Focus on Family will be closed from Friday 19th December 2014 and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015 with all services resuming as normal. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our valued friends from all the staff and volunteers at Focus on Family!!

Focus on Family would like to say a massive thank you to all the lovely people who helped support our door collection at Asda Coleraine last Friday. The generosity of the local public was great to see and the funds generated will go towards improving the disability access at our centre so even more people can benefit from our wide range of projects and activities.

Thank you!!!

Featuring flower arranging and jewellery-making with tutor, Mary McNicholl.

Starts Monday 29th September from 3.30pm-5.30pm and ongoing every Monday for 8 weeks.

Free, everyone welcome and please bring 20 ivy leaves to the first session!

To find out more, please contact Brendan on 028 7032 9550.

New Programme Starting at Focus on Family September 2014

A specially designed course aimed at helping women look and feel their best, promoting healthy self-esteem and developing positive mental and physical wellbeing. Discover a brighter, confident you as week by week we look at what colours and styles, hair and make-up work to make the most of who you are and all you can be! Over the four weeks, you will enjoy tips and enhancements on Colour Analysis, Face Shape & Hairstyle, Make-up, Body Shape & Scale, and Wardrobe Planning. I believe ‘I can fly……….’ believe you can, know you can – and you will! Learn how to utilise and maintain your newfound knowledge and skills to be the person you always wanted to be!

Dates & Times:

Thursday 11th September 6pm-7pm Registration and Information Session

Thursday 18th September 6pm-8pm Week 1 – Colour Analysis

Thursday 25th September 6pm-8pm Week 2 – Face Shape, Hairstyle & Make-up

Thursday 2nd October 6pm-8pm Week 3 – Body shape and Scale

Thursday 9th October 6pm-8pm Week 4 – Wardrobe Planning & Where to Next?


TOTAL £30 per person – payable on the registration evening – 6pm Thursday 11th September 2014

For more information, please contact Imelda on 028 7032 9550 or 0781 848 8454

Do you live in, work, study or visit Coleraine? Do you need your little ones looked after in a quality, happy and fun environment? If so, Focus on Family is just the place for you!!

Focus on Family, based at Glenburn House, 11-19 Glenburn Crescent, Ballysally, Coleraine, BT52 2QR have been offering quality childcare for over 15 years. The family centre, within easy reach of Coleraine town and surrounding areas offers childcare for 0-2 years in the Baby Room and 2-4 years in the Toddler Room.

The childcare is provided by both qualified and experienced staff that pride themselves in ensuring every family receive quality provision and each child is respected for their individuality.  Every child is offered a wide range of activities and opportunities to promote their holistic development.  Activities include art and crafts, music, dance and drama, physical play, role play and dressing up.  The children also receive a healthy snack and participate in the teeth cleaning programme.

Rates for families are extremely competitive and we have again kept our prices as low as possible to help to support local families wishing to avail of the service:

Morning Session 9am-1pm

Parents receiving Tax Credit                        £15 per session

Working Parents                                             £12 per session

Parents receiving income support                           £8 per session

Afternoon Session 2pm-5pm

Parents receiving Tax Credit                        £11.25 per session

Working Parents                                             £9 per session

Parents receiving income support                          £6 per session

Places for September are filling up fast, so if you would like to know more or to book a space for your child, please contact the Childcare Manager, Jill Proctor, on 028 7032 9550 or by email

Focus on Family has a long and proud tradition of offering the very best support to help local people grow and develop. As part of this support, the centre is pleased to announce a new, free one-to-one personal counselling service.

The counselling service is open to adults living within the local Coleraine area and is available to anyone who would like the opportunity to sit down with the counsellor in a safe and relaxed setting. The counsellor can support a wide range of different issues and problems that people may be finding difficult to cope with.

Focus on Family continue to offer various programmes to the local community that help improve people’s overall quality of life and the counselling service offers a further extension of the support on offer.

Anyone interested in having an initial no-commitment one-to-one session with the counsellor, should contact Focus on Family on 028 7032 9550 or pop in to 11-19 Glenburn Crescent, Ballysally, Coleraine, BT52 2QR and ask for Brendan, Jacq or Angela.

Did you know…………

We run a local membership scheme for anyone living in the Ballysally or Millburn wards. For an annual fee of just £10, you gain membership to the scheme and are then entitled to attend all courses running each week for a fee of only £1 per week. That means you pay your £10 and then could experience employment courses, computers, yoga, sign language, holistic therapies, art, pilates and cookery in the same week all for just £1!