Engaging young people in North Belfast


The North Belfast Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership with the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group hosted a youth information session in the youth space of Girdwood Community Hub last month.

The event brought together young people aged 14-18 years and teachers from post primary schools in North Belfast. The event was held to support children, young people and families in North Belfast to develop positive mental health and emotional resilience.


Local service providers attended the event to engage with young people to raise awareness of the support services available locally for young people affected by mental health and emotional wellbeing issues and how they can access services. Organisations included Cara-Friend, Cedar Foundation NI, New Lodge Community Health Partnership, Extern, Lighthouse, the local family support hubs and many more.

A young people’s survey was completed during the event to identify the current needs of young people in North Belfast, to understand the best methods and techniques to engage young people in locality planning in the community and to encourage young people to seek support from local wellbeing services when they are feeling vulnerable.

This report will be made available shortly to inform the priority areas of the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group.


For further information about the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group click here https://cypsp.hscni.net/locality-planning-groups/north-belfast-locality-planning-group/