Turas Na NDoine

Turas Na nDaoine (Journey of the People) has come a long way since it started in 2012 when a group of 20 ex-prisoners realised that they needed a new focus and decided to work for the benefit of their local community. Based in Lisnaskea, the group has continued to extend its reach across Fermanagh. Turas is made up of activists with a strong cultural and political identity whose work is embedded in the local community.

Mentor: Bolster

As part of the Elevate programme, the group planned to develop, train and support Mental Health Lifeguards in their local community to act as a point of support for people experiencing difficulties with their mental health. They also planned to use a drama-based approach to community engagement and develop this work with a focus on the social determinants of health. As part of the project, relevant information resources were also developed.