Community Outreach Programme
Previously known as the STAR (Social Training and Reintegration) programme, which was set up in 2000; the Community Outreach Programme now provides support for up to 40 people each week through the operation of four groups covering the Belfast and South East Trust Area..
The groups are user led and provide opportunities for survivors of brain injury to meet others and to access peer support, as well as taking part in a wide range of activities aimed at encouraging the rebuilding of social networks, regaining of social skills and increasing confidence and independence in social situations.
Groups have been established throughout Belfast, Lisburn, Newtownards and Downpatrick, and are facilitated by a Community Outreach Officer and volunteers.
The Downpatrick group is held on a Monday afternoon from 2pm-4pm..
The Lisburn group is held on a Tuesday afternoon from 1pm – 3pm.
The Newtownards group is held on a Friday morning from 11am – 1pm.
There North Belfast group is held on a Friday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm.
From March 2013, there will be a further three groups established;
All Community Outreach groups are user led and service users fully contribute to the development of a "Monthly Activity Plan" each month detailing all of the activities they will be taking part in.
Exhibition by Stephen Gill
Stephen Gill is one of Headway Belfast's Community Outreach service users. Stephen is a keen photographer and has opened his own exhibition at the Arts and Disability Forum Gallery on Royal Avenue, Belfast.
The exhibition "Around the Allotments" comprises a series of photographs of allotment sites and their owners in and around Belfast.
Click on the link below for more informaton of when you can visit Stephen's exhibition;
Below are some photos of outreach activities taken by service user Stephen Gill at various locations throughout Northern Ireland;
Ulster Folk Park, Omagh
Ulster Museum, Stranmillis
|Annual Gala Ball May 2013|
Headway Belfast will be hosting their Annual Gala Ball on Saturday 18th May at Campbell College Belfast. Entertainment will be provided by Bourbon Swing Jazz Band and the Real Shindig.
Arrival and Drinks Reception is at 7pm, with dinner being served at 7.45pm.
Go to our payments page to buy your £50 Gala Ball ticket...........Credit/Debit Card Payments
|Belfast Marathon 2013|
A huge congratulations to the Headway Belfast Team that took part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast Marathon 2013 on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. The team completed the relay part of the marathon in 4 hours and 27 minutes!!!!