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CALMS Holiday Notice

CALMS Launch on 15th September 2023

Building funded by Department for Communities


Posted on 21/09/2023

Funding from Northern Ireland Housing Executive

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Northern Ireland Housing Executive to purchase new electronic treatment beds.
Feedback from our clients has been positive.
Thank you. ❤️
Posted on 02/05/2023

Thank you

❤️❤️We would like to take this opportunity to thank Christina for organising a fund raising event for CALMS. The total amount raised was £2693. ❤️❤️
Christina, on behalf of all in CALMS thank you sincerely. It’s people like you and all the people who supported the event who assist CALMS to continue our work.
Posted on 21/04/2023

Easter Holiday Notice



Posted on 04/04/2023

CALMS Carvery and Movie Time



Posted on 16/03/2023

CALMS Movie Day


Posted on 09/02/2023

CALMS Christmas Closing Notice


Posted on 19/12/2022

CALMS Day Trips


Posted on 19/12/2022


CALMS Choir – Thyme to Sing – Christmas Carol

posted on 06/12/2022

Carvery Lunch & Movie Time


Posted on 05/12/2022

❤️❤️CALMS would like to acknowledge the grant from The Honourable The Irish Society in supporting CALMS services ❤️❤️
Cheque presented by Mr H.E.J Montgomery, The Honourable The Irish Society to Elaine Porteous, CALMS.
Posted on 03/11/2022

Online CBT Workshop

📗📘📙CBT Online Workshop 📗📘📙
Spaces still available.

Zoom Link for the workshops if anyone would like to join:

Please contact or ring 02871 268698 to register 🙂
Feel free to share~~

Posted on 26/10/2022

Tai Chi Thursdays


Posted on 24/10/2022

CALMS Fight Night – 5th November


Getting Ready to Fight!


Posted on 18/10/2022

October Event


Posted on 10/10/2022

CALMS Fight Night

CALMS (Community Action for Locally Managing Stress) is hosting a fundraising event on 5th November in the Guildhall in Derry. All fund raised will assist us to continue to provide free and accessible services to individuals suffering from stress and stress related illnesses. If you are up for the challenge and would like to get involved in the event, please contact CALMS.


Posted on 28/09/2022

CBT Workshop @ CALMS


Posted on 22/09/2022

The Commissioner for Victims and Survivors, Ian Jeffers, visited CALMS.


Posted on 22/09/2022

CALMS Yoga Online Classes



Posted on 13/09/2022


Thyme to Sing


Posted 02/09/2022

CALMS Summer Holiday Notice



Posted on 22/07/2022

🏠🏠🏠~~~ CALMS has moved ~~~🏠🏠🏠

All services are taken places in the new premises at
8 Crawford Square, Derry/Londonderry BT48 7HR
from Monday 18th July 2022.
For direction or queries, please contact 02871268698 or email
Posted on 12/07/2022
If you or anyone you know would like to avail of used office furniture including soft furnishing you can contact CALMS directly via phone on 02871268698 to arrange a time to view the furniture.
All items are free and must be picked up by Wednesday 15th June.


Posted on 10/06/2022

CALMS Bridge to Wellness

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Community Foundation for Northern Ireland to support and run our new project “Bridge to Wellness”.
⭐This project has been supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through The Department of Health Mental Health Fund.⭐
Thank you.🥰
Posted on 11/05/2022

CALMS – Walking Group – Out & About

🚶‍♀️🚶🚶‍♂️CALMS Walking Group is restarting this Thursday 5th May at 7pm for 8 weeks🚶‍♀️🚶🚶‍♂️
Meeting Point: Front Door, Guildhall
Everyone is welcome to join and please register in case of any changes.

Posted on 02/05/2022

Happy Easter


Posted on 14/04/2022

CALMS Creative Arts

📹🎥📽🎞We all know how the creative arts can be an effective tool for handling stress, lifting our mood and improving our self-confidence. View our latest creative programme by clicking on the link below, we would welcome your comments.
Feel free to comment 😊
Posted on 06/04/2022

CALMS Activities

Come to see movie DOG


Posted on 28/03/2022

🔍🔍CALMS is recruiting a Counsellor with CBT Skills🔎🔎

For more information or Job Description/Person Specification, please email

Are you looking for a 2-year contract/career that will develop you, challenge you and allow you to support others to overcome their mental health difficulties by offering counselling face to face or via phone. The successful candidate must belong to one of the voluntary registers for counselling maintained by a relevant professional body listed by the professional standards authority. These professional bodies can include the British or Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and must have minimum of 2 years unbroken service in their field of expertise.

