Southern Area LPG Newsletter 2 April 2020

Welcome to the 30th edition of For Your information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).

We have been working on this for the past week to provide information, guidance and resources relating to the current developments around Covid-19, and thank those who have shared information for this packed edition.

Please keep sending anything relevant to our work and support for children, young people and their families during these difficult days.

FYI For Your Information Issue 30 – 2 April 2020

 

 

 

Southern Area LPG Newsletter 26 March 2020

Welcome to the 29th edition of For Your information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).

We have been working on this for the past week to provide information, guidance and resources relating to the current developments around Covid-19, and thank those who have shared information for this packed edition.

Please keep sending anything relevant to our work and support for children, young people and their families during these difficult days.

FYI For Your Information Issue 29 – 26th March 2020

 

Communities and colleagues also need to know what local services are available and whether these have changed in any way. CYPSP have undertaken a massive piece of work to scope the work of all organisations to provide a comprehensive resource across Northern Ireland. This is updated daily to reflect the changing nature and responses offered to keep effective and safe.

Click Here to download Locality Planning Groups Members Service Delivery arrangements during COVID-19

 

Southern Area LPGs Information Bulletin 19th March 2020

Welcome to the 28th edition of For Your information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).

With the current developments regarding COVID-19, a lot of programmes and activities have been postponed or cancelled, so we would urge you to check with organisers, before attending any previously scheduled activities, for advice and updates.

For all of our LPG members, please refer to Slide 2 of the attached, for important information relating to previously planned LPG meetings.

In today’s issue, you will also see some links to guidance from local councils in the Southern Trust area, along with some ideas for activities at home, as well as maintaining children’s / young people’s and parents’ health too. We aim to provide a more comprehensive resource for parents and families next week, to provide practical support, and would invite you to share any useful resources with us for inclusion.

In the meantime, stay connected in a safe and healthy way.   

FYI For Your Information Issue 28 – 19th March 2020

 

 

Introduction to Infant Mental Health

An Introduction to Infant Mental Health Awareness workshops which will be facilitated by Karalyn Hill, Clinical Psychologist are now available for booking.

The 3 sessions are in Armagh, Newry and Portadown and registration is through Eventbrite – links on the flyer.  All sessions are the same so you only need to register for the most suitable one for you.

Friday 27th March 2020 – Register
Brownstown Community Centre, Portadown

Friday 24th April 2020 – Register
Tower Hill, Armagh

Thursday 21st May 2020 – Register
EA Youth Resource Centre, Newry

All sessions: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Expressions of interest accepted up until Thursday 12th March and open to anyone working with children and families in the Southern Trust area.

 

 

Southern Area LPG’s FYI E-Bulletin Evaluation

January saw the first anniversary of our fortnightly e-Bulletin, FYI (For Your Information), which shares information on events, programmes, research and everything else related to improving outcomes for children and young people in the Southern Trust area. To date we have had 25 editions of FYI, with a total of 760 pieces of information, averaging at around 26 pages and 30 pieces of information, in each edition. The number of recipients on our mailing list has now reached 700 and it also distributed to all local schools through the C2K network.

We are keen to evaluate the impact of FYI with both those organisations/services who have advertised and those who receive FYI. We have produced a 1-page feedback form which can be obtained by e-mailing localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk. Please submit this to the same e-mail address by Friday 6th March.

To date, some of the overwhelmingly positive feedback which we have received has included:

• I love the newsletter! It’s absolutely brilliant, so much information.

• It’s an invaluable, user-friendly resource.

• Definitely have found this invaluable in terms of getting our service into the Southern Trust area.

• Full of interesting information – I always learn something.

• Thanks so much. It’s a fantastic document and I hope people will have a read and take advantage of the fantastic facilities and events.

• Many thanks for sending through the newsletters, it is a vital source of information of what is going on in local areas.

 

For further information, contact Joanne or Darren in the Southern Area Locality Team at localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk