Successful Body Image Conference in the Northern Area


The Northern Area Outcomes Group in partnership with Locality Planning Members recently hosted a conference to explore body image and the harmful impacts of food choices on mood and effects of performance enhancing drugs on the body.


The conference welcomed several expert speakers to explore a range of issues with practitioners including:

  1. Vanessa Baird, Adapt, Action Mental Health – Body Image and Young People. Click here to find out more about ADAPT Eating Disorder Service
  2. Bridin McKenna, Life Therapies – Food and Mood. Click here to download this presentation
  3. Michael Gourley, Start360 – Performance Enhancing Drugs. Click here to download this presentation


Contact Us:

For more information about the conference please contact Selena Ramsey, Northern Outcomes Area Locality Planning Officer, NHSCT by Email at or Telephone at 028 2563 6608


Resilience Documentary – Thursday, 21 September 2017

The findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, published in 1998, have revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Scientists now realise that childhood trauma is one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer, to substance abuse, depression and violence.  You are invited to the screening of an award-winning documentary Resilience, to find out how that was discovered and what we can all do to act on its insights.

This screening is being hosted by Dartmouth Films and Connected for Life. The screening will be followed by an audience and panel discussion, giving all attendees a chance to explore the insights generated by the film.

The screening will take place on:

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017

Time: 18.30 – 20.00

Venue: Steeple Suite,  Antrim Civic Centre,  50 Stiles Way, Antrim, BT41 2UB

Cost: £7.50

For any other queries on this screening, please feel free to contact Connected for Life on:

To book a place please click on the link below:

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Family Links Nurturing Programme Antrim

Seven parents  recently completed the 10 week Family Links Nurturing Programme in the Antrim area. This programme worked directly with parents to develop emotional and mental well-being to build effective relationships and positive family life. 


Sandra Anderson, Participation Development Officer and Selena Ramsey, Locality Planning Officer in the Northern Outcomes Area hosted the programme as parent group facilitators in partnership with Homestart to identify the unmet needs of parents who live outside of the Surestart wards in Antrim.

The Nurturing Programme aims to help adults understand and manage feelings and behaviour and become more positive and nurturing in their relationships with children and each other. It encourages an approach to relationships that gives children and adults an emotionally healthy start for their lives and learning.


The findings of this 10 week programme will inform future planning initiatives of the CYPSP Antrim Locality Planning Group to meet local needs of parents in the area.


Contact Us

For more information about this programme and the CYPSP Antrim Locality Planning Group contact:

Sandra Anderson, Participation Development Officer at 


Selena Ramsey, Northern Area Locality Planning Officer at

Telephone: 028 2563 6609

Changing Childhood Conference – 22 March 2017

The CYPSP Cookstown and Magherafelt Locality Planning Groups will host a ‘Changing Childhood’ Conference in March 2017. This Conference will look at how some children and parents have become addicted to modern day technology and unhealthy food. We will discuss the effects these have on both the child and parent as well as exploring the parent child relationship, children’s behaviour, child development and modern day to day family life.

Click here to download the conference programme 


Conference details:

Date: 22 March 2017

Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: The Burnavon, Cookstown


How to register:

The conference is open to anyone working with children, young people and families in the Northern Outcomes Area.To book a space contact Gemma Lutton by email at or telephone 028 2563 6615


Antrim Youth Fair – supporting and encouraging local young people

Over 400 pupils aged 15 - 16 from schools in the Antrim area recently learnt about the importance of good mental health and making positive choices at a Youth Fair in Parkhall Integrated College, Antrim. Hosted by the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Antrim Locality Planning Group and Antrim Learning Together, the fair offered the students from Parkhall Integrated College, Antrim Grammar, Riverside Special School and St Benedict’s College a chance to find out more about services and activities in the local area. Click here to read more.