COVID-19

Posted on by
COVID-19 Support & Resources
Slider

Please note:

At the onset of the Covid19 pandemic, we anticipated that all our multi-agency partners who make up CYPSP, Outcomes Groups, Locality Planning groups and family support hubs would not be able to meet face to face for some time, and we have now adapted to meet virtually to continue to work hard to provide vital updates, supports and information to organisations, children and families.  We developed our Covid19 Support and Resources page which provides a central hub of information which can be filtered by theme to provide resources, advice, contacts, funding, and help to children, families and partner agencies which we will continue to update regularly.

We undertook a scoping exercise of locality planning members activity so that we could provide the most up to date information about the current local resources available for children, young people and families and how to access them which is available at the link below.

If Locality Planning Members have any further updates for the Service Delivery Guide please email Una.Casey@hscni.net

 

Click Here for Locality Planning Groups Members Service Delivery Guide during COVID-19

Click Here for Locality Planning Groups Members Summer Provision Guide

Click Here for the Children’s & Young People Resource Pack

For a full online Directory of local family support services and childcare visitIf you would like to have advice, activities or a service included below on this page please email details to valerie.maxwell@hscni.net

Filter by:

Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

@isupportlhlh Small Grants Scheme is now open. Funding of £500 - £3000 is available for community environmental improvement projects. Join...
Read More
Bus Safety

Bus Safety

Now the kids are back to school, teach your older children how to be safer around school buses. To help...
Read More
Listening Ear appointments

Listening Ear appointments

Free and confidential Listening Ear appointments available! 300 parent carers have so far booked in with us and the majority...
Read More
Our Minds Our Future NI

Our Minds Our Future NI

Following the launch of #OurMindsOurFuture Youth-Led Charter for Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland, we welcome support and sign up...
Read More
Talk to your child about Coronavirus

Talk to your child about Coronavirus

With lockdown restrictions easing, it is important to talk to your child about Coronavirus. They may be feeling anxious about...
Read More
Dads Project

Dads Project

The Dads Project have met during March for a Friday Fry Up! Each dad presents his fry and is rated...
Read More
Planned Intervention Funding

Planned Intervention Funding

Thinking of applying for Planned Intervention funding? Head to http://eanifunding.org.uk/plannedintervention to access guidance notes, key details and to apply via...
Read More
Family Wellness Project

Family Wellness Project

Our Family Wellness Project Survey for 2021 is finally here! Help us to learn more about how parents talk to...
Read More
FREE Online Training Sessions

FREE Online Training Sessions

Looking for some #MondayMotivation? Sign up for one of our upcoming online training sessions! They are all free of charge...
Read More
The helpful guide for families with disabled children

The helpful guide for families with disabled children

A 'helpful guide for families with disabled children', covers common concerns about your child’s health & development, plus information on...
Read More
Clubs in Crisis Fund

Clubs in Crisis Fund

Grassroots clubs & organisations that use sport to help young people develop life skills, employment opportunities, reduce anti-social behaviour, or...
Read More
Incredible Years Parent Programmes

Incredible Years Parent Programmes

Have you delivered @IncredibleYears parent programmes online in the last year?@ncb_ni_tweets @publichealthni want to hear from you! What were the...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is an inspirational picture book which celebrates the magic of reading! #NoBuddyLikeABook by @AllanWolf100 and @briannefarley...
Read More
The impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

In NCB research about the impact of COVID on children & YP with SEND, parents talked about living in fear...
Read More
How your child’s challenging behaviour might affect you

How your child’s challenging behaviour might affect you

Seeing your child’s challenging behaviour can be upsetting and confusing. Many parents have questions about why their child is displaying...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is another thrilling tale from the brilliant @MichellePaver - with spectacular world-building and incredible language, #SkinTaker is the...
Read More
School Transport

School Transport

School transport services resume today, Monday 12 April. #HelpUsHelpYou #LetsGoSafelyTogether  
Read More
Dealing with workplace stress

Dealing with workplace stress

This week @MindWisenv are sharing helpful tips on dealing with workplace stress. They are promoting good mental health at work,...
Read More
Mood Boosting Tactics

Mood Boosting Tactics

Everyone has ups and downs in mood – it’s natural for our mental health to fluctuate in this way. If...
Read More
Young Carers Grants Programme

