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At the onset of the Covid19 pandemic, we anticipated that all our multi-agency partners who make up CYPSP, Outcomes Groups, Locality Planning groups and family support hubs would not be able to meet face to face for some time, and we have now adapted as we move out of the pandemic to meet both virtually and face to face to continue to work hard to provide vital updates, supports and information to organisations, children and families.  We developed our Support and Resources page which provides a central hub of information which can be filtered by theme to provide resources, advice, contacts, funding, and help to children, families and partner agencies which we will continue to update regularly.

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For a full online Directory of local family support services and childcare visitIf you would like to have advice, activities or a service included below on this page please email details to valerie.maxwell@hscni.net

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Family Mediation NI – Youtube Channel

Family Mediation NI – Youtube Channel

Did you know Family Mediation NI (FMNI) has a Youtube channel containing a range of videos about family mediation, FMNI...
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Queen’s Pathway Opportunity Programme 2023

Queen’s Pathway Opportunity Programme 2023

The Programme, in its 7th year, encourages and supports young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds (in year 13 or college equivalent)...
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Shankill SureStart Vacancies

Shankill SureStart Vacancies

Shankill Surestart are currently recruiting for 3 posts. Antenatal Family support Worker - Download Job Description and Personnel Spec Here...
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The internet, relationships and you

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Learn how to turn CEOP's  11-18s website into an active learning tool with their toolkit http://thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/11-18s-toolkit/…
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Claiming Disability Living Allowance can lead to an increase in other benefits, help families qualify for certain entitlements for the...
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Free Online Nutrition Webinars – September 2022

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Working Parents – Financial Assistance with Childcare Costs

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Additional Needs / Disability Information Evening – 13 Sept 2022, Seagoe Hotel

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Information Evening, open to ALL; both children/adults with any additional need/disability, alongside their parents/carers. Date: 13 September 2022 Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm...
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Drug and Alcohol Service Directories

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Drug and alcohol misuse affects individuals, families and communities across Northern Ireland. In recognition that no agency can address this...
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Brain Development Workshop for Parents of Babies/Toddlers/Young Children (Southern Trust) – 30 August 2022

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Brain development workshop for Parents of babies/toddlers/young children resident in the Southern Trust Area. The workshop will take place over...
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Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – August 2022

Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – August 2022

The Children & Young People’s Resource Pack has been updated to include new resources on disability, mental health, bereavement, education,...
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Results Day – Wellbeing & Support Guide

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Play Ideas for Sunny Days

Play Ideas for Sunny Days

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New Online Family Sign Language Course

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Down and Ards & North Down Fortnightly News – Issue 51

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Independent Review of Special Educational Needs: Conversations with Parents/Carers – 23 August 2022

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Summer Activity Ideas

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Growing the Future – KS1 & KS2 Summer Activities

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Supporting Children With Additional Needs Through Play

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Free School Meals – Summer Food Payment

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Inspire – Advocacy for All Service

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Lisburns Got Talent 2022

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Activity Jar

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Starting Primary School Guide

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Child & Adolescent Autism Service – Summer Survival Resource

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School Uniform Recycling Toolkit

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Healthy Child, Healthy Future Voluntary & Community Sector Engagement Workshop – 23 August 2022

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BBC Happy Tiny Lives- Activities for 4-5 Year Olds

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Tips for Coping With Difficult Behaviour of Disabled Siblings

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Importance of Play Podcast

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Arabic Speaking Parents Experiences of Education System in NI

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Free Online English (ESOL) Summer School 2022

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PHA Short Term Funding Programme – NOW OPEN!

