Extern's Services Mental health and suicide services Communities in Transition (CIT) Project Download our free interactive community resource guide for East Antrim Download our free interactive community resource guide for the Greater Shankill area WHO ARE WE? Communities in Transition Health & Well-Being Project is funded by The Executive Office & managed by Co-operation Ireland. The aim of this project is to work collaboratively with existing community based projects to deliver a Health & Well-Being project across Larne and Carrickfergus and the Greater Shankill. WHAT DO WE DO? Recruit and train Community Health Champions Offer one-to-one intervention to those impacted by drugs, alcohol and mental health.Engage with and raise awareness of available services in the local area through the production of a local resource guide. Produce a training calendar which will offer free training for the local community based on identified needs. Hold awareness raising and engagement events in the local area. In consultation with the local community develop informative and interactive fact sheets in relation to key issues and distribute these effectively. MEET SOME OF OUR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS Lynsey "I am passionate about equality, community caring, helping others and inviting positive change and I look forward to helping create positive changes and make big steps to empowering residents within the local area in their knowledge, support and access to health services." Suzi "Becoming a Community Health Champion affords me the opportunity to inspire, empower and encourage others to do the same and I believe that is the key to improving lives in our local area." REFERRAL PROCESS If you know someone who may benefit from one-to-one intervention in relation to drugs, alcohol or mental health you can refer them to our service. We accept referrals from all sources including self-referrals. Referral criteria: • Be aged 18 +• Live in Larne or Carrickfergus area• Linked to one or more statutory agencies Referrals can be made telephone at either: Christopher Deconink: 07436837580Carla O’Neill: 07483428559 If you would like further information or to request a referral form then please email [email protected] Please help us support more people who are vulnerable or isolated Please select a donation amount (required) £20 could help us to provide additional assistance to someone facing mental health illness £25 could help us provide support to someone facing urgent housing crisis £50 could help ensure young people and families in crisis are offered essential supports Other Set up a regular payment Donate This project is funded through The Executive Office and is part of the Communities in Transition Project.