Young Carers Grants Programme

The @TriangleTrust  new Young Carers grants programme is now open! Grants from £10,000 to £60,000 are available for projects supporting young...
Read More
The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

Our #BookOfTheDay is a marvellous exploration of #TheGreatBarrierReef from @helenscales  and @lisk_feng , full of fascinating facts and glorious illustrations! https://booktrust.org.uk/book/t/the-great-barrier-reef/… @FlyingEyeBooks
Read More
6 Ways to Turn a Bad Day around

6 Ways to Turn a Bad Day around

Ways to turn a bad day around: Shift your mindset Focus on one thing at a time If in doubt,...
Read More
Calling Unpaid Carers

Calling Unpaid Carers

There are a number of opportunities for unpaid carers and service users within Integrated Care Partnerships. Details at: https://buff.ly/3fzsZt1 Integrated...
Read More
CovidVaccine Update – BSL

CovidVaccine Update – BSL

NHS 119 #BSL is now available to use at your #COVID19 vaccine appointment, just use the @Interpreter_Now  app. More info here...
Read More
Finger Food Advice for Toddlers

Finger Food Advice for Toddlers

Here is a useful advice sheet from Child Accident Prevention Trust on finger food for young toddlers and babies!  
Read More
Free resources to support Children’s Mental Health

Free resources to support Children’s Mental Health

1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem - that's around 3 children in every...
Read More
9 Ways to Train Yourself to be Happier

9 Ways to Train Yourself to be Happier

Train yourself to be happier Remember moments of kindness Be willing to ask for help Silence your inner critic Connect...
Read More
Book of the Day – Get Up Elizabeth

Book of the Day – Get Up Elizabeth

ur #BookOfTheDay is fit for royalty! It's the brilliant #GetUpElizabeth from Shirin Yim Bridges and @aleamarley  - a fabulous book...
Read More
Help for Children with Anxiety

Help for Children with Anxiety

Young people face many challenges while growing up, so it’s natural to sometimes feel anxious. Here are ways you can...
Read More
Educational Underachievement in NI Interim Report

Educational Underachievement in NI Interim Report

The Expert Panel on Educational Underachievement published their interim report. You can read it here: https://bit.ly/3fRj5CX The full report &...
Read More
Action for Children Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice

Action for Children Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice

Now more than ever, your mental health is as important as your physical health. This is why our Parent Talk...
Read More
The Western Area Outcomes Group Strengthening Support for Families Returning to School and Learning

The Western Area Outcomes Group Strengthening Support for Families Returning to School and Learning

  In March 2021 the Western Area Outcomes Group ran a very timely training session to assist practitioners when supporting...
Read More
Stress Control Sessions online

Stress Control Sessions online

Stress Control will continue to be delivered online in April, May and June 2021.  The www.ni.stresscontrol.org  website is now live...
Read More
Connections Link Life Online Suicide Prevention Training

Connections Link Life Online Suicide Prevention Training

April 2021 Choose one of the following dates: Mon 19th April 2021 6.15pm–9.30pm Tue 20th April 6.15pm–9.30pm Thur 22nd April...
Read More
Beyond Newcomer Narratives: Creating a NI of belonging for Muslims

Beyond Newcomer Narratives: Creating a NI of belonging for Muslims

A number of workshops are being run in partnership with Belfast Islamic Centre, Belfast Multi-cultural Association, Causeway Coast and Glens...
Read More
Book of the Day – Murder on the Safari Star

Book of the Day – Murder on the Safari Star

  Hooray! Our #BookOfTheDay is the third brilliant instalment in the #AdventuresOnTrains series from @MGLnrd @samuelsedgman and @elisaupsidedown  - Murder...
Read More
FREE Online Antenatal Classes Across NI

FREE Online Antenatal Classes Across NI

  Following the success of the online antenatal classes the PHA are now offering parents the opportunity to take part...
Read More
Free Mental Health Training for School Staff

Free Mental Health Training for School Staff

Research from @EdSupportUK found that almost half of teachers have considered leaving the profession this year. Our free mental health...
Read More
Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

