THE BRIDGE OF HOPE TEAM

Irene Sherry

Irene Sherry

Head of Health & Wellbeing

Irene set up Bridge of Hope in 2001 as a project of Ashton Community Trust to support people affected by the legacy of the conflict and to encourage better health and wellbeing. She is head of Ashton’s Health & Wellbeing department and a strong advocate and strategist in the field of mental health and suicide prevention in the city of Belfast.

Lindsay Whitten

Lindsay Whitten

Operations Manager

Lindsay is Operations Manager at Bridge of Hope. She is responsible for overseeing the day to day delivery of all Bridge of Hope services. She has extensive experience of working within the voluntary sector.

Mervyn Reid

Mervyn Reid

Clinical Lead

Mervyn is Clinical Lead at Bridge of Hope. He is responsible for overseeing the clinical delivery of all Bridge of Hope services. Mervyn is a BACP accredited Counsellor qualified in child, adult, and family counselling.  Mervyn has extensive experience working within the C&V sector.

Mary Stanton

Mary Stanton

Training Coordinator

Mary is Training Coordinator of Bridge of Hope and manages the recruitment & delivery of all personal and professional development training including accredited VTCT courses. She is a qualified life coach and therapist.

Ellen Harmon

Ellen Harmon

Finance & Administration Coordinator

Ellen is Bridge of Hope’s Finance and Administration Coordinator. She is responsible for the financial administration of the project and line management of the admin team. She is based at McSweeney Centre and has significant experience working in the community sector.

Martina Donnelly

Martina Donnelly

Project Administrator

Martina is Project Administrator with Ashton’s Bridge of Hope project. She oversees activities at the McSweeney Clinic in Henry Place and is a key member of the team.

Liz White

Liz White

Administrator

Liz is a key member of the Bridge of Hope administrative team and is based at our clinic in Alliance Avenue. She oversees the delivery of health and wellbeing activities at this clinic.

Marie Claire Desgranges

Marie Claire Desgranges

Clinical Coordinator

Marie Claire is Clinical Coordinator at Bridge of Hope and coordinates the day to day delivery of all talking therapies.  She is a BACP accredited counsellor and has experience working across the voluntary sector.

Niall Ó'Murchú

Niall Ó'Murchú

Welfare Officer

Niall is a Welfare Officer for Bridge of Hope. He supports people through The Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme (TPDPS) application process.  Niall has extensive experience working locally as a lawyer on legacy and benefits cases.

Jim McGivern

Jim McGivern

PEACE IV Health and Wellbeing Caseworker

Jim is a Health & Wellbeing Caseworker with Bridge of Hope, providing support to those impacted by the conflict. Jim is a qualified counsellor and life coach and has significant experience supporting people from a trauma informed approach.

Awards & Accreditations

EFQM
bacp
SGS
Ireland Excellence Award
EFQM