Issue 97 – Southern Area FYI – 2 February 2023

Welcome to Issue 96 of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information)

Download your copy here

(Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week runs from 6th-12th February, with the theme being “Let’s Connect”. It made sense, therefore, for us to produce this special edition of ‘FYI’ into one raising awareness of support, services, resources and opportunities around the theme of mental health and emotional wellbeing. This, of course, is not the exhaustive list of support available, but we are very thankful to our colleagues who have submitted a plethora of information to share across our 900 contacts who receive ‘FYI’.

Tuesday 7th February is also Safer Internet Day so we have included a great resource which we produced on Page 35 to signpost to key links to ensure you can keep children safer in a digital world.

We hope you get something from this edition to use or to share with families and colleagues. Your feedback is always welcome!

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

 

Issue 96 – Southern Area FYI – 19 January 2023

Welcome to Issue 96 of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information)

Download your copy here

(Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

On Page 6 you will see an invitation to join us for a Zoom chat on recruiting and retaining staff and volunteers. We have had a number of representatives tell us at LPG meetings that they are having difficulties in attracting staff and volunteers to help maintain their great services. Please let us know if you wish to join in the conversation and look at creative ways to overcome this obstacle.

Children’s Mental Health Week will take place from 6 to 12th February 2023,  with this year’s theme being “Let’s Connect”. We therefore invite any service or organisation to promote your work on emotional wellbeing and mental health, by sending information on your service, programme, resources or links that can help connect our readership of practitioners and families. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

Issue 95 – Southern Area FYI – 5 January 2023

Welcome to the first 2023 edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information) – Issue 95.

 Download your copy here

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and hope you had a good break over Christmas.

To help support all those working with children, young people and their families, we extend our invitation to all practitioners and volunteers to attend any of our LPG meetings across the Southern Trust Area and have included a calendar for all our LPG meeting dates in 2023 on Page 6.

To find out more about what we do, how to become involved and to access free resources, just scan our QR code on Page 55.

Welcome back! Stay connected!

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

 

Southern Area FYI – Issue 94

Welcome to the 94th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

Download your copy here

(Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

As our last ‘FYI’ for 2022, we thank you for your support, readership and submissions of information throughout the year. It has been a very challenging year in many ways, however demonstrates the need to support everything and everyone working in our communities for the benefit of children, young people and families.

We extend our invitation to all practitioners and volunteers to attend any of our LPG meetings and have included a calendar for all our 6 LPG meeting dates in 2023 on Page 3.

If you would like to receive any of the flyers included as individual attachments (for forward sharing), please just e-mail localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk and we will send that by return.

Wishing you a very restful festive period and best wishes for the new year!

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

 

 

Southern Area FYI – Issue 93

Welcome to the 93rd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

Download your copy Here

(Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

We are enjoying re-connecting with our Locality Planning Group members via our face-to-face meetings from October to December and will alternate these meetings between face-to-face and Zoom, to accommodate all members. These meetings give us the chance to make great contacts and connections, and to share information like we include in ‘FYI’.  If you work to improve the lives of children and young people (including family/parent support), you are most welcome to attend one of our LPG meetings. Contact us to find out more.

We have one more edition of ‘FYI’ between now and the end of the year, so please send any information or notification of events, etc. to us by the end of Tuesday 6th December.

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area