TODAY IS OUR DAY Happy World Autism Awareness Day! Share your support by saving and sharing our World Autism Awareness...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the second story in the #MiniMonsters series from @carylhart1 and @Tonynealart - Can I Be The Best...
Read More
What young people want you to know about social media

What young people want you to know about social media

📣 Sneak peek.. Young people have got a lot to say and we're here to listen. Mark your calendars for...
Read More
Education Update

Education Update

All pupils will return to school after the Easter holidays. This follows a review during the Executive today. The Education...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Hooray! A new month is here, and we're kicking it off with a truly great #BookOfTheDay - #AmberUndercover from @elnorry_writer...
Read More
Southern Area Locality Planning Groups FYI – 1st April 2021

Southern Area Locality Planning Groups FYI – 1st April 2021

Welcome to the 56th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). Issue 56 - 1st April 2021 Over...
Read More
What can I do if my child is being violent?

What can I do if my child is being violent?

It can be hard to know what to do if your child is being violent. Here are some tips from...
Read More
Bolster Community Newsletter – April 2021

Bolster Community Newsletter – April 2021

Download Full Newsletter HERE
Read More
One Young World Belfast 2023

One Young World Belfast 2023

EA Youth Service are delighted to be involved with the launch of One Young World Belfast 2023. We are looking...
Read More
COVID19 vaccination programme expanded to 45-49 age group

COVID19 vaccination programme expanded to 45-49 age group

NI #COVID19 vaccination programme expanded to 45-49 age group Read more https://health-ni.gov.uk/news/northern-ireland-vaccination-programme-expanded-45-49-age-group… Book online https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/  
Read More
ASCERT Seminar – Dr. Gabor Maté

ASCERT Seminar – Dr. Gabor Maté

We are delighted to be joined by Dr. Gabor Maté  for the second of our 2021 ASCERT Online Seminar Series....
Read More
Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Download Fortnightly News 40th edition If you provide services for Children and Young People in the Ards, North Down Peninsula...
Read More
Employers for Childcare – Family Benefits Advice Service

Employers for Childcare – Family Benefits Advice Service

It's #AutismAwarenessWeek! Our Family Benefits Advice Service have been working with support groups to provide info sessions to parents who...
Read More
Mindful March

Mindful March

Mindful March - Day 31: Notice the joy to be found in the simple things of life https://actionforhappiness.org/march #MindfulMarch
Read More
Childcare Support Funding Phase 3

Childcare Support Funding Phase 3

Childcare Support Funding Phase 3: 1 Jan - 31 Mar. Applications for both the COVID Related Temporary Closure Fund &...
Read More
Second Northern Ireland Survey of Parents/Carers on Home-Schooling during the Covid-19 Crisis

Second Northern Ireland Survey of Parents/Carers on Home-Schooling during the Covid-19 Crisis

Light has been shed on the impact of school closures on #mentalhealth through @StranCreu survey with parents/carers. We stand with...
Read More
West Belfast Partnership Board March Update

West Belfast Partnership Board March Update

West Belfast Partnership promotes and supports the regeneration of West Belfast. We work with community, statutory, political and business sectors...
Read More
Parenting NI – Autism Awareness Week

Parenting NI – Autism Awareness Week

It's Autism Awareness Week! We're delighted to get involved by sharing some of our top tips for parents. 💜 👉For...
Read More
Supporting the social, emotional and mental health needs of students with autism as they return to school

Supporting the social, emotional and mental health needs of students with autism as they return to school

Supporting the social, emotional and mental health needs of students with autism as they return to school "Remember that every...
Read More
How can I help boost my child’s feelings of wellbeing and happiness?

How can I help boost my child’s feelings of wellbeing and happiness?

Everyone has ups and downs in mood – it’s natural for our mental health to fluctuate in this way. As...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Tom Gates! #MaxAndTheMidknights from @LincolnPeirce...
Read More
BHSCT – Child and Adolescent Autism Service

BHSCT – Child and Adolescent Autism Service

It's #AutismAwarenessWeek & the Child and Adolescent Autism Service will be posting info and strategies throughout the week, as well...
Read More
BAME Mental Health Awareness Workshop

BAME Mental Health Awareness Workshop

CANS is delivering Mental Health Awareness Work shops throughout H5C Trusts. The Workshop is tailor-made for BAME communities. It will...
Read More
Volunteer Funding Opportunity

