Wednesday 3rd July seen the official opening of the Listening Ear office in the Dunanney Centre Rathcoole. The event was attended by Peter Sheridan CEO Co-Operation Ireland, Dr Alan Largey Co-Operation Ireland, Paula Bradley MLA, Councillors Billy Webb, Robert Foster, Stephen Ross, Dean McCullough and Thomas Hogg, PSNI, DoC, and numerous groups and individuals from the Newtownabbey area.
Listening Ear has been established to support and assist the community with Mental health, suicide prevention, drug & alcohol awareness and debt and welfare advise.
The audience were addressed by Brian Kerr, Karen Phillips and Daphne Logue advising how Listening Ear was established, its achievements to date, the professional background support and its goals for the future.
Mr Peter Sheridan spoke on the success of the Legasi program and the developments that have arisen. He congratulated Listening Ear on their achievements in a short period and hoped that their success continued.
A question and answer session on Listening Ear was then held with questions being taken from the audience.