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Covid 19 Support and Resources

Please note:

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 to meet virtually to continue to work hard to provide vital updates, supports and information to organisations, children and families.  We developed our Covid19 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.

We undertook a scoping exercise of locality planning members activity so that we could provide the most up to date information about the current local resources available for children, young people and families and how to access them which is available at the link below.

If Locality Planning Members have any further updates for the Service Delivery Guide please email Una.Casey@hscni.net

 

Click Here for Locality Planning Groups Members Service Delivery Guide during COVID-19

Click Here for Locality Planning Groups Members Summer Provision Guide

Click Here for the Children’s & Young People Resource Pack

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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Welcome to the second November edition of the locality news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups. Derry,...
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NEW – FREE Stress Control Classes – Starting Mon 29th November

NEW – FREE Stress Control Classes – Starting Mon 29th November

Free online Stress Control classes will begin again on Monday 29 Nov for the next 6 weeks. Learn how to...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is #StickyMcStickStick, in which the brilliant @MichaelRosenYes recounts his Covid-19 illness and ongoing recovery with his trademark honesty...
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Study Support

Study Support

Is your teen preparing for their Mock Exams?   Bitesize can help with studying self-care and revision tips to alleviate...
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Tiny Happy People Virtual Stay & Play Event NI – Friday 26 Nov at 11am

Tiny Happy People Virtual Stay & Play Event NI – Friday 26 Nov at 11am

Join the BBC's #TinyHappyPeople virtual Stay & Play event from NI at 11am this Friday 26th. Join Coronation Street star...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Woohoo! @jennycarney's sequel to #TheAccidentalDiaryofBUG is here - and it's packed with more madcap fun. We've picked Basically Famous as...
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Nationwide Northern Ireland Community Fund

Nationwide Northern Ireland Community Fund

Nationwide #Northern Ireland Community Fund closing soon - Deadline: 12pm on 30 November 2021 £5,000 to support projects improving mental...
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Tik Tok Advice for Parents & Carers

Tik Tok Advice for Parents & Carers

TikTok, has become very popular with young people here's some useful advice to help keep young people safe #onlinesafety
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fabulous tale with lots for young readers to think about, alongside intricate watercolour illustrations. It's #ATaleOfTwoDragons...
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FREE Online Nutrition Sessions

FREE Online Nutrition Sessions

Sign up for these FREE online nutrition sessions taken by Registered Dietitians throughout December. Anyone can attend. Be sure to...
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Launch of Cyber Champions Programme

Launch of Cyber Champions Programme

The NI Cyber Security Centre has launched a new programme aimed at protecting young people while they’re online by helping...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

One adventure leads to the next in our #BookOfTheDay, a dreamlike tale with exquisite illustrations! #GeorgeAndHisNighttimeFriends by Seng Soun Ratanavanh...
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Parent’s Guide to Tik Tok

Parent’s Guide to Tik Tok

t's OK not to be an expert when it comes to online apps. Parenting NI have created a Parent's Guide...
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Antrim & Ballymena Children & Young People Active Outside Survey

Antrim & Ballymena Children & Young People Active Outside Survey

In August 2021 the Antrim Ballymena CYPSP Locality Planning Group conducted a Children & Young Peoples and Parents survey to...
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Talking to a Child About the Death of a Grandparent

Talking to a Child About the Death of a Grandparent

For many children and young people, a grandparent dying will be their first experience of death and may come as...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a brilliantly creepy adventure - expect dilapidated buildings, shadowy forests and something lurking in the dark. We...
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High Five Newsletter – Issue 32

High Five Newsletter – Issue 32

The theme of #AntibullyingWeek is “One Kind Word”.  Let’s all be the best we can be at Being Kind. Corran...
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‘Need To Talk’ Newsletter – Nov 2021

‘Need To Talk’ Newsletter – Nov 2021

Through the Need to Talk (NTT) project, sight loss charities RNIB and Fighting Blindness are working together to support people...
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Medical Essentials for Kids

Medical Essentials for Kids

Keep these handy medical essentials at home should your kids get sick this winter. Speak to your pharmacist if you...
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“Tell Someone You Trust” Resources

“Tell Someone You Trust” Resources

Our child-friendly video and brochure, available in various languages, encourage children to tell someone they trust if they face sexual...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With riotous rhyming text, colourful illustrations and a hilarious, chaotic story, we think everyone will love our #BookOfTheDay! It's #BatheTheCat...
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LGBTI+ Young People – ‘Esther Explains’ Educational Resources

LGBTI+ Young People – ‘Esther Explains’ Educational Resources

  Check out these fab short videos from @LINCwomen aimed at teachers and adults who wish to create safe and...
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Autism NI Resource – How to Cope with Christmas

Autism NI Resource – How to Cope with Christmas

Although Christmas can be an enjoyable time for many, it may be a challenging time a lot of autistic people...
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2022 Grading Pathways Information for Students

2022 Grading Pathways Information for Students

Students, do you have questions about Summer 2022 grading arrangements? Our new 2022 Grading Pathways video takes you through examples...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a dramatic, exciting story from @jewell_p_rhodes & @SerenaMalyon - when a fire breaks out during an adventure...
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EA Autism Advisory & Intervention Service – Parent Workshops

EA Autism Advisory & Intervention Service – Parent Workshops

The Autism Advisory & Intervention Service have arranged workshops for the parents of children with a diagnosis of ASD. There...
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Young People & Parental Alcohol Dependency – Animation

Young People & Parental Alcohol Dependency – Animation

2.6 million children in the UK are living with parents who drink hazardously. This #AlcoholAwarenessWeek, young people from our services...
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The Green Cross Code

The Green Cross Code

Get your kids involved in Road Safety week. It is important that children over 7 have a full understanding of...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay answers every child's pressing questions - from why we get hiccups to why we carve pumpkins at Halloween...
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Reachdeck (Browsealoud) reading and translation support

Reachdeck (Browsealoud) reading and translation support

Helping everyone to feel included Every person deserves an online experience that’s welcoming, we have therefore added ReachDeck (Browsealoud) to...
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Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service – Children’s Grief Awareness Week (18-25th November 2021)

Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service – Children’s Grief Awareness Week (18-25th November 2021)

  Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service offers some key messages to support children & young people who have been bereaved. During...
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Housing & Homelessness Innovation & Voice Programme – Call for Project Teams

Housing & Homelessness Innovation & Voice Programme – Call for Project Teams

The Community Foundation NI are looking for charities and organisations to participate in a new Innovation & Voice programme around...
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Parent/Child Online Safety Agreement

Parent/Child Online Safety Agreement

Continuing the TEEN series with our PARENTLINE “Online Safety Agreement”. Online time whether that be; gaming, using the internet or...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful rhyming story that explores the highs and lows of becoming part of a blended family...
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Civil Service Internship for Autistic Young People

Civil Service Internship for Autistic Young People

An exciting three-week work experience opportunity in the Civil Service is being offered to 60 autistic young people, you must...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is #HowNotToBeAVampireSlayer from @KatyBirchall- and it's a hilarious adventure that's more funny than frightening! Grab your garlic and...
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Resources to Aid with Talking to your Child about Bully Behaviour

Resources to Aid with Talking to your Child about Bully Behaviour

It’s #AntiBullyingWeek and Parents Toolkit have put together these amazing resources to help you talk to your child about bully...
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Age Appropriate Resources Exploring Online Safety

Age Appropriate Resources Exploring Online Safety

#SaferSchoolsNI provide age appropriate resources exploring online safety topics such as Image Sharing, Influencers & Trusted Adults on our Teach...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay features three fun connected stories that are perfect for building confidence in young readers! Children will have lots...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 11th November 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 11th November 2021

Welcome to the 71st edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). FYI Issue 71 – 11 November 2021...
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Anti-Bullying Week (15-19 November 2021) Resources

Anti-Bullying Week (15-19 November 2021) Resources

Check out these 3 resource packs from NI Anti-Bullying Forum to support involvement in ABW21: Social Media Toolkit - http://www.endbullying.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NIABF_Social-Media_TOOLKIT_2021.pdf...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a gorgeous tale about the connection children feel with nature - and one boy's mission to protect...
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Updated SEN Resources

Updated SEN Resources

Updated SEN Resources on Beginning Reading; Spelling; & Memory Difficulties are now available on the @Education_NI SEN Resource section under...
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Talking to Young People About Suicide

Talking to Young People About Suicide

One conversation is all it takes to make a world of difference to someone who is struggling. Read our recent...
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VOYPIC Independent Advocacy Service

VOYPIC Independent Advocacy Service

VOYPIC advocates can help you find out about your #rights in and leaving #care and make sure your voice is...
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Online Bullying – Tips for Parents

Online Bullying – Tips for Parents

As a parent, what should you do if you think (or know) your child is being bullied online?   Here...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is an exciting, supernatural thriller that's bursting with magic, myths and mystery! The brilliant storyteller @philipreeve1has done it...
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Parent/Child Mobile Phone Agreement

Parent/Child Mobile Phone Agreement

As part of our TEEN series this month we are sharing some helpful ideas to start conversations with you and...
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Deferral of School Starting Age Consultation

Deferral of School Starting Age Consultation

The Education Minister has launched a public consultation seeking views on deferring the school starting age in NI. Proposed changes...
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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside FYI – November 2021

Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside FYI – November 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of locality news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups. Derry, Limavady, Strabane...
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Do I Need to Keep My Child off School? – Handy Guide

Do I Need to Keep My Child off School? – Handy Guide

Do you have a child who's unwell and are wondering if they should be in nursery or school? Check out...
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Launch of Safer Schools NI App

Launch of Safer Schools NI App

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has launched a new app for schools to safeguard children and young people when online. Read...
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Trauma Informed Assessment – MACE Toolkit Training

Trauma Informed Assessment – MACE Toolkit Training

MACE Trauma Informed Practitioners Toolkit training available to practitioners working with children and families in the SHSCT, Cavan, Monaghan and...
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MACE Practitioner Training – SHSCT, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth

MACE Practitioner Training – SHSCT, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth

If you work with children aged 0 to 18 and would like to learn more about the MACE Project please...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fabulous collection of stories that inspired classical music! @mrjamesmayhew's stunning collage artwork and brilliantly accessible, magical...
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Benefits of Nursery Rhymes for Babies & Toddlers

Benefits of Nursery Rhymes for Babies & Toddlers

Babies and toddlers can learn so much when we sing nursery rhymes to them... we are supporting language development and...
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Children’s Emotional Health Workshops – January 2022, Belfast/South Belfast

Children’s Emotional Health Workshops – January 2022, Belfast/South Belfast

Children's Emotional Health Workshops - January 2022 Open to parents in South Belfast area - 20 January 2022, 7.00pm-8.30pm (online...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With distinctive, colourful illustrations and lots of humour, our #BookOfTheDay is a fabulous story about how doing things together is...
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Young Witness Service

Young Witness Service

Do you know about the Young Witness Service? It provides support & assistance to children under 18-years old who have...
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Sink or Swim – FREE Online 6 Week Programme for Parents & Carers – Starts January 2022

Sink or Swim – FREE Online 6 Week Programme for Parents & Carers – Starts January 2022

FREE online 6 week programme for parents and carers starting Friday 14 January 2022, 10.00am-11.30am. Register by calling: 0800 8010...
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Benefits of Messy Play

Benefits of Messy Play

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Wildlife Watch Activities

Wildlife Watch Activities

Lots of great activities on The Wildlife Trusts website at www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/activities including how to make a leaf stack, an autumn...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic tale of a magical cat that's sure to delight young readers! It's the wonderful #MidnightMagic...
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Your Local Community Pharmacist Can Help You Manage Minor Ailments

Your Local Community Pharmacist Can Help You Manage Minor Ailments

Your local pharmacist is a qualified medical professional who can help you manage minor ailments this winter. You can #askthepharmacist...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for fans of dogs, rhymes and and silliness! It's the delightful #DogsInDisguise from @PeterBentlyand@iamjohnbond, which we...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the fantastic #BeetlesForBreakfast by @MadiFinlayand Jisu Choi - a really entertaining guide to the genius ideas and...
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Twiggle the Turtle’s Three Steps for Calming Down

Twiggle the Turtle’s Three Steps for Calming Down

This #NationalStressAwarenessDay, we're sharing Twiggle the turtle's three steps for calming down. By practising these steps and using them throughout...
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Tips on Talking to Young People About Sexual Health

Tips on Talking to Young People About Sexual Health

It's important to talk to young people about sex and sexual health. #choosetoprotectyourself
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating this week!   Our #BookOfTheDay is a beautiful way to help you mark the occasion...
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Launch of Healthy Happy Minds Pilot Service in Primary Schools

Launch of Healthy Happy Minds Pilot Service in Primary Schools

Education Minister has announced the start of the Healthy Happy Minds pilot to support therapeutic & counselling services in primary...
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Keeping Kids Keep Safe Online

Keeping Kids Keep Safe Online

It's important to keep your kids safe online. #BBCOwnIt has partnered with @IM_org to help you with their first device,...
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Bitesize Daily is Back!

