Southern Area Locality Planning Groups – FYI – February 2019

Welcome to the 3rd edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).  We are sharing local information to help improve outcomes for children and young people, whether they may be events flyers, programmes, opportunities or training. You are welcome to advertise through us free of charge. 

Issue 3 Southern Area Locality Planning Groups 14th February 2019

Nurture your child’s mental health through play

Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for
children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Secure emotional attachments between adults and children have been shown to be fundamental in supporting children’s ability to cope with stress, anxiety and difficult situations. Play also offers children huge opportunities to ‘try out’ or ‘test’ new or challenging situations – leading to increased confidence, self-esteem, resilience and well-being. Research into the role of play suggests that children’s natural playfulness allows for some crucially important functions to develop for healthy physical and mental well-being.

View the latest Play Matters factsheet here

Western Area Outcomes Groups workshop – Trauma Informed Practice

The Western Area Outcomes Group is delighted to be welcoming Dr Karen Treisman, a specialist Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Trainer in trauma-informed organisational change, and in working with those who have experienced trauma; to deliver several whole-day training workshops throughout the West.


Event Date Venue
Understanding Trauma Monday 18th February
Wednesday 20th February
Fermanagh House, Enniskillen
Fir Tress Hotel, Strabane
Trauma Informed Organisations Tuesday 19th February
Thursday 21st February
Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh
City Hotel, Derry

Places are extremely limited for each event and confirmation of place will be confirmed following the closing date for applications which is Monday 11th February at 5pm.

To register you interest please complete the form attached and send to

View the flyer here

Download application form here.


Building Inclusive Services for Children and Young People

The Northern Area Outcomes Group invites you to:

Building Inclusive Services for Children and Young People for services working in Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey

The workshop will share best practice on how your service can be more open and inclusive to children and young people with disabilities, including how to make your service more accessible, experiences and good practice from service providers and service users own perspective.

Date: Friday 1 March 2019
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA

To view the flyer and booking form please click here.

If you would like attend please complete the booking form and email to before 15 February 2019.