Talk Learn Do Training for professionals who work with parents

Did you know that nearly a third of parents say they never or rarely discuss where money comes from with their children?

79% of children would turn to their parents for money advice. This shows the importance of financial education at home

The Money and Pensions Service hugely successful programme, ‘Talk Learn Do: Parents Kids and Money’ demonstrates that supporting parents to develop the confidence and skills to talk to and teach their children about money can positively impact on the financial wellbeing  of both parents and children. Since 2016, we have worked with over 1,500 professionals across the UK to deliver TLD to parents and carers they support. We are now looking to upskill more professionals so they can deliver Talk Learn Do to parents they work with.

What is Talk Learn Do (TLD)?

TLD is a facilitator led group session that encourages parents of 3–11-year-olds to talk to their children about money and create opportunities for their children to experience managing it. The programme provides parents with tools, ideas, and fun activities to help include money in everyday conversations and activities.

With the increase in personal finance related news and ongoing cost of living pressures, there continues to be a demand for financial wellbeing work with parents and training for professionals who support them

We are working with Campaign for Learning and Quaker Social Action to expand our training programme for professionals who support parents across the UK. The training is free and open to organisations across the UK. Each organisation will initially be allocated one training space on a first come first served basis. Further spaces to be allocated if available.


  • Weds 16thNovember
  • Wednesday 23rd  November
  • Wednesday 7th December PM
  • Thursday 12th Jan
  • Tuesday 17th January
  • Wednesday 8th February

The workshop sessions are expected to run for three to four hours with breaks in-between.


Training will take place virtual


Participants will be expected to take part in an optional short survey before and after the training. This will help MaPS to understand the effectiveness of the training.

For further information and to indicate interest, please send an email to

Southern Area FYI Issue 92

Welcome to the 92nd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

Download your copy Here

In the run-up to Christmas, we are learning more about the challenges faced by families and services through the Cost of Living Crisis. We continue to encourage those organisations and services who provide support for families to add their details to the CYPSP resource on page 3 and also to use this to help signpost families to much needed support.

The need for effective partnership working and communication has never been greater, so we extend an invite to all our readership, either working or volunteering with children, young people or families, to attend one of our Locality Planning Group meetings, where we exchange information, contacts and signposting opportunities, as well as providing mutual support with a cup of tea in an informal arena. Dates of these meetings can be found on page 49.

 The next issue of ‘FYI’ will be circulated on Thursday 24th November 2022.

 Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

AMH New Youth Led Mental Health Panel

Action Mental Health are excited to be establishing a new Youth Led Mental Health Panel

This panel will involve a core panel of 30 young people aged 13-24 and a wider membership panel to inform how we can improve mental health policy and services for children and young people in NI

Download our leaflet here for more information and a link to our expression of interest form.

Survey on new Home Start Service in Carrickfergus

Are you the parent or carer of a child under 5 with a disability or health issue?

Home Start East Antrim are keen to see if local families would benefit from a parent and tots style group specifically for children with additional needs, a disability or health issues.

The new group would be piloted in Carrickfergus.

If you are a parent or carer for a child under 5 with additional needs, a disability or health issues, we would really appreciate your feedback.

Please complete the attached survey to let us know if you think this service is needed!

Shankill SureStart Vacancies

Shankill Surestart are currently recruiting for 3 posts.

Antenatal Family support Worker – Download Job Description and Personnel Spec Here

Family support Worker – Download Job Description and Personnel Spec Here

Early Years Practitioners, Additional Needs – Download Job Description and Personnel Spec Here

For more information contact

The Spectrum Centre
331 Shankill Rd
BT13 3AA

T: 02890 311455 / 02890 504555