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: Millbrook Resource Centre, Ballymoney
Frequency: Thursday and Sunday 8.30pm
Contact Tel: 028 9043 4848
For more information see: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Taking the Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Big Lottery
Description: The Northern Trust offers a range of services to help reduce the impact of alcohol misuse through four interlinked, outcome focused projects being delivered by a partnership of voluntary sector organisations, other service providers and stakeholders. This is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is under the title Taking the Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol.

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.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Description: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind provides mentoring and counselling for individuals along with personal development packages. It will also increase the capacity of local community, voluntary and specialist services to recognise and support individuals and families affected by both mental health and alcohol problems. This project will be delivered by Contact and Action Mental Health.
Contact Tel: 028 9074 4499.

Relationships and Alcohol Misuse
Provided by: Relate NI
Description: Delivered by Ballymena, Causeway and Cookstown Citizens Advice Bureaus, this scheme aims to help family members with their relationships, communication, manage conflict and develop a capacity for resilience. It also offers counselling premises in Ballymena, Coleraine and Cookstown. Each Citizen Advice Bureau will assist people who are experiencing financial difficulties or have debt problems relating to alcohol misuse.
Contact Tel: 028 9026 0882 or local contact 07977553334
Email: keithirwin@relateni.org / alisonmurphy@relateni.org

Think Drink (55+)
Provided by: Addiction NI
Description: Offers help and support to people aged 55+ who are concerned about their alcohol use. Support is also available for family members who are affected by an Older Person's alcohol use. The project aims to increase recognition and understanding on this often hidden problem. This project is delivered by Addiction NI and Causeway Rural and Urban Network (CRUN)
Contact Tel: 028 7034 4934 / 028 9066 4434
For more information see: www.addictionni.com

Alzheimer’s
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.
Helpline Tel: 030 0222 1122
Local Dementia Support Worker: 07710379947 or 02870358887
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Alzheimer’s Society Coleraine Branch Office
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: A range of services are provided through each Local Service Office to support people and their carers from the time of diagnosis including awareness raising, dementia support, support groups, activity clubs, information and signposting, carers information and support, outings and trips.
Location: Castlerock Road, Coleraine
Contact Tel: 02870358887
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Alzheimer’s Society Carers Support Group Ballymoney
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: Robinson Community Hub, Ballymoney
Frequency: Last Wednesday of each month 2.30-4.00pm
Contact Tel: 028 703 58887
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Dementia Navigator Service
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Support for people with Dementia and their families to navigate and access services in the NHSCT and Community & Voluntary sector.
Location: Antrim
Email: simon.hilditch@northerntrust.hscni.net

Arthritis
Arthritis Care NI
Provider: Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
Description: Arthritis Care has over 20 local branches and groups across Northern Ireland providing support and encouragement for their members through a range of activities and social events. They offer the opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation, share experiences and build friendships.
Helpline Tel: 080 8800 4050/ 028944 16515
For more information see: www.arthritiscare.org.uk/ni

Arthritis Care Branch NI Ballymoney Branch
Provider: Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
Description: Arthritis Care has over 20 local branches and groups across Northern Ireland providing support and encouragement for their members through a range of activities and social events. They offer the opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation, share experiences and build friendships.
Location: Millbrook Resource Centre, Old Ballymoney Rd
Frequency: First Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm
Contact Tel: 028 9078 2940

Befriending
Age Concern Causeway - Coleraine
Description: Age Concern Causeway seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of older people and improve their social networks through a range of services for those aged 55 years or over through a number of ways such as: Befriending – one to one home visits for people who live alone with little or no social contacts – helping them be aware of what is available. Advocacy – Benefit checks, form filling and home visits as needed. Activity programme – range of activities throughout the week – swimming, bowling, crochet, something every day. Dementia support – every Thursday in Coleraine. Mentoring Service for isolated people who often live in rural areas. Mealtime companion – in partnership with the Northern Trust a volunteer mealtime companion project aiming to improve nutrition, mealtime experience and dignity of older people in hospital by providing and supporting volunteer mealtime companions.
Location: 3 Brook Street, Coleraine
Frequency: On-going activities
Contact Tel: 028 7035 7966

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 carer’s 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

COAST
Provider: Coast Network
Description: A local network working in partnership with other support organisations to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of older people across the Causeway Coast. This network provides a good morning telephone based service, the COAST Handyperson Scheme (home visits to carry out safety checks and household tasks) as well as advice, befriending, luncheon clubs and older person forum schemes.
Contact Tel: 028 2766 5068
Email: coast.manager@yahoo.co.uk
For more information see: www.coastnetwork.org/

