Model Groups

N.I.C.H.I. Model Groups

A small number of communities are being supported at a local level to address health and social wellbeing issues using a community development approach. This approach involves:

◾Consulting with the community to identify local needs, priorities, assets and aspirations in relation to health improvement
◾Developing these ideas into an outcome-focused action plan with a view to creating a healthier community
◾Implementing identified actions, building community capacity and developing partnerships
◾Monitoring and evaluating both process and outcomes, recording and sharing the learning from this approach


N.I.C.H.I Model Groups 2023/24

Impact Network NI

-Ollar Fold
-Monkstown Community Association
-Disability Action
-Ballyduff Community Redevelopment Group
-Muckamore Parish Development Association


Northern Area Community Network (N.A.C.N)
-Filipino Bayanihan Group
-Glenravel All stars
-Wheelchair Basketball team
-Larne Grammar Friends Association (PTA)
-Moycraig Young Farmers


Cookstown & Western Shores Area (C.W.S.A.N) & Causeway Rural Urban Network (CRUN)

-Reach Portrush
-Open Door Complex, Bellaghy
-Magherafelt Womens Group
-Cookstown MS Support
-Pomeroy Resource Group


2023/24 NICHI Model Group Pictures


Ollar Fold

Ollar Fold’s self care workshop with North Star Well-being and Lifestyle


Cooking on a budget workshop

Muckamore Parish Development Association

Muckamore Parish Development Association music journaling workshop as part of the NICHI Model project


Exercise Classes


Sensory Sessions


Self care session which included aromatherapy, hand reflexology and yoga

Bowel screening awareness programme



Cost of living event and Age Friendly workshop


Christmas Decoupage session



Monkstown Community Association

Monkstown Community Association’s self care session


Ballyduff Community Association

Ballyduff Community Association’s healthy eating and lifestyle workshop