Can you listen to, empathise with, and encourage others to take back control of their lives. The nature of problems our team encounters is multifaceted and varies according to the needs of our clients and may include working with depression, anxiety and/or coping with traumatic experiences and events and signposting the client internally or externally. Do you possess a non-judgemental approach, and an ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding to those in need of your assistance; a willingness to share your expertise and skills with others in your team and an experience of working in the community voluntary sector and managing others then this may be for you.

C.A.L.M.S is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Posted on 18th March 2022

Network Event @ Maldron Hotel



Posted on 07/03/2022

Day Trip

at Crumlin Road Gaol


Posted on 04/03/2022

CALMS Art & Craft Class


Posted on 28/02/2022

🟢CALMS Activities Spring 2022🟢

We still have spaces left for the Networking Event in Maldron Hotel on Monday 7th March from 10am to 4pm 👩‍🦰👩‍🦱 and 🎬🎬 Movie Time “Duke” on Tuesday 8th March at 12noon.
To register or for more information, please contact our office on 02871 268698 or email 😊😊

Updated on 28/02/2022

CALMS Mental Health Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Community Foundation for Northern Ireland to support and run our Mental Health Support Line.
⭐This project has been supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through the Nationwide Community Fund.⭐
Thank you.🥰
Posted on 28/02/2022

CALMS Art and Craft Class

Posted 28/02/2022


CALMS Activities Spring 2022

🎼Please note the Rock N Roll Years and Dancehall Days Concert (on 5th Feb) has been scheduled to Saturday 26th March @ Millennium Forum.🎼
Posted on 03/02/2022

CALMS Activities Spring 2022


Posted on 26/01/2022

🚶‍♀️🚶CALMS Walking Group ~

Out & About🚶‍♀️🚶

Starting this Thursday 20th January 2022 for 8 weeks
Time: 2pm
Meeting Point: Guildhall Steps
Facilitate by: Bronagh Masoliver (Blue Badge Tour Guide)
Light Refreshments Provided After Walk
To enrol: Please phone CALMS 02871 268698 or email
Posted on 18/01/2022

CALMS Art and Crafts Programme


Posted on 07/01/2022

CALMS Christmas Arts and Crafts Workshop


Posted 16/12/2021

CALMS Mental Health Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive a donation of £600 from Derry Credit Union to support and run our Mental Health Support Line.  Thank you.


Posted 15/12/2021


CALMS Christmas Wreath Workshop

Posted on 14/12/2021

~ CALMS Christmas Raffle ~ 🎅🎅

🥳🥳Chance to win an amazing Hamper of Handmade Aromatherapy Products by CALMS🥳🥳
Get a raffle ticket for just £5.
Numbers 1 to 200.
Tickets can be purchased in CALMS office by cash or via Paypal and leave a note to say it’s for “raffle”
🥰❤️“Help us to help others this Christmas”❤️🥰
Thank you. ❤️
Posted: 02/12/2021


CALMS choir will be performing at Northside this Wednesday 1st of December from 11am.

Posted on 29/11/2021

CALMS Recruitment

🟢CALMS is recruiting under the JobStart Scheme.🟢
For more information, please click on the links below.
🔴Closing Date: 4th November 2021🔴
Posted on 22/10/2021


Today we are raising awareness of mental health.
It’s OK not to be OK.
If you need help or support we are here. ❤️
Posted 10/10/2021

CALMS Mental Health Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Community Foundation for Northern Ireland to support and run our Mental Health Support Line.

⭐This project has been supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through the Wesleyan Large Grants Fund.⭐

Thank you.🥰

Posted on 07/10/2021

For further information, please speak to your counsellor, complementary therapist or welfare rights officer. Tel: 02871 268 698


Yoga Class

Wednesday 7:30pm from 21st April

Posted on 20/04/2021

Recruitment in CALMS

Job Title:                                      Complementary Therapy Coordinator


Organisation                             C.A.L.M.S (Community Action for Locally Managing Stress)

Salary                                             NJC pt 26 – £22,724.32 pa

Hours                                              37.5 hours per week

Location                                       C.A.L.M.S.