Volunteer Funding Opportunity

DFC have released funding to support the volunteers working in the volunteer led community groups delivering against Covid-19. In our...
Read More
Radio 1Xtra Survey

Radio 1Xtra Survey

1Xtra is most recognised for playing the best in contemporary Black music, but the station also provides a bespoke news service,...
Read More
The Inter Ethnic Forum and Stronger Together Disability Strategy Workshop April 15th

The Inter Ethnic Forum and Stronger Together Disability Strategy Workshop April 15th

The Inter Ethnic Forum and Stronger Together Disability Strategy Workshop April 15th Stronger Together and the Inter Ethnic Forum will...
Read More
Anti-Poverty Strategy – feedback session with people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds

Anti-Poverty Strategy – feedback session with people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds

Anti-Poverty Strategy – feedback session with people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds The Department for Communities is developing an Anti-Poverty Strategy...
Read More
What to do if a child reveals abuse

What to do if a child reveals abuse

If a child tells you that they have been abused, it can be hard to know what to do. Find...
Read More
7 things you need to know about grief

7 things you need to know about grief

Grief can be overwhelming after experiencing the loss of someone you know. But with the right support, recovery can begin....
Read More
Colin Sure Start Easter Eggstravaganza

Colin Sure Start Easter Eggstravaganza

Heres what's coming up this week in Colin Sure Start. We've also got our big LIVE Easter Eggstravaganza on Wednesday...
Read More
Young Minds advice on what to do if your child is refusing to go to school

Young Minds advice on what to do if your child is refusing to go to school

Young Minds advice on what to do if your child is refusing to go to school.  
Read More
BBC Bitesize – Happy Holi

BBC Bitesize – Happy Holi

Happy Holi to everyone celebrating tonight and tomorrow! 🎉 Find out about the story of Holika and Prahlad, and the...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Whether you want to talk about racism with older children or just snuggle up for a cuddly read with little...
Read More
VOYPIC – SeeMe

VOYPIC – SeeMe

School can be tough, for anyone. It can be even tougher if you’re a young person in #care. We asked...
Read More
Going to nursery during coronavirus

Going to nursery during coronavirus

When your baby or toddler goes to nursery, it can be emotional for both of you. This is especially the...
Read More
Carers Emergency Card NI

Carers Emergency Card NI

Carrying the card will let emergency workers & others know that someone relies on you as a #carer. The card...
Read More
World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week

It's #WorldAutismAwarenessWeek. Louise and Leigh's son Alfie has been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder, and his younger brother Ted may...
Read More
Craft a Landscape mission

Craft a Landscape mission

The Craft a Landscape mission is suitable for all age ranges, whether studying glaciation or fairy tales! It will help...
Read More
The impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Covid-19 has not impacted everyone the same way. It made a bad situation worse for children and young people with...
Read More
A to Z Guide Carers

A to Z Guide Carers

If you're an informal/unpaid #carer then take a look at this A-Z guide from @healthdpt. It tells you where you...
Read More
Looking for activity ideas for the Easter holidays?

Looking for activity ideas for the Easter holidays?

Looking for activity ideas for the Easter holidays?   Our Art Room team have created a series of free projects...
Read More
Guidance for Childcare Providers & Parents of Children in Childcare has been updated

Guidance for Childcare Providers & Parents of Children in Childcare has been updated

Childcare Providers : @healthdpt COVID19 Guidance for Childcare Providers & Parents of Children in Childcare has been updated https://bit.ly/3fiypsa  
Read More
Play Matters – Easter Fun

Play Matters – Easter Fun

As the days start to lengthen and ‘spring is in the air’ make the most of the outdoor environment and...
Read More
Action for Children Young Carers

Action for Children Young Carers

We are delighted to share with you two inspiring videos from  Young Carers who have accessed support from Action for...
Read More
EA – High Five

EA – High Five

As we look towards another Easter break spent safely at home, we can still enjoy many of the traditional Easter...
Read More
Views of Young People Needed

Views of Young People Needed

Are you currently undergoing Lateral Flow Testing in school? We are looking to hear the views of young people in...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay sings with authenticity and humour - and we've totally fallen in love with it. #FrontDesk by @kellyyanghk is warm,...
Read More
NI4Kids Digital Easter 2021 Issue