Bitesize Daily is Back!

From today we’ll be helping children learn about a range of science subjects from 9am every day on CBBC.  ...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

We're kicking off November with an absolutely stunning #BookOfTheDay! #JuliaAndTheShark from @Kiran_MH and Tom de Freston is a true treasure...
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New Way November

New Way November

Trying new activities and different approaches can really boost our mental well-being. Join us for #NewWaysNovember and discover daily actions...
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Children Living with Domestic Violence During Covid-19 Lockdown Animation

Children Living with Domestic Violence During Covid-19 Lockdown Animation

Powerful animation from Women's Aid Belfast & Lisburn, depicting the real-life experiences of children living with domestic abuse in Northern...
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Top Tips for Playing in the Dark

Top Tips for Playing in the Dark

Don’t let the shorter days stop children from playing outside. How about playing hide and seek in the dark in...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Children will love spotting all the hidden phantoms in our #BookOfTheDay, while grown-ups will love the quirky collage style! We're...
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Free Nutrition Webinars – November 2021

Free Nutrition Webinars – November 2021

Exciting dietitian led webinars coming up in November. Whether you are looking to pick up some tips on how to...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 28th October 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 28th October 2021

Welcome to the 70th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). FYI Issue 70 - 28 October 2021...
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Parental Burnout

Parental Burnout

Parental burnout is a condition identified as 'a prolonged response to chronic and overwhelming parental stress.' Red flags are anxiety,...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a perfect Halloween read! #RulesForVampires by @foulkeswrites and Sara Ogilvie is a spooky, funny story that will...
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Special Educational Needs Survey

Special Educational Needs Survey

The Education Authority need your help.   Provide your views on accessing information about Special Educational Needs from the EA...
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Childcare Partnerships E-zine – Autumn 2021 Edition

Childcare Partnerships E-zine – Autumn 2021 Edition

  Download Autumn 2021 Edition
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the fabulous tale of Bea Black... who finds herself inadvertently enrolled in a school for witches (gulp!)...
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Mindfulness Tip

Mindfulness Tip

Feeling overwhelmed? Here's a useful mindfulness check-in
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10 Minute Shake Up Games

10 Minute Shake Up Games

Shake things up this half term! Get your kids moving with some of their favourite Disney characters in our fun-packed...
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Spooky Craft Ideas

Spooky Craft Ideas

Check out some of our favourite tips and ideas for our youngest recyclers to get creative with bits of recycling...
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The Importance of Reading – Podcast

The Importance of Reading – Podcast

This half term break we are re-sharing our podcast "The Importance of Reading". This colder weather gives us the perfect...
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Thoughts and Feelings Getting You Down? When to Seek Help – Animation for Young People

Thoughts and Feelings Getting You Down? When to Seek Help – Animation for Young People

The teams at @BBCBitesize, @topic_group and @EmergingMindsUK have put together a short film to support young teens who feel unsure...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a magnificent story set in a satisfying and surprising fantasy world - we're sure children will love...
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Mae Murray Foundation – Resource Library

Mae Murray Foundation – Resource Library

**NEW PROJECT** The Resource Library is a free resource for all members, where you can borrow adapted equipment. You may...
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October 2021 Edition – Family Support Hub Newsletter

October 2021 Edition – Family Support Hub Newsletter

The October edition of the Family Support Hub newsletter is now available to download HERE This edition is packed full...
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Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – October 2021

Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – October 2021

  The Children & Young People's Resource Pack has been updated and refreshed to include more resources on disability, mental...
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Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

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Calling ‘999’ for help but too afraid to speak?

Calling ‘999’ for help but too afraid to speak?

The Silent Solution system aims to help people alert police when in imminent danger but they are unable to speak....
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Family Autumn Activities

Family Autumn Activities

Visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.../autumn-activities-for... for more family autumn activities
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the second PESTS book from  @EmerStamp - and it's another hilarious story about a surprisingly endearing collection...
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“Read All About It” Literacy Newsletter

“Read All About It” Literacy Newsletter

It’s time again for another exciting issue of our Literacy Service Newsletter, ‘Read All About it'. In this issue we...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is packed with twists and turns, features an awesome heroine and is filled with the likes of sentient...
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Setting Up Parental Controls for Apps on an iPhone

Setting Up Parental Controls for Apps on an iPhone

Do you know how to set up parental controls for for Apps on an iPhone? Check out the guide below...
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Halloween Safety Advice

Halloween Safety Advice

Have a safe #Halloween. Get info and advice about #fireworks, sparklers, fancy dress costumes and fire safety: https://nidirect.gov.uk/news/put-safety-first-halloween… @NIFRSofficial
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CHILD TRUST FUND VIRTUAL EVENT

CHILD TRUST FUND VIRTUAL EVENT

The Department for Communities Children’s Champion is inviting you to a virtual event being held by The Share Foundation. Of...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the wonderful new #SonaSharma tale from @csoundar and Jen Khatun! Looking After Planet Earth is all about...
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Intro to Mindfulness – FREE Online Courses

Intro to Mindfulness – FREE Online Courses

Join us for this FREE 2 hour workshop to learn & understand mindfulness techniques. If you live in Belfast, Derry,...
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Sparklers Hint

Sparklers Hint

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Type 1 Diabetes – Signs in Children & Young People

Type 1 Diabetes – Signs in Children & Young People

Children and young people can develop type 1 diabetes at any time. Do you know the signs of type 1...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With energetic rhyming text and zany illustrations, little ones will love our #BookOfTheDay! It's the brilliant #WhenCucumberLostHisCool from @MicheRobinson and...
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Self Harm & Mental Health – Guide for Parents

Self Harm & Mental Health – Guide for Parents

“Having found out my child was self-harming, I was so devastated and confused as to why. My emotions were all...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Dame Jacqueline Wilson is at her storytelling best in our #BookOfTheDay! #ThePrimroseRailwayChildren, illustrated by Rachael Dean, is a wonderful story...
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Play for Parents Guide

Play for Parents Guide

Play is the most natural way for children to learn, grow, develop and make sense of the world and their...
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Hints & Tips for Managing Behaviour

Hints & Tips for Managing Behaviour

We have a new leaflet on using visuals and strategies for managing behaviour. You can download this leaflet along with...
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Breathe in 3’s Activity

Breathe in 3’s Activity

If your child feels worried or anxious, you can help them with some tools to feel calmer & more in...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay will give you all the #MondayMotivation you need! #RunLikeAGirl by @danibrownmbe and Robin Shields profiles 50 incredible sportswomen,...
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School Age Children – Testing, Self Isolation & Contact Tracing Guide

School Age Children – Testing, Self Isolation & Contact Tracing Guide

Guidance for parents and carers has been published by PHA. The easy guide explains how testing, self-isolation and contact tracing...
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Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

15th October 2021,is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Day. DLD occurs when an individual has difficulty understanding or using spoken language....
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Draw Along

Draw Along

If your children LOVE drawing, make sure you check out all the fun drawalongs we have on #BookTrustHomeTime! Top illustrators...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is an incredible tale spanning two continents and three time settings! It's #WhenFishesFlew from Sir Michael Morpurgo and...
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QUB Pathway Opportunity Programme for 16-19 Year Old Students

QUB Pathway Opportunity Programme for 16-19 Year Old Students

Pathway Opportunity Programme is currently recruiting for the 2022 programme. The Pathway Opportunity Programme is a post-16 programme for young...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 14th October 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 14th October 2021

Welcome to the 69th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). FYI Issue 69 – 14 October 2021...
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Your Mood is Made in the Kitchen

Your Mood is Made in the Kitchen

Can what we eat affect our mood? We are looking at what we can eat to promote a good mood...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Ollie's mixing up a new story in the kitchen, but his little sister Susie wants to help too! What kind...
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Home Work Hacks

Home Work Hacks

Homework woes getting you down?   Don’t despair! #HomeworkHacks with Sophie a.k.a Tired ’N’ Tested @tiredntested are here to help!...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With twists and turns, our #BookOfTheDay is an exciting, magical tale of faith and belonging from the brilliant @jasinbath! It's...
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New Youth Mental Health Podcast Launched

New Youth Mental Health Podcast Launched

New Youth Mental Health podcast series launched, covering: Trauma Substance misuse Distress Suicidal thoughts and much more This selection of...
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Children’s Grief Awareness Week – Cruse Bereavement Support Event 23 November 2021

Children’s Grief Awareness Week – Cruse Bereavement Support Event 23 November 2021

  ** SAVE THE DATE – 23 NOVEMBER 2021 – 10am – 11am** Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK is 18-25...
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Housing & Homelessness Survey 2021

Housing & Homelessness Survey 2021

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is asking for individuals with personal experience of housing issues and homelessness to identify...
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The Big Parenting Survey 2021

The Big Parenting Survey 2021

The BIG Parenting Survey is back, and we need YOU to speak up! Help us to better understand the realities...
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High Five Newsletter

High Five Newsletter

In this issue of #HighFive, our focus is to Be Hopeful. St Joseph’s P.S. in Antrim share their ideas for how...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fascinating guide to amazing buildings from award-winning engineer @RomaTheEngineer and illustrator @katiehickey195! #HowWasThatBuilt is full of...
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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside FYI – October 2021

Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside FYI – October 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of locality news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups. Derry, Limavady, Strabane...
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Family Voice Hub

Family Voice Hub

Are you a carer of a child or young person with physical disabilities and allied additional needs? You and your...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With breathtaking illustrations and an incredibly moving story about a child's experience of being a refugee, our #BookOfTheDay is not...
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Detailed Guidance for Young People & Parents on School Age Covid Vaccination

Detailed Guidance for Young People & Parents on School Age Covid Vaccination

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the publication of detailed guidance for young people and parents on school age Covid...
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Dyslexia Educational Resources & Tools

Dyslexia Educational Resources & Tools

t’s World Dyslexia Awareness Day and in support, we've created this interactive poster which is full of links to helpful...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for those colder days and longer nights!  #TheRedGloves by @FisherAuthor is a collection of spooky and...
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Flu Vaccine Animation for School Aged Children

