The 1+1 Project Bilingual Mental Health Project

A collaborative Stronger Together Initiative for early intervention bilingual Mental Health Support that is being piloted in three areas across N.I:

  • Dungannon (Portuguese / English)
  • Ballymena/Ballymoney (Polish / English)
  • Belfast (Chinese / English)

The project is available to support individuals in the minority ethnic community experiencing depression.


What will the project do?

  • Provide Mental Health Services for example; counselling, training, direct group activities etc. These already exist. It will help increase access to them.
  • Provide free interpreting to providers who have a responsibility to deliver their services to everyone regardless of linguistic capability. The Regional Interpreting Service exists. It will help support access to that service.
  • It will help inform shared learning on how to meet that demand in the future by creating more effective and diverse pathways to existing services and more diversity in delivery of those services.


Click here to find out more about the project


Click here to download a copy of the referral form


Dungannon Family Fun Day – Friday 15th April 2016

Dungannon Locality Planning Group are hosting a Family Fun Day on Friday 15th April 2016 from 12noon – 4.00pm.  The event will be held in the new STEP premises located at The Junction, 12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, BT70 1BS (next to Tesco’s).

Information will be available on the day from a range of organisations including Employers for Childcare, Parenting NI, Sure Start and many more.  There will be lots of free activities for children such as Balloon Modelling, Face Painting and Arts and Crafts.

Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held.  Prizes include Oil Stamps and Jo Jingles Sessions.

This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to come along.

Click here for more information