Reports to:                                 Project Manager/ CALMS Committee

Managing:                                   CALMS Complementary Services

Duration of Post:                   11 months until 31st of March 2022 (with the              

possibility of extension subject to funding)

Your application must be received no later than: 12 noon on Wednesday  28th April 2021 


For Job Description and Job Specification please email


Posted on 15/04/2021

CALMS Tai Chi Class

❗️❗️❗️PLEASE NOTE❗️❗️❗️ The New Zoom Link for today’s (2nd April) and next week’s (9th April) Tai Chi class has been changed to the link below due to technical problem. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Meeting ID: 791 3564 0634
Passcode: kNi5ii

Posted on 02/04/2021

Arts with heART

Join our Arts with heART session with Brid Cutliffe on Tuesday 30th March at 2pm.
Everyone welcome.
Meeting ID: 989 3189 2849
Passcode: 601973
Posted on 25/03/2021

Arts with heART

Join our Arts with heART session with Michael O’Donoghue and Eamonn Baker on Tuesday 23rd March at 2pm
Everyone welcome 🙂
Meeting ID: 989 3189 2849
Passcode: 601973

Posted on 19/03/2021

Arts with heART

Join our Arts with heART session with Eamonn Hutchinson on Tuesday 16th March at 2pm
Everyone welcome 🙂
Meeting ID: 989 3189 2849
Passcode: 601973
Posted on 12/03/2021


We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our loved friend and devoted work colleague Arleen.

A beautiful soul that never will be forgotten.

Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and held so dear.

Posted on 05/03/2021

Arts with heART on 9th March


Posted on 03/03/2021


Arts with heART on 2nd March


Posted 01/03/2021


Arts with heART


Posted on 22/02/2021

CALMS Tai Chi Class


Posted on 18/02/2021

CALMS Mental Health Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Northern Ireland Housing Executive to support and run our Mental Health Support Line.
Thank you.🥰
Posted on 17/02/2021

CALMS Online Workshops – Spring 2021

CALMS Online Workshops

Spring 2021 Timetable

CALMS is pleased to offer more Online Workshops via Zoom in partnership with Derry GP Ferderation.


Further information on the couses will follow.


Posted on 12/02/2021

Psychology of Anger and Forgiveness Workshop


Posted on 05/02/2021

CALMS Justgiving Page

Many of you have been asking if we have a donation page. We are pleased to inform you that CALMS now has set up a Justgiving Page. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and service users of CALMS for past donations and positive feedback on our services.
During these difficult times we are working hard to stay connected to you. Please visit our Website and Facebook Page for online programmes and services. We also welcome any suggestions from you that can improve CALMS services.
Remember don’t be alone, all it takes is a phone call.
Tel: 02871 268698
Posted on 03/02/2021

Shake Your Stress Away


Posted on 25/01/2021

CALMS Mental Health Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Derry City and Strabane District Council to support and run our Mental Health Support Line.
Thank you.🥰
Posted 14/01/2021


CALMS is doing everything to stay connected to you!! We are pleased to announce that our new phone system is NOW installed. Please listen carefully to the options, this will ensure your call is directed to the right person to assist you.

1 – CALMS Mental Health Support Line
2- Counselling Service
3 – Complementary Therapy
4 – Welfare Rights Advice
5 – General Enquiry

📞CALMS Office Number – 02871 268 698

Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm

Friday 9am to 2pm

Posted on 13/01/2021

“Breath is Life”

Online Workshop

4 Week workshop on the use of the breath.  Learn techniques to help overcome life’s stressors and regain equilibrum and balance.


Everyone Welcomed.

Please register by sending email to



Posted 21/12/2020

⭐Mental Health & Me⭐

6 week Stress and Anxiety Management course starting on Monday 11th Jan 2021 @ 10:30amam via Zoom!
To register please send an email to
Everyone Welcome and its FREE!
Posted on 16/12/2020
Edited on 06/01/2021

CALMS Mental Health Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Social Justice Small Grants Programme/the Community Foundation, and Department for Communities to support and run our Mental Health Support Line.
Thank you.🥰
Posted on 11/12/2020

Fundraising Event – Just Giving Page

We wish to announce that our Just Giving Page has raised £1310 and thank you to each one of you for recognising and valuing the work of CALMS.


