Feeling like starting something new this year or maybe getting back into an old activity you used to enjoy?

Focus on Family are happy to announce that our Yoga classes will be re-starting at the Centre next Thursday evening (12th January) from 5.45pm-7.00pm and running every Thursday thereafter.

This is Yoga for Everyone – all ages and levels are welcome and the classes are for complete beginners through to those more experienced. There are traditional gentle Yoga exercises, breathing techniques and relaxation to increase flexibility, reduce stress and enhance well-being.

The cost of the class is just £2 so please feel welcome to come along and join in next Thursday.

The tutor for the class is Brian Webb and you can call him on 0782 1194428 if you have any questions.

Thanks and hope to see you soon for the Yoga experience!

The therapy programme at Focus on Family is supported through funding by Department for Communities under Neighbourhood Renewal and administered by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council and their input is greatly valued in enabling us to offer these and other courses for the benefit of local residents

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                        £17 per session

Working Parents                                             £13.50 per session

Parents receiving income support                           £9 per session

Afternoon Session 2pm-5pm

Parents receiving Tax Credit                        £12.75 per session

Working Parents                                             £10 per session

Parents receiving income support                          £6.75 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, Kim McAuley, on 028 7032 9550 or by email childcarefof@btconnect.com

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, holistic therapies, pilates and cookery in the same week all for just £1!