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Help Kids Talk – July Message

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Anxiety Based School Avoidance Podcast

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Summer of Play Challenge 2022

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Check out PlayBoard NI's list of fun activities to try during the summer holidays - tick them off as you...
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BRIDGES to ESOL – FREE Online Course

BRIDGES to ESOL – FREE Online Course

Included in the current release Interactive lessons: BRIDGES Project - Language Skills Practice anytime, anywhere 12 fully interactive lessons Learn...
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Family Support Hub Newsletter – June 2022

Family Support Hub Newsletter – June 2022

The June Edition of the Family Support Hub Newsletter is now available to download at   https://cypsp.hscni.net/download/391/family-support-hubs/38238/fsh-newsletter-june2022.pdf As we are approaching...
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Gadgeteens – Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Gadgeteens – Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Kick start your Summer Reading Challenge with one of the Gadgeteers Storytime and Craft sessions taking place in libraries across...
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Annual Family Support Hub Report Card 2021/22

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Southern Area FYI Newsletter Issue 85

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New Public Health Dietitians YouTube Channel

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Causeway Neurodiversity – Summer Activities

Causeway Neurodiversity – Summer Activities

Causeway Neurodiversity are holding a number of events during July and August for children with neurodiverse conditions including ASD, ADHD,...
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Assistive Technology for Children with Vision Impairment

Assistive Technology for Children with Vision Impairment

We’re excited to share that applications have now re-opened for free iPads for children aged 3-18 with a vision impairment,...
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Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – June 2022

Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – June 2022

The Children & Young People’s Resource Pack has been refreshed and updated to include more resources on disability, mental health,...
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ESOL English for Speakers of other Languages

ESOL English for Speakers of other Languages

Please see attached links and resources online for general ESOL home learning and some specific resources targeted at teenagers. ESOL...
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New Online Safety Education Website for 4-7 Year Olds

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CEOP's new 4-7s website features characters from Jessie & Friends to provide age appropriate online safety information in a fun...
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ParentLine NI Resource Library

ParentLine NI Resource Library

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Parentline’s Summer Suitcase

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The Difference ‘FYI’ Newsletter is Making!

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Free School Meals & Uniform Grants

Free School Meals & Uniform Grants

Applications for Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance for the upcoming school year are now open! Click here to apply:...
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Summer Is Coming! – Southern Area Summer Activities Directory 2022

Summer Is Coming! – Southern Area Summer Activities Directory 2022

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High Five Newsletter – Issue 45

High Five Newsletter – Issue 45

The focus in this issue of #HighFive is to Be Loving To Yourself and Others. Love yourself by thinking of...
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NEW Polish Parent Support Telephone Service – Parentline NI

NEW Polish Parent Support Telephone Service – Parentline NI

Parentline NI have an exciting new development! From Wednesday 8 June 2022 through their helpline 0808 8020 400, they have...
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NEW Arabic Parent Support Telephone Service – Parentline NI

NEW Arabic Parent Support Telephone Service – Parentline NI

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Southern Area FYI Newsletter issue 84

Southern Area FYI Newsletter issue 84

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Understanding and Supporting Young People Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Understanding and Supporting Young People Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Pride Month is about celebrating LGBTQ+ communities and shedding a light on the difficult everyday situations many young people face...
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Young Carers Advice

Young Carers Advice

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Education Minister Announces Summer Holiday Food Grant

Education Minister Announces Summer Holiday Food Grant

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced £12.6 million for a school holiday food grant this summer. Read More  https://education-ni.gov.uk/news/mcilveen-announces-ps126m-summer-holiday-food-grant  
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Rise & Shine Preschool Newsletter

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Welcome to the summer edition of the RISE NI NHSCT Preschool newsletter! It's hard to believe that we are coming...
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Look, Say, Sing Play: The NSPCC’s Behaviour Change Campaign

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Down and Ards & North Down CYPSP Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down CYPSP Fortnightly News

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Parents Guide to Facebook

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A handy one stop shop guide from Parenting NI, for parent's who want to learn a bit more about Facebook...
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New Child Funeral Fund

New Child Funeral Fund

A Child Funeral Fund announced by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey in March has come into operation today (June 1 2022)....
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Are You A Young Carer? Action for Children

Are You A Young Carer? Action for Children

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Child Safety Week – Parent Pack

Child Safety Week – Parent Pack

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Healthy Sleep Tips for Kids

Healthy Sleep Tips for Kids

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Easy Activities to Boost Early Language