Posted 04/12/2020


Donation Received

On behalf of CALMS we would like to sincerely thank the Crawford family for making a donation of £420 to our organisation.  The Crawford family held a celebration of their mother Maisie’s life. Maisie was an active and valued member of CALMS committee and sadly missed.  Thank you again.


Posted 02/12/2020

Youth Make It Happen – The Saga of Jenny Murder Mystery

Could we please ask everyone who is aged 12 to 25 in the Foyleside ward to take a moment of your time and give our project: “The Saga of Jenny Murder Mystery” a first preference vote.
This project is very important to us in that it addresses several things that we find critical:
•Young people’s stability and futures
•Mental Health in the community as a whole
•Supporting local businesses
•Connectivity and inclusion in bringing people together during lockdown
If you don’t fit the criteria to vote then please share this post! There are 7 competing for the grant and every vote counts. Thanks for your support!
Please vote via the link below:-
Posted on  30/11/2020

Dealing with Anxiety and Panic

Four Week Workshop offered by CALMS


Posted on 20/11/2020

Dealing with Anxiety and Panic

Four Week Workshop offered by CALMS


Posted on 11/11/2020

Relax & Breathe

Four Week workshop offered by CALMS

posted on 10/11/2020

CALMS  Mental Health Support Line

Here is Matt talking about our CALMS Mental Health Support line. Please get in touch if you need support during this time ❤️
Call us on: 07907040568


Due to the latest lockdown/ restrictions people will find it difficult to access different services and access to information. Below is just some of the latest developments in benefits/grants for small businesses during the lockdown.
Support payments
The level of support that successful applicants will receive is based on the Total Net Annual Value (NAV) of the property from which the business operates:
• Lower rate: £1,600 for the initial two week period and £800 for each subsequent week that the restrictions apply for:
• a business that is the sole occupant operating from a property with an NAV of £15,000 or less,
• a guesthouse with a capital value (which means it is valued as a domestic property for rates); or
• a business that is a joint occupant of a property with any NAV.
• Standard rate: £2,400 for the initial two week period and £1,200 for each subsequent week that the restrictions apply for:
• a business that is the sole occupant of a property with an NAV between £15,001 and £51,000.
• Higher rate: £3,200 for the initial two week period and £1,600 for each subsequent week that restrictions apply for:
• A business that is the sole occupant of a property with an NAV of £51,001 or more.
Click on the link below for full details on eligibility and how to apply.
Posted on 04/11/2020

Introduction to Zoom Video

Working with a therapist online can seem a difficult prospect for many reasons. Will I get the same treatment? Will I be able to install what I need? I’m not very computer minded. I’m shy about showing my face on a screen. This video, compiled by two CALMS therapists, aims to answer some of the most common questions about working online, while removing many of the fears that may go along with it.
Posted on 16/10/2020

Message from CALMS Pottery Facilitator – Deirdre O’Callaghan

“Due to the pandemic Pottery class will not run until further notice. Miss you all and hope to see you all soon. Stay well and safe during the pandemic” 🙂❤️
Posted on 14/10/2020

Do you need support?

CALMS Services are here for you!

Lets stay in touch


If you are reading this please continue.  Mandy of us at this time are feeling the stress of not being able to see people, not being able to go outside, anxiety about family and friends getting coronavirus all of which can impact negatively on our physical and mental wellbeing.  Many of our older clients 65+ and our young people speak about boredom being a major problem for them.  We want to let you know that CALMS is here for you.  Help us to stay connected to you.  Don’t feel isolated make that call and speak to one of our team.  We all must do our bit to be rid of this pandemic.


” There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about”

CALMS Cares about You.


Posted on: 07/10/2020

Elly’s Case study
Elly is in her sixties and lives in Derry with her partner who has Alzheimer’s their family are all grown up. Taking care of her partner who is unaware of Covid restrictions is an important part of Elly’s day to day life. Elly works as a nurse but has had to reduce her hours due to her partner’s health and her own mental health. Things changed significantly for Elly since the period of social distancing began. Before the lockdown, Elly’s partner’s needs were provided by friends and other services in the community. While Elly enjoyed spending more time with
her partner during lockdown, she found it hard without access to her usual support system, commenting that ‘not having any support from services and friends is really hard’ Ely felt that lockdown put her into survival mode. Elly made the call to C.A.L.M.S she said while my home situation remains the same I find just having someone to listen and support me has made a difference, I don’t feel as tired or isolated. I am
glad I made that call.

