North Coast, Northern Ireland
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Thought Leadership


Committing to 
better, more accountable mental health experience

It’s safe to say that mental health services and options for people who are under pressure needs innovation and reform. We are committed to making services more accountable, more person-centred and impact driven. Our society needs to know how build resilience, seek help and get it early and feel able to engage proactively and productively in their mental health. Or job is to make services better and move away from long term dependency on stretched and static systems.

As part of our Thought Leadership strategic plan, we commit to:

1. Lead the charge in creating knowledge equity for lived, learned and practice experience
2. Challenge industry standards & expectations
3. Provide hope with impactful alternatives to traditional services
4.Pushing for systemic change where the status quo impacts negatively on emotional wellbeing
5. Constantly considering new ways to innovate for good

Our Impact

The Hummingbird Project prides itself on the difference it makes through impactful projects and collaborative change. Though only established in 2016, our accountable, measurable impact has made waves and allowed us to successfully deliver on behalf of funders and agencies including….

We have delivered early intervention support to hundreds of service users in the Northern Area. Not content with helping NHSCT primary care patients achieve long-term positive changes in their lives we have also trained health service staff to manage their emotional health.

The Hummingbird Project was invited to participate in the Inclusive Economy Partnership in 2020. The Inclusive Economy Partnership’s mission is to unleash potential through a new partnership model between business, civil society and government. As the only NI organisation ever to be included in the Boost Programme, we are forging new alliances and partnerships across the UK, bringing our innovations to solve mental health issues and elevate lived experience.

Early in 2021 we have received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to put people with lived experience of mental ill-health, and their carers, in the lead to achieve greater knowledge equity with their learned and practiced experience colleagues. This vital work brings together the voices of those who are impacted by services and advocates for their experiences to shape and improve systems and services of the future.

In 2018 PwC NI issued a challenge to community organisations to help them tackle the difficult issue of suicide in Northern Ireland. We answered that challenge and now work with some of the most marginalised, vunlerable young people. We inspire them to take control of their lives, change their outlook on the future and build resilience in their emotional health.

Some Stats


Over 600 people have accessed our emotional resilience training with 100% saying that it benefited their emotional health.


We increased our partnerships and collaborations to 40 different community, statutory and private sector organisations.


With our 1-2-1 clients, we have measured an average emotional health improvement of 89% in clinical scores.


Contact us

If our strategic approach to system change interests you or you are also trying to improve the experience of mental health for your service users, then contact us today to start a converstion. Collaborating makes the cause worthwhile.