Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

South Belfast Locality Planning Group together with the South Belfast One, CASA and Outer South and East Family Support Hubs invite you to a FREE screening of Resilience.

Date: Thursday 13th December 2018
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: The Agapé Centre, 238 Lisburn Road, BELFAST, BT9 6G

Please confirm your attendance with Una Casey or 028 9536 2848 before
Monday 10 December.

For more details view the flyer here.



Resilience Screening during Feile an Phobail West Belfast Festival 2018


Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Whiterock Children’s Centre in partnership with the Belfast Childcare Partnership, CYPSP West Belfast Locality Planning Group and Family Support Hubs hosted a screening of “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” documentary and discussion panel as part of the Féile an Phobail (West Belfast Festival).  Approximately 90 people attended the screening in St Mary’s University College on 2 August to mark the first event of the Féile’s full programme.

Deidre Walsh, Whiterock Children’s Center Manager opened the event by highlighting how needs and issues affecting children, young people and families have changed over the 30 years since the children’s centre first opened its doors and continues to support a wide range of family needs daily.

The one hour documentary, directed by James Redford, looks at the long term impact of childhood trauma and explores the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and looks at how to address and prevent toxic stress. 

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Contact Us

For more information about this event please contact Una Casey, Business Support Manager and Interim Belfast Locality Planning Officer by email at


Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years


The Belfast Childcare Partnership will host a ‘Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Early Years’ conference in Belfast on 1 March 2018. The conference will provide early years practitioners with the opportunity to get an overview of current research, policy & practice in diversity & inclusion in the early years.


Event Details: 

Date: 1 March 2018

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm


This event will also provide an opportunity for early years practitioners to gain insight from local childcare providers on their experiences with newcomer children and families and from newcomer parents who have benefited from welcoming childcare services in the Belfast area.                                                                                 

As well as a range of key note speakers there will also be 4 workshops taking place on the day including:

  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Early Years, Dr Chandrika Devarakonda, Education & Children’s Services, University of Chester
  • Supporting Parents, Carers and Families in the community and in diverse cultural circumstances, Barnardos Refugee Support Service
  • Bilingualism – Supporting Children’s Speech Language & Communication, Florence King, Assistant Speech &Language Therapy Manager, Belfast Trust
  • The Practitioners Perspective: Experiences of working with Newcomer Children and Families, Local Early Years Practitioners


Click here to download the conference booking form


Contact Us:

Registration is essential. If you would like to attend the conference please book your place by completing the booking form attached and sending it to the address indicated on the attached booking form by 15 February 2018.

For further information please contact Clover Gabbidon Lyttle at 

The Changing Lives Initiative

The Changing Lives Initiative is supporting families with children at risk of ADHD in the Colin locality and west Belfast. The programme is a community-based initiative creating a better understanding about ADHD and providing an intervention programme for families with children (3-7 years) experiencing behaviour consistent with ADHD.

This is a project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU programmes Body (SEUPB).


Click here to download further information about the programme and referral information


Contact Details:

For further information contact Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 028 9062 3813


‘Take 5’ Steps to Wellbeing – PHA Small Grants Scheme

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified funding for a small grants scheme to address the themes of Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing, Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm, and have commissioned CLEAR to facilitate this process.

The PHA are keen to fund programmes founded on evidence based practice with a particular focus on those using one or more of the ‘Take 5’ Steps to Wellbeing.  The PHA are inviting community and voluntary sector organisations, through the CLEAR Project, to apply for non-recurring small grants to address the outlined themes. 

Two types of awards are available under this scheme:

  1. Award one grants – Up to £1,000 that non-constituted and constituted non-profit taking Community / Voluntary Sector groups can apply for.
  2. Award two grants – Between £1,001 and to a maximum of £5,000 for constituted, non-profit taking Community / Voluntary sector groups.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 31 July 2017 at 3.00pm

If you are interested in applying for the small grant or require more information please contact the Clear Project on:

Tel: 028 7138 3386