Posted on 08/10/2020

Culture Night


Posted 30/09/2020

Thyme to Sing @ Brooke Park

Friday the 18th of September 6-8pm 
(Live CALMS choir performance @ Brooke Park)
(Posted 11/09/2020)

Good Relations Week ~ BELTER

Join the young people at Belter live on Facebook to Celebrate ‘Good Relations Week’. We’re bringing inspiring young people together to share their artistic talents and stories of strength.
Thursday the 17th of September 4-5pm (Live Talking library broadcasting from the Playtrail’s amphitheatre joined by Project Sparks)
Posted on 10/09/2020

CALMS Yoga Class via Zoom

Every Wednesday at 7:30pm


Please send email to to register.


Posted on 20/08/2020

CALMS Fundraiser Campaign

All Donations welcome via

JustGiving Page 


Posted on: 19/08/2020

CALMS COVID 19 Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to support and run our COVID19 Support Line.

Thank you.



Posted on 15/07/2020

Month of July

Something Inside So Strong

Like so many others, our choir is unable come to together to sing just yet, however they’ve created a special video performance of one of their favourite songs to help inspire you all because we believe that everyone possesses “Something Inside so Strong’.


Posted on 29/06/2020

🙂🙂Hi All, Did you know🙂🙂

Each time you smile 🙂, you throw a little feel-good party 🎉🥳 in your brain 🧠. The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. 😃😄❤️


Posted 12/06/2020

❤️🎼Sing Along At Home🎼❤️

Join us every Wednesday at 1pm LIVE on Facebook for another “Sing along at home’ session with Erica who will take you through another new song…..

this week we’ll sing “Fields of Gold’ by Eva Cassidy.
Here are the lyrics  🎼❤️🎼❤️🎼❤️


Posted on 10/06/2020

Breathing Techniques

Breathing – Day 1

Posted on 10/06/2020

Breathing – Day 2

Posted on 19/06/2020

Breathing – Day 3

Posted on 24/06/2020

Breathing – Day 4

Posted on 06/07/2020

Breathing – Day 5

Posted on 15/07/2020

Breathing – Day 6

Posted on 16/07/2020

Breathing – Day 7

Posted on 19/08/2020

A Message from CALMS Counsellors Team

The Message

Posted on 04/06/2020

CALMS COVID 19 Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and Community Foundation for Northern Ireland to support and run our COVID19 Support Line.

Thank you.

Posted on 27/05/2020

One Moment in Time

Every month our choir ‘Thyme to sing’ will share short videos entitled ‘The power of words’, from songs and poems that we love. We hope today’s powerful words will connect with you ❤️🎼❤️🎼


Posted on 26/05/2020

Simple Massage Techniques 

Please LIKE the video on our Facebook Page if you enjoy the video or would like to see more of its contents.

Simple Massage Techniques for Neck and Shoulder

Posted on 14/05/2020

Simple Massage Techniques for Jaw Tightness and Tension

Posted on 26/05/2020

Simple Massage Techniques for Headaches

Posted on 04/06/2020



CALMS Complementary Therapy Team

Meditation – Day 1 

Posted on 06/05/2020

Meditation – Day 2

Posted on 12/05/2020

Meditation – Day 3

Posted on 20/05/2020

Meditation – Day 4

Posted on 26/05/2020

Meditation – Day 5

Posted on 04/06/2020



Mental Health Awareness Week

18th May to 24th May 2020 

The Theme this year is KINDNESS

More Information on…

Mental Health Awareness Week

One Small Act of Kindness

updated on 20/05/2020

Thyme to Sing

by Erica Curran


Video One: Introduction

Video Two: Vocal Warm Ups

Video Three: Let’s Learn The Song

“I Will Follow Him”


Posted on 20/05/2020


Complementary Therapy Team

One to One Session

Introduction by Marta



Posted on 19/05/2020


⭐️Managing your Mental Health⭐️

CALMS are pleased to announce a new FREE, short course via ZOOM to help anyone who may be struggling with anxiety and/or low mood.
Beginning Wednesday 3rd June at 11am.

