We are Moving Offices
June 2018: Bridge of Hope is moving staff and services from its clinic at Ashton Centre and Duncairn Gardens to McSweeney Centre. Please bear with us while we get settled : )
Bridge of Hope has a team of highly qualified and experienced practitioners trained in Trauma Counselling, Integrative Counselling, Person-Centred Counselling, CBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.
High 5 for Take 5 Campaign
Local television channel NVTV puts the spotlight on the now regional Take 5 campaign, which was first rolled out across the city of Belfast in 2015. The positive mental health campaign highlights 5 easy ways we can take to improve our emotional wellbeing everyday. Irene Sherry, co-chair of the Belfast Strategic Partnership’s Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Thematic Group, student Dominic Smyth and Jim Morgan Project Development Senior Officer from the Belfast Health Development Unit discuss the benefits of taking time out to look after your mental health.
Read more about positive mental health and wellbeing
Head of Victims & Mental Health Services
Irene set up Bridge of Hope in 2001 as a department of Ashton Community Trust to assist people affected by the legacy of the conflict and to encourage better health and wellbeing. She is the head of the department and a senior manager at Ashton. She is a strong advocate and strategist in the field of mental health and suicide prevention in the city of Belfast.
Lindsay is Operations Manager at Bridge of Hope. She is responsible for overseeing the day to day delivery of all Bridge of Hope services. She has extensive experience of working within the voluntary sector.
Mary began working for Bridge of Hope 15 years ago and is Training Coordinator. She manages the recruitment & delivery of all personal and professional development training including accredited VTCT courses. She is a qualified life coach and therapist.
Nuala co-ordinates the administrative team and is responsible for the financial management of service delivery.
Áine’s work focuses on developing & delivering Bridge of Hope’s conflict and legacy programmes especially the Transitional Justice Grassroots Toolkit partnership work with Ulster University. Her role also involves communications and research development.
Jean is a BACP accredited counsellor and works to assist and support victims and survivors of the conflict. She has over 15 years of experience working as a counsellor in Belfast and is highly experienced in the field of trauma counselling.
PEACE IV Health and Wellbeing Caseworker
Jim is a Health & Wellbeing caseworker with Bridge of Hope, providing support to those impacted by the conflict. Jim is a qualified counsellor and life coach and has significant experience in supporting people from a trauma informed approach.
Liz is a key member of the Bridge of Hope administrative team and is based at the Ashton Clinic. She oversees daily activities at this clinic.
PEACE IV Health and Wellbeing Caseworker
Brendan is a Health & Wellbeing Caseworker with Bridge of Hope, liaising with a multitude of statutory and community agencies to improve the health & wellbeing of those affected by the conflict here. He draws upon many years of trauma stewardship experience to complement his practice.
Ellen is a key member of the Bridge of Hope administrative team. She is based at our office in Alliance Avenue and oversees the clinic’s daily activities.
The venue and life coaching were both outstanding, very much worth my time and I feel I am becoming a more positive person.
I’m beginning to release old patterns of negativity.
I’ve learned so much about myself.Life Coaching Clients
Stress levels reduced, aches and pains reduced, feeling more relaxed.
Helped me through a hard time in my life.
Less stress, taught me coping mechanisms and improved health.Therapy Clients
I feel they just gave me a new lease of life.
Realising the connections between your thoughts and your emotions, how your thoughts and feelings are connected.
I found it very inspirational.Training Programme Clients