NI4Kids Digital Easter 2021 Issue

Who else is eggs-cited for Easter? The bumper Easter edition has something for everyone  Click on the link to enjoyRight...
Read More
GCE subject guidance documents

GCE subject guidance documents

The full suite of CCEA's #Summer2021Awarding GCE subject guidance documents are now available on our website. Please visit our Summer...
Read More
NDCS – University Students Survey

NDCS – University Students Survey

NDCS have created a survey with @TPTgeneral to find out about the experiences of #deaf, #blind and partially sighted #students...
Read More
PARENTS: share your views on how we can solve poverty

PARENTS: share your views on how we can solve poverty

PARENTS: share your views on how we can solve poverty. With @ParentingNI we are hosting 2 small online discussion sessions...
Read More
Changes in  parents/carers’ ability to  balance childcare and work

Changes in parents/carers’ ability to balance childcare and work

The Co-SPACE study highlights how families have coped during COVID Latest findings indicate children's mental health symptoms have increased again...
Read More
Impact of COVID-19 on Incredible Years Online Delivery 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on Incredible Years Online Delivery 2021

We know that the pandemic and lockdown have had significant impacts in all areas of our lives including how we...
Read More
Mindful March – Day 25

Mindful March – Day 25

Mindful March - Day 25: Focus your attention on the good things you take for granted https://actionforhappiness.org/march #MindfulMarch
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

When Elliott spots some children playing in the puddles outside, will he be brave enough to go and join them?...
Read More
Mental Health Strategy Consultation Closes this Friday at 5pm

Mental Health Strategy Consultation Closes this Friday at 5pm

Mental Health Strategy Consultation Closes this Friday at 5pm If you have not responded to the strategy yet, please do...
Read More
Youth work programme to support year 12’s

Youth work programme to support year 12’s

“Calling all schools” – A youth work programme to support year 12’s to move into employment, training and education. If...
Read More
Crisis Cafe – International Adolescent Health Week

Crisis Cafe – International Adolescent Health Week

Friday night at 7pm Instagram Live on @crisiscafeni page. Everyone welcome
Read More
Free School Meals – Update March 2021

Free School Meals – Update March 2021

Years 8-11 pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) will receive a FSM payment for this week, 22...
Read More
Use of Face Coverings in Schools and Hearing Impaired Children & Young people

Use of Face Coverings in Schools and Hearing Impaired Children & Young people

Deaf young people encountering more face coverings now they are back in class? Helpful @Education_NI advice for schools on 'Use...
Read More
Family Fund

Family Fund

Family Fund are here to support families raising disabled and seriously ill children. We really want to reach as many...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is funny, inventive, compelling and utterly thrilling - we're so excited to have #ViSpy in our lives! Licence...
Read More
PARENTS: share your views on how we can solve poverty in NI

PARENTS: share your views on how we can solve poverty in NI

PARENTS: share your views on how we can solve poverty in NI. Together with @ParentingNI. Employers for Childcare are hosting...
Read More
Free Online Courses for Parents

Free Online Courses for Parents

Following the success of the online antenatal classes the PHA are now offering parents the opportunity to take part in...
Read More
WEBINAR: COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake among Migrants & Ethnic Minorities: Challenges & Opportunities

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake among Migrants & Ethnic Minorities: Challenges & Opportunities

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake among Migrants & Ethnic Minorities: Challenges & Opportunities Thursday, 25th March, 2021 from 14.00 -16.00 (CET)...
Read More
Healthy Me Zoom Sessions

Healthy Me Zoom Sessions

MindWise Family Wellness Project & Action Mental Health MensSana are offering a free Zoom session. The session will support parents/carers...
Read More
Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support

We know things have been difficult for some people. But there is support out there for those who may be...
Read More
BSL and ISL signed COVID-19 information videos

BSL and ISL signed COVID-19 information videos

A range of information on COVID-19 is available in ISL and BSL on the PHA website, for more info visit...
Read More
Take 5 with tantrums

Take 5 with tantrums

With children back at school, you may find that you're dealing with early morning tantrums, here's our top tips to...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is #CanBearsSki by @RaymondAntrobus and @PollyDunbar - based on Raymond's own experiences, it's a really sweet tale and...
Read More
Barnardo’s NI Child Bereavement Advice Line