For further information please contact CALMS on

Numbers are limited, please register in advance as soon as possible to confirm your place


Posted on 11/05/2020

Message from Complementary Therapy Team

Marta, one of the therapist of Complementary Therapy Team


Posted on 06/05/2020

Message from Complementary Therapy Team

CALMS Complementary Therapies

CALMS Complementary Therapists are now offering the following services listed below on a 1-1 basis via zoom/skype to suit the clients’ individual needs.

These services can be provided on a one-off basis, or over a number of sessions as needs dictate.

If you wish to avail of one to one assistance – Why not call and speak to one of our friendly team 02871 268698


Posted on 04/05/2020


CALMS COVID 19 Support Line

CALMS is delighted to receive funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland to support and run our COVID19 Support Line.

Thank you.


Posted on 04/05/2020


Class starts on Wednesday 29th April 2020 at 6:30pm





Posted on  28/04/2020

CALMS COVID-19 Support Services


Now it has extended to the communities.


Posted on 24/04/2020

COVID-19 Support Service for Front Line Staff




Posted 09/04/2020

Photos of our Art and Craft Class in March



Posted on 31/03/2020

Law Centre NI is here to help


These are extraordinary times for everyone. The COVID-19 health emergency has brought challenges to how we conduct our everyday lives at home and at work. I hope you and your team are staying well.

I am writing to let you know that our legal advice service continues to operate as usual and with the surge in demand, particularly for employment law advice, we have created a new email channel for the public and advisers to contact our legal advice team.

For advice, call us on (028) 9024 4401. If you are experiencing difficulty getting through to an adviser you can email our advice hubs on:

•    Employment –
•    Immigration –
•    Benefits –
•    General enquiries –

We have also launched a new COVID-19 support webpage dedicated to providing all the latest updates and information in relation to the changes in law and policy arising from the COVID-19 situation in our core areas of work. The webpage has key resources to help advisers and members of the public, including:

•    Employment rights FAQs
•    Self-employed workers FAQs
•    Updates on social security arrangements
•    Immigration contingency plans

We held an ‘Adviser Network Webinar’ on Friday to keep advisers across the network up to date on changes in law and policy and if you missed this you can find the slides here. In response to demand, we’re running these webinars weekly to ensure advisers get the most up to date developments.

If you want to know more, or you want to register your team for the next webinar, please contact our training team at 

Please will you draw this information to the attention of your team?

We will continue our efforts to help the public and advisers access free, independent and confidential advice. We will continue to look to ways to respond to the current circumstances and work collectively to make a difference to people’s lives at this crucial time.


Posted on 30/03/2020

Managing Stress and Anxiety





Posted on 27/03/2020

CALMS – Welfare Rights Advice

During the temporarily closure of CALMS office, please ring Dee Robson 075 9339 6094 Monday to Friday between 12noon to 2pm for Welfare Rights Advice.
Thank you.


Posted on 26/03/2020

Updates on Changes to Social Security in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Northern Ireland



Posted on 25/03/2020

Things we can control during Covid 19 Crisis


Posted on 25/03/2020

Message from CALMS Welfare Rights Advisor – Dee Robson

For further information, please ring CALMS office at 02871 268698


Posted on 21/03/2020

UPDATE on CALMS services

From Monday 23/03/2020 we will no longer be providing Face-to- Face services however, we will continue to offer services and programmes by:- Video, Skype, Zoom and Telephone.

For more information, please ring 02871 268698 or email

Stay Safe.

Posted on 20/03/2020

Community Support – updated


Posted on 20/03/2020

Safe way to take off your gloves.


Posted on 20/03/2020

Community Supports – COVID 19


If you have additional information and would like us to add it on the table above, please email the information to

Thank you.

Posted on 19/03/2020

Looking After Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Looking after your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak (1)


Updated on 19/03/2020

Update from CALMS re COVID 19

Please be advised CALMS currently remain open. We are closely monitoring PHA and Government advice and adhering to all guidelines. In the event of closure all clients with scheduled appointments will be notified by email or telephone.

We intend to offer some services by video, telephone and email   e.g. counselling, C.B.T. , Welfare Advice and general advice so no one should feels  isolated or unsupported.

