Martin Sloane: Belfast Area Outcomes Co-ordinator

Belfast Area Outcomes Group are delighted to announce that Martin Sloane has recently been appointed as Locality Planning Co-ordinator for the Belfast Outcomes Area.  Martin, is widely experienced in delivering partnership development and advocacy work. He has a   significant level of knowledge of both the geography and the community infrastructure across the Belfast Outcomes Area. 

Prior to Martin’s appointment to Locality Planning he was employed by  Belfast Health and Social Care Trust as a Senior Practitioner (Social Work) working exclusively with the Irish Traveller Community.  Martin has a history of building positive relationships and networks across the  voluntary, community and statutory sectors  both at local and regional levels.

Martin took up this new post in January and is looking forward to supporting the development and delivery of local, area-based plans for children, young people and their families.  Martin is committed to striving for better outcomes for all families that reside across the Belfast Outcomes Area and is looking forward to tackling this shared objective in partnership with  community voluntary and statutory partners.




Belfast Childcare Partnership Conference: Celebrating Childcare Practice in Belfast

The Belfast Childcare Partnership invite delegates to their upcoming conference that will be held on 26 November 2018 in Belfast City Hall to celebrate childcare practice in Belfast.

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Registration is essential as places are limited. If you would like to attend please complete the booking form attached and send it to by Friday 9 November 2018.


Resilience Screening during Feile an Phobail West Belfast Festival 2018


Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Whiterock Children’s Centre in partnership with the Belfast Childcare Partnership, CYPSP West Belfast Locality Planning Group and Family Support Hubs hosted a screening of “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” documentary and discussion panel as part of the Féile an Phobail (West Belfast Festival).  Approximately 90 people attended the screening in St Mary’s University College on 2 August to mark the first event of the Féile’s full programme.

Deidre Walsh, Whiterock Children’s Center Manager opened the event by highlighting how needs and issues affecting children, young people and families have changed over the 30 years since the children’s centre first opened its doors and continues to support a wide range of family needs daily.

The one hour documentary, directed by James Redford, looks at the long term impact of childhood trauma and explores the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and looks at how to address and prevent toxic stress. 

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Contact Us

For more information about this event please contact Una Casey, Business Support Manager and Interim Belfast Locality Planning Officer by email at


The Changing Lives Initiative

The Changing Lives Initiative is supporting families with children at risk of ADHD in the Colin locality and west Belfast. The programme is a community-based initiative creating a better understanding about ADHD and providing an intervention programme for families with children (3-7 years) experiencing behaviour consistent with ADHD.

This is a project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU programmes Body (SEUPB).


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Contact Details:

For further information contact Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 028 9062 3813


The 1+1 Project Bilingual Mental Health Project

A collaborative Stronger Together Initiative for early intervention bilingual Mental Health Support that is being piloted in three areas across N.I:

  • Dungannon (Portuguese / English)
  • Ballymena/Ballymoney (Polish / English)
  • Belfast (Chinese / English)

The project is available to support individuals in the minority ethnic community experiencing depression.


What will the project do?

  • Provide Mental Health Services for example; counselling, training, direct group activities etc. These already exist. It will help increase access to them.
  • Provide free interpreting to providers who have a responsibility to deliver their services to everyone regardless of linguistic capability. The Regional Interpreting Service exists. It will help support access to that service.
  • It will help inform shared learning on how to meet that demand in the future by creating more effective and diverse pathways to existing services and more diversity in delivery of those services.


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Click here to download a copy of the referral form