NIAMH originally opened Hope (Then known as Twinbrook drop-in or Beacon Centre) on December 10th 1990 in collaboration with the Down and Lisburn Unit, EHSSB, Making Belfast Work and the NI Housing Executive. It was later known as Willowtree House for several years before being again renamed as Hope Community Wellbeing Service on 21st May 2015. This current name was chosen by the members who attend the centre. The aim was/is to provide support to people within the community who live with mental ill-health issues.
Hope House Community Wellbeing Service is situated in Twinbrook, and is within a short distance of Poleglass, Lagmore, Dunmurry, Derriaghy and Lisburn. Our professional staff aim to support service users in striving to achieve good mental health through social, educational and practical activities. Beacon staff also work in tandem with local Community Mental Health Teams and other health professionals. Service User participation and involvement is central to our working practice and applications are also always welcome from prospective volunteers.
Gardening Organic Garden (Vegetables and Herbs)
Our full and ever developing programme of support activities is tailored to meet the recovery needs of our service users (members). Sessions are delivered in both the centre and community based locations such as the local library computer suite. Member participation is welcomed and encouraged throughout the organisation at all levels.
Our emphasis is on recovery and every member is involved in their own agreed support plan and are allocated their own individual key-worker. Members also have many opportunities to take part in working groups and committees. They are also encouraged to complete various on-line interactive training modules with staff support. our programme is regularly updated and flexible.
From its base at 25 Glasvey Drive (in the Twinbrook Estate), Hope provides service to Colin Valley, Lisburn and surrounding areas, it is within a short walk of all local shops and amenities and is also ideally situated close to busy public transport routes which are regularly serviced by bus companies and black taxis.
Although Hope is staffed by Inspire, we have links to (and work closely with) several local health and community organisations including Lisburn and Stewartstown Road CMHT’s, CAB, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Oaklee Housing, Habinteg, NIHE, Falls Community Council and others.
Hope opening hours are as follows:
Monday 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 10am to 4pm
Thursday 10am to 4pm
Hope House Community Wellbeing Service
25 Glasvey Drive
Tel: 02890 611197
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