Building resilience of over 600 young people in Carrickfergus – Annual Youth Fair

 

Over 600 pupils aged 14-15 years from four post primary schools in Carrickfergus recently had the opportunity to find out more about local services that can support young people experiencing issues such as bullying, drugs and alcohol, mental health problems, social media, volunteering, domestic violence, general health and well being and physical activity.

Hedley Webb, Principle of Carrickfergus College School spoke following the event and said “this was another successful Youth Fair run by CYPSP and the 4 Post Primary school in Carrickfergus.  The schools were delighted with the range and diversity of exhibitors in attendance and this year’s topic was Resilience, a topic which is very relevant to all post primary schools”.

 

Click here to download the press release from the Carrick Youth Fair 

 

CONTACT US:

For further information contact Selena Ramsey, Northern Area Locality Planning Officer, Northern Health and Social Care Trust by Email at selena.ramsey@northerntrust.hscni.net or Telephone 028 2563 6608

Successful Body Image Conference in the Northern Area

 

The Northern Area Outcomes Group in partnership with Locality Planning Members recently hosted a conference to explore body image and the harmful impacts of food choices on mood and effects of performance enhancing drugs on the body.

 

The conference welcomed several expert speakers to explore a range of issues with practitioners including:

  1. Vanessa Baird, Adapt, Action Mental Health – Body Image and Young People. Click here to find out more about ADAPT Eating Disorder Service
  2. Bridin McKenna, Life Therapies – Food and Mood. Click here to download this presentation
  3. Michael Gourley, Start360 – Performance Enhancing Drugs. Click here to download this presentation

 

Contact Us:

For more information about the conference please contact Selena Ramsey, Northern Outcomes Area Locality Planning Officer, NHSCT by Email at selena.ramsey@northerntrust.hscni.net or Telephone at 028 2563 6608

 

Inspiring young people in Carrickfergus

 

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group recently facilitated the launch of a local social media Facebook page ‘Carrickfergus Community Education Forum’ to provide a space for agencies to share information about education support services, helpful resources and training opportunities for young people and their parents.

MLA Roy Beggs, Chairperson of the CYPSP Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group supported the development of the support platform for parents. Speaking from the launch Roy Beggs said “School, parents and the local community all working together can reduce Educational under attainment and open up greater life-time opportunities. I hope that the new Facebook page, “Carrickfergus Community Education Forum” will help parents by sharing good advice and by sign-posting to local services.  I hope that it would also highlight adult educational opportunities and assist in establishing regular local Carrickfergus classes outside of the NRC Newtownabbey campus”.

 

Click here to read more about the Carrickfergus Community Education Forum

 

Contact Us:

For further information about the work of the CYPSP Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group contact Gemma Lutton, CYPSP, Northern Health and Social Care Trust on Tel: 028 2563 6615 or by email at gemma.lutton@northerntrust.hscni.net