Hello my name is Roisin Faulkner and I have worked in AYICC for the past several years. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist counsellor registered with the BACP.
I completed a post-grad in CBT at Queens University Belfast. I work as an integrated therapist with adults and children. I have facilitated group work and workshops in the local primary and secondary schools on emotional wellbeing and drug & alcohol awareness.
Hello my name is WIlliam Smyth I am the Youth Development Officer within AYICC. I qualified with BSc Hons in Community Youth Work in July 2013 and have 23 years experience within the youth work sector.
Within AYICC I work with young people between the ages of 8 and 25. These young people will gain skills and knowledge through informal education to make safe choices in life.
I also manage a great team of Youth Support Workers who promote our HEADS UP Drug & Alcohol Programmes.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Hello my name is Stephen McKay and im a member of the HEADS UP Youth Team within AYICC. I have over 30 years experience working with Young People.
I started off at Parkhall Youth Club before moving and becoming the Leader in charge in Ballycraigy Youth Club.
My role within AYICC involves detached on street work and delivering our drugs and alcohol awareness programme to primary 7 pupils and to youth groups within Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.