16th January 2018

PaulHamlynWe are excited and honoured to have been awarded the ideas and pioneers grant from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. With this funding and support we will be doing groundbreaking work with children and young people to co-develop and create early intervention and prevention tools and workshops to strengthen their confidence, emotional resilience and coping strategies. We will support young people to become social innovators, to use their experiences and creativity to help and support others. It’s pretty exciting…bring it on 🤗

12th December 2017


Many thanks to The Community Foundation for inviting us to be a part of your Christmas Celebration, was a proper festive, relaxed and hopeful evening 🎄🤗



9th December 2017

unltd_logoProud of us Hummingbirds to have won our pitch to receive Unltd funding to strengthen our connections with other inspiring professionals and make our training be the best in the recovery business. 2018 is going to be a cracker 😊


13th November 2017

Network-Personal-LogoA couple of heartwarming quotes from participants of our recent “Why Work” program that was delivered to a group of Steps to Success and ESA clients…

“Thank you very much. I am leaving motivated to do a lot more and find out what I really want to do in terms of work. Good luck with everything yous do in the future and again thank you” (3 smiley faces after this quote!)

“Down to earth, realistic approach with the right amount of humour. Thought provoking and worth the time and would be happy to meet again. Thanks.”

Thanks so much to Network Personnel for organising the training and giving us a chance to meet this marvelous group. Barriers to employment can be overcome! 😊😊😊


17th October 2017

Had a great couple of weeks delivering our “Why Work?” program over 2 half day sessions to Network Personnel clients in Magherafelt, who have been struggling to overcome their work barriers and get confident and motivated to step into the world of Network-Personal-Logowork. The feedback from Network Personnel staff and the participants has been amazing, anyone interested in finding out about the course and how we can help clients, pop through an email to leigh.thehummingbird@outlook.com
Here’s a couple of feedback quotes from participants…

“Really inspirational course, reference to personal experience was incredibly motivating and relevant. Group exercises and interactivity of the course was very transferable.”

“Thank you very much. I am leaving motivated to do a lot more and find out what I really want to do in terms of work. Good luck with everything yous do in the future and again thank you”


15th September 2017

Awards - Book NowWe are excited and honoured to be shortlisted in “One to Watch” category for the 2017 Social Enterprise Awards. When you are working hard to get funding, win contracts and gain respect as a new organisation, getting recognition from your peers that they believe in your vision and commitment is humbling and heartwarming. Yay!!


15th July 2017

teamSo the Hummingbird had is first ever Team building day! Many thanks to my good friend John at Surfs SUP NI for a brilliant day and here’s to many more days out with our team. We are all now taking a weeks break to re-charge our wings!



30th March 2017


Visited the Be safe Be well men’s shed in Limavady yesterday to see their wonderful premises and chat about how we can work together to improve the lives of the men in our community. Exciting that they have a new shed opening in a few weeks in Portstewart!


9th march 2017



Had a fantastic day at the inaugural Female Entrepreneurs Conference. So many inspiring people being helpful and supportive to each other. Be bold people!!!



22nd January 2017

Excited to be starting off the year working alongside the NHSCT Emotional Health & Wellbeing Hubs to provide Recovery Mentoring to their clients. Building a one to one relationship with a client to help them with their recovery journey and overcome barriers is a rewarding and humbling experience. We are so lucky to do this job everyday 😊

9th December 2016



We were delighted to attend the launch of the Network Shed in Magherafelt yesterday. This venue has been established by Network Personnel for people of all age and sex to come together to talk, create and develop friendships. We look forward to working alongside you guys in the new year.

28th September 2016

A very interesting and informative morning spent at the State of the Sector launch at NICVA with Communities Minister Paul Givan….and a wonderful surprise to come out to one of the Ulster Orchestra’s 50 pop up concerts to mark their 50th anniversary.


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