Darkness into Light Walk in aid of HURT and Pieta House

A big thank you to everyone who is supporting the Darkness into Light walk for HURT & Pieta House…. you can follow the link to register for the walk on the May 6th.. http://dil.pieta.ie/014 005 008 001 003 004 009 010 011 015 016 017 018 019 012 006 002 013

Darkness into Light walk/run Fundraiser

dil_2016_posterTaking place on Saturday 6th of May, Darkness into Light is a unique, early morning fundraising and awareness event which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking.


Join us at Sainsburys Café, Derry on Sat May 6th at 4am to raise awareness and funds for HURT & Pieta House a suicide and self-harm crisis centre.

Early bird pricing until March 31st so get in quick!

This year, Darkness into Light will take place in over 100 locations in Ireland and abroad including in the US, the UK, Scotland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia.
Registration and route information for the local ‘Darkness into Light’ walk will be available on www.pieta.ie




HURT Presented £1000 cheque

Dessie Kyle from HURT receiving a cheque for £1000 from Margaret Kelly from Allegri female choir, proceeds of a concert on the 22nd February 2017 Allegri and Strathfoyle Junior Choir performed a motivational and uplifting choral concert in St. Oliver Plunkett’s Church, Strathfoyle.

“Proceeds went to local charity HURT – Have Your Tomorrows – who do wonderful work in the field of mental wellbeing”.

After the success of last year’s project, Allegri were delighted to be working in conjunction with Strathfoyle Junior Choir on their “Changing Key” project which addressed issues of mental health, suicide awareness and emotional wellbeing through music. This cross community project brought a lot of positive changes for all those involved. It used choral singing as a stress reliever, increased feelings of wellbeing and encouraged creativity. It provided an open forum for sharing, fun and laughter bringing people together from throughout the city.135 136

Cheque Presentation for £5000

Paul McClean (A McLean Bookmakers) kindly presenting HURT’s Chairperson Sarah Quilty, Project worker Natasha Howlett and MLA Raymond McCartney a cheque for £5000, thank you so much Paul x 082



HURT Is Now an Accredited Training Qualifications UK Training Centre


Would you like to offer Accredited Training Qualifications to your group?

Would you like to Empower your Community?

Would a range of Accredited Qualifications be a bonus?


HURT are now offering accredited qualifications in the Health & Social Care and Education and Training areas.

The qualifications are suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years.

If you would like to know more or would like to discuss possible funding sources:



02871 369696

Website: hurtni.org.uk




Fundraiser Needed!

Due to the current situation with funding cuts which has reduced essential support to people affected with Drug & Alcohol issues HURT is seeking someone to help us restore our services with experience in Fundraising…..If you have experience and can volunteer a few hours a week please private mail, email: dessie@hurtni.org.uk or contact us on 02871369696….hurt-logo-4