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Supporting mental health in the workplace

We’re delighted to be supporting Balcas with the mental wellbeing of their workforce. To coincide with World Mental Health Day, Executive Director, Paul Finnegan, Services Coordinator, Rachael McLoughlin and Fundraising Lead, Claire Hogarth visited Balcas to meet their mental health first aiders to launch a bespoke counselling service for its 370+ valued employees and outline our range of services and how we can best compliment their work. Speaking about the initiative, Paul said: ‘At Lighthouse, we have been contracted to provide confidential services to ensure the emotional wellbeing of the Balcas staff. Trained professionals from the charity will be on hand to help staff identify well-being and mental health issues […]

Belfast City Half Marathon

Belfast City Half Marathon will start at 9am at Ormeau Park and cover 13.1m across the streets of Belfast before finishing at Stranmillis Embankment.   How to register? Register now at www.belfastcitymarathon.com/events/half-marathon for your place and race number, then: Contact our Fundraising Coordinator Claire for your fundraising pack and complimentary Lighthouse branded tee shirt to wear on race day. Raise over £200 and you will receive a Lighthouse branded polo shirt. For more information or to get your fundraising pack, email Claire@lighthousecharity.com or call 028 9075 5070.

Young man uses arts as therapy to overcome grief

In 2013, Jordan found his grandfather, who had sadly taken his own life. Traumatised, Jordan felt guilty, broken and like an empty shell who couldn’t see a future for himself, nor wanted one without his granda. He attempted to take his own life but thankfully was unsuccessful sending him on a path where his journey with Lighthouse began.   During his time with Lighthouse, Jordan availed of many services which were offered to him, including counselling and art therapy.  Each one helping bring him back from the dark place he was in.   However, for Jordan, it was group therapy and the continued help of Gary Symington, Lighthouse’s Mentor Training […]

HASTINGS HOTELS SUPPORTS LIGHTHOUSE

Hastings Hotels recently launched their Christmas entertainment schedule at The Stormont Hotel, Belfast and unveiled that Lighthouse Charity will be the charity beneficiary for Christmas shows to include Brian Kennedy concerts (with support artists Odhran Murphy and RUE), Christmas party nights featuring Abba, Tina Turner, Elvis, Queen and Neil Diamond Tributes. Football legend Gerry Armstrong and U105’s Johnny Hero also announced that they will be ambassadors for the charity.   Lighthouse, which was established in 2003, is an organisation committed to the prevention of suicide, self-harm; the promotion of positive mental health and the provision of support services to families who have been bereaved by suicide.  The charity has grown […]

SKYDIVE 2022

Take to the skies in 2022 and raise vital funds for us!  Registration is £40 and each participant is asked to raise a minimum of £380 sponsorship, of which £220 is the cost of their skydive.  There is also a £40 insurance fee payable on the day of the skydive.  If you would like more information,  please call 028 9075 5070 or email claire@lighthousecharity.com