Changing Lives for families at risk of ADHD

Colin Neighbourhood Partnership (CNP) is continuing to deliver the early intervention Changing Lives programme to communities across Belfast and Lisburn, targeted at parents of children aged 3-7 whose behaviours are consistent with ADHD but are generally too young to have been assessed or diagnosed. The programme consists of ADHD-focused information workshops for parents, workshops for health and education professionals, a non-diagnostic screening process to indicate suitability for the programme, and an extended 20-session delivery of the Incredible Years parenting support programme.

Changing Lives is a three-year partnership initiative funded through the EU INTERREG VA programme, delivered by CNP in Belfast/Lisburn, the Genesis Project in counties Louth and Monaghan, and NHS Highlands in Argyll & Bute (Scotland). Other partners comprise Archways (Dublin) and the Dundalk Institute of Technology, who are responsible for three research and evaluation strands covering impact, cost and process; as well as the development of a new ADHD-focused support app for parents in communities unable to access Incredible Years group programmes.

The Changing Lives team in Colin is currently facilitating five Incredible Years programme deliveries in Colin itself, Lisburn, and in North and South Belfast, and organising a further five to commence in January 2020. Feedback from parents indicates it is having a powerful impact in improving the quality of life within families affected by ADHD-consistent behaviours.

 

To find out more about the programme, professional information workshops, and how parents can get involved, contact the team at changinglives@newcolin.com or by phoning 02896 919960 (use full STD code).

 

 

Belfast Outcomes Group Market Engagement Event

Belfast HSC Trust, on behalf of the Belfast Area Outcomes Group, is co-ordinating a Procurement process to facilitate the delivery of a range of appropriate Early Intervention Family Support services. 

A market engagement event, which will be facilitated by staff from the HSC Procurement and Logistics service (PaLS), will be held on Tuesday 18.6.2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Belfast area to gauge the level of interest in the provision of such services, discuss the procurement plan and envisaged timelines in advance of any formal tender process.  Interested providers are required to register their interest and confirm attendance by emailing PALSInfo@hscni.net by Monday 17.6.2019  – see further details at link below:-

https://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:266661-2019:TEXT:EN:HTML

 

Belfast Family Support Hub

Belfast Family Support Hubs network held a celebration event on Friday 18th January to launch a new promotional video about Belfast Family Support Hubs, and to acknowledge the amazing work happening across the city to support families, children and young people.

 

Belfast family support hubs have provided early intervention locally and timely to over 5000 families in the last 2 years through collaborative partnership working driven by the Belfast Outcomes Group to improve outcomes in Belfast.

 

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey was delighted to attend the event and recognised the support being provided by the Hubs supporting families and young people as a key focus for the Belfast Agenda.  Watch interview with Lord Mayor here.

 

Helen Dunn, Regional Hub Co-ordinator gave a special thank you, acknowledging all the hard work and commitment given by the co-ordinators and partners in delivering improved outcomes to families across Belfast.

The new video provides information on the type of support provided, how to refer and feedback from families and member organisations.  View the video below.

 

Den Building Fun – 12 March 2019

This event is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

Children will be supported to use real tools and wooden pallets to create their own play resources, spaces and dens. There will be games and opportunities to pick up some sports tips and tricks and time for some good old freely chosen, self-directed and intrinsically motivated.

Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Belfast Met, Castlereagh Campus

View the flyer here.

For more information or to book please contact stephaniegray@belfastmet.ac.uk