The SOFT (Supporting Our Families Together) Project Cookstown have a number of events planned for the next few months.
View the flyers below for more details and booking instructions.
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:
For more information about the conference please contact Selena Ramsey, Northern Outcomes Area Locality Planning Officer, NHSCT by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone at 028 2563 6608
The rise in addiction to modern day technology and unhealthy food and its effects on children and families was the main focus of a recent Changing Childhood Conference in Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown. The conference brought together 90 professionals from community, voluntary and statutory agencies to help provide more support to staff and families dealing with these issues.
Selena Ramsey, Locality Planner in the Northern Area welcomed delegates to the conference and said, “This was a great event and covered many of the topics which we regularly hear children, young people and their parents are facing on a daily basis. Evaluations from the conference noted that it was very thought provoking and considerable learning was noted”.
Presentations from the conference:
Upcoming 8 week Mindfulness Courses with The Happy Warrior
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Dates: Fridays (6.00 to 8.00PM) – 23, 30 June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 4, 11 August 2017
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Dates: Fridays (6.00 to 8.00PM) – 8, 15, 22, 29 September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 2017
For further information about the conference contact Selena Ramsey, Northern Area Locality Planner by email at email@example.com or telephone 028 2563 6608
The CYPSP Cookstown and Magherafelt Locality Planning Groups will host a ‘Changing Childhood’ Conference in March 2017. This Conference will look at how some children and parents have become addicted to modern day technology and unhealthy food. We will discuss the effects these have on both the child and parent as well as exploring the parent child relationship, children’s behaviour, child development and modern day to day family life.
Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: The Burnavon, Cookstown
How to register:
The conference is open to anyone working with children, young people and families in the Northern Outcomes Area.To book a space contact Gemma Lutton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028 2563 6615
This training was facilitated by Barnardos and provided health professionals with information and research on the benefits of early attachment. This one day training event takes the best available evidence from infant mental health and applies the learning to achieving healthy emotional development with older children and young people. The training uses the evidence based ‘Five to Thrive’ approach for building and maintaining healthy brain development and applies this to help strengthen brain connections at all ages. ‘Why people need people’ is aimed at practitioners working with Primary and Post Primary aged children and young people. The training looked at the science behind how children’s brains develop and the importance of strong attachments and relationships to build resilience.