CCG Tenant’s

Tenant’s Synopsis

ACTION MENTAL HEALTH  AMH promotes mental health and well-being. Integral to the organisation is its nine New Horizons services, dotted across NI, where clients benefit from a variety of personal development, vocational skills and employability training. Varieties of resilience-building techniques are pivotal to the range of services delivered to schoolchildren and young people. They offer services for young and old alike, designed to promote mental well-being for those in work and currently unemployed; those affected by chronic pain or debilitating long-term illnesses; people living with eating disorders and a dedicated service in Bangor for people with learning disabilities.
CEDAR FOUNDATION Cedar supports individuals and families living with disability, autism and brain injury through a range of services focused on inclusion in local communities. Services in Southern area are:Inclusion Works: Supporting adults to build employability skills.  Specialist Brain Injury Community Inclusion Services:  Floating Support Service: supporting adults to live independently.   Short Breaks Service:Transitions Service: supporting disabled young people when leaving school.Youth Matters: supporting young people with disability, autism or brain injury to access a variety of group activities and personal development programmes.
CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING  NI   (CILNI)  An organisation of disabled people, working to support the right of disabled people to have choice and control in their lives and to take an active part in their community. CILNI promotes the philosophy of independent living and provides a range of services for people who are in receipt of Self- Directed support and Direct payments.
COMMUNITY ADVICE (previously CAB)   Community Advice Newry Mourne and Down, formerly Citizens Advice is a registered charity that provides free, independent advice and support to the residents of Newry, Mourne and Down on problems they face in their everyday lives.
COMMUNITY RESTORATIVE JUSTICE  CRJ Newry/Armagh provides a safe confidential community mediation service. Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasises repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behaviour, best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders. CRJ provides a safe and confidential community service, which is available to all. CRJ’s trained staff and practitioners are impartial; their role is to provide a safe and structured format that brings local people together to enable them to resolve issues that are affecting their quality of life.
HOMESTART Supporting families with pre-school children.
FRANK McCORMACK Counselling services.
MENCAP  Mencap provide services to support people with a learning disability every step of the way. From early years and youth programmes to in adult life, to find and keep jobs, live independently and get involved in local community.  They work to fight to change laws, improve services and access education, employment and leisure facilities.
THE MENTAL HEALTH FORUM  The Forum offers information, signposting and advice about mental health to the public, alongside peer-led professional counselling and coaching services. For MH service users and carers, we also have Peer support, Capacity-building services and Involvement opportunities.   
PJ TOAL NEWRY COUNSELLING CENTRE  Newry Counselling Centre offers short term and long-term term appointments for individuals and couples Monday – Friday 9-5 in a private office offering a safe space to explore your issues.  Therapies available are broad ranging from anxiety, depression, stress etc. to our specialisms of relationship therapy and psychosexual therapy. 
RADIUS HOUSING  Radius provides housing, care and support to over 33,000 homes. They are a social enterprise employing over 1,000 people and managing 12,500 properties in 80 towns across Northern Ireland.     
SOUTHERN AGE WELL NETWORK (Previously – SENIOR CITIZENS) As a trusted community organisation founded in 1998, they provide support to the older people’s groups who need it the most in the Southern Trust area, focusing on Newry and Mourne.
VOLUNTEER NOW  Volunteer Now is the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across NI. They build recognition for volunteering and celebrate the contribution volunteers make. They provide access to opportunities and encourage people to volunteer. They are a resource for volunteer involving organisations providing support on involving volunteers, governance and safeguarding.

PLAY THERAPY EILISH BURNS  Play Therapy is an effective therapy that helps children modify their behaviours, clarify their self-concept and build healthy relationships. In Play Therapy children enter into a dynamic relationship with the therapist that enables them to express, explore and make sense of their difficult and painful experiences. Play Therapy helps children find healthier ways of communicating, develop fulfilling relationships, increase resilience and facilitate emotional literacy (BACP). I offer non directive Play Therapy to children and young people from age 3 upwards in Ballybot House and I also offer Play Therapy group work in the school setting. Play Therapy can help with a variety of issues and life experiences including attachment, abuse, trauma, family breakdown, domestic violence, grief, anxiety and depression. It can be of help to children who have learning difficulties, ADHD or ASD or whose behaviour and anger are becoming problematic.


I am a registered Play Therapist with Play Therapy U.K. Referrals can be made by a parent, carer or professional. I am contactable on 07707810267 or at


POSITIVE FUTURES Positive Futures for people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition; working together to achieve dreams and transform lives.
NEXUS Nexus can be accessed by doctor or self-referral. They provide one to one counselling and support for victims and survivors of any type of sexual trauma. Nexus also has a 24/7 helpline, which includes support following domestic violence. Our telephone number is on Nexus website.
DVA THEORY TEST CENTRE The DVSA Theory Test is set by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency – a government body responsible for driver education.

We are one of six designated official DVSA Test Centres in Northern Ireland and are responsible for the successful delivery and invigilation of all vehicle driving tests delivered to and undertaken my our candidates

UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A) Newry U3 was set up by a groups of local volunteers in 1998 to provide opportunities for people who were no longer in full-time work to continue to be active both mentally and physically active. Today this means that members come together to participate in a wide range of activities.Based at Ballybot House Newry where most activities take place such as sewing, patchwork crafts, some dancing, singing, card games, scrabble, language learning, quiz, informative talks and many more. Other, mainly outdoor activities are organised elsewhere. These include gardening, cycling, golf, walk and talk as well as line dancing and jive.Memberscan register for a modest annual fee (currently £25) and a nominal pay as you go for each class or activity. More information and a full programme of current activities and classes is available by calling at our office at Ballybot House or phoning 0743689967 between 9.30 to 12.30 Monday to Friday or sending n email to  [email protected]