Effective Conversations about Change

CYPSP through Locality Planning, is working in partnership with Ascert and Workshop author and facilitator, Ed Sipler, to host a 2-half day course on Effective Conversations about Change to improve health, wellbeing, relationships and improve the uptake of Family Support Services..

Dates/Time: Tuesday 16th October (2-5pm) and Monday 22nd October (10am-1pm)
Location: Banbridge Enterprise Centre. 
Cost: £20 per person

The course is aimed at practitioners who provide family support and participants will be expected to attend both days.

For further details view the flyer here.

Please contact Darren.Curtis@hscni.net to confirm your place or for further queries.

Early Years Leadership and Governance Conference


Early Years are hosting a one day conference which explores the concept of leadership within the early years sector and aims to provide programme leaders, members of the management committees and independent owners with information, advice and networking opportunities to support their decision making and enhance outcomes for children. 

Date: 23rd November 2018
Location: Park Avenue Hotel Belfast

View the flyer here.

Further information is available at: www.early-years.org/conference2018

Parenting Week 2018 – Family Fun Days

Celebrating the Power of Parent Child Relationships this Parenting Week (week commencing 22nd October 2018)

Children’s most important early relationships are with their parents. Positive parent-child relationships are important for all areas of children’s development.

Parenting NI are hosting 2 family fun days, supported by the Northern Childcare Partnership.

Cookstown Library
Date: 23rd October 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm

Larne Library
Date: 24th October 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm

For more information click on the flyers below.

Further activities and resources will be available soon, if you would access to these Free Fun resources please email: emmal@parentingni.org


Building resilience of young people in schools in the Ards and North Down

Barnardo’s NI in partnership with the CYPSP Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust hosted a one day training workshop on the Botvin Life Skills Programme to support teachers to build the resilience of their young people in the classroom.

Lauren Spiers, Barnardo’s Facilitator spoke from the programme and said “LifeSkills is a highly evidence based, universal programme that improves children’s emotional health and wellbeing within the classroom setting. On 23 August teachers within the North Down and Ards area completed the  Botvin LifeSkills training in Bloomfield Primary School. Teachers in primary 5, 6 and 7 learned the core components behind the programme’s success and how to effectively implement LifeSkills within their school. A benefit of the programme is that it can clearly demonstrate the impact the programme is having with regards to children’s skills, knowledge and attitude.

83% of participants reported that the training was excellent and enhanced their understanding of LifeSkills and the importance of building a resilient classroom

Click here to download the Botvin Life Skills Training report card


Contact Us:

If you would like to find out more about this programme or the work of the Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group please contact Noelle Hollywood, Community Health Development Practitioner, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust by email at noelle.hollywood@setrust.hscni.net 


Armagh Youth Council Information Event

Armagh Youth Council are holding and Information Event for young people aged 15-19 who are interested in becoming members.

They act as a representative voice of young people from the Armagh area to:

  • Organise, plan and run local youth events
  • Research needs of youth in the local area
  • Develop links with local youth councils and Cross border
  • Promote positive image of young people

Information Evening
18th September 2018
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

Date: 2nd October 2018
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

Location: Epicentre, Lisnally Lane, Armagh, BT61 7HF

Contact: rosie.carey@eani.org

Click below for more information.