Easy Activities to Boost Early Language

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Careers Advice

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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG News – May 2022

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Exam Stress – 5 Tips to Thrive This Exam Season

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With exam season upon us, Safer Schools NI have created a guide to help parents and carers support the children...
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Southern Area FYI Newsletter issue 83

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Home to School Transport Applications

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Help Kids Talk Basic Awareness Training

Help Kids Talk Basic Awareness Training

Help Kids Talk is a community wide initiative that is passionate about raising awareness of the importance of speech, language...
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Parent Participation Service

Parent Participation Service

The Parent Participation service recognizes the importance of designing services with parents using their voice and the skills of practitioners together to...
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Ministers’ Encourage Young People to Become ‘PROUD’ Detectives and Investigate Plastic Waste in Their Schools

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Launch of Outdoor Learning Resource for Schools

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The Education Authority has worked in partnership with Killylea Primary School to create a Teacher Professional Learning (TPL) resource to...
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Advice NI – Free Confidential Advice & Information Service

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Revision Tips & Tricks

Revision Tips & Tricks

It's exam season and Action for Children's Early Intervention Family Support team have provided some tips and tricks for revision...
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Poverty and Infant Mental Health

Poverty and Infant Mental Health

The NI Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH NI), Stronger From the Start Alliance and AIMH UK cordially invite you...
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Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 82

Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 82

Welcome to the 82nd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). Download Issue 82 - 12 May 2022...
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Fatherhood: A Life Changing Relationship

Fatherhood: A Life Changing Relationship

This Free 1 hour seminar is ideal for practitioners & professionals who work with children and parents. It will also...
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Pupil Attainment, Wellbeing & Teacher Practices Research Report

Pupil Attainment, Wellbeing & Teacher Practices Research Report

The Department of Education has published a research report and research briefing on Pupil attainment, Wellbeing & Teacher Practices during...
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Down, Ards and North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

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Welcome back to Edition 46 of the fortnightly newsletter for Locality Planning Groups in Down,  Ards and North Down. Download...
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Parents Prioritise Yourself

Parents Prioritise Yourself

The Parentline Team have created a resource on how to take care of and prioritise yourself. Something we sometimes forget...
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CiNI (Parentline NI) – Parent Participation Service

CiNI (Parentline NI) – Parent Participation Service

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Fermanagh and Omagh EA Youth Voice Group

Fermanagh and Omagh EA Youth Voice Group

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High Five – Issue 42: Be Curious

High Five – Issue 42: Be Curious

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Trauma in Children Podcast

Trauma in Children Podcast

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Parentline Podcast – The Changing Face of Family, Raising Kids in the 2020’s Part 2: Kinship Care

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Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 81

Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 81

Welcome to the 81st edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). Download Issue 81 – 28 April 2022...
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Exam Top Tips

Students, as you prepare for your exams don't forget to: Form an action plan Stay hydrated & eat well Take...
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Contact – DLA Advice

Contact – DLA Advice

The DLA care component is only paid at the middle or highest rate if a child has night-time needs, but...
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The Consumer Council – New Cost of Living Hub

The Consumer Council – New Cost of Living Hub

Are you struggling with the cost of living increases? The Consumer Council are here to help. They have created an...
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South West Grid for Learning – New Digital Wellbeing Hub

South West Grid for Learning – New Digital Wellbeing Hub

The South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) has published resources about the digital wellbeing of children and young people. The guidance...
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Disabled Child struggling to eat?

Disabled Child struggling to eat?

