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


Ballymena Youth Fair encourages Young People to make positive life choices

Over 650 year 11 pupils in the Ballymena area attended the Annual Youth Fair this week.  The focus of this year’s fair was on Mental Health, raising awareness of support and emotional wellbeing services available as well as to encourage young people to make positive choices in their lives.  Veronica McKinley, NICHI Project, North Antrim Community Network said, “This Youth Fair is a great opportunity for a range of services to provide information and raise awareness on health issues to young people attending post primary schools in the Ballymena area”.  

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Ballymena Youth Fair

This year the Ballymena Youth Fair will take place on Tuesday 8th November from 9am – 1.30pm in Ballymena North Business & Recreation Centre Ballymena.

This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to 700+ young people attending from the 7 local post primary schools in Ballymena.

We would like to invite your organisation to participate in this Youth Fair and provide an information stand/visual aids – if you are available please complete the reply slip and return to Gemma Lutton as soon as possible. Please share this information to anyone covering the Ballymena area who you feel may also be interested in exhibiting at this event.

Download reply slip here

Keeping pupils safe-Ballymena Pastoral Care Event

CYPSP Ballymena LPG in partnership with Ballymena Learning Together (BLT) held a Pastoral Care Event in Cambridge House Grammar School in June 2016. The event was attended by teachers and pastoral care support staff from all 9 post primary schools across the northern locality area. The purpose of the pastoral care event was to raise awareness of the vulnerabilities faced by our young people today including self-harm and keeping safe online. The event also enabled organisations to network and share information about services available and how teachers and staff can refer young people for help. Click here to read more.

Save The Date "Ballymena Youth Fair"

October 2014


An Invitation to the event with further details will be sent closer to the time.
Ballymena Locality Planning Group are offering you the opportunity to take part in the Ballymena Youth Fair.
This event is a chance to showcase your service to all 15-16 year olds attending the local Post Primary Schools…. Read more