Western Outcomes Group Building Resilient Communities workshops with Dr Karen Treisman Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February.

The Western Outcomes Group hosted 4 days of expert ACES training events for practitioners from all sectors across the Western Area with Dr Karen Treisman.  Workshop 1 involved awareness raising and understanding of the impact of relational and developmental trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s brains, bodies, emotions, relationships and behaviours.  Workshop 1 was held in Enniskillen and Strabane.


Workshop 2 focused on moving towards being and sustaining a trauma informed and trauma responsive workforce.  Attendees got the opportunity to learn about what it is to be a trauma-informed and trauma responsive organisation and system and why this is needed and is important and beneficial to everyone. Workshop 2 was held in Omagh and Derry. 




Dr Treisman used an array of learning and teaching styles that included small group work, multimedia, interactive methods and included impactful and practical case studies to help set in context the learning from each day. 




The workshops were really well attended with great energy and engagement in the rooms, and feedback has been very positive.  Further information from the evaluations will be shared in our next e-zine.



Parenting Apart Programme

The Parenting Apart programme is aimed at parents who have separated, are separating, divorced or thinking of divorce.

The programme will provide practical advice and guidance about what children need to know, and what parents can do to meet their children’s need. Although parents are immersed in their own difficulties, this programme can help parents focus on the child’s needs with the aim of minimising the impact of the separation.

The programme will explore:

Emotional impact
Parenting roles
Changes in relationships
Financial impact
Moving on

Commences: 4th March 2019 for 6 weeks
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Strabane Community Project Barrack Street, Strabane

To Register ring 0808 8010 722

View the flyer 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.


Third Space Newsletter

The first edition of the Third Space project e-zine newsletter is now available.

Working with young people aged 14-24, from different communities, cultural, and religious backgrounds, Third Space delivers a rolling personalised self-development and training programme. The project will operate across Northern Ireland, Cavan and Donegal until 2020.

Every six months the newsletter will look back at what has been achieved across the project, and how it is helping change lives for the better.

View the latest edition here.


Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in NI

The Prevention Subgroup of the Western Domestic & Sexual Violence Partnership have organised an event to bring together a range of partners & practitioners working in the Dungiven and Limavady areas to tackle domestic & sexual violence. 

The event will share information & updates on a range of initiatives across the locality and Western area.

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, 24 Main Street, Limavady, BT49 0FJ

12.00 – 12.15pm: Welcome and introduction to the work of the Western Domestic and Sexual Violence Partnership including policy and practice developments.

12.15 – 1.15pm:  Presentations from a range of WDSVP members on how support and prevention services can help victims, survivors and those concerned for them.

1.15 – 1.30pm: Table top Question and Answer Session

1.30 – 2pm: Networking and Lunch

If you would like to attend  please contact Helen at helen@cmworks.co.uk or by phone – 07394856650

View the flyer here