Healthy New You Initiative in Northern Trust

Through short term funding from the Public Health Agency, a school nurse led childhood obesity prevention study called ‘Healthy New You’ was conducted across 6 primary schools in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

The programme consisted of nurse led classroom based sessions in partnership with councils, dietetics and voluntary organisations to deliver physical activity, nutrition education and cook it. Parents who participated said the initiative ‘opened my eyes to be willing to taste and enjoy new food’ and ‘I get the kids to help me to cook now so they know what they are eating’ and ‘increased food knowledge’.

The full report can be downloaded here.

Volunteer Recruitment Fair


Volunteer Recruitment Fair

02 October 2014

Charities, voluntary organisations and community groups are searching for volunteers, people like you! The Fair will showcase volunteering opportunities from across the two district council areas, linking ‘those who need help’ to ‘those who want to help’.

This event is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in the Mid Ulster area.

Venue: Cookstown Leisure Centre, Cookstown
Date: Thursday 2 October 2014
Time 11am – 2pm

Admission FREE….
Read More…… To Register to for this event please click here.

Stakeholder events in Southern Outcomes Area

Stakeholder events in Southern Outcomes Area

February 2014

The Southern Outcomes Group and Southern Area Locality Planning Groups are working together to facilitate stakeholder events to raise the profile of the CYPSP and the work that is taking place in the Southern Outcomes Area to improve the lives of children and young people. A series of five events will run between April and June 2014. These events are intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to contribute to the planning processes of the Southern Outcomes Group.

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Consultation – CYPSP Outcomes Groups – Improving outcomes for children, young people and their families

Your views are being sought about how to improve outcomes for children and young people and their families across Northern Ireland. Five new multi-agency groups with membership from the statutory, voluntary and community sectors have been set up by the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership. These Outcomes Groups are consulting about the most concerning issues affecting children, young people and their families in each of the five areas. The responses received from this consultation will inform the actions plans for each area as part of the Northern Ireland Children and Young People’s Plan. The consultation will run for 12 weeks and will end on 11 April 2012.