Southern Area FYI Newsletter – Issue 75

Welcome to the 75th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).  Another great resource for you to share with colleagues and families with whom you work.

FYI Issue 75 – 20th January 2022

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On the page before last you will see the dates of our next Locality Planning Groups which give organisations and services the chance to share any relevant information with other local providers. There is also some guidance advice for submitting information to us for future ‘FYI’ editions so, if you wish to send us any information for inclusion, please have a read at this before sending.

Keep your information coming… We are increasing our readership all the time!


Prince’s Trust – February Programmes

Upcoming programmes from the Prince’s Trust in February 2022.

–   February 2022 Programme Flyer

–   Unlock Skills for Work Flyer

–   Get Started with Make-up Flyer

–   Mental Health First Aid Flyer

–   Get Hired in Customer Service Flyer

–   Get into Retail with Lidl Flyer

–  How We Support Young People In NI

–  Get Started In Comic Arts (4)

Further information at


Youth Start Programme is also starting in the NM&D / ABC Council Areas.  We are aiming to enrol 25 unemployed young people for this program which will run for 12 weeks (12 hours per week) with tailed 121 support per young person.  The programme content will include employability workshops, community projects, team building exercises and leadership courses.  If we are unable to enrol 25 YP from one area/organisation we will be happy to recruit 10/12 from one area.  Contact Lynsey McEvoy, Youth Development Lead – if you would have a possible 10/12+ eligible young people who may be interested or any questions.


Regional Pediatric Palliative Care Network Launched

Today a new regional initiative has been launched to support parents whose unborn baby has a potentially life limiting or life threatening condition.

The first Antenatal Palliative Care Pathway will be rolled out across Northern Ireland’s five health and social care Trusts.  It aims to support parents who receive the devastating news that their unborn baby may die, ensure they receive high quality holistic care and provide advice and support on the type of care available to them.

More at:

Connected Minds Youth Committee are Currently Recruiting for 2022

The Connected Minds project have had a brilliant 2021 year led by its youth committee and this new year is set to be bigger and better!

They are now recruiting for 2022.

Committee members will receive training such as: Committee skills, SafeTalk, Mental Health 1st Aid, Take 5 and OCN level training, as well as training of their choice.  You will also have the opportunity to plan and lead on awareness raising events and fundraising throughout Lisburn.

This is a brilliant opportunity for any young person that has a passion for mental health, creating positive change, influencing programmes and services that support young people, want the opportunity to make a difference within their community, and provides amazing experience.

  • Applicant must be 14-24 years old
  • Living in Lisburn

2021 committee year video that showcases all of the amazing work they achieved last year:

Further information can be found on the posters below.

To apply email:




Christmas Edition 2021 – Family Support Hubs Newsletter

The Christmas Edition of the Family Support Hub Newsletter is now available to download HERE.

This edition is packed full of information for parents/carers, activities for keeping the children entertained over the Christmas holidays, mental health and wellbeing advice,  Helplines and much more – make sure you download your copy now!

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