North Coast, Northern Ireland
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ummingbird Project

We LIVE mental health


Does work help your staff stay well? Join us on a social value partnership journey of innovation as we use trailblazing methods to improve the wellbeing of your staff.


As a part of our community we are committed to working alongside social partners to improve, promote and enhance the mental health of everyone in society.


We think deeper about mental health. As lived-expereince experts, we bring a unique combination of lived and learned experience to truly innovate and inspire.

Why Choose the Hummingbird Project?

Raising the bar in accountable, change-making mental health solutions

Our empathy and authenticity builds trust and achieves sustainable, positive difference for our clients and partners. Based on the beautiful North Coast in Northern Ireland, we collaborate and innovate with community and corporate partners to deliver impact throughout Northern Ireland. Since its foundation in 2016, The Hummingbird Project has been raising the bar in accountable, change making solutions in the mental health sector.

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A few things we’re great at…

The Hummingbird Project has been quietly building a reputation over the last few years, innovating by integrating lived-experience into mental health practice. 

1-2-1 Recovery Mentoring

These hour-long sessions give one-2-one, person centred recovery and resilience skills for the individual’s emotional wellbeing. Using The Hummingbird Project’s unique 3U-Model©, clients learn what works for them.

Resilience Skills Training

We provide endorsed and accredited resilience courses for all. Whether it is part of a work well-being strategy or as support for your clients, these courses provide impactful, measurable change in a participants ability to manage their own emotional well-being and engage with others.

Online Resilience Support

There has never been a more important time than right now to maintain and build emotional resilience. This support forum up-skills its participants to understand emotional wellbeing and build resilience for their own mental health.

Bespoke Consultancy

We recognise that, like every individual, every organisation is different. Whether its developing your first wellbeing strategy or evaluating the effectiveness of long-established policies, we can be your expert partner.

Client and Partner Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients and partners say:

Many thanks once again for the training The Hummingbird Project provided to Supporting Communities – really impressed and the staff were very impressed and thought the content was spot on so well done to you all.

Colm McDaid

CEO – Supporting Communities NI

PwC has been working with The Hummingbird Project for the last 2 years on our Into Tomorrow programme, which supports a group of vulnerable, marginalised young people who have mental health issues. During this period I have been so impressed by their hard work, dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism. They go above and beyond what is expected of them. Those young people get stability back into their lives as the staff from the Hummingbird become, a friend, a brother, a sister, a parent, someone they can rely on. What has struck me the most is, if they say they are going to do something they do. I look forward to working with them for many more years.

Benny Miskelly


Thanks to the Hummingbird Project for delivering an excellent programme to Network Personnel service users. They knew exactly how to interact with the clients, speaking to them on their level about situations the staff did not understand or recognise but the clients obviously did. The content was humorous yet very relevant and thought provoking. The programme set individual challenges for clients to find ways to overcome their own barriers.

Bronagh McErlean

Network Personnel Ltd

Our Team

As lived experience leaders ( who understand the challenges of living with a mental health issue) we work hard every day to provide the kind of services we would want for ourselves and our families. Read more about us here.

Leigh Carey

Chief Executive Officer

Jill Huston

Service Delivery Lead

Dr James McAleese

Service Development Lead

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