Belfast Childcare Partnership Conference: Celebrating Childcare Practice in Belfast

The Belfast Childcare Partnership invite delegates to their upcoming conference that will be held on 26 November 2018 in Belfast City Hall to celebrate childcare practice in Belfast.

Click here to download the Conference Invitation 

Click here to download the Conference Booking Form

 

Registration

Registration is essential as places are limited. If you would like to attend please complete the booking form attached and send it to clover.gabbidon-lyttle@hscni.net by Friday 9 November 2018.

 

The 1+1 Project Bilingual Mental Health Project

A collaborative Stronger Together Initiative for early intervention bilingual Mental Health Support that is being piloted in three areas across N.I:

  • Dungannon (Portuguese / English)
  • Ballymena/Ballymoney (Polish / English)
  • Belfast (Chinese / English)

The project is available to support individuals in the minority ethnic community experiencing depression.

 

What will the project do?

  • Provide Mental Health Services for example; counselling, training, direct group activities etc. These already exist. It will help increase access to them.
  • Provide free interpreting to providers who have a responsibility to deliver their services to everyone regardless of linguistic capability. The Regional Interpreting Service exists. It will help support access to that service.
  • It will help inform shared learning on how to meet that demand in the future by creating more effective and diverse pathways to existing services and more diversity in delivery of those services.

 

Click here to find out more about the project

 

Click here to download a copy of the referral form

 

Family Fund Information & Support Day in Belfast

The Family Fund will host an Information and Support Day for families who have a child with an additional need to meet the staff team and to learn about the support services, grants and information/advice that is available to support families in Northern Ireland.

 

 The Information and Support Day will take place on:

Date: 25 October 2017

Time: 10.00am-2.30pm

Venue: St Mary’s University College, 191 Falls Rd, Belfast BT12 6FE

 

Click here to download a copy of the event’s flyer

 

For more information please go to: www.familyfund.org.uk 

Belfast Come and Play Sessions

 

Belfast City Council are providing outdoor play sessions over the months of May and June 2017 in Belfast for parents and their children who are under the age of four years. It’s a chance to have fun, make friends and enjoy    playing outdoors with your child.

Activities include physical play, art, dressing up, messy play and much more…

Click here for further details

 

For further information or to book a place contact Jenny at Belfast City Council:

Telephone: 028 9075 3897

Mobile: 079 2081 7120

Email: play@belfastcity.gov.uk

 

Engaging young people in North Belfast

 

The North Belfast Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership with the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group hosted a youth information session in the youth space of Girdwood Community Hub last month.

The event brought together young people aged 14-18 years and teachers from post primary schools in North Belfast. The event was held to support children, young people and families in North Belfast to develop positive mental health and emotional resilience.

 

Local service providers attended the event to engage with young people to raise awareness of the support services available locally for young people affected by mental health and emotional wellbeing issues and how they can access services. Organisations included Cara-Friend, Cedar Foundation NI, New Lodge Community Health Partnership, Extern, Lighthouse, the local family support hubs and many more.

A young people’s survey was completed during the event to identify the current needs of young people in North Belfast, to understand the best methods and techniques to engage young people in locality planning in the community and to encourage young people to seek support from local wellbeing services when they are feeling vulnerable.

This report will be made available shortly to inform the priority areas of the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group.

 

For further information about the CYPSP North Belfast Locality Planning Group click here http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/locality-planning-groups/north-belfast-locality-planning-group/