Health and Wellbeing

Dementia Friendly Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim have committed to becoming a Dementia Friendly Borough through their Community Plan, “Putting People First”.

A number of activities and support services are available throughout the Borough for anyone impacted by Dementia, as well as free awareness training for residents and organisations who wish to become ‘Dementia Friendly’.

Further information on local support services is available below.


Dementia Awareness Training     Dementia Events     Support for Community Activities     

Pre-Visit Guides     Signposting and Dementia Support Services

Dementia Awareness Training

Council work in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society to run FREE Dementia Awareness Training sessions throughout the Borough. Upcoming training dates will be listed below.

If you would like to register for upcoming training, or to enquire about hosting a free Dementia Awareness training session for your organisation, please contact Amanda Cotter, DEA Officer, on or M: 07391 863 492.




Training Type

Tuesday 17 October 2023

10.30am – 12noon

Larne Town Hall

Dementia Awareness Training for Businesses and Community/Voluntary Groups

Wednesday 18 October 2023

2.30pm – 4pm

The Braid, Ballymena

Dementia Awareness Training for Businesses and Community/Voluntary Groups

Thursday 19 October 2023

10.30am – 12noon

Carrickfergus Town Hall

Dementia Awareness Training for Businesses and Community/Voluntary Groups

Tuesday 24 October 2023

6pm – 7.30pm

Online via Zoom

Dementia Awareness Training – open to businesses, community groups and the general public

Dementia Events

Upcoming Council events for people impacted by Dementia will appear below.






Speedy Signposting: Residents are invited to join this free online event to hear from local organisations about the support available for people affected by dementia and their carers/family members.

5 October 2023

6.30pm – 8pm

Online via Zoom

Register through the Eventbrite Speedy Signposting event listing

Support for Community Activities

If you currently offer Dementia-specific activities or support in the Mid and East Antrim area, or would like to start up a new Dementia activity, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Amanda Cotter, DEA Officer or M: 07391 863 492 for further information.

Pre-Visit Guides

Pre-visit accessibility guides are a great help for disabled people, and if relevant their carers, to plan for a rewarding day trip or as part of a longer break.

Two guides have been produced through a recent dementia friendly heritage project led by Council and funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The guides are for The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall and Whitehead Railway Museum.

You can find some background on the project and a link to both guides on the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland website.