Follow-up Supports

Social Meet-ups

The I Can Centre offers a range of social opportunities and meet-ups for men and women of all ages, backgrounds, cultures etc to meet or socialise with like-minded others who have an interest in health and well-being. These social events are organised by members for members through "The I Can Club", and events are open to all those who attend our classes and courses, plus their guests. Some of these groups are just getting underway, but we hope you will give them your full support.  

The I Can Club

 "The I Can Club" committee are elected class reps from each of our community classes. They help organise opportunities for members to meet with like-minded others, across the region, for fun, enjoyment and ongoing peer support, incl Stress Café meetups. To find out more, join our email list, or link with us on facebook and/or Twitter.

Follow-up Groups: The I Can Centre

Moodsters - those with an interest in mood/stress

While "youngsters" describes people who are young, "Moodsters"  describes those with an interest / some basic training in 'mood', i.e. those who have completed our Stress Busters course ,or its 1-1 equivilant. Moodsters avail of discounted prices at our "I Can Centre" classes and events, including meditation classes. Moodsters also go out socially for fun, enjoyment and can meet once a month for Stress Cafe - an informal catch-up and craic over tea/ coffee.  

NOTE: We have a "Young Moodsters" subgroup (for those aged around 18-34) and an "Over 60s Moodsters" subgroup getting underway. 

Medsters

"Medsters" is the name we coined to describe those who have completed our six week mindfulness meditation course. Those graduating from this basic 6 week mindfulness meditation class  are encouraged to join Medsters, to avail of discounted prices at further meditation classes. Medsters are also encouraged to meet socially with each other, incl fellow-Medsters who have completed the same course from around the region.  

DAKtivism

Compassion and kindness underpins everything we do. For this reason, all our clients, friends and supporters, plus their families and friends, are encouraged to become DAKtivists™ - those who commit to performing at least one daily act of kindness for themselves, or others in their families, organisations, or communities. 

Additional Supports: External

CBT and Emotional Health

A range of groups are available offering additional supports and resources . We are not responsible however for these external sites. 


  • The Samaritans offer round-the-clock supports and listening 
  • OCD Ireland is an Irish organisation for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania (TTM) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Cuan Mhuire offers addiction treatment services and residential rehabilitation for drug, alcohol and gambling problems 

Crisis Pregnacy Supports

  • LIFE NI is the leading pregnancy care charity in Northern Ireland set up in 1980 to provide care and support for those facing unexpected pregnancy, or needing help during pregnancy or after having a baby 
  • Gianna Care offers a range of free resources and supports throughout Ireland incl ultrasound, baby equipment and financial help. 
  • Stanton Healthcare Belfast offers a range of free and practical supports incl free pregnancy tests, counselling, ultrasound referrals, and practical supports incl baby supplies and financial support. 

Housing Supports