Barnardo’s NI Child Bereavement Advice Line

Today is national #DayOfReflection and we are remembering all of our loved ones that we have lost during the pandemic,...
Read More
Children’s books to help talk about divorce and separation

Children’s books to help talk about divorce and separation

When parents or carers separate, it can be difficult and confusing for children - but books can help to explain...
Read More
COVID Wellbeing NI

COVID Wellbeing NI

With all primary school children in NI returning to face-to-face teaching this week, we need to ensure our little ones...
Read More
Screen Time

Screen Time

How much time do you spend on your screen?
Read More
Taking Outdoor Play Seriously – New Materials For Schools

Taking Outdoor Play Seriously – New Materials For Schools

We hope children are having lots of fun & enjoying being back at school, reconnecting & playing with their friends...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a thrilling adventure that doesn't waste any time - you'll be thrown into a violent sea storm...
Read More
Cruse Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement

We are proud to be a part of the @GoodGriefFest taking place this weekend. Book your place for a weekend...
Read More
Women’s Aid 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline

Women’s Aid 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline

This is a shocking crime which will affect so many and highlights the true tragedy of violence against women and...
Read More
International Adolescent Health Week 2021

International Adolescent Health Week 2021

It's finally here. International Adolescent Health Week 2021. Celebrating Adolescent Resilience in the Face of a Global Pandemic. Let's show...
Read More
Parent Talk and the Blues Programme

Parent Talk and the Blues Programme

A year into the pandemic, we're seeing demand for children's mental health support skyrocket. Find out what we are doing...
Read More
Book Trust – Bath, Book, Bed

Book Trust – Bath, Book, Bed

Do you include a story in your bedtime routine? Books can really help everyone to calm down, relax and unwind...
Read More
PlayBoard Connects

PlayBoard Connects

We're looking forward to the next PlayBoard Connects on Monday 22nd at 7pm. This informal get-together is a chance for...
Read More
Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness

Be the reason someone feels seen. And listened to and valued Image: https://instagram.com/cottonwood312
Read More
Helplines NI

Helplines NI

Visit http://HelplinesNI.com for the details organisations and charities providing advice and support over the phone. Some also provide a text...
Read More
Exploitation Spot the Signs

Exploitation Spot the Signs

Everyone in Northern Ireland has a part to play in protecting children and young people from those who sexually exploit...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is perfect for any little ones who are beginning to get to grips with numbers! They'll love joining...
Read More
Cancer Fund for Children

Cancer Fund for Children

We are launching a project for young people who have been bereaved with the support of @Coop_Foundation. The focus is...
Read More
BBC Bitesize – Shakespeare Week

BBC Bitesize – Shakespeare Week

It's #ShakespeareWeek! Do you know your Macbeth from your Macduff? Learn everything you need to know with @bbcbitesize http://bbc.in/3jyk4YM
Read More
Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme

Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme

Over 40,000 teachers and school staff have signed up for our free online #mentalhealth training. Do you work in a...
Read More
Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops

Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops

ParentingNI have a number of Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops coming up throughout March. Each workshop is free and will be...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

With gentle humour and insight, the Book Trust #BookOfTheDay explores how seeing the world through someone else's eyes can make...
Read More
CiNI Letters of Lockdown booklet

CiNI Letters of Lockdown booklet

Children and young people from across Northern Ireland have put pen to paper and shared their experiences of the pandemic...
Read More
Free School Meal Update

Free School Meal Update

  Following the decision by the Northern Ireland Executive that nursery and P1-P3 pupils will remain in school for week...
Read More
Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops

Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops

We have a number of Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops coming up throughout March. Each workshop is free and will be...
Read More
Parents Guide to Instagram

Parents Guide to Instagram

Check out our latest blog 'Parents Guide to Instagram' and learn all about the inbuilt safety features on the app...
Read More
National Day of Reflection

National Day of Reflection

This time next week will mark one year since the UK was first put under a national #lockdown Cruse is...
Read More
Tips for talking to your friends about your mental health

Tips for talking to your friends about your mental health

Starting a conversation with your friends about your mental health can be really scary, but it can also help you...
Read More
Minister of Health – Young Carers Action Day

Minister of Health – Young Carers Action Day

Listen to this message from Minister of Health @RobinSwannMoH on #YoungCarersActionDay 2021, who acknowledges the valuable role that #YoungCarers have...
Read More
If you know a young carer, can you lend an ear of support by phone or by zoom?