Flu Vaccine Animation for School Aged Children

To support children’s understanding of the importance of the flu vaccine and to encourage uptake, the PHA has produced an...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #SpaceDetectives are back for another adventure in our brilliant #BookOfTheDay! Expect plenty of laughs in #ExtraWeirdCreatures from @mpowerswriter and...
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Things That Can Be Hard For Autistic / Sensory People at School

Things That Can Be Hard For Autistic / Sensory People at School

Schools & nurseries can be hard places for many people, even before teaching begins. Especially so for some autistic/sensory people....
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Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch Box Ideas

Some lunch box ideas to try this week.  
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a reissue of Satoshi Kitamura's wonderful #CaptainToby - we're thrilled this story of a boy's dream during...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

We're kicking off October with a #BookOfTheDay that mixes fact and story to make something utterly adorable! It's the super-cute...
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Optimistic October

Optimistic October

Life is better when we find something to look forward to. Join us for Optimistic October and find ways to...
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Help with Homework Top Tips

Help with Homework Top Tips

School is back! Homework can be a tough subject in many households. Check out our Top Tips to help lighten...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is an engaging and uplifting novel which celebrates friendship and community and is sure to appeal to any...
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UCUs Guide to Universal Credit

UCUs Guide to Universal Credit

The UK’s first claimant-led guide to universal credit has been released. #ucusguide, produced by researchers in collaboration with @UcUs_Now in...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 30th September 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 30th September 2021

Welcome to the 68th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). FYI Issue 68 - 30 September 2021...
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How to Keep Your Child Safe from Online Scams

How to Keep Your Child Safe from Online Scams

Are you worried about your child sharing personal details online and being exposed to an online scam? In partnership with...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful tale about unconventional siblings - middle primary-aged children will love the comic style and the...
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Tips for Developing Speech & Language

Tips for Developing Speech & Language

Some great tips from Parenting NI for supporting developing speech and language in young children - check them out!
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The Beano – The Power of Play

The Beano – The Power of Play

Download a free copy of the Beano - The Power of Play at https://bit.ly/3CQWaAc In the mini comic strip, Dennis...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful new story from Rebecca Scott and Libby Westcott! Tally in #WaysToBeMe is beautifully multidemnsional, loveable...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a marvellous celebration of difference! #SeeWhatICanDo by Jon Roberts and Hannah Rounding introduces different characters (based on...
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Gangsta Granny FREE Resources

Gangsta Granny FREE Resources

#GangstaGranny10 has landed at Twinkl!   It’s the 10th Anniversary of Gangsta Granny, bring the book to life at home...
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ni4kids Autumn Newsletter

ni4kids Autumn Newsletter

Get ready to have an awesome autumn with Ni4Kids   Click the link below to read our new issue! https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?PBID=e64ac943-82ac-4861-be70-0b27d69b40c1
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NEW NI Deaf Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

NEW NI Deaf Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

#NIDeafCAMHS service is now open to #deaf children and young people anywhere in NI. Supports children with all levels of...
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Coping with Anxiety at University

Coping with Anxiety at University

When starting out at uni, nerves about facing so many unfamiliar things at once are very normal. But if you're...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With colourful illustrations, useful diagrams and interesting facts, our #BookOfTheDay is a really engaging guide to the hidden world of...
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Include Youth Podcast Episode 9 – “Redemption Story”

Include Youth Podcast Episode 9 – “Redemption Story”

Courtneys amazing story of redemption; from leaving school at an early age to being nominated for Head Girl and going...
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High Five Newsletter – Issue 29

High Five Newsletter – Issue 29

Our focus this week is simply Be Well. All of our activities are based around the Take5 Approach to Wellbeing...
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Quick & Easy Lunchbox Recipes

Quick & Easy Lunchbox Recipes

Discover our range of quick, easy and delicious healthy lunchbox ideas: https://www.nhs.uk/change.../recipes/healthier-lunchboxes...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic tale of a girl on the run, shocking family secrets and speaking up - set...
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ASCERT – FREE Parent/Carer Support Programme

ASCERT – FREE Parent/Carer Support Programme

ASCERT's Parent/Carer Support Programme is open again for registration. It will commence on 28th Sept from 7-8:30pm and  will take...
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Looking After Your Mental Health When Your Parents Separate

Looking After Your Mental Health When Your Parents Separate

"This really took its toll on my mental health and made me rethink who I was as a person and...
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Is Your Child Struggling to fit in at Secondary School?

Is Your Child Struggling to fit in at Secondary School?

Leaving old friends behind and making new one is one of the hardest parts of starting secondary school. Here's how to...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With wonderful, flowing rhyme, beautiful illustrations and a funny, magical story, our #BookOfTheDay is a real treat! It's the magnificent...
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Home Time Activities

Home Time Activities

Looking for fun things to do when your children get home from school? Our #BookTrustHomeTime activities section is packed with...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a delightful new tale from @RobBiddulph #PeanutJonesAndTheIllustratedCity is a fantastic story of imagination, creativity and magic -...
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Parenting Happiness is….

Parenting Happiness is….

Five minutes to yourself? For help creating a happy home, visit our website: https://bbc.in/3lDad5p
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Education Minister Announces CPR Training for Post Primary Pupils

Education Minister Announces CPR Training for Post Primary Pupils

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that post-primary pupils will have access to CPR training. Further information - https://bit.ly/3hOHpFW Letter...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is #CatChat by @Zoologist_Jess and Penelope Dullaghan - the ultimate guide to helping little ones care for their...
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Mentoring for Deaf Young People

Mentoring for Deaf Young People

Deaf young people aged 14-18 can get one-to-one support and inspiration with our peer mentoring service. Trained mentors will draw...
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Mindful Monday – Ideas for Rainy Days

Mindful Monday – Ideas for Rainy Days

We are focusing on ways to be mindful on rainy days. The change in the weather can be challenging for...
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Approaching Challenges at School Podcast

Approaching Challenges at School Podcast

For some children and their parents school life can bring with it a whole set of challenges. Kerry chats with...
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Dad’s Project – Newsletter

Dad’s Project – Newsletter

Parenting NI's Dad's Project supports dads in Northern Ireland who are separating, separated or currently involved within the courts service....
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Navigate life with a disabled Child

Navigate life with a disabled Child

Get our free Helpful Guide in the post for all the information you need to navigate life with a disabled...
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After School Restraint Collapse

After School Restraint Collapse

You might not know the name but we bet you've experienced it!  Do your kids get after-school restraint collapse?  More...
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Nell and the Cave Bear

Nell and the Cave Bear

Our #BookOfTheDay is #NellAndTheCaveBear by  @MartinHHBrown - featuring a fearless runaway cave girl and her best friend, a cave bear cub!...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 16th September 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 16th September 2021

Welcome to the 67th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). FYI Issue 67 - 16 September 2021...
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Palliative Care Hub

Palliative Care Hub

There are different websites available for support with palliative care for adults, children and young people and carers. Visit the...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is #TheRappingPrincess by @hannahleewrites and @AFatimaharan All the princesses in the kingdom have beautiful singing voices except Shiloh...
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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside FYI – September 21

Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside FYI – September 21

Welcome to the latest issue of locality news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups. Derry, Limavady, Strabane...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a gorgeous picture book all about learning to share. We absolutely love #RufflesAndTheTeenyTinyKittens by @DavidMelling1 and we're...
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MERU – Adapting Toys to be Switch Operated – FREE of Charge this Christmas

MERU – Adapting Toys to be Switch Operated – FREE of Charge this Christmas

Thinking about Christmas yet?? Our friends at Meru are adapting toys to be switch operated- FREE of charge this Christmas....
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Home to School Transport Update

Home to School Transport Update

We’re working hard to keep our 2,750 school transport routes running. The number of routes affected due to driver shortage...
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Book Trust Book of the Day – The Royal Rebel

Book Trust Book of the Day – The Royal Rebel

Our #BookOfTheDay is a short novel based on the true story of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh - a suffragette princess!...
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Child Sexual Exploitation – PSNI Advice and Information

Child Sexual Exploitation – PSNI Advice and Information

Just because your child is at home doesn't mean that child sexual exploitation isn’t happening. Parents/guardians your child may be...
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Playing well with Others Advice

Playing well with Others Advice

While children have been returning to school, nursery and playgroup, if you've become concerned about your child not playing well...
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City Litter and Plastic Pack

City Litter and Plastic Pack

In the run up to #COP26, we’re working with @earthcubs  to help children get outdoors and take action! Use this...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is packed with #MondayMotivation for you! It's the incredible tale of  #MarieCurieAndHerDaughters, told brilliantly by @imogengreenberg and @isabelgreenberg...
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Talking to Children About Grief & Loss Factsheet

Talking to Children About Grief & Loss Factsheet

It's #WorldSuicidePreventionDay! We're sharing our Grief & Loss Fact sheet today. For more info on the family wellness project, check...
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World Suicide Prevention Day: Creating Hope Through Action

World Suicide Prevention Day: Creating Hope Through Action

One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. Suicide can affect every one of us. Each and...
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Preventing Harm and Empowering Recovery

Preventing Harm and Empowering Recovery

Health Minister Robin Swann was at Ards Community Hospital  launching NI's new alcohol and drug strategy. The 10 year Substance...
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Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

See you later soggy sandwiches!  Get your kids involved to help make these tasty, easy and healthy lunches.   Download...
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Book Trust Book of the Day – The Hideaway

Book Trust Book of the Day – The Hideaway

Our #BookOfTheDay is a stunning illustrated novel from Pam Smy - #TheHideaway explores domestic violence, family, and the power of...
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The Worlds Most Pointless Animals

The Worlds Most Pointless Animals

Our #BookOfTheDay is an animal book with a difference! Expect a rogue narrator, jokey facts and lots of fun in...
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Tips on asking for Mental Health Help

Tips on asking for Mental Health Help

We all need a bit of help sometimes but we know it may not be easy to ask for it....
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Calming Mindfulness Books

Calming Mindfulness Books

The first week back after the summer holidays can all feel a bit much - but books could help your...
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Free Listening Ear Service for SEND

Free Listening Ear Service for SEND

Finding someone who is willing to just listen is special and rare. Especially if it's someone who GETS it. That's...
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Arts Council Mentoring and Residency Programme for Minority Ethnic Artists

Arts Council Mentoring and Residency Programme for Minority Ethnic Artists

ARTS COUNCIL OPENS FIRST MENTORING AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMME FOR MINORITY ETHNIC ARTISTS  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced a...
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What to do if a Child Discloses Abuse

What to do if a Child Discloses Abuse

What to do if a child discloses abuse If a child tells you that they have been abused, it can...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic story of imagination and fantasy from @malorieblackman  and our brand new Writer-Illustrator in Residence @DapsDraws!...
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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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Young Person’s Guide to Mental Health

Young Person’s Guide to Mental Health

This young person's guide to mental health from @publichealthni is a brilliant tool for your young people to check out....
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Sign Up to your Local Library

Sign Up to your Local Library

Sign Up to your Local Library The first week #BackToSchool is the perfect opportunity to sign up to your local...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a delightful board book for older toddlers! #ImThinkingOfASeaCreature by @aguillain, @cguillain and Lucia Gaggiotti is a fantastic...
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Regional Nutrition Information Sessions

Regional Nutrition Information Sessions

Sign up for these FREE online nutrition sessions taken by Registered Dietitians throughout September. Anyone can attend, be sure to...
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The Positivity Shield- Family Wellness Project

The Positivity Shield- Family Wellness Project

We love this Positivity Shield activity from our family wellness project to help kids develop positive self esteem! Why not...
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The Kindness Test- Action for Happiness

