Compassionate Communities Northern Programs

The Heart of Living and Dying

How much time do we spend thinking or talking about the things that are important in our lives or planning ahead?

Usually very little!

It’s important to think about these things when we are well. It reminds us of what is important now, to help us get the best out of life! It also helps us start thinking about planning ahead, for when life may change.

It’s not a bereavement /support group: just an opportunity for adults of all ages to think and talk about what’s important to them and take practical steps if they wish!

Give it a go! Click here for more information on workshops.



Comfort Packs

The Northern Trust works with local communities to support families whose loved ones have been suddenly taken into hospital, or who are ill & dying in hospital.  Together we  provide families with ‘Comfort Packs’ containing essential items, so they don’t have to leave their loved ones at critical times.  The Comfort Packs
provide comfort when they need it most.

Items included in the Comfort Packs include:

  • Shower gel, soap, shampoo (mini/travel size are great!)
  • Deodorant, facecloth, wipes
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Comb, brush
  • Moisturiser, lip balm (please no vaseline)
  • Mints, tissues
  • Puzzle books, pen

We provide 100 packs a month but the need is greater.  Donations can help meet this need.

To donate please send any of the items above to:

Palliative Care Service Improvement Team,
Pine House, Antrim Hospital,
Bush Road, Antrim, BT41 2RL

For more information or other drop off points
Ring 9442 4000 Ext 336507
Or email [email protected]


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