Race Relations in East Belfast: Myths and Realities

On 10 March EBCDA hosted a major conference called Race Relations in East Belfast; Myths and Realities

This was a follow-up event to a similar conference that took place in 2014. With support from Belfast City Council's Shared City Partnership, the event began with an overview of current hate crime work taking place across the city.

Inner East Churches Network held the second of three events entitled "Beyond the Food Bank" in St Patrick's Church, Ballymacarrett on Wednesday 12 February.

EBCDA has been represented on the Joint Forum for two terms (2012-2016, 2016-2020) - the second of which ends next month.

In November 2019 EBCDA trained fourteen participants in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).  Thank you to all who attended and we are pleased to have facilitated fourteen more caregivers in our community. ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide life-assisting suicide firist-aid intervention.    

East Belfast Community Development Agency are providing local bars and clubs with free beermats as part of their ongoing work in suicide prevention.  The beermats have been designed to encourage anyone who might be having thoughts of suicide to make contact with services who can help and include contact details for 24/7 local sour