Upcoming Course! MoodMaster – 21st November 2016

HURT will be running a MoodMaster course commencing Monday 21st November 2016 from 11am – 12.30pm.

MoodMaster will run for 12 weeks and it covers Stress, Anxiety and Worry.


What is MoodMaster?

MoodMaster is a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) based group programme.

MoodMaster is a programme which aims to provide a fun, upbeat approach to working on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Come for yourself, or come for someone else, either way you will learn a number of simple, straightforward techniques that will help you to deal better with situations that cause you worry and stress or bring your mood down.


Places are limited so call 02871369696 or call into HURT, 14 Clarendon Street for more information.

Upcoming course at HURT!! Mindfulness – Wednesday 5th October 2016








HURT will be running a Mindfulness course commencing Wednesday 5th October 2016 for 8 weeks from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.


If you are interested in taking part please contact HURT on 02871369696 or call into 14 Clarendon Street, Derry, BT48 7ET.



Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. By being fully present in this way – not forcing things or hiding from them, but actually being with them, we create space to respond in new ways to situations and make wise choices. We may not always have full control over our lives, but with mindfulness we can work with our minds and bodies, learning how to live with more appreciation and less anxiety.


Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is supporting local group HURT (Have Your Tommorows) to deliver a drugs and alcohol awareness campaign in the Council area. The PCSP has provided drugs and alcohol information boxes to the group to enhance and support their community engagement programme on this issue. Each drug box contains 24 types of drugs (replicas) with comprehensive details on appearance, methods of use, effects, street names, risks and what to look out for. The alcohol boxes contain ‘Beer Googles’ to simulate the impact alcohol has on our balance and sight as well as covering subjects such as types of alcohol, control of alcohol, health risks etc.

Speaking about the support offered to HURT Councillor Gus Hastings, Chairperson of Policing and Community Safety Partnership said,

“The impact of drugs and alcohol is an important issue that needs to be addressed right across our community. The PCSP is delighted to support HURT in the delivery of their awareness campaigns and we hope that the provision of this equipment will enhance the group’s delivery of the planned awareness sessions. The PCSP will also support any other local groups delivering drugs and alcohol awareness programmes by loaning this equipment to the group. The use of these drugs and alcohol boxes to raise awareness of the impact of drugs and alcohol will enable our residents to make more informed decisions on the use of these substances.’

Dessie Kyle, Centre Manager with HURT added,

‘We are extremely grateful to the Derry and Strabane PCSP for providing this equipment which will greatly enhance the impact of our awareness and education sessions. Our staff here at HURT have already commented on how relevant the display boxes are and how up to date the information is saying that they are the most impressive they have seen. This kit will be really useful for the groups that we engage with on a regular basis. We will continue to work with the PCSP to raise awareness of alcohol and drug issues in the local area enabling all our clients to make informed decisions.’


Notes: Community groups delivering drug and alcohol awareness sessions can have access to the display boxes by contacting the PCSP on 02871 253253 or pcsp@derrystrabane.com or https://www.facebook.com/derryandstrabanepcsp/


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HURT Donation £500

Big thanks to Margaret & Maurice Kelly for their kind donation of £500 to HURT in which they raised through a interdenominational concert. Many thanks from all the staff at HURT.





Donation from Rathmor 50+ Group & the AOH

HURT would like to say a BIG thanks to the Rathmor 50+ group and the AOH for raising £352.70.  Many thanks from all the staff at HURT X

Sainsburys Charity of the Year!

As HURT was Sainsburys Charity of the year, they raised a huge £8000 to help towards HURT’s running costs. HURT would like to thank Sainsburys and the members of the public for their kind donations x


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