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
art of de-stressing and enhance your problem solving
Bridge of Hope provides complementary therapy
services including aromatherapy massage and
reflexology at our clinics and outreach locations.
Bridge of Hope delivers personal development courses
in mindfulness & resilience and provides life
coaching and VTCT accredited training.
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
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.
about positive mental health and wellbeing
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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
I found it very inspirational.
Training Programme Clients