Building Futures - Discovering Potential



Are you thinking about getting back into work – or starting work? Maybe you’ve had a family or caring duties, personal challenges or ill health in recent times – everyone’s circumstances will be unique to them – and that’s the great thing about this programme, you don’t have to figure it out alone, we’re here to help. Whether you’re just at a loss as to what to do and need a bit of inspiration or perhaps you just want to tackle any qualification gaps, we can help you with both. 


The ‘Discovering Potential’ programme is the perfect place to start if you are feeling a little unsure of what you could do – as well as mentoring and coaching support from our amazing programme leader Tracey McCartney, we’ll also look at ways we can help you feel better in yourself and more confident. And who doesn’t want that! Topics will include: 

  • Fostering resilience  
  • Cultivating Well-being 
  • Embracing mindfulness  
  • Learning how to resource ourselves 
  • Setting and achieving personal goals 


You might also decide to look at what else is on offer within the Building Futures programme, such as: 

  • Topping up on essential skills/qualifications (e.g. Literacy, Numeracy and Digital IT).  
  • Or if your hands on, an intro to DIY course with our partners at WOMEN’STEC. 
  • Explore taking your hobby to a new level (and making money for yourself) with Women In Business. 
  • Training bursaries will also be available for participants to use on courses not offered as part of the programme.  


  • Weekly sessions in your local area (TBC). 
  • No cost to you​. 
  • Explore your potential with our amazing facilitators. 
  • Come away with newfound confidence and a plan for the future. ​ 


  • To be eligible you must be 18yrs old or older. 
  • Currently unemployed (i.e. have not worked in the last 4 weeks and not available to work in the next two weeks); and are not on benefits with a Work Search element.  
  • Reside in Newry, Mourne & Down.  

We also welcome applicants (who meet the above criteria) from priority groups such as the over 50s, those with a long-term disability or those living in remote, rural communities.