‘Take 5’ to RETHINK your resilience: Financial Wellness

Take 5’ to RETHINK your resilience is a wellbeing campaign aimed at bringing people together to discuss building resilience and the issues that have affected many of us during 2020.

  • Date:

    25 Jan 2021

  • Time:

    2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Location:

    Online Event

  • Price:


This wellbeing campaign has been organised by #RETHINK programme partners: Business in the Community NI, ARC Healthy Living Centre and Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum, and includes a series of five informative workshops on different resilience themes, taking place every day during the week Monday 25 to Friday 29 January 2021.

These hour-long workshops will take place 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM every day during the week on online webinar platform GoToWebinar.

All attendees will be emailed the link to join the workshops securely following registration.


Monday 25 January – ‘Take 5’ to RETHINK your resilience: Financial Wellness

Margaret McCloskey, Partnership Manager, Money and Pensions Service, alongside Siobhan Peoples from Community Advice Fermanagh will facilitate an engaging and informative financial wellness session to help improve the way individuals manage their money and debt.

Host: Shannon McGowan, Programme Executive, BITCNI
Guest Speakers: Margaret McCloskey, Money and Pensions Service, and Siobhan Peoples, Manager, Community Advice Fermanagh

Margaret McCloskey, Partnership Manager, Money and Pensions Service (MaPS)

Margaret McCloskey is the Partnership Manager for Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) and her role is to support everyone make the most of their money and pension in Northern Ireland. If you are worried about your future finances or would like to build on your financial knowledge and understanding during 2021 – this session will concentrate on budgeting and money guidance tools to help support your financial resilience. Margaret McCloskey will also outline redundancy resources available if you are facing redundancy or have lost your job.

Siobhan Peoples, Manager, Community Advice Fermanagh

Siobhan Peoples is the Manager of Community Advice Fermanagh (previously Fermanagh Citizens Advice Bureau) and has been in this role since 1996. Siobhan manages a team of staff delivering an holistic, free, confidential, impartial and independent advice service to the people of Co Fermanagh. The service provided covers Debt, Social Security Benefits, Housing, Employment, Health, Legal, Family Law, Consumer Problems, Community Care/Health, Education, Tax, Utilities, Immigration/Nationality and Cross Border Issues. Siobhan will give a brief outline of the role of Advice Organisations across N. Ireland providing debt and other advice to clients. Siobhan’s colleague Lisa (Farrell) will give an outline on the advice process involved in this area of work, the remedies that are available to clients living in a debt situation and actual case-studies that Community Advice Fermanagh have dealt with.