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Positive Thought for November

“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” Alice Morse Earle

Welcome to CALMS

Community Action for Locally Managing Stress

We are proud of the service CALMS provides. The aim of the organisation is the preservation and protection of health of the people in our city who suffer from stress generally, including individuals who are affected directly or indirectly by the conflict. This service aims to raise awareness of the causes of stress and educate participants in its management to promote resilient communities. CALMS catchment comprises some of the most deprived and marginalised communities in Northern Ireland.

What We Do

We provide education, prevention and rehabilitation programmes and services that empower individuals and organisations to recognise, reduce and manage stress effectively.

Care Plan / Assessment

Funded by VSS

Counselling services.


Funded by VSS

Complementary Therapies

Funded by VSS

Personal Development Programmes / Social Events

Funded by VSS

Welfare Rights Support

Funded by VSS

Other Services

Provided by CALMS

Talking Therapies

Funded by WHSCT

Bridge to Wellness Fund

Funded by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through DoH



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Contact Us

By Phone

Call our reception on:  028 7126 8698 and they will direct you to the appropriate department.

By Email

You can e-mail us at 

Complete Inquiry Form

To access counselling, complimentary therapies or for a general inquiry please complete this form


We cater for clients with mixed abilities. Our premises are wheelchair friendly.


We cater for clients from all cultural backgrounds. We can arrange interpretation services if required.


We tailor custom programs for individuals from 16 up.

Real Results

CALMS works positively and collaboratively with others in the field of stress management and health and well-being for victims and survivors. We have a proactive relationship with other agencies in our area so that the programmes and services delivered under our projects are undertaken in a spirit of cooperation and mutual exchange.

Professional Testimonials

I feel that I have grown in confidence as a practitioner, with the support I have received from everyone.
Dr Rachel McHugh
Dr Rachel McHugh
Evening PWP

I found working in CALMS was hugely beneficial for my development as a counsellor and psychologist.
Orla Walsh
Orla Walsh
Northern Lights Film
I am grateful that I can use my qualifications and skills in CALMS to help people who are struggling with stress and mental health issues.
Dr Orla McDevitt-Petrovic
Dr Orla McDevitt-Petrovic
PhD researcher
I have worked with CALMS in a professional capacity for almost 18 years. Throughout this time, CALMS has grown from strength to strength in terms of the excellent service they provide to the local community. Their service is quite unique in that they offer high quality psychological therapies, fully qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapist (specialising in Trauma), in addition to Psychological Well-being Practitioners (PWP's) (who provide low intensity CBT for anxiety and depression) and CBT therapists, who offer more high intensity CBT for more complex mental health issues.
Dr Karen Kirby
Dr Karen Kirby, PhD, MSc, BSc, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, SFHEA
Senior Lecturer of Psychology, Ulster University
Calms have been providing counselling and CBT services to the patients of Quayside Medical Practice for the past number of years. The service provided has been of a very high standard and has been delivered in a timely fashion. Feedback from our patients who have availed of the service has been overwhelmingly positive.
Dr Liam Foy
Dr Liam Foy, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DMH, FPC Graduate of Queens University, Belfast, 1988
GP, Quayside Medical Practice

Get in Touch

A FREE Service

Most of our services are funded by VSS and are FREE to the victims and survivors.

Referral Service

We have a strong network of support agencies and can signpost clients to the relevant organisation.

Flexible Schedules

We work on a flexible time schedule. This includes unsociable hours.

GDPR Policy

In line with C.A.L.M.S GDPR policy we do not encourage individuals to share personal information by email. Should you require assistance or information please complete the inquiry forms provided on our website and one of our therapists will get back to you as soon as possible.