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What we offer at Lisburn Downtown Centre

The Welcome Club – Meets every Monday 10.30am-12.30pm

The Welcome Club is a group for individuals who have a mild learning disability, or who are socially isolated and keen to make new friends and learn new skills. The club operates in the friendly environment of the centre, and weekly sessions are planned out by the co-ordinator and include things such as arts and crafts, fun filled fitness such as bowling and indoor kurling, and cooking/baking.  A referral from a healthcare professional is required to attend this club. Please contact the coordinator if you are interested in attending.

The Friday Club – Meets every Friday 10.30am-1.00pm

The Friday Club is for people who suffer from a mental health illness, such as depression, anxiety or perhaps are lonely and isolated within the community. As with the welcome club, weekly sessions are planned out by the coordinator and held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A lunch is also provided, costing only £3. Again, a referral is required to attend this group, but if you are interested in attending, please feel free to get in touch with the coordinator to discuss.

Compassionate Friends – Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 8.00-10.00pm

This group provides support and friendship for parents and families who are coming to terms with bereavement.  Please contact the coordinator who will put you in touch with the leader of this group.

The Cheer You Up Club – Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 2.00pm-3.45pm

This is a group for senior citizens, designed to provide an opportunity for social interaction, build friendships and enjoy the company of others.  Light refreshments are provided and the company is great, so if you would like to come along please contact the coordinator.

Drop-In Sessions – Meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 2.00pm-4.00pm

The Drop In Sessions provides a friendly environment where people can feel free to drop in as they please and join in with the fun and company of others.  The drop in has a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and tea and coffee are available for only £1, with free snacks also provided. The Drop In also has internet access and offers support and guidance if required.  The drop in sessions are normally informal and involve a chat with friends over a cup of tea or coffee, and we play board games or bingo from time to time. There is also a pool table, table tennis and a dart board available for use.  Everyone is welcome to attend the drop in and join in the fun.


The Contact Group – Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 10.30am-12.15pm

This group is for carers and parents of children who have a learning disability. It provides a point of contact with other carers and parents, specially organised events and workshops, informative speakers and general support services.  Please contact the coordinator, who will put you in touch with the group leader.