ADHD workshops for Parents & Professionals – Northern Area

The Northern area CYPSP are delighted to have partnered up with the Changing Lives Initiative to be able to offer these workshops for both parents and professionals.

The parent workshop is aimed at families of children aged 3 -11 years of age, who may be displaying behaviours consistent with ADHD.  It is a 2 hour workshop which looks at ADHD  and strategies that may help families manage these types of behaviours.  Many families that have engaged with the project to date are struggling with the behaviours, and their child may too young for a referral or may be on the waiting list for assessment. We are delighted to offer 2 dates for parents: Tuesday 19th Jan 10am-12noon or Wednesday 20th January 6pm-8pm (please see attached). For parents who are interested in attending please ensure they complete the attached parents registration form and return directly to Shauneen at or

Changing Lives Parents Registration form 

Please also find attached flyer for any Practitioners working with children who may be interested in attending (Practitioners don’t need to complete the registration form just get in touch directly with Shauneen at:

CLI Professional ADHD workshops CNP flyer

Locality Planning Group Members Survey


As many of you will be aware in 2018 CYPSP started to carry out the first survey of our Locality Planning Group members, with the plan to make it a biennial survey. The response to 2018 survey was fantastic, and gave us lots of feedback on the LPG process, which the members of the Partnership and Outcomes Group found really useful. The info graphics of the responses are available on the website .

We had hoped to carry out this year’s survey in March but with the circumstances at the time decided it was best to hold it back until now.

It would be great if you could spare a few minutes out of your time to click on the link below and complete the survey.

The survey will be open until 26 August.

If you have any queries about the survey or have any issues with the link please do not hesitate to get in contact with

Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Workshop – 7 April 2020

The Public Health Agency have organised Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Workshops for Sure Start / Community & Voluntary Sector staff working with families who have children under 5 years old.

The workshop is limited to 20 spaces, early booking is recommended.

Please follow the link to the Eventbrite page to register for this event:
Click Here to Register

Date: Tuesday 7th April 2020
Time: 9.00am -1.30pm (9am registration)

Lunch provided

Location: Gold Sure Start
Loy Buildings
18-24 Loy Street,
BT80 8PE

Download Event Flyer here



Antrim/Ballymena Locality Planning Group

A CYPSP scoping exercise was held on Tuesday 28th Jan where members came together to identify what they and their organisations bring to the group, what are the top three children’s wellbeing priority areas for action next year and how we will tackle these priorities.

The findings will be collated and shared and will help shape the CYPSP Antrim/Ballymena locality area group’s action plan for the next year.

Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group Annual Youth Fair

On Tuesday 11 February, the Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group held their annual Youth Fair in Oakfield Community Development Centre.

Over 400 Year 10 pupils from Carrickfergus Academy, Carrickfergus Grammar and Ulidia Integrated College attended a very enjoyable and interactive day. Pupils had an opportunity to engage with 16 exhibitors offering support, services or activities in their area.

The main theme of the fair was ‘Take 5’ with information on a wide range of areas available including volunteering, drugs, alcohol, physical activity, health and wellbeing.