Prince’s Trust Get Started with Football Programme

Are you aged 16-30 and interested in football?

The Prince’s Trust are running a one week Get Started with Football programme this July at Sandy Bay Pitches in Larne.

Meet new people, learn new skills, work as a team and build your confidence.
Not only will you discover new talents and develop new skills, but you’ll also benefit from
support to help you uncover your next steps.

Course dates
Taster day: Wednesday 26th June
Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2019

Sandy Bay Pitches, Larne

To join the course or find out more:
Call for free on 0800 842 842

View the flyer here.


Changing Childhood Conference – 22 March 2017

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.

Click here to download the conference programme 


Conference details:

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 or telephone 028 2563 6615


Team Programme for unemployed young people aged 16-24years


Pathways Adventure Activities in partnership with the Princes Trust are running two Team programmes, in Bangor and Larne, starting on Monday 20th February 2017!  

This is a great opportunity for unemployed young people, aged 16-24 years to gain relevant qualifications and experience whilst working on their personal development along the way!


About the programme

This 12 week programme includes a Team Building residential, a Community Project, work placement (of the young person’s choice!) as well as vital CV writing and real-life career skills!

We also provide support after the programme to help young people into a positive outcome, some form of employment, education or training.

This programme does not affect their benefits entitlement whatsoever, we will pay for all travel (public transport), and we will also pay for childcare costs if required.  

Click here to read more about the programme 

Factsheet about the Team programme 


How to book a place on the programme

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. If you are interested in joining the programme please get in touch with the team as soon as possible.

Bangor Team Programme

John Devlin by email at or telephone 07598692445 or Charlene Woods at

Larne Team Programme

Julie Lynch at or David Doak at


Parent Mornings in Antrim and Carnlough – February/March 2016

A number of Parent Mornings will be held in Antrim and Carnlough to provide support to parents living within the rural localities.

The four week parent programme has been implemented to meet the needs of the parents and provide the necessary support including:

– Paediatric Emergency First Aid
– Mental Health Awareness
– Behaviour Management
– Time out for me

For more information on times, dates and venues please click on the relevant link below:-

 Antrim Parent Mornings

Carnlough Parent Mornings

To RSVP for these sessions:
Contact Sandra Anderson, CYPSP Participation Officer Phone: 028 2563 6609 Or Email:



Family Fun and Information Fair– supporting and encouraging local young people

CYPSP- LARNE MARKET YARD-DAS_0303Families and young people from the Larne area attended a fun day and information fair recently to find out more about local services and opportunities for young people.

Organised by the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Larne Locality Planning Group, the event aims to raise awareness among residents of the range of organisations available to support young people and their families.

Information available included Volunteering Opportunities, Childcare, Youth Provision, Preventing Addiction, Domestic Violence, Poverty and Family Support Services.

Selena Ramsey, Locality Development Officer said, “Events like this fair provide a venue for local people to find out about the breadth of activities and agencies available locally and allows residents to give us feedback on services so we can plan better.”

Larne counsellor Maureen Morrow who also attended the event said, “This has been a great opportunity for families to find out what services are available in the Larne Area.’…. Read more