Do you need urgent help?

If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support.  If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.


For people who are experiencing distress or despair.

0808 808 8000


Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

0800 1111


24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call us

Community Opportunities

MindWise Community Opportunities Service within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust provides help and support to those people over 18 who are recovering from mental health issues.

What we do

Our community-based activities provide one to one support, group activities, as well social and practical help. All individuals can develop new skills through structured support and are offered access to a wide range of information, support and advice on issues such as mental health, benefits and employment.

We provide a range of community activities such as:

  • Arts and crafts (such as our Funky Junk workshop, which you can see above)
  • Pool, snooker and walking groups
  • Supporting accessing activities in spaces such as libraries and community groups
  • Days out and visits to local places of interest

We also provide:

  • Help and support in accessing training and education
  • Support in accessing Recovery Colleges
  • Weekly client information sessions in each local area
  • Opportunities to get involved with MindWise through volunteering

We encourage everyone to give something a go if they’re interested!

"MindWise really gave me the opportunity I needed to live my life. They really helped me to cope with my illness, and kept my head together. "

Community Opportunities

Areas we cover

  • Banbridge
  • Newry
  • Lurgan
  • Portadown
  • Armagh/Dungannon area

We are now working with Primary Mental Health through the Wellbeing Hub.

How to access our service

To be referred, please speak to your keyworker, CPN or GP.

How to contact us

3 Castlewellan Road
BT32 4AX


Call: 02840 669402 / 07801 576367

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