Bracken is a Community Wellbeing Service based in East Belfast; providing a wide range of progressive, tailored support and experiential learning opportunities to our members throughout East & North Belfast. We listen to what you want, but also support you to look beneath the surface and understand what you need; matching your needs to the right group or course for you. We accept you for who and where you are now; providing unique opportunities for personal development and success in reaching your goals. We value partnership working with community groups. We have provided and continue to provide; a wide range of tailored groups; designed and delivered to meet your specific needs and delivered at your location.

Our aim is to provide a quality service to members offering opportunities to participate in various activities and groups; individual pathways to recovery; learning and development and social interaction within a friendly environment. We work with the local community and in partnership with various agencies including local colleges and community groups offer a wide range of services using a holistic approach. Life skills activities, active lifestyles groups, personal development, healthy eating and social networking offer a chance to promote good mental health and work towards positive well being.

Service User Involvment/Activities


•Creative writing
•Mens group
•Personal development groups
•Life skills
•Healthy eating
•Educational opportunities provided as part of the Live and Learn project
•Complimentary therapies
•Drop In
•Essential skills

Mixed Jam - Mixed Jam is a creativity night held once a month where budding poets, musicians and the like share their creativity based on a monthly theme. Members of the public are welcome. This session is free. Contact Bracken for further information.

Bracken also provides specific services for over 65s and for 18-30 year olds

How to Find Us:

2nd floor, Skainos
241 Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 1AF
Tel: 02890 459878

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