Children’s Emotional Health workshop

Children who have positive emotional health and wellbeing tend to have better outcomes in life.  ParentingNI are holding workshops to encourage parents of children to recognise the importance of their children’s mental health, exploring how parents can provide opportunities for children’s emotional development.

Thursday 12th March 2020
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Armagh Business Centre, 2 Loughgall Road, Armagh

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Clanrye Group Events

Clanrye Group are holding a number of events.

Commencing in March 2020 Clanrey Group are recruiting for their 3rd Personal Youth Development Programme REGENER8 for young people aged 16-25 in the Newry and South Armagh area.


Commencing 2nd April 2020 they are offiering a Chronic Pain Support Programme which aims to help you understand pain a little better and get peer support from others in pain.

Please contact Sarah Hillen on 028 3089 8119 or email for further details or to apply.

Free Mum & Baby Programme

Do you…
feel lonely?
experience low mood?
doubt your parenting skills?

Would you like to chat to other mums in your local area and learn practical parenting tips?

Start Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Newry City Centre

This is a 6 week Building Community Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Project delivered by Meigh Pharmacy & Clanrye Group.

To apply contact sarah Hillen on 028 3089 8119 or email

Download the flyer here.

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 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



Southern Area Infant Mental Health Strategy Launch

The Southern Area Infant Mental Health Strategy was launched on 29 November 2019.

View the Strategy Here.

The strategy represents a commitment by statutory, voluntary and community sector organisations in the Southern Area to promote positive infant mental health from the ante-natal period through to children aged 3 years of age. The Strategy takes account of the Regional Infant Mental Health Framework (2016) along with learning from a Southern Area Multi Agency Stakeholder Event (May 2019), and results from scoping exercises undertaken in 2019.

Please click Here for the Strategy Documents including the full Strategy, the Strategy on a Page and translations in a range of languages.