Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

The Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme has been designed for staff and volunteers working in the community sector who have been involved on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic response.

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

The project is a partnership between Inspire Wellbeing, who will deliver the sessions and NICVA who will provide the administrative support for accessing the pre-recorded and live webinars.  It is funded by the Department for Communities.  Such is the demand for places, additional funding from DfC has allowed us to add additional dates for the Live Webinars and 6-Week Course.  

This FREE Programme allows participants to access a range of wellbeing sessions.  

Tier 1, Wellbeing in Your World, is a series of six Pre-recorded Webinars suitable for all levels of staff and volunteers. The Pre-recorded Webinars will be available until Wednesday 31st March 2021.  

Tier 2 offers three Live Webinars which will focus on building and maintaining positive mental health.  Each Live Webinar will last 2 hours on 12th, 18th and 29th January. Tier 2 also offers a six week course of Live Webinars -  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme beginning on 11th February.  As these dates are fully booked the second phase of funding has allowed us to offer the Live Webinars on 2nd, 15th and 22nd February.  The second phase six week course will begin on 22nd February.

Lastly, Tier 3 comprises Resources which offer specific services and resources designed to support ongoing mental health and wellbeing.   

Please register using the links below.  

Pre-recorded Webinars - Wellbeing in Your World

Topic Date Available Time
Stress and Anxiety 18/12/20 - 31/3/21 30 mins
Getting a Good Night's Sleep 18/12/20 - 31/2/21 30 mins
Alcohol, Other Drugs and Coping with Covid-19 18/12/20 - 31/3/21 1.5 hours
Anti-Stigma and Mental Health Awareness 18/12/20 - 31/3/21 1 hour
Mental Health and Stigma Awareness for Managers 18/12/20 - 31/3/21 30 mins
Burnout 18/12/20 - 31/3/21 10 mins


Live Webinars - Building and Maintaining Positive Mental Health

Topic Date Time Facilitator
Introduction to Mindfulness (2 hours)  **Fully booked** Tuesday 12 January 2021 2pm - 4pm Frank Liddy
Positive Mental Health (2 hours)  **Fully booked** Monday 18 January 2021 10am - 12noon Julie Hill
Managers Promoting Positive Mental Health (2 hours)  **Fully booked** Friday 29 January 2021 10am - 12noon Julie Hill
Introduction to Mindfulness (2 hours) **Fully Booked** Tuesday 2 February 2021 2pm - 4pm Frank Liddy
Positive Mental Health (2 hours)  **Fully Booked** Monday 15 February 2021 2pm - 4pm Julie Hill
Managers Promoting Positive Mental Health (2 hours) Monday 22 February 2021 2pm - 4pm Julie Hill


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (6 week course of Live Webinars)  

6 week course Dates Facilitator
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme **Fully booked**

11 February; 16 February; 2 March; 9 March; 16 March 2021 - all at 2pm-3pm; and 22nd March  10am-11am

Frank Liddy
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme 22 February to 29 March 2021 Frank Liddy



Inspire Support Hub

Participants will be given access to the Inspire Support Hub for one year to allow for more on-going mental health, resilience and wellbeing support. With just a few simple steps you can create your personal profile and start using the support hub. Just follow the steps detailed here to get started.

TQUK Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF)

NICVA is delighted to be able to offer accreditation for anyone working in mental health or wanting to learn more about what is mental health and well being. This is an opportunity to gain recognition of existing skills and understanding of mental health but also for anyone that wants an introductory level of understanding in Mental Health Awareness. Learners will research what mental health means, the effects mental health can have on individuals and on society, the current responses to mental health and the relationship between cultural diversity and mental health issues.

The pre-recorded and live webinars included in the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme will help the learner to meet some of the requirements of the level 1 qualification.  

This course is available for self study anytime that suits you, so register today. The closing date for completion of the accreditation booklet is 26 February 2021.

Covid Wellbeing Northern Ireland Online Hub

The website offers a comprehensive range of information, self-help guides and ways to access help to support your mental health and wellbeing. It was created by CovidWellBeingNI a partnership of 15 leading mental health and wellbeing charities and the Healthy Living Centre Alliance representing 28 Healthy Living Centres alongside the Public Health Agency, Department of Health and the Department for Communities. The focus is on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing during and after the Covid19 pandemic.

A useful guide to Mental and emotional wellbeing resources

This website from the Health and Social Care Board offers a useful guide to mental and emotional wellbeing resources.  It also offers access to a Psychological First Aid Course.


NICVA Wellbeing Group: Promoting a Healthier and Happier Workplace

Over the last three months the NICVA Wellbeing group has been busy providing opportunities for staff to focus on their wellbeing and learn how to improve their mental and physical health.

New dates added for the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

Due to exceptional demand in the sector for the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme, additional dates have been added.

NICVA launches Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

NICVA has launched a new support package for community and voluntary sector staff and volunteers working on the frontline of the coronavirus response.'s picture

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