Good Morning Causeway
Provider: COAST
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: West Bann Development, 8 Killowen Court, Coleraine
Contact Tel: 028 70558005
For more information see: www.goodmorningni.org

Loughgiel Community Association
Provider: Independent Community Group
Description: The Loughgiel Community Association provides support through financial support and advice such as how to maximise income, how to budget and ways to economise. There are a variety of health and wellbeing talks. The Loughgiel Community Association seeks to care for older people’s emotional wellbeing by informing members about what is happening within the community and by providing transport to the groups luncheon club, GP appointments, dental appointments and other health related appointments. Other services are available such as the collection and delivery of prescriptions, a luncheon Club and a meals service.
Location: Loughgiel Community Centre
Contact Tel: 028 2764 1389
For more information see: www.loughgiel.co.uk/

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 9032 0184
For more information see: www.praxisprovides.com

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

Wave Trauma Centre
Provider: Wave Trauma Centre
Description: The overall aim of WAVE is to offer care and support to anyone bereaved or traumatized through the violence of The Troubles, irrespective of religious, cultural or political belief. The philosophy and ethos of the organization is one of inclusiveness i.e. anyone bereaved or traumatized—those physically impaired as a result of the violence in Northern Ireland and those who care for them. Services such as Befriending, Psychotherapy/Counselling, Advice/Welfare, Training Opportunities, Complementary Therapies and Youth are available from all centres.
Contact Tel: 028 27669900
For more information see: www.wavetraumacentre.org.uk/

Cancer
Action Cancer Appointments Service

Provider: Action Cancer
Description: Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity. Our mission is to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support. Breast Screening, MOT Health checks, Support, Therapeutic Services, Counselling or Complementary Therapy. Book appointments at a location near you by telephone or online.
Location: various locations thoughout the Northern Trust
Contact Tel: 028 908 03344
Email: info@actioncancer.org
For more information see: www.actioncancer.org/Appointments

Cancer Focus Patient Support
Provider: Cancer Focus
Description: Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is here to help you, your family and carers when you’re affected by cancer. We have a wide range of one-to-one and group patient support services to help you. Our services include counselling, art therapy, a bra-fitting service, family support and much more.
Contact Tel: 0800 783 3339
Email: care@cancerfocusni.org
For more information see: http://cancerfocusni.org/patient-support/

Cancer Survivorship Directory
Provider: Cancer Survivorship
Description: A directory of support for those living with cancer, their carers and families. Directory of cancer support services in the northern trust area.
For more information see: http://survivorship.cancerni.net/

NHSCT Cancer Services Website
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: Website for those living with cancer, their carer’s and families.
For more information see: http://nhsctcancerservices.hscni.net/

Macmillan
Provider: Macmillan Cancer Support
Description: At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here. Services in this area include a volunteer service, helpline, welfare rights, information and support, complimentary therapy, meal time companions.
Helpline: 08088080000
Contact Tel: 028 9442 4394
For more information see: www.macmillan.org.uk

Marie Curie Helper Service
Provider: Marie Curie
Description: The Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who visit people in their homes offering companionship and support for up to three hours each week, all completely free of charge. Our service aims to fill the gap in meeting the emotional support needs of people with a terminal illness, and those of their carers. It also enables carers to cope better and continue with their caring role.
Contact Tel: 0845 302 4851
Email: NIhelper@mariecurie.org.uk
For more information see: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Marie Curie Nursing Service
Provider: Marie Curie Nursing Service
Description: Marie Curie Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide nursing care and support for people in their own homes. They are available 24 hours of the day, seven days a week. They work closely with the district nurse with the aim of providing the care that is right for you when you need it most. Each visit may vary in length based on individual care requirements
Contact Tel: 0800 716 146
Out of Hours Nursing Service
Contact Tel: 028 2566 3500
For more information see: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Carers
Alzheimer’s Society Carers Support Group Ballymoney
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: The Robinson Community Hub, Ballymoney
Frequency: Last Wednesday of each month, 2.30-4.00pm
Contact Tel: 028 703 58887
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Barnardos Young Carers
Provider: Barnardos
Description: Barnardo’s runs 20 services across the UK which work to support young carers and their families in a variety of ways: Helping the family to find the support they need, and are entitled to, from local services, so that a child’s caring responsibilities can be reduced. Supporting young carers to use local services such as sports clubs, support groups, and health centres. Providing advice and emotional support through counselling and drop-in sessions. Liaising with schools so that teachers can better support their students. Providing opportunities for young carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, spend time with other young carers and share experiences
Providing opportunities for young carers to learn more about their parent’s illness or disability.
Location: Magherafelt
Contact Tel: 028 796 31344
Location: Coleraine
Contact Tel: 07833682077
For more information see: www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/barnardos_today/northernireland/northern_ireland_childrens_services.htm