The Kindness Test- Action for Happiness

Research has begun to shine a light on the powerful impacts of kindness on people and communities, but there is...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for #FunnyBookFriday! We always love @NadiaShireen's picture books, and we're thrilled to say that her first...
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Education Financial Support and Online ESOL classes – September 2021 update

Education Financial Support and Online ESOL classes – September 2021 update

The ESOL NI September 2021 (First Edition) update with suggestions and links to opportunities for ‘Education Financial Support and Online...
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BSCR Period Poverty Initiative

BSCR Period Poverty Initiative

Belfast South Community Resources (BSCR), has launched a new period poverty initiative in the South Belfast area. Period poverty is...
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Cruse Support for LGBTQ+ Community

Cruse Support for LGBTQ+ Community

Cruse Support for LGBTQ+ Community Grief is difficult for everyone. But did you know that for those who are LGTBQ+...
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Tips for Supporting SEND Children in School

Tips for Supporting SEND Children in School

Tips for supporting your child with SEND at School Has your child with SEND started school this year? Here's how...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant tale of three independent girls who stand up for themselves and their community! With a...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 2nd September 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 2nd September 2021

Welcome to the 66th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). FYI Issue 66 2 September 2021 As...
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Back To School Tips

Back To School Tips

Tips for going Back to School It's ok if you're feeling worried about going back to school. Talking about your...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Rumble Tumble Our #BookOfTheDay is a cute and funny tale of falling over! With bold, vibrant artwork, flaps to lift,...
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Odyssey Parenting Your Teen Programme NHSCT

Odyssey Parenting Your Teen Programme NHSCT

This online programme is open to parents living in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust area, however priority will...
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Preparing your Young Person with a disability for Adult Life

Preparing your Young Person with a disability for Adult Life

The transition to adulthood can be a stressful time for SEND parents. Changes in education, new benefits, adult social care,...
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How you can ease “back to school” anxiety and stress

How you can ease “back to school” anxiety and stress

Many children may be feeling a little worried or stressed about returning to school, or have mixed emotions about it....
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Wave Riders

Wave Riders

If you want a mystery that will keep you guessing to the end, we think you'll love our #BookOfTheDay! #WaveRiders...
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Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care

Here are our helpful tips on how to support someone who is grieving and to make sure you are there...
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Autism Strategy 2023-2028 – Have your say…

Autism Strategy 2023-2028 – Have your say…

The Department of Health is commencing development of an Autism Strategy 2023-2028 and in preparation for this we are inviting...
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The Good Childhood Report 2021- Children’s Society

The Good Childhood Report 2021- Children’s Society

The Good Childhood Report 2021 has been published by @childrensociety This year's research found that school, friendships and appearance continue...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay feels like a future classic! It's the powerful, unique and wonderfully written #HurricaneChild from @kacencallender  https://booktrust.org.uk/book/h/hurricane-child/… @scholasticuk  
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NCB: ‘Infant mental health – giving babies’ emotional development a better start’

NCB: ‘Infant mental health – giving babies’ emotional development a better start’

Is there a ‘baby blindspot’ when it comes to child #mentalhealth? Richard Newson from @NCBtweets considers how work spanning the...
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Save the Children: Children Can’t Wait- Poverty Report

Save the Children: Children Can’t Wait- Poverty Report

11,000 children risk being swept up by poverty in Northern Ireland because of the cut to #UniversalCredit.  @SCUKNI and @CPAG...
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Vulnerable Children ‘Invisible’ During Pandemic- NICCY

Vulnerable Children ‘Invisible’ During Pandemic- NICCY

Koulla will be on @BBCgmu soon to discuss her new report 'A New and Better Normal: Children and Young People's...
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Road Safety for 7-11 Year Olds

Road Safety for 7-11 Year Olds

Discover the health, social & environmental benefits of walking to school. Explain how kids can stay safe on footpaths, crossings...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant #ISpyIsland from Supertato creators @suehendra and @PaulLinnet - with vibrant illustrations and a merry band...
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Starting Primary School Checklist

Starting Primary School Checklist

It's not long before that front door photo!   Make sure it's picture perfect (and you're not digging through lost...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Combining elements of Ethiopian culture with space-age technology, our #BookOfTheDay is a brilliantly exciting adventure! It's #LastGateOfTheEmperor from @KSekouM and...
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Health Minister Announces New Regional Mental Health Crisis Service

Health Minister Announces New Regional Mental Health Crisis Service

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a new regional Mental Health Crisis Service. Read http://health-ni.gov.uk/news/new-regional-mental-health-crisis-service
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

If you've ever wanted to find out more about bull sharks, killer whales, narwhals, octopuses or other magnificent ocean creatures,...
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What to do when your little one says I’m bored

What to do when your little one says I’m bored

A fashion show is a great boredom buster- thanks BBC #TinyHappyPeople!   Loads of ideas here for when your little...
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CYPSP Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – Aug 2021

CYPSP Children & Young People’s Resource Pack – Aug 2021

The Children & Young People's Resource Pack has been updated and refreshed to include more resources on disability, mental health,...
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Preparing your Child for Starting Secondary School

Preparing your Child for Starting Secondary School

And just like that- it's time for secondary school!  Help them manage their concerns with some helpful advice from us!...
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How to Create a Healthy Routine

How to Create a Healthy Routine

Did you know that having a regular routine is good for your well-being and can help with low mood? Here's...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

If you love cats and books, you do NOT want to miss our gorgeous #BookOfTheDay! #TheBookshopCat by @cindywume is a...
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Involving children & young people

Involving children & young people

We are for young people, and we are led by them. Our Young Representative to the Board inform important decisions...
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Nutrition Information Sessions – September 2021

Nutrition Information Sessions – September 2021

Sign up for these FREE online nutrition sessions taken by Registered Dietitians throughout September. Anyone can attend, be sure to...
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Getting ready to start secondary or high school

Getting ready to start secondary or high school

Starting secondary or high school can feel like a huge leap for children and their families. Check out our advice...
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How to make a self-soothe box

How to make a self-soothe box

If you often find yourself struggling with feelings of anxiety or panic, try Eve’s ‘self-soothe box’. It’s a great way...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the second hilarious adventure featuring Yasmin and Levi the llama from @annabellesamiand @AFatimaharan- #LlamaOnAMission is a fabulous...
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Invite to Join the Southern Area ‘Our Journey Through Disability Group’

Invite to Join the Southern Area ‘Our Journey Through Disability Group’

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Starting Primary School

Starting Primary School

It's not long before some of your kids begin primary school! Here are some tips to help prepare them to...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 19th August 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 19th August 2021

Welcome to the 65th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 65 19 August 2021 We...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is great for fans of Captain Underpants and Tom Gates! With comic illustrations and a message of self-belief...
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Summer Activities for Families

Summer Activities for Families

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Supporting Your Child With Worries About the World

Supporting Your Child With Worries About the World

Recent news online & on social media may be upsetting for young people. If your child is feeling anxious or...
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Preparing Children for Return to School

Preparing Children for Return to School

5 Ways To Prepare Children for the Return To School Going #BackToSchool may be a difficult adjustment for some children. Here's...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Anyone who has had their hair mussed up one too many times will empathise with the star of our #BookOfTheDay,...
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Didn’t get the results you wanted or not sure of your next move?

Didn’t get the results you wanted or not sure of your next move?

Didn’t get the results you wanted or not sure of your next move? Switch on to Employment offer Essential Skills...
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Be Mindful on Social Media

Be Mindful on Social Media

We are thinking about how to be more mindful on social media. Words can be healing or can be hurtful....
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Are you emotionally ready for the first day of school?

Are you emotionally ready for the first day of school?

One moment you were marvelling at your tiny newborn and now it's time to send them to big school!  We...
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Bereavement Information

Bereavement Information

Dealing with grief can be very tough, especially for young people. During this week, @CruseNI is leading the #CovidWellbeingNI campaign....
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National Relaxation Day

National Relaxation Day

Did you know that today is #NationalRelaxationDay? Finding ways to relax and de-stress is important for maintaining good mental health...
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Text-a-Nurse

Text-a-Nurse

We understand that it has been a very difficult period for many young people. You are not alone. Text-a-Nurse is...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the beautiful #SunflowerSisters from @MonSingh  and @HayesDias - a wonderful story, it features empowering conversations which address...
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Tips for Preparing for Transition

Tips for Preparing for Transition

We're nearly coming to the end of Summer, wow! It's went so fast. Many children will be making the jump...
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Curriculum planning for post primary schools

Curriculum planning for post primary schools

The Department has published guidance on curriculum planning for post primary schools. Read more: https://bit.ly/37FExpu
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Laughing is great for our wellbeing

Laughing is great for our wellbeing

Laughing is great for our wellbeing. Using positive humour (not intended to belittle or harm others) is associated with optimism,...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With 300 lists that will 'blow your mind', our #BookOfTheDay is bursting with fascinating facts! It's the immersive, engaging #Listified...
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Got your results and unsure what to do next?

Got your results and unsure what to do next?

Congratulations on your results!  What is next? Visit https://nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/results… for information on options available to you and careers advice. #CelebrateNIstudents2021...
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Stop, Pause and take a Breath

Stop, Pause and take a Breath

Sometimes when you feel overwhelmed, it is easy to jump to the worst conclusions. Take your time to STOP, PAUSE...
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Get the #JabDone

Get the #JabDone

Ireland International and Ulster rugby star Jacob Stockdale is encouraging young people to get their Covid-19 Vaccine 💉 His message...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

We absolutely adore @hoonbutton's fantastic new title #BookHospital - this super homage to the joy of reading (and the very...
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When Caring Ends or Changes Factsheet

When Caring Ends or Changes Factsheet

Looking after someone may be a large & significant part of your life, but often your #caring role will change...
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Book Trust – Secondary School Transition

Book Trust – Secondary School Transition

Starting secondary school is such an exciting time - but we know there might be a few nerves involved too!...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is an absolute gem, packed with bizarre creatures and lots of chaos! Perfect for fans of Sophy Henn,...
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Tips for Results Day

Tips for Results Day

This week A Level & GCSE results will be announced. This can be an extremely stressful time for your teenager,...
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Mental Health Daily Check In

Mental Health Daily Check In

It’s important to have a daily check in as it encourages you to take a break, prioritise some me time...
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Is your child starting school this year?

Is your child starting school this year?

Parentline have put together a guide for parents to support you support your child with this big step! Call today...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

We don't know about you, but we LOVE tractors... that's why the #BookOfTheDay is I Love Tractors by Davina Bell...
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Waiting on your A Level/AS/GCSE results this week?

Waiting on your A Level/AS/GCSE results this week?

Waiting on your A Level/AS/GCSE results this week? You can get free, impartial careers information, advice and guidance to help...
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Well-Being & Support Guide for Results Day

Well-Being & Support Guide for Results Day

@PureMentalNI has partnered with @CCEA_info to develop a Well-Being & Support Guide for #ResultsDay! Link to resource: http://ccea.org.uk/document/8774 To all...
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Managing Expectations of Exam Results Podcast

Managing Expectations of Exam Results Podcast

Exam Results are fast approaching for our young people! This can be a very anxious time for many children, but...
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Child Anxiety Resource

Child Anxiety Resource

Summer is moving on and the new school term is starting to come into focus! Check out our resource section...
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Top tips from a speech and language therapist: 18-24 months

Top tips from a speech and language therapist: 18-24 months

Some lovely advice from a Speech and Language Therapist about how to use daily routines to build language skills. Read...
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Top tips for outdoor play at home

Top tips for outdoor play at home

Do you want your children to have a #SummerOfPlay? Check out our booklet for:  Top tips for outdoor play at...
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A stranger’s small talk saved my life

A stranger’s small talk saved my life

“If you ever notice someone who you think might be struggling, trust your instincts and talk to them. You already...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Rex is shy and anxious and definitely NOT the sort of person to rob a bank... until he goes to...
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Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants

#Tesco Community Grants is now open. #Apply or #Nominate a community project that addresses #foodpoverty, tackles mental health or supports...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 5th August 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 5th August 2021

Welcome to the 64th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 64 5 August 2021 As...
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Dealing with Tantrums

Dealing with Tantrums

During the school holidays you may be dealing with tantrums more than usual, this can be frustrating but remember to...
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Outdoor Play & Learning

Outdoor Play & Learning

Do you want your children to have a #SummerOfPlay? Check out our booklet for:  Top tips for outdoor play at...
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Waiting on your A Level or GCSE results?