If you know a young carer, can you lend an ear of support by phone or by zoom?

Today is Young Carers Day 2021 and as we shine the spotlight on life as a young carer, their personal...
Read More
Action for Children – Skills of a Carer

Action for Children – Skills of a Carer

On #YoungCarersActionDay we want to show any carers out there, that whilst your caring role has impacted on your life,...
Read More
Contact – Young Carers Action Day

Contact – Young Carers Action Day

On #YoungCarersActionDay – and every other day – we want to make sure that ALL siblings of disabled children get...
Read More
Young Person’s Mental Health Guide

Young Person’s Mental Health Guide

A new resource has been issued by the Public Health Agency for young people, their parents and carers to support...
Read More
Young carers: who are they and why do they need support?

Young carers: who are they and why do they need support?

A young carer is someone who is under 18 years old and looks after a family member or friend who...
Read More
Are you Working With Families Impacted by Parental Mental Ill-Health?

Are you Working With Families Impacted by Parental Mental Ill-Health?

Book at: www.ci-ni.org.uk/training Download Poster  
Read More
Childline

Childline

We want all young people and children to know they're not alone. Childline is here, no matter what, whatever their...
Read More
ParentLine – Free Parent Sessions

ParentLine – Free Parent Sessions

           
Read More
Staying afloat in a crisis: families on low incomes in the pandemic

Staying afloat in a crisis: families on low incomes in the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought fresh challenges to low-income families and intensified the pressure they were already under. An insightful new...
Read More
Advice choosing GSCE subjects

Advice choosing GSCE subjects

How can you support your child and help them make the right Year 10 GCSE subject choices? Careers information, advice...
Read More
Take 5 Steps To Wellbeing

Take 5 Steps To Wellbeing

For many, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our mental health. But there are things you can try...
Read More
You don’t have to face difficult days alone

You don’t have to face difficult days alone

Remember: You don’t have to face difficult days alone. It’s ok to ask for help https://www.actionforhappiness.org/unhappy
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a brilliantly fun story about screen time! #OldMacDonaldHadAPhone from Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross is really well...
Read More
Young Carers Action Day 2021

Young Carers Action Day 2021

Today is #YoungCarersActionDay 2021 and we are celebrating all of the inspiring #YoungCarers There is one more day left to...
Read More
COVID-19: Shared and overcrowded housing – reducing the risk of infection

COVID-19: Shared and overcrowded housing – reducing the risk of infection

This guidance explains the additional steps you should consider to reduce the risk of catching or passing on COVID-19 in...
Read More
PHA – Pre-consultation for suicide and post-vention services

PHA – Pre-consultation for suicide and post-vention services

In September 2019, the Department of Health published a new suicide prevention strategy for Northern Ireland known as Protect Life...
Read More
Census 2021 – Help

Census 2021 – Help

It is time to fill in your Census forms! Oasis and CIP staff are here to help so please don't...
Read More
Ask for ANI

Ask for ANI

If you're experiencing domestic abuse and need support, you can ASK FOR ANI in all Boots pharmacies and any independent...
Read More
BBC Bitesize Schedule

BBC Bitesize Schedule

The learning continues this week on @CBBC with all the classics we love: @BBCBitesize Daily, #CelebritySupplyTeacher, #HorribleHistories, #OurSchool, #ArtJam, #OutOfThisWorld...
Read More
Read to your Children

Read to your Children

We are all using more screen time at the moment and that's ok but there really is nothing better than...
Read More
Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays

This #MindfulMonday we encourage you to start the week with some Mindful Mantras. A Mantra is a word or phrase...
Read More
BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

Self-isolating or looking for a way for your kids to catch up? We're still here! 8.45am: Workout The Wright Way...
Read More
COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

Darshan Kumar, a NHSCT Consultant in Acute Medicine at Antrim Area Hospital would like to encourage anyone who can to...
Read More
NHSCT – ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Zoom classes

NHSCT – ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Zoom classes

The Trust has set up the Solihull approach ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Zoom classes so that expecting parents don’t miss...
Read More
Week 3: Maths problems of the week

Week 3: Maths problems of the week

If, like us, you just LOVE learning, then try out these maths puzzles with the whole family. Who will be...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay will put a smile on your face... even on a Monday morning! #WheresBriansBottom by Rob Jones is a...
Read More
COVID-19 information materials

COVID-19 information materials

COVID-19 information materials are available online at http://pha.site/COVID19infomaterials… Leaflets are available in a range of languages and also by using...
Read More
Seeking funding for a project?