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Weaning Week 2022 Resources & Promotional Material

Weaning Week 2022 Resources & Promotional Material

  National Weaning Week is coming up soon 4th - 11th May 2022. The Public Health Dietitians Group are hoping...
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Parenting NI – New ‘Solus’ Research Project

Parenting NI – New ‘Solus’ Research Project

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Plant a Seed and Watch Me Grow

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Autism NI – Easter Resource Pack

Autism NI have created an Easter Activity Pack to help keep the family entertained over the Easter Holidays. It includes...
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Recommended Reads from Your Local Library

Find your young reader's next book with our Libraries NI's Recommended Reads.  New titles every week and available from your...
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Family Game Ideas for Easter

Family Game Ideas for Easter

This Easter weekend, if you’re in need of some last-minute family activity inspiration, check out these ideas from Barnardo's Family...
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You, Your Child & Alcohol

You, Your Child & Alcohol

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Family Support Hub Newsletter – April 2022

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Ukrainian/English Language Related & Practical Resources

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Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 80

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Welcome to the 80th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). Download Issue 80 – 7 April 2022...
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Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 79

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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG News – March 2022

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Family Fund Education and Learning

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Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 78

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New Interpreters Required

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Southern Area LPG FYI – 29th April 2021

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Following the launch of #OurMindsOurFuture Youth-Led Charter for Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland, we welcome support and sign up...
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Talk to your child about Coronavirus

Talk to your child about Coronavirus

With lockdown restrictions easing, it is important to talk to your child about Coronavirus. They may be feeling anxious about...
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Dads Project

Dads Project

The Dads Project have met during March for a Friday Fry Up! Each dad presents his fry and is rated...
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Family Wellness Project

Family Wellness Project

Our Family Wellness Project Survey for 2021 is finally here! Help us to learn more about how parents talk to...
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Incredible Years Parent Programmes

Incredible Years Parent Programmes

Have you delivered @IncredibleYears parent programmes online in the last year?@ncb_ni_tweets @publichealthni want to hear from you! What were the...
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The impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

In NCB research about the impact of COVID on children & YP with SEND, parents talked about living in fear...
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How your child’s challenging behaviour might affect you

How your child’s challenging behaviour might affect you

Seeing your child’s challenging behaviour can be upsetting and confusing. Many parents have questions about why their child is displaying...
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Dealing with workplace stress

Dealing with workplace stress

This week @MindWisenv are sharing helpful tips on dealing with workplace stress. They are promoting good mental health at work,...
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Mood Boosting Tactics

Mood Boosting Tactics

Everyone has ups and downs in mood – it’s natural for our mental health to fluctuate in this way. If...
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6 Ways to Turn a Bad Day around

6 Ways to Turn a Bad Day around

Ways to turn a bad day around: Shift your mindset Focus on one thing at a time If in doubt,...
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Calling Unpaid Carers

Calling Unpaid Carers

There are a number of opportunities for unpaid carers and service users within Integrated Care Partnerships. Details at: https://buff.ly/3fzsZt1 Integrated...
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CovidVaccine Update – BSL

CovidVaccine Update – BSL

NHS 119 #BSL is now available to use at your #COVID19 vaccine appointment, just use the @Interpreter_Now  app. More info here...
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Free resources to support Children’s Mental Health

Free resources to support Children’s Mental Health

1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem - that's around 3 children in every...
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9 Ways to Train Yourself to be Happier

9 Ways to Train Yourself to be Happier

Train yourself to be happier Remember moments of kindness Be willing to ask for help Silence your inner critic Connect...
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Help for Children with Anxiety

Help for Children with Anxiety

Young people face many challenges while growing up, so it’s natural to sometimes feel anxious. Here are ways you can...
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Educational Underachievement in NI Interim Report

Educational Underachievement in NI Interim Report

The Expert Panel on Educational Underachievement published their interim report. You can read it here: https://bit.ly/3fRj5CX The full report &...
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Action for Children Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice

Action for Children Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice

Now more than ever, your mental health is as important as your physical health. This is why our Parent Talk...
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The Western Area Outcomes Group Strengthening Support for Families Returning to School and Learning

The Western Area Outcomes Group Strengthening Support for Families Returning to School and Learning

  In March 2021 the Western Area Outcomes Group ran a very timely training session to assist practitioners when supporting...
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Connections Link Life Online Suicide Prevention Training

Connections Link Life Online Suicide Prevention Training