Autumn 2019 personal development courses
Healthy North Belfast Report Event: Early findings from community conversations with over 1000 local people launched by Belfast Mayor John Finucane
Successful Transitional Justice Grassroots Toolkit residential with Victims & Survivors Forum
Stormont House Agreement Consultation: Deadline extended 5 October 2018
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.
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Head of Health & Wellbeing
Irene set up Bridge of Hope in 2001 as a project of Ashton Community Trust to support people affected by the legacy of the conflict and to encourage better health and wellbeing. She is head of Ashton’s Health & Wellbeing department and 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 is Training Coordinator of Bridge of Hope and manages the recruitment & delivery of all personal and professional development training including accredited VTCT courses. She is a qualified life coach and therapist.
Áine is Bridge of Hope’s Legacy Coordinator and her work focuses on developing & delivering conflict and legacy programmes especially the Transitional Justice Grassroots Toolkit partnership work with Ulster University. Her role also involves communications and research development.
Finance & Administration Coordinator
Ellen is Bridge of Hope’s Finance and Administration Coordinator. She is responsible for the financial administration of the project and line management of the admin team. She is based at McSweeney Centre and has significant experience working in the community sector.
Martina is Project Administrator with Ashton’s Bridge of Hope project. She oversees activities at the McSweeney Clinic in Henry Place and is a key member of the team.
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 supporting people from a trauma informed approach.
Eimear is project administrator with Bridge of Hope and is a key member of the admin team. She undertakes administrative duties and plays an important customer facing role with clients.
PEACE IV Health and Wellbeing CaseworkerBrendan 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.
Liz is a key member of the Bridge of Hope administrative team and is based at our clinic in Alliance Avenue. She oversees the delivery of health and wellbeing activities at this clinic.
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