Western Area FYI – Issue 8

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Welcome to the packed 8th issue of FYI your monthly round up of all things family support and early intervention/ prevention.

If you would like to contribute upcoming consultations, training, articles, or events that practitioners from the community, voluntary or statutory sectors within the Western Trust will find useful please contact:

Dr Priscilla Magee – Mobile  07880723076 /  priscilla.magee@westerntrust.hscni.net

Paul Sweeney – Mobile  07387259117 /  paul.sweeney@westerntrust.hscni.net

Free Nutrition Advice and Healthy Recipe Videos on YouTube





A new 3 part video series on air frying has been added to the Public Health Dieticians YouTube channel.

  • Are air fryers healthy?
  • Are air fryers cost effective?
  • Air fryer recipe ideas

Follow link to watch: https://youtu.be/-wUCq0rbyiw?si=mUY1aDNw5u1rvcVb 

A wide range of free 30 minute nutrition webinars for all life stages and healthy recipe videos are available to watch on YouTube. Follow link to watch: http://pha.site/public-health-dietitians-youtube 

Autism Support Cafés 2024- 2025

We are inviting adults, parents and carers of children of all ages who:

  • Have an autism diagnosis
  • Are awaiting an assessment
  • Are displaying early indicators (suggesting their child may be neurodiverse)

To attend our next support cafés.

Our aim is to bring together adults, parents, carers and organisations, to provide support and information on local support services available. Workshops available on the day. 

Autism Support Cafés Dates 2024- 25 

For further information please contact ClaireA.Hamilton@westerntrust.hscni.net 

FSH Newsletter – June Edition

The June edition of the Family Support Hub Newsletter is now available   https://cypsp.hscni.net/download/391/family-support-hubs/43278/fsh-newsletter-jun24.pdf

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‘Hello and welcome to the June edition of the Family Support Hub Newsletter. It’s hard to believe we’re on the cusp of the school summer holidays already! With that in mind Yvonne has been working away to get all the information fitted in with a special effort to include information about summer activities/events alongside the usual array of useful information. Throughout the summer we will also be sharing information across our CYPSP social media channels so please check these out.

It is also packed full of information for parents/carers, early years, children & young people with a disability,  mental health and wellbeing advice,  Helplines and much more – make sure you download your copy now!

Previous editions of the newsletter are available at  http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/family-support-hubs  under Family Support Newsletter section.

Shaping the future of voluntary youth work in Northern Ireland: Next steps

See below details for two exciting events coming up in September for voluntary youth work providers!

This is an opportunity to get involved in conversations on the future of the voluntary youth work sector in NI. You can sign up by scanning the QR code below;