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Welfare

CCMS provides a free, 24 hour counselling and employee assistance service to staff in our schools. The welfare service provides support for a wide range of issues including personal, family, workplace, relationships, financial, bereavement and alcohol/substance abuse.

The confidential service is provided by Carecall and the contact number for the service is:

0808 800 0002

Teachers may also contact the local CCMS Diocesan Education Office for advice and support on workplace issues affecting their health and wellbeing.


The welfare section within CCMS aims to ensure that the health and wellbeing of teachers is identified as a strategic issue and to assist the Council in the formulation of health and wellbeing polices and the preparation of advice and guidance for schools.


The Senior Welfare Officer is Mr Brendan Hardy.

Among his responsibilities are:

  • to formulate new and review existing policies;
  • to advise the Council, governors, principals and teachers on the development and management of health and wellbeing policies;
  • to conduct research in areas of concern in the health and wellbeing fields;
  • to develop and maintain appropriate specialist knowledge, networks and partnerships with relevant bodies; and
  • to provide guidance and support to schools which experience crises.

The Senior Welfare Officer can be contacted at the CCMS Holywood office on 028 9042 6972