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

Carers Northern Ireland (NI) Support Group Coleraine
Provider: Carers Northern Ireland
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: The Blind Centre, 37 Abbey Street, Coleraine, BT52 1EX
Frequency: Last Thursday of each month at 2pm
Contact Tel: 028 9043 9843
For more information see: www.carersuk.org/northernireland

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

Chest, Heart and Stroke
British Heart Foundation

Provider: British Heart Foundation
Description: The British Heart Foundation seeks to support and help those suffering from heart disease.
Contact Tel: 028 9024 5838
Helpline Tel: 030 0330 3311
For more information please see: www.bhf.org.uk

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke
Description: NI Chest Heart and stroke seeks to help those with chest, heart and stroke illnesses through a number of services such as Care Services, Support Groups, Health Promotion, Information and Advice.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 0184
For more information please see: www.nichs.org.uk/

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke - Cardiac Support Groups
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Description: Cardiac Support Walking Group for people with heart disease.
Location: Causeway Hospital
Frequency: Tuesdays 14.30
Contact Tel: 028 9032 0184

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke – Stroke Family Support
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Description: Practical and emotional support for the family and carers of people affected by stroke.
Contact Tel: 07912046173
Email: ymontieth@nichs.org.uk

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke - Stroke Support Groups
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Description: Practical and emotional support and advice for people living with the long term consequences of stroke is provided. A programme of activities are in place such as information and advice on the effects of stroke, secondary prevention and health education, peer support, practical and emotional support and information and signposting to services.
Location: Tullygarley Community Centre, Ballymena
Frequency: Groups normally meet weekly (except July and August)
Contact Tel: 079 7311 7059

Stroke Association
Provider: Stroke Association
Description: The Stroke Association provides a number of vital support services across the country to help those affected by stroke to regain their lives.
Contact Tel: 028 9050 8020
Helpline Tel: 030 3303 3100
For more information see: www.stroke.org.uk

Stroke Association and Cruse Beyond Words Project
Provider: Stroke Association and Cruse Bereavement Care
Description: Beyond Words is a partnership project between Cruse and the Stroke Association. It will provide a range of bereavement services for: People over 60 Stroke survivors and their carer’s and those living in sheltered accommodation.
Project Coordinator: Sharon Millar 07947273767
Location: Various
Contact Tel: 028 9050 8020

Stroke Association Support Group Stage 1
Provider: Stroke Association
Description: This is a Speech and Language Therapy Programme for stroke survivors living with a communication disability (aphasia, dysarthria, dyspraxia) as a consequence of stroke. The programme is part of our Stroke Recovery Service and offers 18-36 therapy sessions led by a registered Speech and Language Therapist. Rebuilding communication skills will assist stroke survivors in adjusting their lifestyle following stroke, will reduce fear of communicating with others and help develop a more positive attitude towards life after stroke.
Location: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
Frequency: Wednesday weekly 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Contact Tel: 079 4727 3767
Email: sharon.millar@stroke.org.uk

Stroke Association Support Group Stage 2
Provider: Stroke Association
Description: This is a communication support and self-management programme for stroke survivors living with communication disability (aphasia, dysarthria, dyspraxia), as a consequence of stroke. The programme is part of our Stroke Recovery Service and offers 18 communication support sessions and 18 weeks of self-management and socialisation development. The Stage Two programme is delivered by a Stroke Recovery Coordinator and a registered a Speech and Language Therapist. The programme continues to support those who are rebuilding communication skills post stroke , Stage Two also assists with the development of self-management and socialisation skills to help stroke survivors adjust to life after stroke as well as how to more effectively manage this long term condition.
Location: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
Frequency: Wednesday weekly 10.00am to 12.00pm
Contact Tel: 079 4727 3767
Email: sharon.millar@stroke.org.uk

Depression
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
Email: info@awareni.org
For more information see: www.aware-ni.org

