Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Respiratory Support

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NICHS runs a number of respiratory support groups and services across Northern Ireland to help people and their families to meet the challenges of living with chest, heart or stroke conditions.

Living with a long term health condition such as chest, heart or stroke illness, affects you not just physically, but also emotionally and socially. Whilst timely and effective medical intervention is essential, people with long term health conditions also need support and guidance to manage their conditions, and lives, on a daily and ongoing basis.

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If you want to read about some of the people who have benefited from our groups, click on the photos below:

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Florence

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Paddy

Lorraine

Lorraine

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Brad

 

NICHS’s Respiratory Support Groups meet regularly to offer support to people living with respiratory conditions their families and carers. They:

  • Allow people to share experiences
  • Provide information on Living with respiratory condition
  • Provide information on healthy life styles
  • Encourage Pro-active Self Management
  • Promote continued rehabilitation
  • Organise social events and outings
  • Provide an opportunity to highlight concerns and advocate on behalf of members.

If you would like to contact your nearest Respiratory Support Group please see the list below or click on the red button to request a call-back:

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Belfast Trust

Belfast City Hospital 2nd Monday of the month 11am

Seminar Room 3, 1st Floor, Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital,

Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7ER

Paul Carson
07970856467
paul.carson@nichs.org.uk
East Belfast 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11amConnswater Community Centre, Connswater Street, Belfast, BT4 1SXPaul Carson
07970856467
paul.carson@nichs.org.uk
Girdwood Hub North Belfast3rd Wednesday of the month, 1pm1st Floor Meeting Room, Girdwood Community Hub, Girdwood Avenue, BT14 6EGPaul Carson
07970856467
paul.carson@nichs.org.uk
Royal Victoria Hospital2nd Friday of the month, 2pm

Training Room 1, Education Centre, Elliott Dynes Building,

Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA

Paul Carson
07970856467
paul.carson@nichs.org.uk

Northern Trust

Magherafelt 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11.30–1pmGreenvale Leisure Centre, Greenvale Park, Magherafelt, BT45 6DRLauren Young
0781 334 5214
lyoung@nichs.org.uk

South–Eastern Trust

Bangor2nd Wednesday of the month, 2–3.45pm

Stricklands Conference  Centre, Stricklands Care Village,

NIID, 39 Downshire Road, Bangor, BT20 3RD

Ursula Digney
07967658355
udigney@nichs.org.uk
Castlewellan 3rd Thursday of the month, 1.30 – 2.30 pm

Castlewellan Parish Centre, 91 Main Street,

Castlewellan, BT31 9DL

Nacola King
0750 004 1227,
nking@nichs.org.uk
 Downpatrick3rd Tuesday of the month, 11am–1pm

Education Room, The Old Downshire Hospital,

Ardglass Road, Downpatrick

Nacola King
0750 004 1227,
nking@nichs.org.uk
Kircubbin3rd Thursday of the month, 10.15am–12pm

Kircubbin Community Centre,  4 Church Grove,

Kircubbin, Newtownards, BT22 2SU

Ursula Digney
07967658355
udigney@nichs.org.uk
Lisburn 3rd Thursday of the month, 2–4pmTrinity Methodist Church Hall, LisburnPaul Carson
07970856467
paul.carson@nichs.org.uk

Southern Trust

Armagh First Thursday of the month, 2–4pmSt  Vincent  De Paul  Centre,  Armagh, 3-5  Chapel Lane, Armagh, BT61 7ENAnn McAlinden
0771 2877 746
amcalinden@nichs.org.uk
Dungannon Second Thursday of the month, 11am–1pmConference Room, 1st Floor, South Tyrone Hospital, Carland Road, DungannonAnn McAlinden
0771 2877 746
amcalinden@nichs.org.uk
Kilkeel*Wednesdays 11am–1pmSeaview House, Harbour Road, KilkeelJulie McGinnis
0791 204 6174
jmcginnis@nichs.org.uk
Lurgan3rd Thursday of the month, 2.30–4.30pmJethro Centre, 6 Flush Place, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 7DTAnn McAlinden
0771 2877 746
amcalinden@nichs.org.uk

*This is a generic group, which is a combined respiratory, stroke and heart group.

Western Trust

Castlederg2nd and last Friday of the month, 10:45am – 12:15pmHealthy Living Centre, 5 Parkview Rd, Castlederg BT81 7BNLinzi Davidson
0791 702 8948
ldavidson@nichs.org.uk
Enniskillen Last Wednesday of the month, 2pm – 3pmSt John’s Ambulance, Old Tempo Road, Enniskillen, BT74 4RRLinzi Davidson
0791 702 8948
ldavidson@nichs.org.uk
Omagh 3rd Friday of the month, 1:30-3pmOmagh Youth Centre, Mountjoy Road, OmaghLinzi Davidson
0791 702 8948
ldavidson@nichs.org.uk
Rouskey*2nd Wednesday of the month, 2pm – 3:30pmRouskey Community Centre, 103 Crockanboy Road, BT797RS, OmaghLinzi Davidson
0791 702 8948
ldavidson@nichs.org.uk

*This is a generic group, which is a combined respiratory, stroke and heart group.

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