Model Groups

N.I.C.H.I. Model Groups 2022/23

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 2022/23

Impact Network NI
-ASD Teen
-Ballyrobert Community Group
-Greenisland Community Group
-Carrickfergus Men Shed
-Massereene U3A


Northern Area Community Network (N.A.C.N)
-Causeway Down Syndrome Support Group
-Wellington Red Youth Academy
-Con Magee’s Healthy Club Project
-Glens Social Club
-Cushendall Development Group

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

-Sunflower  Support Group
-Bellaghy Open Door Complex
-Kilcronaghan Community Association
-Reach Project, Portrush
-Castlerock Community Association



Ballyrobert Community Group 

Massereene U3A

Self Care Workshop


Healthy Cooking


Guided walk at Clotworthy House Antrim

Bird Feed Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop

ASD Teen’s

ASD Teens LifeSkills programme


Quotes from the group……

“safe space for asd children to be their fabulous self. A place parents can interact and share experiences without being judged”


“love just seeing the kids enjoy themselves and take part in activities they normally wouldn’t participate in without encouragement”


“my child with autism is excepted and can be himself, as a result Im more relaxed. It has made such a difference to our family.”


Carrickfergus Men Shed

Carrickfergus Men shed healthy cooking workshop this morning delivered by Wysebites

Carrickfergus Men shed painting


Greenisland Community Group