MAST SERVICES

MAST provides a supportive and caring service to those who have been bereaved, mentally scarred or physically affected in any way in the last 40 years of Republican Terrorism. We provide help and advice to those who need it through:

  • Drop in centre.

  • Signposting to external services

  • Ladies Wednesday Group

  • Befriending.

  • Social Events.

Coffee and a Cookie

DROP IN CENTRE

A warm welcome guaranteed

Our open door service that allows members to speak about their concerns and receive advice in an informal environment and at a convenient time for them.

  • To help with completion of forms.

  • To signpost members to appropriate services such as counselling, therapies etc. through our networking partners such as SEFF & ELY Groups.

  • To alleviate isolation, members can call for a coffee and chat if feeling lonely/anxious.

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LADIES WEDNESDAY CLUB

Every Wednesday 10:30am - 12:30pm

For the ladies of the group, the coffee morning provides a chance to get out of the house and into a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for a morning chat. Sharing time with likeminded individuals can be a therapeutic activity, and the addition of coffee and food is sure to brighten your day!

Every Wednesday from 10:30am, upstairs in Reivers House for coffee. From 11am facilitators join to demonstrate:

  • Flower arranging

  • Gardening workshop

  • Sewing

  • Crafts i.e quilting, needle felting, candle/soap making.

  • Talks on health matters

Our ladies can learn new skills, improve their self esteem and enjoy social inclusion while building new friendships. The Wednesday Club also go on day trips and an annual overnight Christmas Shopping trip.

Holding Hands

BEFRIENDING SERVICE

Befriending group &  Individual Befriending Service

Befriending Group

This group meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 10:30am - 1:00pm at the Nautilus Centre at Kilkeel Harbour. It is for retired ladies of MAST and starts with tea, coffee and cakes on arrival and finishes with a tasty lunch.

From 11am, prior to lunch, facilitators join to demonstrate:

  • Flower arranging

  • Card making

  • Crochet

  • Sewing

  • Scrap booking

  • Ceramics

  • General health matters

Individual Befriending Service

This service is invaluable in a victims group as members have suffered trauma and may have problems they feel they cannot speak to family members about. We have a team of specially trained volunteers to help support members in need of individual support and social interaction in a non-judgemental and confidential

capacity.

If you feel isolated socially, are unable to get out and about or would just like a listening ear for your concerns, please make contact and make full use of this service. Our service also can help by offering transport and/or company to MAST events, doctor/hospital appointments etc. Please make contact with the office and a volunteer will call with you.

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EVENTS

A chance to get together to enjoy...

Thanks to our funders we are able to support our members through:


Respite Weekend & Breaks

Day Trips

Transgenerational Events

Annual BBQ

Annual Treasure Hunt

Summer Scheme

Pantomime

Personal & Professional Development

Computer Training

Painting and pottery classes

MAST also host an annual craft fayre & coffee morning on Dickens Day and an Annual Christmas Dinner for our members.