The focus of the North East is to develop innovative ways to offer a Community Wellbeing Service (CWS) to more people, over the wider geographical area of Ballycastle, Ballymoney and Coleraine. We have moved away from the traditional ‘fixed building’ setting and taken the service to where it is needed.

The Recovery Ethos for people with lived experience of mental ill health is clear that individuals on a recovery journey will benefit from better connections within their local community. Social inclusion develops these connections, enhancing existing support networks and enabling individuals to identify what is available and what is of benefit to them. This involves people in understanding how they contribute to their own wellness recovery and requires them to reflect on the unique routines and activities they use to support their recovery journey.

The role of the North East CWS is to walk alongside members on this journey offering support and learning that enables personal decision making, self-advocacy and self-belief, and provide opportunities for members and staff to come together, to learn together, and to feel part of something positive, worthwhile and fulfilling.

A quarterly prospectus is distributed to highlight the range of activities and courses on offer, these rotate on the schedule and include:

•    Creative Writing
•    Personal Development
•    Art & Crafts
•    Good Company Groups
•    2 day WRAP
•    Guitar Lessons
•    Music, mood and movement sessions
•    Men’s Group
•    Leisure activities including badminton, walking, pool, boccia
•    Young People’s Group
•    Recreational IT
•    Reflexology
•    Build a WRAP - recovery focused short course
•    Healthy & Hearty - nutrition & cookery course
•    Engageability – employability themed


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