Seeking funding for a project?

Seeking funding for a project? Next Thursday,@NIPolicingBoard will be launching the Police Property Fund Small Grant Scheme with a live...
Read More
Parenting Programmes

Parenting Programmes

Upcoming  Parenting Programmes supported through the Mace Project, covering the Newry/Mourne and Armagh areas  
Read More
Onside Project

Onside Project

Onside Project The ONSIDE Project offers people who are 16+ and who have a disability, the opportunity to get more...
Read More
Women’s Aid launches a dedicated service for professionals

Women’s Aid launches a dedicated service for professionals

Today, we're proud to be launching our brand-new Women’s Aid pilot: a dedicated service for professionals — developed in response...
Read More
COVID Wellbeing NI

COVID Wellbeing NI

When things are beyond our control like the pandemic, it is essential to focus on what we can control. If...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Full of details to pick out and a gorgeous message of kindness, our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for sharing with children...
Read More
Youngest pupils to remain in school until Easter holidays

Youngest pupils to remain in school until Easter holidays

Pre-school, nursery and primary school pupils in P1 to P3 will remain in school until the start of the Easter...
Read More
Mindful March – Day 12

Mindful March – Day 12

Mindful March - Day 12: Listen deeply to someone and really hear what they are saying https://actionforhappiness.org/march #MindfulMarch
Read More
Free online mental health training for teachers

Free online mental health training for teachers

Place2Be are offering free online mental health training for teachers   Enhance your understanding of mental health and learn how to...
Read More
Childcare Sustainability Fund (Phase 3)

Childcare Sustainability Fund (Phase 3)

Childcare Sustainability Fund (Phase 3) open. For eligible registered providers operational during the period 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2021....
Read More
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Resources

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Resources

PHA & HSCB have produced useful guide to mental and emotional wellbeing resources with easily accessible click-through links to info.http://pha.site/MHGuideResources…...
Read More
British Science Week

British Science Week

This #BritishScienceWeek get your 7-11 year olds learning about the living world 🌱 as they collect data and master their...
Read More
Ask for ANI scheme for victims of domestic abuse

Ask for ANI scheme for victims of domestic abuse

Ask for ANI is a codeword scheme developed by the Home Office to provide a discreet way for victims of...
Read More
Southern Area LPG Information Bulletin – 11th March 2021

Southern Area LPG Information Bulletin – 11th March 2021

Welcome to the 55th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI - Issue 55 - 11th March...
Read More
8th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference

8th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference

The CYPSP Team were delighted to be chosen to share two presentations and three posters at the 8th Annual Social...
Read More
Post-primary application process closes 16 March at 4pm

Post-primary application process closes 16 March at 4pm

The post-primary application process closes at 4pm next Tuesday, March 16. It is important that you apply before this time....
Read More
Young People have spoken to Stormont’s Education Committee

Young People have spoken to Stormont’s Education Committee

Young people have been telling Stormont's Education Committee about the impact of isolation, anxiety over schoolwork, lack of a social...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is full of textures for little ones to explore! #TheTouchBook from Nicola Edwards and Thomas Elliott is a...
Read More
Vaccine information For Young Carers

Vaccine information For Young Carers

Action for Children and Barnardo’s have been in contact with the Department of Health and the Medical advisor of the...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is @HGold_author and Levi Pinfold's stunning story #TheLastBear - it might be set in the Arctic Circle, but...
Read More
Youth Restart

Youth Restart

Please see below guidance regarding Youth Restart. For the most up to date information on current Youth Service protocol, please...
Read More
Top Tips for Talking

Top Tips for Talking

CiNI still have a few spaces left for Session 3 of the Top Tips for Talking Series. