We provide a range of funded Counselling services and Talking Therapies to meet the individual needs of people aged five and over. At Bridge of Hope, we recognise that it can be a big step when someone reaches out for help. Our experienced Counsellors aim to support you in processing emotions, thoughts and experiences at your pace in a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental environment.
Bridge of Hope provides complementary therapy services, including Aromatherapy massage and Reflexology, in a relaxing, welcoming and safe environment. Complementary therapies aim to soothe the body and mind in a safe and secure way, helping people relax whilst increasing their sense of wellbeing and self-care.
We provide support or can apply for The Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme (TPDPS) on your behalf. To qualify for the Troubles Pension, a person must have suffered a severe and permanent physical or psychological injury during the Troubles. Successful recipients will receive annual payments of between £2,000 and £10,000 for the rest of their life. If you or someone you know needs any help, advice or assistance with this process, please get in touch.
Bridge of Hope is a Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) accredited learning centre and have been training individuals in the practice of reflexology and massage since 2003. We offer Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology, Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Body Massage and Level 2 Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy(Hopi-ear candling). Successful completion of these training courses can lead to a career in complementary therapy working as a therapist.
High 5 for Take 5 Campaign
Take 5 steps to wellbeing is a set of evidence-based public health messages aimed at improving the wellbeing of the whole population. Take 5 is based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) as the result of research undertaken as part of the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing (2008). Evidence indicates that people who practise all five steps have the highest level of wellbeing regardless of circumstances.
About Bridge Of Hope
Bridge of Hope is a health and wellbeing service of Ashton’s Health & Wellbeing Department. We support individuals affected by the conflict, those experiencing poor physical and emotional health and individuals impacted by suicide and self harm. We deliver services from our two wellbeing centres at Wellbeing department and works from two bases in North Belfast – McSweeney Centre close to Carlisle Circus and Alliance Avenue. Our mission is “To empower and promote positive change for victims and survivors through delivery of quality health and wellbeing services.”
The venue and life coaching were both outstanding, very much worth my time and I feel I am becoming a more positive person.
I’m beginning to release old patterns of negativity.
I’ve learned so much about myself.
Yesterday being our last session, please accept an immense thank you for our weekly therapy sessions. Of necessity it has at times been difficult. I wish to acknowledge your unerring courtesy, professionalism and effective engagement with me. From an initial sceptical position, I accept the profoundly positive effect it has had on my mental health and outlook.
I just want to say thank you so much for getting me a place on the Vision board class, I enjoyed it so much and really got a lot out of it. I had been so lost in myself this past year and it has given be something to focus on and plan for my future. I definitely feel more positive already and the change in me since Monday is unbelievable. Can you please pass on my thanks as the tutor was absolutely fantastic, passing no judgment and just helped me feel empowered to take control of my life again which I had lost. Thank you so, so much, it came when I needed it most.