Waiting on your A Level or GCSE results?

Waiting on your A Level or GCSE results? Not sure what your next step is going to be? Watch the...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a brilliant tale of a little boy who wishes he was big... but what will happen when...
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Somewhere For Us

Somewhere For Us

The Cruse Bereavement Care NI ‘Somewhere For Us’ project has been created to bring young people together in NI after...
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BookTrust: Q & A with Dara McAnulty

BookTrust: Q & A with Dara McAnulty

We adore Sophie Kirtley's brilliant stories and Dara McAnulty's fantastic books about naturalism, so what a treat that the pair...
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Staying home alone

Staying home alone

There's lots to think about when deciding to leave your child home alone. Ask yourself these questions to help you...
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Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies

Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies

Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies. But how can mothers breastfeed safely during the #COVID19 pandemic? Take a look...
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Coercive Control – Where is the line?

Coercive Control – Where is the line?

🎬 WATCH: Coercive Control - Where is the line? If you're not sure what #coercivecontrol is, what it sounds or...
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Your child and social media

Your child and social media

Don’t underestimate the part social media plays in your child’s life, or how it can make them feel and behave...
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Young People’s Wellbeing Resources

Young People’s Wellbeing Resources

Whatever you're going through, you're not alone. There are helplines you can call, places you can go to talk, and...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderfully reassuring story that would be perfect for sharing with children who are nervous about starting...
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Books we Love

Books we Love

The arrival of August is VERY exciting... because it also means the arrival of a heap of awesome new reads...
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Altruistic August

Altruistic August

Being kind and warm-hearted is the secret to a happier life and a better world Join us for #AltruisticAugust and...
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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

If you are the carer/parent of anyone aged between 12 and 15 yrs of age (born between 1 August 2005...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic mystery involving some missing trophies, ancient scrolls and ginger nut biscuits! #KateOnTheCase by @hpillustration_ is...
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Midnight Mindfulness

Midnight Mindfulness

It’s normal to feel a bit anxious or stressed, but there are steps you can take help you. Make a...
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VOYPIC – Act for Change Podcast

VOYPIC – Act for Change Podcast

Our podcast as part of the #ActforChangeTogether Festival is now live! In the podcast, we challenge the assumption that young...
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PlayBoard NI – Shell Painting

PlayBoard NI – Shell Painting

In the run-up to #Playday2021 on 4 August we'll be sharing a new #play idea every day, from those activities...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is colourful, funny, and a complete delight to read aloud! Children will love joining in with #CowsGoBoo by...
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BBC Bitesize – Parents Toolkit

BBC Bitesize – Parents Toolkit

Running out of summer holiday ideas already?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you! https://bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg6qwnb… #ParentsToolkit
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Woohoo! Our #BookOfTheDay is the sequel to @aishabushby and Rachael Dean's fabulous #Moonchild - and we're pleased to report that...
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Looking for Ways to Keep Children Entertained at Home?

Looking for Ways to Keep Children Entertained at Home?

When you’re spending time indoors over the summer holidays it’s helpful to have a few ideas up your sleeve! Swipe...
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Make time for the things that make you happy

Make time for the things that make you happy

"Always make time for the things that make you happy." Honor, 19, shares why it's okay to put yourself and...
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Children & Young People in Care Awareness Training

Children & Young People in Care Awareness Training

Free Care Awareness training now available for Education Authority local registered groups! Check out the details below. Is your organisation...
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Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

Looking for a way to support your child with their wellbeing during the summer holidays? These handy workbooks from @BarnardosEduCom...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is an imaginative story with a pleasantly nostalgic feel... and it might just make chores seem fun! It's...
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Autism NI – Become a Member!

Autism NI – Become a Member!

Become a member of Autism NI and receive the latest news, events and training opportunities. You will also receive a...
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Parents Webchat – Young Minds

Parents Webchat – Young Minds

If you’re a parent and need support looking after your child’s mental health, get in touch with our Webchat service....
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Autism Awareness Card

Autism Awareness Card

Our Autism Awareness Card is a tool to support autistic individuals to communicate their needs in a wide variety of...
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Hey You!!!!

Hey You!!!!

Our #BookOfTheDay is the absolutely beautiful #HeyYou from  @DapsDraws and 18 other brilliant Black illustrators - it would be a perfect...
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Tech for All –Free iPads or iPhones for Children with a Vision Impairment

Tech for All –Free iPads or iPhones for Children with a Vision Impairment

For children with sight loss, technology is vital. That’s why we’ve launched our new Tech for All service which provides...
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ParentLine – Parent Discussion Groups

ParentLine – Parent Discussion Groups

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Beach Mobility Equipment Available – Summer 2021!

Beach Mobility Equipment Available – Summer 2021!

If you, or a family member would like to use beach mobility equipment free of charge this summer, it is...
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Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

These helpful workbooks from @BarnardosEduCom are full of tips and templates for supporting your child’s wellbeing before, during and after...
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Back to school: Catch up and keep learning with BBC Bitesize

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Parents- we've got you! 👍 We'll help keep the kids entertained this summer with brand new games, quizzes and more!...
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School Uniform Swap Shop

School Uniform Swap Shop

School Uniform Swap Shop is opened tomorrow @ ABC Building, 40 Ardoyne Ave from 10-12.30pm, all north Belfast schools covered....
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is inventive, full of action, interactive... and highly recommended! We love #WillJakemansMarvellousMechanimals by @NickWardBooks : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/w/will-jakemans-marvellous-mechanimals/…
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Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with SEND in Northern Ireland

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Both COVID & the measures taken to combat its spread had a profound impact on families with children who have...
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NI Mental Health Fund

NI Mental Health Fund

The first deadline for applications to the NI Mental Health Fund is 6th August (up to £500k). Groups should submit...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a stylish, silly and super-fun story that might just teach you #HowToBeCoolerThanCool! We love this brilliant read...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 22nd July 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 22nd July 2021

Welcome to the 63rd edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 63 22nd July 2021 We...
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Apply Now – Free School Meals & Uniform Grants

Apply Now – Free School Meals & Uniform Grants

It is important that you apply for free school meals/ uniform grants before the end of July so that your...
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COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

Getting your #COVID19 jab will never be easier or more accessible than it is right now. All our regional vaccination...
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Mental health support for parents and carers

Mental health support for parents and carers

Place 2 Be work with schools to support children’s mental health. As part of this, they offer advice and resources...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a nail-biting mystery thriller that invokes Yoruba myths and legends against a 21st century backdrop. Do not...
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Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders

Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders

Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders Have your views heard on identity, culture, covid-19, the past and future! Are you aged...
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Stress

Stress

Stress is the body’s direct response to overwhelming life pressures – once these life pressures reduce, so do the feelings...
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PlayBoard NI – Water Play

PlayBoard NI – Water Play

Visit our website http://playboard.org/play-ideas for lots of play ideas including ... water play! #SummerOfPlay
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Access to a Covid vaccine

Access to a Covid vaccine

The government has today agreed to allow some vulnerable children aged 12-15 to get a Covid vaccine — much to...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is full of action, excitement and silliness, along with messages of love, hope and togetherness. It's the brilliant...
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Aware NI – Let’s Talk

Aware NI – Let’s Talk

We believe that talking to others who know how you feel, is an important step in your journey to recovery....
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Supporting yourself during Grief

Supporting yourself during Grief

When we are grieving, we don't always prioritise our own wellbeing  It's important to take care of ourselves following a...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay feels like an instant classic! #MindiAndTheGooseNoOneElseCouldSee from Sam McBratney and Linda Ólafsdóttir is a beautiful story about a...
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Walk in My Shoes

Walk in My Shoes

Grab a cuppa and settle down to watch this beautiful 10-minute animation about Erin, an autistic girl who reflects on...
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Hope Again -Young People’s Bereavement Website

Hope Again -Young People’s Bereavement Website

Check out the updated homepage on the Cruse website for young people: https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/ Featuring a 'Grief Quote Corner' - we...
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Fancy some drawing?

Fancy some drawing?

It's Friday, so treat yourself to a bit of drawing - it's such a great way to unwind! Over on...
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Book of the Day

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Our #BookOfTheDay combines a sensitive exploration of mental health with edge-of-your-seat excitement - it's the fantastic #HowISavedTheWorldInAWeek from @bookhorse and @georgermos : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/h/how-i-saved-the-world-in-a-week/…...
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Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

An updated SEN Resource entitled “Speech, Language and Communication Needs” is now available on the new SEN resource section on...
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Education Welfare Service Survey

Education Welfare Service Survey

We are undertaking work to transform our Education Welfare Service and we are asking for your thoughts and experiences so...
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ParentingNI Podcast – The Importance of Play!

ParentingNI Podcast – The Importance of Play!

New Podcast Alert! We chatted to Laura Perry & Aidan Burns from @playboard_ about the Importance of Play! Play is...
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BookTrust Book of the Day

BookTrust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay introduces young readers to the life of Rosa Parks - and reminds them of the importance of kindness,...
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Do I need to keep my child off?

Do I need to keep my child off?

Do you have a child who's unwell and are wondering if they should be in nursery or attending a summer...
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Have fun with nursery rhymes

Have fun with nursery rhymes

Get creative with nursery rhymes and songs with your children this summer
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Anti-Bullying – Don’t Face It Alone

Anti-Bullying – Don’t Face It Alone

Bullying in our schools and online is not acceptable. That's why we’re proud to be supporting the Don't Face It...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With a nod to Where the Wild Things Are, the #BookOfTheDay is an absolute delight! It's @sophyhenn 's super new...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a fun, easy-to-read adventure that throws up all sorts of questions to think about - like what...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 8th July 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 8th July 2021

Welcome to the 62nd edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 62 8th July 2021 You...
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New Listening Support Service

New Listening Support Service

Need someone to talk to? Our new Listening Support Service offers emotional support by phone to carers. Learn more at...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

It's #NationalVideoGameDay today, so we had to pick a #BookOfTheDay to match! It helps that #EmmyLevelsUp by @HellionHarvey  is a...
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Planning for University or College

Planning for University or College

Planning for university or college? Want a more normal student life? Get your COVID-19 vaccine. Aged 18+ book your vaccine...
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Be Nice to Aunt Emma

Be Nice to Aunt Emma

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic tale of family and how patience, understanding and humour can help us overcome difficult situations!...
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Text a Nurse Service

Text a Nurse Service

Text a Nurse will be available over the summer holidays. Text-a-Nurse is a confidential text messaging service for young people...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Nature Trail The #BookOfTheDay is a joyful poem that pays tribute to all the treats that nature has to offer!...
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Childcare Support

Childcare Support

With more sectors re-opening & parents returning to the workplace – families may experience a change in their childcare arrangements....
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VOYPIC – Move on Up

VOYPIC – Move on Up

Check out our new bursary scheme, Move On Up, supported by @CFNIreland, through the Hobson Fund. This scheme is open...
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Healthy Eating Habits for children

