Southern Area LPGs Newsletter – 28th May 2020

Welcome to Issue 36 of ‘FYI’.

Now that we have recommenced Locality Planning Group meetings (albeit virtually!), we have reverted back to the newsletter’s original fortnightly frequency.

It has been great to hear about all of the innovative work which organisations have been carrying out across the southern trust area during these challenging times.

Please continue to submit your information, updates & resources to localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk, so that we can keep you informed of ongoing developments as current restrictions are eased and we look towards new ways of working together to support local children, young people and their families.

Stay safe and keep up the great work!

Kind Regards,

Southern Area Locality Planning Team

Mental Health Awareness Week – NIMHAF & SMHAF Arts Festival Programmes

DAILY UPDATE (19th May 2020)

The Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival (NIMHAF) highlights mental health by showcasing art events across Northern Ireland. With arts on offer from visual arts and photography, poetry and song to psychodrama, music, comedy and film, the festival puts transformation on the agenda across Northern Ireland. This year’s festival has moved online and coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, from 18th to 24th May 2020.

Access the full programme of Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival online activities, including live streamed events and film screenings, HERE.

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. The 2020 festival is currently into its third week and is exploring the theme of kindness to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.

Further details on this week’s upcoming Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival online activities can be found HERE.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Kind Regards,

Southern Area Locality Planning Team

#SupportingFamilies #CYPSP #ChildreninNI #HereForYou

Southern Area Newsletter FYI – 14 May 2020

Welcome to Issue 35 of ‘FYI’.

We are pleased to say that we have now recommenced Locality Planning Group meetings, via online video conferencing, and so the next edition of ‘FYI’ will be circulated on Thursday 28th May 2020, as we revert back to the newsletter’s original fortnightly frequency.

Please continue to submit your information, updates & resources, to localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk, and feel free to share this newsletter with your contacts, so that we can spread the word on the positive, innovative work which organisations are continuing to carry out across the southern trust area during these times.

Stay safe and stay connected!

Kind Regards,

Southern Area Locality Planning Team

#SupportingFamilies #CYPSP #ChildreninNI #HereForYou

Family Support Hubs (COVID19)

The Family Support Hubs continue to be open for referrals during the current situation. They will try to access Family Support agencies during this time but this will be subject to individual projects ability to respond.

If you want to advise us of any changes to service provision or have particular needs you want to source during the current situation please contact Helen.dunn@hscni.net and we will try to connect you with the appropriate information.

There are 29 family support hubs across Northern Ireland supporting families. If you would like a service to be included in the next edition of the newsletter please send details to: cypsp@hscni.net

More information on our family support hubs is available here

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 15th edition of Fortnightly News.

This edition shares information to improve the outcomes for Children and Young People.  As we adjust to the impact of the coronavirus, this special edition has information on changes to service delivery and managing COVID-19.  

Fortnightly News Issue 15 – March 2020