The Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group is a partnership of Voluntary, Community and Statutory agencies who come together to plan for services for children and young people in the Carrickfergus Area. This group consulted with 400 local young people and it was identified that 34% of local young people were worried about school work, 32% about exams and 18% about family ‘stuff’ or personal problems.
On Thursday 20th September Roy Beggs MLA officially opened the Chill and Spill in Carrickfergus College. The purpose of the Chill and Spill is to offer pupils in Year 8 at Carrickfergus College the opportunity to have access to local service providers in a place they feel comfortable. This will provide them with the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns such as; Bullying, Making Friends, Stress over Exams, Concerns over moving to post primary school or issues arising from home or personal circumstances.