If you are feeling lonely, or isolated due to social distancing please feel free to ring CALMS and speak to one of our staff.


Useful links


Keep washing your hands Anyone with symptoms  –

  • a newcontinuous cough and/or
  • a fever

However mild, you should stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.

  • If you have mild symptoms, you do not need to be testedPlease do not contact or go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  • If your symptoms worsen during your home isolation or you are no better after seven days, seek medical advice by telephone.
  • If you have an underlying health condition and develop symptoms do let your GP know.
  • Please only call 999 if it’s an emergency.

This action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious.


Posted on 16/03/2020

Please see the link below for updated information on COVID-19


Posted on 11/03/2020

Great Vidoes at the Belter Variety show:


Belter – Jordan Hartop – Someone You Love (Lewis Capaldi)

Belter – Maeve – Island Of Woods

Belter – Owen Coyle – Your Song

Belter – Phoebe Nutcracker

Belter – SJ – You’ve Got The Love

Belter – St. Pauls – I Get Around

Belter – HUB Choir

Belter – Wooden Soul

Belter – Flaunt Your Step


Posted on 09/03/2020


Festival of Music and Song 

@ Guildhall on 22nd Feb 

Posted on 04/03/2020


Song Writing Competition

Congratulation to the Winner – Matthew

Belter – Art Exhibition in Derry Journal


posted on 19/02/2020

Belter – Variety Show

Saturday 15th Feb 2020 @ Waterside Theatre


Congratulations to the joint winners –

Cora and Maeve


Posted on 18/02/2020

Belter – Art Exhibition

on 14th Feb 2020 @ Void Gallery


posted on 18/02/2020

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”

Jim Rohn


On behalf of C.A.L.M.S. Community Action for Locally Managing Stress we would like to sincerely thank all of you for your kind donations.

Derry Credit Union


Waterside Credit Union

As you already know C.A.L.M.S.  Is a non-profit organization, established in 1994 which assists individuals to deal with stress and stress related illnesses. Our organisation is dependent on grant aid and donations.

Your donation goes a long way in helping us to achieve our mission:

”To provide educative, preventative and rehabilitative programmes and services that empower individuals and organisations to recognise, reduce and manage stress effectively.”


Posted on 12/02/2020


The Pathway to new beginnings helps clients manage their mood and stress.

Pathways to New Beginnings –

A Step by Step Approach to Managing Mood and Anxiety

(2 hours x 3 weeks course)

Friday 13th March 10:30am to 12:30pm

Friday 20th March 10:30am to 12:30pm

Friday 27th March 10:30am to 12:30pm

If you are interested please register via phone 02871 268698 or email


Posted: 12/02/2020

CALMS’ Youth Project – The Belter


Posted on 30/01/2020

CALMS’ Youth Project – 

The Belter


Please support and feel free to share.


Posted on 29/01/2020

Please Support the Belter Project and feel free to share.


Posted on 28/01/2020

Festival of Music and Song

In Remembrance of Maisie Crawford BEM

Past member of Management Committee of CALMS

Tickets will be available in CALMS Office 



Posted on 27/01/2020

Thank you very much to the team in Nationwide who raised £545 to support the work of CALMS.

“A Step by Step Approach to Stress and Anxiety” course will start on Saturday 25th January 2020 at 11am to 1pm @ CALMS office.


Tea and Coffee will be provided.

FREE course


Please register by phone 028 71 268698 or by email

Pottery Class will start on Monday 20th January 2020 at 5pm @ CALMS Main Building

Yoga Class will start on Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 6:30pm @ CALMS Main Building.


CALMS Choir – Thyme to Sing – performed at Brooke Park on Sunday 15th December 

Updated on 18/12/2019


CALMS 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday 23rd November @ Waterfoot Hotel

Information Day will be held on 


Date: Friday 10th January 2020

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Venue: Maldron Hotel, Derry BT48 6HL


Lunch will be provided.  

Please register by phone 02871 268698 OR 

by email

(Please register for catering purpose)


Updated on 18/12/2019


Christmas Art and Craft Classes in Nov 2019 @ CALMS

Many thanks to our local newspaper The Derry Journal for the article. 

CALMS is celebrating 25th Anniversary.