Baby Basics – Antrim and Newtownabbey

 

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. We provide much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking.

We operate on a referral only system. Working with midwives, health visitors and other professional groups to provide support directly where it is most needed, Baby Basics volunteers collect, sort and package a ‘Moses Basket’ of clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment as an attractive gift to new mothers.

The Antrim and Newtownabbey branch of Baby Basics is operated by the United Parish of Christ Church (Ballynure) and St John’s (Ballyclare).  Our base is in Christ Church hall in Ballynure.

If you would like further information on this service, please contact Frances Wilson on 07834 544802.

Antrim/Ballymena Locality Planning Group

A CYPSP scoping exercise was held on Tuesday 28th Jan where members came together to identify what they and their organisations bring to the group, what are the top three children’s wellbeing priority areas for action next year and how we will tackle these priorities.

The findings will be collated and shared and will help shape the CYPSP Antrim/Ballymena locality area group’s action plan for the next year.

South Antrim Community Network Training & Awareness Schedule 2019-20

South Antrim Community Network Training & Awareness Schedule for Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 2019/2020 is now available.

To register your interest, you must complete the attached booking form or request one by calling 028 9447 8645 or email janine@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org.

Further information will be required upon confirmation of booking.

Click the flyers below for more information and dates.

 

 

South Antrim Community Network – Training & Awareness Schedule 2019/2020

These training opportunities have been funded by Public Health Agency and are offered Free of Charge to people who live and/or work in the localities of Antrim, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus.
Additional criteria may apply for certain sessions.

To register your interest please call 028 9447 8645 or email
janine@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org

View the training Schedule and booking form here.

 

Abbey Community College participating in an Engagement workshop

Pupils from Abbey Community College Newtownabbey participated in an engagement workshop on Tuesday 24th April in Mossley Mill Newtownabbey. The purpose of the workshop was to involve pupils in the planning and development of a nurse for their school. The workshop was supported by CYPSP in partnership with the Public Health Agency. The workshop was welcomed by Antrim and Newtownabbey Mayor Councillor Paul Hamill.