the beating heart of ballymena – Woodvale Community Wellbeing Service is based in the centre of Ballymena and we are proud to announce plans to redevelop our building.

We were recently successful in our application to the Community Ownership Fund. A condition of the award, however, is that we must also secure community funding to match the grant. This clearly requires a significant effort throughout the Mid and East Antrim area. Our redevelopment plans have already received fantastic support from many businesses and individuals in Ballymena and beyond, and we are more than confident that we can achieve our goal.

Our service in Ballymena (Woodvale) is located in a two storey end terrace building in Ballymena town centre. However the building has deteriorated signifigantly over the past few years and is now in a poor stage of repair. Without this major refurbishment the building is at risk of closure.


Woodvale has been operating as a day centre for over 50 years providing support for over 100 adults with severe and enduring mental health needs referred from statutory mental health services.


This project will secure the long-term future and sustainability of our own services and of the wider Community Wellbieng Services in Ballymena through the creation of a newly refurbishment facility which will be open and accessible to many other groups and indiviudlas from the wider community.


Click on the image to get more information or sign-up to an event, or contact the team by emailing 

“It gives me a purpose for the day. Glad to be here and I have made friends.”


No matter how big or small the contribution, every penny will help us reach our funding goal for the future of the Ballymena service. We are committed to raising these funds. Will you join us?

However you want to get involved, Team Inspire is here to help. We have a number of fun and creative fundraising activities. Our fundraising campaign kicks off in November with the Mo Your Own Way campaign but you can get a head start by spreading the word. You can be a part of some, or all, of our initiatives. On the other hand, if you have a great idea for an event, get in touch with the team and we can provide support.

We have set up a campaign page which you can use to set up your fundraising page or make a donation to the project or download our community engagement pack below. 

“Woodvale has completely changed my life. I have a reason to get out of bed. I have people to talk to who understand mental health.”