Healthy Eating Habits for children

There is so much information on here for parents on this guide to healthy eating from ParentZone! Check out all...
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Summer of Reading

Summer of Reading

Need inspiration for your #SummerOfReading? We've put together a list of the #100BestBooks from the last 100 years - there...
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Vaccine and Travel

Vaccine and Travel

Q&A on vaccination and travel this summer https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/news/news/2021/6/q-and-a-on-vaccination-and-travel-this-summer
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Sunday Night Anxiety

Sunday Night Anxiety

If you sometimes feel anxious on Sunday evenings, you may find this article helpful. https://www.stylist.co.uk/health/mental-health/sunday-night-anxiety-causes/493103
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Grab your Jab

Grab your Jab

Northern Ireland’s vaccination centres are offering first dose Pfizer #COVID19 vaccines to everyone over 18 Book now on: https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/ If...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

You are a Champion If you need some #MondayMotivation, pick up a copy of the #BookOfTheDay! It's the brilliant #YouAreAChampion...
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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Reading together has many great benefits, not just for children but for adults too. Children aged 4 – 11 years...
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Wild World Heroes

Wild World Heroes

Children age 4 – 11 across Northern Ireland have been busy signing up to this year’s #WildWorldHeroes #SummerReadingChallenge. Tom has...
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High Five Summer Special

High Five Summer Special

The focus of our High Five Summer special is to simply Be Playful! Let's enjoy some downtime with our families...
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The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for #FunnyBookFriday! #TheExplodingLifeOfScarlettFife by @MaryAliceEvans  and @Chris_Jev  is smart, perceptive and utterly hilarious: https://booktrust.org.uk/book/t/the-exploding-life-of-scarlett-fife/… @HachetteKids
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Action for Happiness – Jump Back Up July

Action for Happiness – Jump Back Up July

Jump Back Up July - Day 1: Take a small step to help overcome a problem or worry https://actionforhappiness.org/jump-back-up-july… #JumpBackUpJuly
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ParentingNI – Summer Months

ParentingNI – Summer Months

Trying to think of ways keep the kids entertained as we progress into Summer? Visit the @_familywellness page for ideas...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

We're kicking off July with an absolutely cracking #BookOfTheDay! With hilarious tongue-twister text and vibrant illustrations, #TheCatAndTheRatAndTheHat from @emlynas and...
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Cook Together

Cook Together

Change for Life have a fantastic service available called ‘Cook Together’ - Every week for 4 weeks, you’ll get tasty,...
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PHA issues summer COVID complacency warning

PHA issues summer COVID complacency warning

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to stick to key public health advice and exercise caution over the...
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Primary School Counselling- Consultation

Primary School Counselling- Consultation

PARENTS & TEACHERS  As part of policy and research on primary school counselling, Pure Mental NI have launched a consultation...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a spellbinding story with the feeling of a modern-day classic! Don't miss #CardboardCowboys from @ConaghanAuthor : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/c/cardboard-cowboys/…
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Summer is Coming!

Summer is Coming!

CYPSP have produced this resource to promote summer activities for children and young people throughout the Southern Area This resource...
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Webinar – Summer of Play for Youth Workers

Webinar – Summer of Play for Youth Workers

In this recorded webinar, PlayBoard's Peter McCartney, Training Coordinator with the Youth@Play project discusses this year's #SummerOfPlay campaign & how...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

We're feeling the love thanks to the #BookOfTheDay! It's the fantastic #DancingBirdsAndSingingApes by @SmritiPH and @FlorenceWeiser - a fabulous exploration...
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June 2021 Edition – Family Support Hub Newsletter

June 2021 Edition – Family Support Hub Newsletter

The June edition of the family support hub newsletter is now available to download HERE This edition is packed full...
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Take care of yourself following a bereavement

Take care of yourself following a bereavement

Regrets, grief and anger following a death are very common  It is very important to take care of yourself following...
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Raising your child’s self esteem

Raising your child’s self esteem

Raising your child's self esteem For parents across the Southern Health & Social Care Trust  5th July 2021  10am -...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a really rewarding read - especially for children who are tired of being stereotyped! It's the marvellous...
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COVID19 vaccines for everyone over 18

COVID19 vaccines for everyone over 18

Northern Ireland’s vaccination centres are offering first dose Pfizer #COVID19 vaccines to everyone over 18 Book now on: https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/ If...
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ASCERT – eLearning programmes

ASCERT – eLearning programmes

ASCERT are offering two new e-learning programmes aimed specifically at people working in roles where they encounter Adverse Childhood Experiences...
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Young Minds – Mental Health

Young Minds – Mental Health

If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, here are four things you can do.
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Talking about Mental Health with your Child

Talking about Mental Health with your Child

Top Tip #5 Use Face Flash Cards. Younger children will probably not understand feelings as well as older children. By...
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Draft SEN Regulations & Code of Practice Summary Reports

Draft SEN Regulations & Code of Practice Summary Reports

The Department has published consultation summary reports of the responses to the draft Special Educational Needs (SEN) Regulations and draft...
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Education Authority – Moving On Up

Education Authority – Moving On Up

To help ensure a smooth transition for P7 pupils transferring from primary to post primary schools tune into EA's 'Moving...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is perfect for any children who have been hooked on #EURO2020! #JazSantosVsTheWorld by @priscilla_mante is a warm-hearted story...
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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG Fortnightly News

Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG Fortnightly News

Welcome to the latest issue of the fortnightly news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups. Derry, Limavady,...
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Summer Of Play

Summer Of Play

Get involved in this year’s Summer of Play! PlayBoard NI has joined with other organisations across the UK to call...
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Ardhowen Theatre & Strule Arts Summer Academy

Ardhowen Theatre & Strule Arts Summer Academy

Ardhowen Theatre & @StruleArts have put together various action-packed activities for your children through summer. Find out more about the SAC...
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Give and Take Derry Summer Programme

Give and Take Derry Summer Programme

Give and Take Derry just can't wait to get started with their Summer Programme! Lots of fun filled activities for...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With a unique art style, a fabulous tale about pushing boundaries and a sense of genuine peril, our #BookOfTheDay is...
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Summer of Play Challenge

Summer of Play Challenge

To help children and young people enjoy a #SummerOfPlay this year, we're sharing our Summer of Play Challenge! Check out...
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Family Fund – mental health and wellbeing resources

Family Fund – mental health and wellbeing resources

We know that anybody can be impacted by mental health, and might need to access support for themselves or someone...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Fast-paced and imaginative, the #BookOfTheDay is a thrilling ride packed with dragons, fairies, unicorns, vampires, deadly flowers, breathktaking spells and...
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EA Literacy Newsletter – Transitions

EA Literacy Newsletter – Transitions

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Parental Mental Health

Parental Mental Health

We're celebrating World Wellbeing Week!  Now is the perfect time to take some time out and listen to one of...
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The 6 apps and services that every parent should know

The 6 apps and services that every parent should know

From WhatsApp to Snapchat, the online world is overrun with apps and services, and it can be difficult for parents...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is all about being small but VERY mighty! It's the wonderful #Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very...
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Outdoor Fun in the Sun

Outdoor Fun in the Sun

The sun is shining and it's the longest day of the year ... so even more time to play! Yay!...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a delightfully anarchic tale from the ace @LauraDockrill and illustrator Maria Karipidou! It's a great story to...
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Pack your suitcase with Paddington™

Pack your suitcase with Paddington™

This summer term, our friends @BL_Learning are asking children to pack a suitcase with Paddington and explore the powerful stories...
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World Wellbeing Week

World Wellbeing Week

It's #WorldWellbeingWeek - let's celebrate! We're sharing some of our top tips on how to talk to your child about...
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EA – High Five

EA – High Five

The focus in this issue of High Five is #BeThankful Thinking about the things and people we are thankful for...
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Dads Project – Support Booklet

Dads Project – Support Booklet

Check out this amazing Support Booklet from the Dad's Project, created with help from some of the dads who participate...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Since Lucas's mum died, his Dad has been really busy - and he's feeling lonely. Could the drama club he's...
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Info for the NI Deaf Community

Info for the NI Deaf Community

Info for the NI Deaf Community. If you are in distress or despair, you can contact Lifeline using the HSCNI...
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EA Literacy Newsletter

EA Literacy Newsletter

Check it out! Our fourth edition Literacy Newsletter is All About School Transitions. Listen to our ‘Super strength poem’ and...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Packed with sumptuous spreads and fabulous facts, our #BookOfTheDay is a fascinating read combining history and fashion. It's #TheQueensWardrobe from...
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How to Identify Young Carers

How to Identify Young Carers

Action for Children NI Young Carers Service have produced the following tutorial and information video about Young Carers and how...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

If you loved @hilary_mckay's beautiful book The Skylarks' War, do not miss the #BookOfTheDay - it's the stunning follow-up #TheSwallowsFlight:...
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Dad Fact  

Dad Fact  

Children are more likely to do well in school when fathers have an active role in their lives. We're celebrating...
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Young Minds Crisis Messenger

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

The Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you're a young person and need urgent support...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the second hilarious #InvestiGators book from @johngreenart! InvestiGators Take the Plunge is perfect for fans of Dog...
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Learning Disability service AMH Promote

Learning Disability service AMH Promote

It's #LDWeek2021 and we have a special treat for you! If you have ever wondered what it's like through the...
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Committee for Education Arts Project

Committee for Education Arts Project

We’re calling on local children/young people to get creative by sending us a piece of original art reflecting their ‘Life...
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Alcohol Awareness NI

Alcohol Awareness NI

This #AlcoholAwarenessNI we wanted to let you know we are here for you! We are providing online support- if you...
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Mental Health Advice for Children

Mental Health Advice for Children

If your child tells you they're struggling with their mental health, here is some advice on what you can do...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The Cooking Club Detectives The #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful story that subtly explores new friendships, the importance of community and...
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Ways to give to Others

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Small acts of kindness towards other people can give a sense of purpose & make you feel happier & more...
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Regulate Your Child’s Emotions

Regulate Your Child’s Emotions

Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions or respond to them appropriately? Maybe our emotions activity is for you!...
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EA Literacy Newsletter

EA Literacy Newsletter

This edition of our Literacy Newsletter is All About School Transitions. It contains strategies and tips to help with school...
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Dragon World

Dragon World

Our #BookOfTheDay is #DragonWorld from Tamara Macfarlane and  @alessandrafusi- with marvellous full-page illustrations and a fabulous exploration of mythology, it...
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Autism Factsheet for Fathers

Autism Factsheet for Fathers

This week we would like to share helpful resources for our carers including our 'Factsheet for Fathers' - https://tinyurl.com/p9x3wr8m  This...
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Free school meals information

Free school meals information

Children with a statement of special educational needs and who require a special diet can avail of free school meals...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 10th June 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 10th June 2021

Welcome to the 61st edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 61 10th June 2021 We...
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Sing a rhyme anytime…

Sing a rhyme anytime…

Start your child learning for a lifetime! The video below from BBC Tiny Happy People highlights the importance of singing...
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A Song of Gladness

A Song of Gladness

Our #BookOfTheDay is a beautiful reminder of the wonder of nature - and could encourage us to take a more...
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Talking Sexual Harassment

Talking Sexual Harassment

Talking about sexual harassment with your child can feel tricky. There are ways to speak about it with them that...
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How to tell if your child feels stressed

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Can you tell when your child may be feeling stressed about something that's happening in their lives? Here are some...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Atlas of Amazing Architecture The #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic exploration of buildings across the world - from homes and universities...
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Read for Empathy