Diabetes
Diabetes UK
Provider: Diabetes UK
Description: Diabetes UK is a charity which aims to support people living with diabetes.
Contact Tel: 028 9066 6646
For more information see: www.diabetes.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

North Coast Community Transport
Provider: North 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.
Contact Tel: 028 703 21234
Email:
info@northcoastcommunitytransport.com
For more information see: https://www.northcoastcommunitytransport.com/

Epilepsy
Epilepsy Action
Provider: Epilepsy Action
Description: Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland. Raises awareness and increases understanding of epilepsy, Lobbies and campaigns for a better future for people with epilepsy. Supports people through our network of volunteers, branches and groups. Organises information events for both people living with epilepsy and health professionals. Organises and supports local fundraising events. Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland provides epilepsy awareness training sessions to groups who want to learn more about epilepsy. These include private employers, healthcare and service providers and schools.
Contact Tel: 02890 634 942
Email: cwatson@epilepsy.org.uk
For more information see: www.epilepsy.org.uk

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

Action On Hearing Loss Hear to Help Clinic Ballycastle
Provider: Action On Hearing Loss
Description: Advice on how to use and clean your hearing aids. Information on hearing loss and all the services that can help you. New batteries, Ear mould tubing and Wax guards which should be changed regularly. 10.30am to 12.30pm Second Tuesday of each month
Location: Ballycastle Health Centre, 1a Coleraine Rd, Ballycastle
Contact Tel: 028 944 24322/ 07940160672/ 07939169114
Email: angela.stanbridge@hearingloss.org.uk
For more information see: www.actiononhearingloss.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
Coleraine/ Ballymoney/ Ballymena Tel: 07711190440
Email: johnathan.adams@rnib.org.uk
For more information see: www.rnib.org.uk

Huntington’s
Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland
Provider: Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland provides support to individuals, families and carers living with Huntington's disease in N. Ireland and also provides information, advice and signposting for health and social care professionals.
Contact Tel: 028 2177 1812
Email: errol@hdani.org.uk
For more information see: www.hdani.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.
Helpline Tel: 030 0222 1122
Local Dementia Support Worker: 07710379947 or 02870358887
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
Email: info@awareni.org
For more information see: www.aware-ni.org

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

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

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 9026 0882 or local contact 07977553334
Email: keithirwin@relateni.org / alisonmurphy@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: 028 7034 2569
For more information or to request a mobility aid see: www.redcross.org.uk

Motor Neurone Disease
Motor Neurone Disease Association NI
Provider: Motor Neurone Disease Association NI
Description: Advice, Support and Information for those suffering from MND and their families.
Contact Tel: 07434839842
Email: mndni@hotmail.co.uk
For more information see: www.mndani.com

Multiple Sclerosis
Action MS
Provider: Action MS
Description: Information and support for people with MS and their families. Luncheon Club, Reflexology, Drop In, Advocacy, Holiday Home.
Location: Belfast
Contact Tel: 028 907 90707
Email: info@actionms.co.uk
For more information see: www.actionms.co.uk/

MS Society
Provider: MS Society
Description: We are Northern Ireland’s leading charity dedicated to beating MS.
We provide support and services to people affected by MS including advice, counselling, physiotherapy and financial support. We raise awareness of MS and make MS a priority at political level.
Contact Tel: 028 908 02802
Email: nireception@mssociety.org.uk
For more information see: www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me/branches/ms-society-northern-ireland

Parkinson’s
Parkinsons UK Northern Ireland
Provider: Parkinsons UK
Description: Our Parkinson's local advisers provide one-to-one information and support to people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. This includes helping people understand the impact of their condition and their rights, benefits advice and accessing local support and services.
Contact Tel: 0844 225 9823
Email: jlennox@parkinsons.org.uk
For more information see: www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/northern-ireland-local-contacts

Reablement
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 2766 1800

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 9026 0882 or local contact 07977553334
Email: keithirwin@relateni.org / alisonmurphy@relateni.org
For more information see: www.relateni.org

Relationships and Alcohol Misuse
Provided by: CAB
Description: Delivered by Ballymena, Causeway and Cookstown Citizens Advice Bureaus, this scheme aims to help family members with their relationships, communication, manage conflict and develop a capacity for resilience. It also offers counselling premises in Ballymena, Coleraine and Cookstown. Each Citizen Advice Bureau will assist people who are experiencing financial difficulties or have debt problems relating to alcohol misuse.
Contact Tel: 028 9026 0882
For more information see: www.relateni.org

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