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IMAGO (Oasis)

Contact Information

Oasis Caring in Action , 102-108 Castlereagh Street, Belfast ,
BT5 4NJ View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Heather Dougherty
Telephone Number
028 9087 2277
Email Address
Web Address
http://www.oasis-ni.orgOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

The Imago Project is designed to help people who are going through a time of personal crisis by helping them regain their confidence and self-esteem.

Imago offers help to people suffering from mild/moderate mental illness, providing professional befriending support to people seeking to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement or loneliness. Pease note Imago is not a Counselling service.

After an initial referral from the GP or other health professional, each potential client is assessed by a Imago Project Manager and if the programme is suitable, the client is matched with an Imago visitor who will meet with them once a week for up to 3 - 5 months. We now also take self referrals through local community groups.

Meeting a befriender could include walks, going out for coffee, taking part in local activities, having a friendly chat or help with anxieties such as getting out on public transport. Activities are tailored to meet individual needs. A number of clients have returned to work or enrolled in education classes to pursue qualifications or new careers. Imago also run a drop-in,a Personal Development Group, and a Mens Breakfast group for current and past clients.

Befriending support for up to 6 months, to include support, personal development, management of depression / anxiety, graded exposure when necessary. Building resilience, confidence and self esteem.

Organisation Type
  • Community
Main Age Groups
  • 19-65 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Self
  • Social Worker
Family Support Services Categories
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Mental Health Support
  • Personal Development
  • Victim / Trauma Support
Main Category of Services
  • Mental Health
  • Self-Harm

Areas covered

  • Belfast
  • Castlereagh


IMAGO (Oasis)

  • IMAGO (Oasis)