1. What is Reach Out?
  2. How do I get support for myself?
  3. What mental health services are available?
  4. Volunteer with Extern


In line with the government guidance on social distancing and coronavirus there has been some temporary changes to some of our projects.  We are committed to continuing support and responding in other ways.  

Will be offering support to anyone impacted by mental health, drugs or alcohol via telephone, WhatsApp, video calling.

If you need support please contact:

Or email the team at : [email protected]

Reach Out by Extern operates a drop-in office from the Spectrum Centre, Shankill Road, Belfast to individuals whose lives have been impacted by substance or alcohol misuse, suicide, self-harm or mental health issues.

Funded by the Department for Communities, Reach Out offers targeted and personalised supports for those from the age of four, right through adulthood.

The project also offers one-to-one support for young people who are at risk of self-harm or engaging in self-harming behaviours.

People come to Reach Out for help with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues – from anxiety, depression, stress and trauma, to relationship problems and lifestyle challenges.


  • You can drop-in and see us whenever you want between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • You can call us on 07442 533165
  • You can WhatsApp us on 07442 533165 and we’ll get back to you.
  • You can email us at [email protected]

We can arrange to see you in the evenings or weekends. We also offer fun and interactive community-based education and training, where you can meet and talk to other people and also learn new skills.

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What mental health services are available?

  • Substance Misuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Emotional well-being
  • Healthy Living
  • Positive mental health and well-being

Do you provide one-to-one support?

Yes, we offer one-to-one support

469 adults were supported with counselling and complementary therapy by our Reach Out project

I don’t need support, but I’d like to volunteer with Extern. Can I do that?

Absolutely. We are actively recruiting for volunteers to support the overall service provision of the organisation, and to help us engage with our initiatives involving children, young people and adults.

If you can offer some time each week then please, REACH OUT – JOIN – GET INVOLVED. We’d love to hear from you.

You can reach us on any of the numbers above or email our volunteer co-ordinator, [email protected] or telephone on 07974 269587

LOCATION: Belfast area

SUPPORTING: Communities

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE? This service is open to anyone on a drop-in or personal contact basis


Extern Reach Out
Spectrum Centre
331-333 Shankill Road
BT13 3AA


Tel: 07442 533165
Email: [email protected]

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