The Action Mental Health Group
Founded in 1963, Action Mental Health (AMH) is a local charity which works to enhance the quality of life and the employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability in Northern Ireland.
From humble beginnings in Downpatrick as ITO (the Industrial Training Organisation), AMH has grown to deliver services and projects across the country for all members of our communities. Our health promotion work takes place in schools, community organisations and with local employers. Our employment services assist people to remain in work as well as providing skills and sourcing opportunities for those who want to re-enter the workforce. We have specific projects for young people, older people, people living with alcohol abuse, employees, employers, people managing long-term conditions, partnership work with other mental health and disability charities as well as working within our prisons.
We provide our clients with many opportunities, encouraging them to adopt healthier lifestyles and to widen their social networks. We also provide them with the skills to build a better future, set personal goals, develop coping skills, re-engage with society and become more employable.
New Life Counselling
In 2018, New Life Counselling joined the Action Mental Health Group.
New Life Counselling is a voluntary counselling organisation committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being needs of its clients through the provision of counselling. They provide friendly and professional counselling services for children, young people, adults and families.
New Life Counselling is a BACP Accredited service, an independent award of quality therapeutic provision. Service accreditation demonstrates that you offer an accountable, ethical, professional and responsive service to clients, staff, volunteers and stakeholders.
Mental illness in Northern Ireland
(Northern Ireland Health Survey DHSSPS, 2015)
(DHSSPS (2014). Making Life Better: A whole system strategic framework for public health 2013-2023)
Employment and mental health statistics: