling service for those who have relationship or marital problems.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 3454
Email: office@relateni.org
For more information see: www.relateni.org

Samaritans
Provider: Samaritans
Description: Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Contact Tel: 028 9066 4422
Email: jo@samaritans.org
For more information see: www.samaritans.org/

Mobility Issues
British Red Cross Mobility Aids
Provider: British Red Cross
Description: British Red Cross Provides short term loans of mobility aids to people in need, including wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks and Zimmer frames.
Contact Tel: 077 3834 1753
For more information or to request a mobility aid see: www.redcross.org.uk

Stepping Towards Enhanced Postural Stability (STEPS)
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: STEPS is a 16 week exercise and education programme. It is designed to help prevent falls and fractures, and promote independent living. The programme is available to adults over 55 years of age. General Practitioners and any trust health and social care professional can make referrals.
Location: Antrim Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 9441 6515

 

 

Reablement
Daycare Reablement Programmes
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: A variety of 16 week programmes for older people are held within the Day Centre to enable them to live more independently within their own community.
Location: Antrim Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 9442 6002

Home Care Reablement
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: The Home Care Reablement Service is a short term service for all new domiciliary care referrals which aims to assist people to regain skills and confidence to live as independently as possible within their own home and community.
Contact Tel: 028 9442 6002

Relationships
Relate NI
Provider: Relate Northern Ireland
Description: Relate NI provides a confidential relationship counselling service for those who have relationship or marital problems.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 3454
Email Office: office@relateni.org
Email: keithirwin@relateni.org / alisonmurphy@relateni.org
For more information see: www.relateni.org

 

 

Page last updated:31 July 2018