Our FACT programme launched in October 2012 with a holistic and systemic early intervention model. In January 2019, the Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum secured funding for five years from the National Community Fund for the FACT project, in partnership with St Cecilia's College and St Joseph's Boys' School. In March 2021 under DfC funding with Neighbourhood Partnership, we further expanded to offer our family support model to Lineal College and Oakgrove Integrated College.
The Family Support Workers on the project work with young people aged 11-18 years and their families on a one to one basis as well as in a group setting.
We are curretnly partnered with the following schools:
St Joseph's Boys' School
St Cecilia's College
Oakgrove Integrated College
These schools avail of FACT for one-to-one support but also for large scale interventions such as bullying awareness, mental health, personal development, as well as tailores programmes to fit the needs of the schools and the young people.
Within the FACT project, we also have our Youth Ambassadors programme. Our Youth Ambassadors aim to create positive change, advise the FACT team on the needs of young people and steer the direction of the project.