Working across Belfast, the LEMIS+ Project ‘Wellbeing for Work’ programme supports those on DLA, ESA, PIP or unemployed and on no benefits. Through a free weekly programme, which is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy, participants explore key areas of their life ultimately moving forward with a more positive attitude and outlook.

Speaking about the project, North Belfast Wellbeing Coach, Rosie Smyth, commented: “With the implementation of the new Welfare Reform and Universal Credits system, our fear is that people will be harshly impacted upon and we are hoping they will find use in our free confidential coaching service.”

Looking to grow relationships within the community, Rosie added “My job is to help residents who feel that they can’t work and maybe even feel like they will never be able to work. I’m looking to support the work of local representatives and professionals who already work with people who would benefit from the service. I’m also keen to provide taster sessions, workshops and presentations to community organisations and groups to help local residents reach their potential.”

Helping those most removed from the job market, the wellbeing boot camp is carefully designed to deliver benefits such as:

Increased emotional wellbeing
Lower stress and anxiety levels
Goal setting
A strong sense of fulfilment and self-awareness

To refer to the programme or discuss hosting a workshop or taster session, talk to Rosie on 028 9074 2255 or
email: rosie.smyth@ashtoncentre.com