Family Fund Information & Support Day in Belfast

The Family Fund will host an Information and Support Day for families who have a child with an additional need to meet the staff team and to learn about the support services, grants and information/advice that is available to support families in Northern Ireland.


 The Information and Support Day will take place on:

Date: 25 October 2017

Time: 10.00am-2.30pm

Venue: St Mary’s University College, 191 Falls Rd, Belfast BT12 6FE


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Belfast Come and Play Sessions


Belfast City Council are providing outdoor play sessions over the months of May and June 2017 in Belfast for parents and their children who are under the age of four years. It’s a chance to have fun, make friends and enjoy    playing outdoors with your child.

Activities include physical play, art, dressing up, messy play and much more…

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For further information or to book a place contact Jenny at Belfast City Council:

Telephone: 028 9075 3897

Mobile: 079 2081 7120



Engaging young people in North Belfast


The North Belfast Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership with the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group hosted a youth information session in the youth space of Girdwood Community Hub last month.

The event brought together young people aged 14-18 years and teachers from post primary schools in North Belfast. The event was held to support children, young people and families in North Belfast to develop positive mental health and emotional resilience.


Local service providers attended the event to engage with young people to raise awareness of the support services available locally for young people affected by mental health and emotional wellbeing issues and how they can access services. Organisations included Cara-Friend, Cedar Foundation NI, New Lodge Community Health Partnership, Extern, Lighthouse, the local family support hubs and many more.

A young people’s survey was completed during the event to identify the current needs of young people in North Belfast, to understand the best methods and techniques to engage young people in locality planning in the community and to encourage young people to seek support from local wellbeing services when they are feeling vulnerable.

This report will be made available shortly to inform the priority areas of the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group.


For further information about the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group click here


Youth Information Event in North Belfast – 23 March 2017


The CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group are hosting a Youth Information Event to showcase the range of services available for young people across North Belfast and surrounding communities.

Following consultation with youth groups in the local areas a number of thematic priority issues have been chosen that will shape the Youth Information Day:

  • Mental Health & Well Being; 
  • Opportunities and Engagement
  • Safety and Positive Relationships

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Event details:

Date: Thursday 23 March 2017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: Girdwood Community Hub, North Belfast


For further information about the Youth Information Event click here


Contact us:

If you wish to get more information on these workshops or how to book yourself, or your young people in, please email directly,


Raising awareness of disability support services in Belfast

Parents and carers of children and young people with a disability or additional needs from across Northern Ireland recently attended an information support day at the Girdwood Community Hub in Belfast.

The free event was organised by the Family Fund in partnership with the Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) North and West Belfast Locality Planning Groups. The event was supported over thirty family support organisations who attended the event and shared information about the services they offer to support families in need including Sure Start, Carers NI, Tiny Life, Libraries NI, Extern and many more.

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