Supporting Families North Belfast

SFNB is a Big Lottery funded project and a partnership of five Healthy Living Centres in North Belfast and the project brings together individual elements from each of the partners to deliver a holistic care pathway using good health as the foundation for the delivery of family support services. There are three tiers to the programme.


Tier one

SFNB can deliver a range of children’s confidence and resiliency programmes to local primary schools and community centres. The programmes will be based on key nutritional and physical activities designed to aid the development of a healthy lifestyle.
Three CHILDREN’S HEALTH PROGRAMMES will be delivered as part of the SFNB project as follows:
•    Children’s Health programme for pupils in primary 2/3
•    Self Esteem programme for pupils in primary 5/6
•    Moving On programme for pupils in primary 7

SFNB can provide PARENTS/CARERS PROGRAMME to local Primary Schools. Programme will be facilitated within the school setting and within the school day. Crèche can be provided. SFNB provides an 18 week parent/carer programme that is broken down into three elements:
•    Nutritional element- 6 sessions
•    Physical activity element- 6 sessions
•    Personal development/ stress management element- 6 sessions
SFNB can provide joint PARENT/CARER AND CHILDREN PROGRAMMES on an 8 week school base programme which is designed to strengthen family relationships and communication.


Tier Two

SFNB has a family support service. The family support worker receives referrals from the lower/upper North Belfast hubs. The family support worker will then carry out initial assessments to identify needs/challenges and priorities. Promoting the parent/child bond and matching services internally providing 1-2-1 support for the family unit and individual members. And finally signposting to other services to meet the needs of the family.


Tier Three

NEW LIFE COUNSELLING can provide within the school setting:
•    Child Counselling- 3 pupils per school can receive 8 sessions
•    Time Together- 8 weeks of child/parent school base group programme for 8 families.
New Life can also provide adult counselling and family therapy within their own offices.


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For more information on any of our services please get in touch:

Family Support Worker
Trish Brady – 07552404245

Programme Co-ordinator
Claire Allen- 07585125743 claire@communityhealthpartnership.

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