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NO HESITATION FROM FATBOY SLIM TO TAKE UP OUR INVITE TO VISIT HUMMINGBIRD AND PwC SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT BEFORE DECEMBER GIG

by Leigh Carey CEO Last summer, I had the bright idea to invite Norman Cook otherwise known as FatBoy Slim (who I have been a fan of for over 20 years) to come and meet a group of incredible young people we have supported through our ground-breaking suicide prevention programme Into Tomorrow in partnership with…
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THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT SOARS AGAIN WINNING HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CATEGORY AT PRESTIGIOUS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE NI AWARDS 2021

The Hummingbird Project has only just gone and did it again! The social enterprise based in Portstewart run by a team of mental health experts; all of whom have lived experience of mental ill health themselves, has won the Health and Social Care category at the prestigious Social Enterprise NI Awards 2021. Leigh Carey, CEO…
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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY MESSAGE

THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT #WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY MESSAGE: EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY TO SOLVING NI’S CHRONIC MENTAL ILL HEALTH PROBLEM For #world mental health day Professor Siobhan O’Neill, NI’s Mental Health Champion has written to all Northern Ireland’s political party leaders, to ask them to make clear commitments in their manifestoes, to provide full funding…
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Leigh Carey CEO of the Hummingbird Project in conversation with the Young Foundation – challenges and opportunities

Leigh Carey, CEO of The Hummingbird Project in conversation with Ajeet Jugnauth of the Young Foundation as part of its BOOST In Conversation series. The BOOST scaling programme aims to unleash the power of partnerships to support organisations with proven solutions to some of the UK’s current social challenges.

Coleraine Football Club and the Hummingbird Project strike new mental health deal in a ‘Match of the Day’ partnership that aims to improve resilience and emotional wellbeing of local football fans

The Hummingbird Project, located in Portstewart on the stunning Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland, recently announced a new partnership with Coleraine Football Club which will see the Bannsiders support the award winning local social enterprise by promoting its mental health and resilience work with football fans and the local community. The announcement comes at a…
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Match of the Day: Coleraine Football Club and The Hummingbird Project strike a unique new mental health deal

It’s game on today (Friday, April 30th) for the elite sports team at Coleraine Football Club who have teamed up with the Hummingbird Project as part of its continued commitment to community engagement. The new partnership will see the Bannsiders support the award winning local social enterprise by promoting its mental ill health and resilience…
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Our 5th Birthday

Today is The Hummingbird Project’s fifth birthday! Different social enterprise support organisations estimate that around 70% of all social enterprises do not survive to their 5th birthday, a pretty harrowing statistic, considering that most social businesses are founded with a passion and commitment to make the world a better place.

The National Lottery Community Fund

The Hummingbird Project to support Leaders with Lived Experience thanks to National Lottery funding We are celebrating after being awarded over £56000 in National Lottery funding 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 practice experience colleagues. The new…
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The Dreaded ‘M’ Word

TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER If anyone has ever seen “My Fair Lady” or read Pygmalion, they will know that in teaching Eliza Doolittle how to behave appropriately in polite society, she is told that the safe topics of conversation are the weather and everybody’s health. Even if you haven’t, that’s got to sound familiar to…
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