North & East Community Wellbeing Service

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 to 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 Involvement/Activities


•    Creative writing
•    Art
•    Walking
•    Gardening
•    Mens group
•    Personal development groups
•    Life skills
•    Healthy eating
•    Drama
•    ICT
•    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:

Inspire Community Wellbeing Service (N&E Belfast)
East Belfast Network Centre,
55 Templemore Avenue
Belfast, Co. Down BT5 4FP

Tel: 02890735693 


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