About Breathe NI

Breathe NI is a new service in Northern Ireland that is being developed out of need, out of demand and out of cries for help and support.

We all know parenting is tough, parenting after trauma can add on dimensions to parenting that can make it a minefield.

Breathe NI aims to help people navigate that minefield and help people recognise symptoms and triggers with their children and parenting. Techniques and skills will then be taught to help you better manage symptoms and help you be the parent that you want to be.

Breathe NI will be led by you; by what you need and areas that you need help with.

If you haven't done so already please make sure your voice is heard by telling us how you think your parenting is influenced at;


For any queries please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Founder / Owner

Breathe NI is being developed by Glenda Burns, a senior health professional with experience in health promotion and education, parenting education and health development. Glenda is also a multiple trauma survivor and openly lives with complex-PTSD.

Frustrated with the lack of specialised support in the area, and determined that people who are struggling with their parenting as a result of trauma should not suffer alone any longer Glenda developed Breathe NI.

Over the past twenty years Glenda has developed an abundance of skills, knowledge and experience to help ensure a high quality service is delivered. Qualifications and training include;

  • Professional member Institute Health Promotion and Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma Health Promotion (Distinction)

  • Certified Trauma Support Specialist

  • Joint Professional Diploma Life Coaching and Counselling

  • Various parenting courses and parenting approaches training

  • BA (Hons) Sport and Leisure Studies (2i uppers)

  • Level 5 Advanced Exercise and Nutrition Advisor

  • Level 3 Education and Training Award (initial teacher training)

  • Level 3 Personal Fitness Award

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer training

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • Health Literacy Communication Training

  • Risk Management Training (Health)

  • Active St John Ambulance member (Emergency Transport Attendant).

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