Read for Empathy

Reading for empathy is a great way of helping children to develop their empathy feelings. Why not visit your local...
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Updated SEN Resource

Updated SEN Resource

An updated SEN Resource - 'Social Behaviour and Emotional Wellbeing' - is available to view on the Department's new SEN...
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Young Carers Mental Health

Young Carers Mental Health

This week is #CarersWeek, and we know that the pandemic will have placed additional pressure on many young carers. We've...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Fred Gets Dressed The #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant #FredGetsDressed from @itspeterbrown  - a funny, warm and welcoming picture book about...
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RNIB – Need to Talk Newsletter

RNIB – Need to Talk Newsletter

If you or a loved one are experiencing sight loss, having someone who understands what you’re going through can make...
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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

The Southern Trust promoting Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, they have a video from Neonatal featuring Marie and Natalie, an...
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COVID-19 Enhanced Testing in Kilkeel Area

COVID-19 Enhanced Testing in Kilkeel Area

More info @ pha.site/KilkeelTesting
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Safe Shopping

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There are simple steps you can take while shopping to help control the spread of #COVID19. Wear a face covering...
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High Five

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Our focus in the new issue of High Five is to #BeaProblemSolver. When we keep trying until we solve a...
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Healthy Summer Snacks

Healthy Summer Snacks

Summer is finally here - Hurrah! It's hard to keep up good healthy eating habits sometimes, especially in the summer...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Something I Said The #BookOfTheDay is the tale of a teenager whose 'accidental' stand-up routine goes viral... but what price...
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The pandemic has been tough on many of us & the financial uncertainty that it has brought continues to impact...
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Regional Face to Face sign language interpreting service

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This #PrideMonth, celebrate diversity and difference in your school.  The #MentallyHealthySchools website has lots of free resources for schools and...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the first in a hilarious new series, perfect for young independent readers! It's #SuperDweebAndThePencilOfDestiny from @VenkmanProject -...
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EA FREE SCHOOL MEALS/UNIFORM GRANT MOVING ONLINE

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Book Trust

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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is @NadiaShireen's brilliantly-titled #BarbaraThrowsAWobbler - an absolute must for families who know a thing or two about temper...
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Read for Empathy 2021

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A reminder that it's #EmpathyDay on 10th June! You can find this year's #ReadForEmpathy collection at https://empathylab.uk/2021-read-for-empathy-collections  Lots of empathy-building...
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The @SEUPB  EU #INTERREGVA CAWT #InnovationRecovery project virtually launched http://mymentalhealthrecovery.com at the ‘Health & Hope in your hands’ event this...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The pace is fast and the feelings run high in our brilliant #BookOfTheDay - it's almost impossible to put down...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

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With stunningly warm illustrations and a lovely, relatable story, our #BookOfTheDay is a real treat! It's #Weirdo from Zadie Smith...
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A Fair Start – Report and Action Plan

Education Minister Peter Weir commends the publication of ‘A Fair Start’ report and action plan. https://bit.ly/3c9GYDf
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National Childrens Gardening Week

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COVID Wellbeing – managing anxiety, building a routine of self-care

COVID Wellbeing – managing anxiety, building a routine of self-care

Have you checked out the #CovidWellbeingNI website? You can find mental health resources incl managing anxiety, building a routine of...
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EU Settlement Scheme Deadline 30 June 2021

With less than 30 days to go before the EU #SettlementScheme deadline, protect your family’s rights in the UK by...
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Daily Tips for Play

Daily Tips for Play

Top Tip #5 Physical play can be hugely important for hand-eye co-ordination, balance, strength & stamina!
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Youth Services are now in Step 3 of our Pathway to Recovery. New guidance and resources have been uploaded to...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a sensitive and funny story full of friendship drama, school ups and downs and family changes -...
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Healthy Heroes – P7 transition to Big School

Healthy Heroes – P7 transition to Big School

Action Mental Health today unveils a brand new mental health and well-being programme to help smooth NI's P7s transition to...
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EA Online Referral for Statutory Assessment

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COVID19 vaccination programme now open to everyone aged 18 and over. https://health-ni.gov.uk/news/covid-19-vaccination-programme-opens-all   https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/
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The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke

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Our #BookOfTheDay is a story that will stay with readers long after it's finished! #TheLifeAndTimeOfLonnyQuicke by @KirstyApplebaum  is full of...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 27th May 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 27th May 2021

Welcome to Issue 60 of ‘FYI’. As summer is just around the corner we are asking all services and organisations...
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Did you know registered childminders are now able to access rapid #COVID19 testing? For more info https://health-ni.gov.uk/workforce-testing
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'Distraction’ is a very simple technique that can provide a welcome break from anxiety for both you and your child....
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Free online Mental Health Training for School Staff

Free online Mental Health Training for School Staff

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Advice on Self Harm

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It can be difficult to know what to do or how to react if you find out your child is...
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Proud of Me

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Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for children who are just starting secondary school - it will inspire important conversations, but it's...
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Autism NI – Summer Activity Resource

Autism NI – Summer Activity Resource

With summer around the corner, we have created this resource to help you show your children what each day has...
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Pamper & Self Care Online Sessions available for Volunteers!

Pamper & Self Care Online Sessions available for Volunteers!

Northern Area Suicide Prevention Development Officers bring you ****Pamper & Self Care Online Sessions available for Volunteers!**** We are pleased...
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If you’re travelling to Northern Ireland from abroad, please ensure you know what is legally required of you. Keep up...
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Young Minds – Find Help

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Help Kids Talk – Building Vocabulary

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Cruse Bereavement

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Young Research Advisors wanted!!

Know a young person who wants to have their say on important research projects? Applications are now open to join...
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With bizarre creatures, moon witches and dark horrors, our #BookOfTheDay is an incredible tale that will have readers hooked. It's...
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COVID-19 Vaccine – Age 25+

Are you aged 25 or over? You can now book your #COVID19 vaccine Read more https://health-ni.gov.uk/news/covid-19-vaccination-programme-opens-25-29-year-olds Book online https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated
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Info for the Deaf Community

Info for the Deaf Community

If you are in despair you can contact Lifeline using the HSCNI Remote Interpreting Service for British & Irish Sign...
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From Alpine coasteering to laser tag, golfing to the Gruffalo Trail, Colin Glen has adventure for all! Kids will love...
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Towering above looms Cave Hill, otherwise known as Napoleon's Nose. From up here you can take take in 360 degree...
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Do you remember your favourite thing to play during the long summer months of your childhood? Do you work with,...
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Our #BookOfTheDay is the second #HoarderHill adventure from @LishMikki  and @Kelly_Ngai ... and trust us, #TheMagiciansMap will keep you on...
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Digital Inclusion Training

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Advice NI is happy to launch the new digital webpage featuring all of our digital inclusion training. Here you can...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheTale is a beautiful and poignant tale of loss, happy memories, discovery and adventure. Don't miss @harryewoodgate's wonderful #GrandadsCamper:...
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How can I help my child with separation anxiety?

Does your child or a young person in your life struggle with separation anxiety? It’s quite common for children to...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The Edge of the Ocean We're so excited that there's a new #StrangeworldsTravelAgency book from @ldlapinski for us to devour!...
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Support for drugs and alcohol misuse is available in your local area. During the pandemic these services have and will...
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We're sharing tips on looking after your mental health when living with Long COVID. Long COVID occurs when symptoms of...
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Lets Talk Relationships

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This #LGBTAwarenessWeek, have a listen to the Parentline NI podcast recorded with Stevie from Relate - the relationship people, for...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Do Something for Someone Else The #BookOfTheDay is sure to give you #TuesdayMotivation! Showcasing young activists around the world, it's...
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Book Trust – Supporting a Healthy Mind

Book Trust – Supporting a Healthy Mind

Mental Health Awareness - it's always so important that we talk to our children about how they're feeling. We've put...
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What’s Up  with Everyone?

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What's Up With Everyone? is a new collection of short animated videos from @BBC_Teach, developed to encourage young people to...
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Every week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek for the AMH MensSana team. Our specially trained Project Workers deliver a range of quality assured...
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Long COVID occurs when symptoms of COVID-19 stay around for weeks or months after infection. This week, we're sharing info...
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With a magical tale of hidden gryphons, dragons and tree men and beautiful, colourful illustrations, our #BookOfTheDay is a real...
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Mental Health Implications of Long Covid

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This week @AwareNI  are sharing advice on the mental health implications of long Covid & how you can look after...
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ParentingNI Newsletter

ParentingNI Newsletter

Have you signed up to ParentingNI newsletter yet? There's heaps of info on upcoming parenting programmes, top tips, podcast episodes,...
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

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Download Fortnightly News 43rd edition If you provide services for Children and Young People in the Ards, North Down Peninsula...
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PHA – Drugs Warning

PHA – Drugs Warning

*PARENTS/GUARDIANS* *DRUGS ALERT* Please talk to young people about the dangers of vaping unknown substances. We’ve received further reports of...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is an exciting story packed with some VERY strange occurrences - can Alfie get to the bottom of...
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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG Fortnightly News

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Welcome to the latest issue of the fortnightly news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups. Derry, Limavady,...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful celebration of adoption and the different shapes a family can take! It's #MyDaddies by @PurpleHuskey...
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Parental Mental Health Podcast

Parental Mental Health Podcast

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! The perfect time to listen to @parentingni's podcast on the subject of Parental Mental Health....
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Play Matters Info Sheets

Play Matters Info Sheets

As it's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and all about #ConnectingWithNature, our #PlayMatters info sheets give an insight into the health and well-being benefits...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 13th May 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 13th May 2021

Welcome to Issue 59 of ‘FYI’. With this being Mental Health Awareness Week we have included a lot of relevant...
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Connect with Nature

Connect with Nature

What helps you to #ConnectWithNature❓   Like any relationship - the quality is what matters. And the more connected we...
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How to Boost Your Child’s Happiness

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Everyone has ups and downs in mood – it’s natural for our mental health to fluctuate in this way. As...
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Book of the Day

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Our #BookOfTheDay is the powerful tale of a dog dumped on the streets - will Pup ever find his way...
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Education Minister Announces £5m for Summer Youth Activity Scheme

Education Minister Announces £5m for Summer Youth Activity Scheme

The Education Minister announced £5m for summer youth activity scheme during a visit to Carrickfergus Academy on 10 May 2021....
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Plant and Share Celebration – 19 May 2021

Plant and Share Celebration – 19 May 2021

Food for Life Get Togethers would love if you could join them at their online celebration to  mark the end...
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Bring Nature into Your Everyday

Bring Nature into Your Everyday

For many of us 'being in nature’ may not be as easy as it sounds. The good news is -...
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Outdoor & Nature Play Ideas

Outdoor & Nature Play Ideas

We've collated some of the outdoor and nature play ideas and activities that you can find on our website to...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Young footie fans will love our #BookOfTheDay, which is full of fun... and lots of helpful life advice too! It's...
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Childline – Advice & Tips to Help Support Your Mental Health

Talking about things might feel tough, but we’re here to support children & young people every single day. Our Childline...
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EA Youth Service – Summer Programme Fund

EA Youth Service – Summer Programme Fund

We are delighted to be releasing a series of new funding opportunities to facilitate programmes and camps in the upcoming...
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Nature and Mental Health Blog

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If you would like more information, we have written a blog called ‘Nature and Mental health (MHAW 10th-16th of May)’....
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It is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Good mental health in infancy promotes positive outcomes throughout a person’s life. This infographic explains why #IncludingInfants...
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Inspire – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Inspire – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek & we are sharing tips/tools on how YOU can connect with nature We have some amazing ideas that...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Fans of Jon Klassen, rejoice! His new story is here and #TheRockFromTheSky will definitely not disappoint - it's absolutely brilliant....
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Cyber Scams Booklet

