Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope on 13 December

South Belfast LPG hosted a screening of Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope on 13 December. 

This was identified in their current action plan, which highlights the need to raise awareness of ACEs and improve resilience.  46 people attended the screening which was held in the Agapé Centre.  The event included the documentary and a discussion panel of Maurice Leeson; HSCB on behalf of the Regional ACEs Reference Group, Fintan Connelly; Take Ten and Nicola Hannigan; Barnardo’s. 

100% of attendees reported an increase in their knowledge of ACEs and toxic stress with one attendee commenting “…how valuable to see children holistically, understanding and supporting them, rather than blaming and punishing them, could change the world…”

Please see report card here

As part of this action a second screening was held on 16 January hosted Donegall Road Primary School for 30 teachers and schools staff from schools in the area.  This screening included a question and answer session with Mairead Weir, Principal of St. Joseph’s Slate Street West Belfast.


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.



Belfast Childcare Partnership Conference: Celebrating Childcare Practice in Belfast

The Belfast Childcare Partnership invite delegates to their upcoming conference that will be held on 26 November 2018 in Belfast City Hall to celebrate childcare practice in Belfast.

Click here to download the Conference Invitation 

Click here to download the Conference Booking Form



Registration is essential as places are limited. If you would like to attend please complete the booking form attached and send it to by Friday 9 November 2018.


The 1+1 Project Bilingual Mental Health Project

A collaborative Stronger Together Initiative for early intervention bilingual Mental Health Support that is being piloted in three areas across N.I:

  • Dungannon (Portuguese / English)
  • Ballymena/Ballymoney (Polish / English)
  • Belfast (Chinese / English)

The project is available to support individuals in the minority ethnic community experiencing depression.


What will the project do?

  • Provide Mental Health Services for example; counselling, training, direct group activities etc. These already exist. It will help increase access to them.
  • Provide free interpreting to providers who have a responsibility to deliver their services to everyone regardless of linguistic capability. The Regional Interpreting Service exists. It will help support access to that service.
  • It will help inform shared learning on how to meet that demand in the future by creating more effective and diverse pathways to existing services and more diversity in delivery of those services.


Click here to find out more about the project


Click here to download a copy of the referral form


Family Fund Information & Support Day in Belfast

The Family Fund will host an Information and Support Day for families who have a child with an additional need to meet the staff team and to learn about the support services, grants and information/advice that is available to support families in Northern Ireland.


 The Information and Support Day will take place on:

Date: 25 October 2017

Time: 10.00am-2.30pm

Venue: St Mary’s University College, 191 Falls Rd, Belfast BT12 6FE


Click here to download a copy of the event’s flyer


For more information please go to: