Low Cost Play Ideas

With the cost of living crisis impacting families across Northern Ireland, Playboard NI have developed a new resource highlighting a range of low-cost play ideas in the run-up to Christmas.
Play activity does not need to be expensive or involve costly toys and gadgets – there are many ‘free and found’ play opportunities that already exist within our homes, schools, childcare settings, and communities.
Read ‘Play in times of hardship’ at https://bit.ly/playintimesofhardship for lots of free and found play ideas to help make play possible.


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.

Inspire – Advocacy for All Service

Inspires’s new ‘Advocacy for All’ service which has launched in the Western Health & Social Care Trust for people over 18 with mild/moderate mental health.

Advocacy for All will support people who are over 18 with mild/moderate mental health needs e.g. Low mood or motivation, anxiety, poor coping skills, loss of control, stress, isolation, who have no access to any other statutory commissioned advocacy support. Advocacy for All supports and empowers people to have their voice heard and resolve any issues they are having.

By creating an advocacy services for people at Steps 1 and 2, we broaden the scope of advocacy and peer support helping to develop resilience and self-help which is consistent with early intervention and prevention and reduces the need for more intensive mental health support.

Advocacy for All offers:

  • One to one support to resolve advocacy issues available to every person with mild to moderate mental health issues around Northern Ireland.
  • Information and signposting for family members and carers.
  • Access to i-connect, a unique digital wellbeing platform enabling participants to monitor and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Referrals will be widely accepted, including from;

  • Individuals.
  • GPs and primary health and social care.
  • Local political representatives.
  • NIHE, Probation Board and other relevant statutory services.

How to get in touch;

  • A direct telephone referral line.
  • An online enquiry form.
  • Live web-chat service.
  • Post.
  • Advocacy drop in clinics.

Advocacy For All Information Leaflet

If you require any further information contact hello@inspirewellbeing.org