Cyber Scams Booklet

#CyberScams have come to the forefront during the pandemic with reports of people being targeted for missed parcels, fake loans,...
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Looking Beyond Borders

Looking Beyond Borders

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Place2Be – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Place2Be – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, and this year’s theme is nature. How can we help children to connect with nature, and support their...
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AMH – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

AMH – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

It’s official, this year’s theme for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek is #ConnectWithNature. We'll be sharing how #TeamAMH #ConnectWithNature all week!! Nature can help...
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Language Cafe

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On behalf of Causeway Multicultural Forum we would like to invite you to Polish Language classes for beginners. You will...
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EA – High Five Newsletter

EA – High Five Newsletter

This week’s issue of High Five focuses on how being curious can help us to keep learning and to look...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The Tooth Fairy works hard throughout the year... so why isn't there a special day celebrating her? Our #BookOfTheDay is...
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Remote Sign Language Interpreting Service

Remote Sign Language Interpreting Service

During Deaf Awareness Week find out about work to deliver equal access to services for the Deaf Community via our...
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Parenting NI Podcast

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Check out our latest podcast episode this month with @ChrisEisenstadt from @BookTrustNI on the subject of encouraging your child to...
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Rapid Covid19 Tests for Years 12-14

Rapid Covid19 Tests for Years 12-14

If you're in school years 12-14, you're being asked to take a COVID-19 test even if you don't have symptoms...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is an excellent addition to the Voices series from @scholasticuk! #TwoSisters: A Story of Freedom by @kereengetten is...
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If you’re a parent and need support looking after your child’s mental health, get in touch with our Webchat service....
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Are you studying a full-time undergraduate course in September? It is important that you apply for student finance as soon...
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New look Toolkit – guide to the asylum and immigration system

New look Toolkit – guide to the asylum and immigration system

New look Toolkit – guide to the asylum and immigration system New look tool kit in is a must for...
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Hope Again- Young People living life after loss

Hope Again- Young People living life after loss And thats the honest truth- no cure for grief. Even when we...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a delightful adventure, imagining what would happen if there was a #PandaAtTheDoor! We love @sarahhorne9 and Anna...
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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is #MaternalMentalHealthAwarenessWeek During this time when our extended support networks are not always available, if you are worried...
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Meaningful May Day 5

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Meaningful May - Day 5: Send your friend a photo from a time you enjoyed together https://actionforhappiness.org/may #MeaningfulMay  
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May is national walking month and we would like to encourage everyone to walk more. Stuck for ideas on how...
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Book Trust Represents

Book Trust Represents

It's so important for all children to be able to see themselves in books - and to read about other...
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Self care tips for mums

Self care tips for mums

Parenting NI are so excited to be supporting Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week through our Mums Wellness Project! Check out...
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Mental health & emotional wellbeing resources

Mental health & emotional wellbeing resources

Check out useful guide to mental health & emotional wellbeing with links to lots of websites & info http://pha.site/MHGuideResources… Includes...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a well-researched and beautifully delivered story about a child who may have ADHD. It's the brilliant #Loud...
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Meaningful May – Day 4

Meaningful May - Day 4: Take a step towards an important goal, however small https://actionforhappiness.org/may #MeaningfulMay
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is another thrilling tale from @YoungSamurai! #TheSoulHunters is a tale of reincarnation and evil forces that will have...
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Aged 30 to 34? Early opportunity to book a #Covid19 vaccine. The vaccination programme has some limited availability for those...
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Crisis Cafe

Crisis Cafe

So good to be back open and have the perfect space thanks to @NMEA_WIN_NEWRY we are situated in the Think...
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

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Download Fortnightly News 42nd edition If you provide services for Children and Young People in the Ards, North Down Peninsula...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 29th April 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 29th April 2021

Welcome to the 58th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). You will see in our first pages...
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New website for deaf young people

New website for deaf young people

Very excited to announce we have new website for #deaf young people 🎉 The Buzz gives deaf children and young...
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Read @IanWright0 story on living with domestic abuse as a child, such a brave step in sharing his story. Read...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a marvellous exploration of all things to do with cars, with vibrant, humorous illustrations! It's #ProfessorWoofordMcPawsHistoryOfCars from...
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If you're observing Ramadan, getting the COVID19 vaccine will not break your fast. Advice from the British Islamic Medical Association...
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Relate - the relationship people   For more information on their Teen & Children's Counselling service. You can make an...
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The Book Trust Book Of The Day is a stylish, fascinating introduction to Nobel-winning scientists who have changed the world!...
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Virtual Media Initiative for Children – Respecting Difference Workshops

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Virtual Media Initiative for Children (MIFC) Respecting Difference Workshops commencing Mon 10 May. Funded by @NI_CRC. For ECEC settings in...
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EA – REACH

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The Education Authority are delighted to announce the launch of the REACH Programme which will provide youth work support for...
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The Community Development and Health Network has partnered with Lisburn Integrated Partnership (HSCT), Resurgam Healthy Living Centre, and Lisburn and...
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Depression & anxiety has more than doubled in teens during Covid-19, says @imperialcollege research. We offer FREE mental health training...
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Add some words to what I say... I’ll learn to use sentences as we talk and play.  Boost your child's...
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Our #BookOfTheDay is a light-hearted, imaginative picture book with an important message that gender is not a barrier to following...
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The Small Grants Funding programme is now open for applications!

The Small Grants Funding programme is now open for applications! Your group can apply for up to £2000. Watch the...
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If you missed our Conversation with Gabor Mate last week, don't worry you can watch the recording here   https://ascert.biz/2021/03/25/a-conversation-with-dr-gabor-mate/
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In our 'helpful guide for families with disabled children', we cover common concerns about your child’s health & development, plus...
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Our #BookOfTheDay is the fast-paced #CityOfRust by Gemma Fowler - full of twists and turns, it's a gripping tale set...
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In this issue of High Five, our focus is to Be Conscientious. Although this is a big word, it is...
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Free Regional Nutrition Webinars – May

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Are you interested in finding out more about food and nutrition for yourself or your family? Dietitians are taking these...
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Parenting NI April E-Newsletter

Parenting NI April E-Newsletter

Our April E-Newsletter is out! Read up on everything we're getting up to this month? There are Top Tips, programmes,...
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Family Support Hubs Newsletter – April 2021

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – April 2021

Welcome to Edition 2/2021 of the CYPSP Family Support Hubs Newsletter providing advice, support, resources and updates as as 20th...
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We have your Friday podcast sorted! Sharon Callaghan is our wonderful Children's Services Manager in #Strabane and she has joined...
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Our #BookOfTheDay sees the return of #ScoopMcLaren, Detective Editor... and she's got quite a puzzle to untangle! #WavesOfMystery is another...
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Education Authority are currently arranging school placements for Sept 2021 for our children with statements of special educational needs. We...
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Non Violent Resistance Programme Date: 29th April - 17 June 2021 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm  
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Non Violent Resistance Programme Date: 28th April - 16 June 2021 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Armagh

ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Armagh

Non Violent Resistance Programme Date: 27th April - 15 June 2021 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Youth Assembly NI

Youth Assembly NI

The application process for Youth Assembly Members will open on Monday 26th April until Friday 21st May 2021.  Please tell...
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Check it out! The Literacy Newsletter third edition is all about memory

Check it out! The Literacy Newsletter third edition is all about memory

Have you tried any of the memory games? The Brain Gym is a quick and easy way to test your...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for children who are just starting to read independently! #TwoTerribleVikings from @simon_francesca  and @stevemay the1st is...
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Pre-school and Primary school admissions update

Pre-school and Primary school admissions update

Parents/Guardians who applied online for a Pre-school place (target age - Stage 1*) or Primary 1 place for September 2021...
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Lots of new programmes starting soon!

Lots of new programmes starting soon!

The Parents Plus Special Needs programme starts 27th April, offering support for parents raising children with Special Needs. To register...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant@ #FutureGirl by Asphyxia - a brilliant story covering different experiences of deafness, climate change, inclusion...
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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. #MentallyHealthySchools’ toolkits for primary, secondary and FE settings are full of free resources to help...
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The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland

The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee have launched an inquiry into 'The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern...
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Stop and Enjoy a Story

Stop and Enjoy a Story

Shall we all just stop and enjoy a story? We don't need much encouragement, admittedly If you feel like a...
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Introduction to Deaf Awareness

Introduction to Deaf Awareness

Check out our introduction to deaf awareness. 10 minutes and completely free. Covers challenges that deaf people experience trying to...
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How to help your child be body confident

How to help your child be body confident

Body image and our relationships with our bodies can be an issue for many of us, but especially children and...
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Stress Bucket Activity for Kids

Stress Bucket Activity for Kids

It's #StressAwarenessMonth2021! Is your child struggling with stress and feeling overwhelmed? Many adults assume children don't experience stress, but children...
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NCB survey

NCB survey

Have you delivered @IncredibleYears parent programmes online in the last year? @ncb_ni_tweets @publichealthni want to hear from you! What were...
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New partnership opportunity for existing children and young people’s groups

New partnership opportunity for existing children and young people’s groups

New opportunity for young people’s groups/classes! CDC_tweets is looking to partner with 3 existing young people’s groups or class to...
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What is anxiety?

What is anxiety?

It’s normal for your child to feel anxious sometimes – everybody does – and they shouldn’t feel embarrassed to talk...
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Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance

Are you caring for someone for 35 hours a week or more? You might be eligible for Carer's Allowance without...
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BBC Bitesize  – Springwatch

BBC Bitesize – Springwatch

Get warmed up for this year’s @BBCSpringwatch in the #BitesizeLearningZone with Springwatch Wild Academy! Tune in to @CBBC every weekday...
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Mental health self-care for parents

Mental health self-care for parents

Whether you take time to go for a walk, meditate or chat with your friends, you're working to improve your...
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Free and confidential Listening Ear appointments

Free and confidential Listening Ear appointments

Free and confidential Listening Ear appointments available this week! Hundreds of parent carers have booked in with us and the...
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The simple tip that boosted my self-confidence

The simple tip that boosted my self-confidence

It's natural for us to go through periods where we don't feel very confident. Aimee, 17, shares a simple analogy...
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Book Trust – Plants and Gardens

Book Trust – Plants and Gardens

Will you be joining Paddington and getting out in the garden or park? We've put together a list of books...
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COVID-19 Vaccination – Aged 40

COVID-19 Vaccination – Aged 40

Aged 40 plus? You can now book your #COVDI19 vaccination. Book online https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated If online booking is not possible, then...
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NSPCC – Signs of Emotional Abuse

NSPCC – Signs of Emotional Abuse

Any child, from any background, can be at risk of emotional abuse. Together, we must protect them. Please RT to...
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Book Trust – Space Detectives

Book Trust – Space Detectives

If you like the sound of a zero-gravity bouncy castle, a hover scooter, snorgleberry drizzle cake or swamp-lizard drumsticks, then...
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Mae Murray – Become a Member

Mae Murray – Become a Member

Beach wheelchairs & other equipment will be back on our beaches this summer! Planning has begun-watch this space! Become a...
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EA Guidance on Supporting Students in religious observance

EA Guidance on Supporting Students in religious observance

The Muslim Holy month of Ramadan started on Monday and ends on 12th May. Schools can access guidance inclusive practices...
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Free Parenting Webinar

Free Parenting Webinar

Talk, Learn, Do have agreed to deliver another session for those parents that missed out last time!  It's taking place...
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What should I do if I think my child has autism?

What should I do if I think my child has autism?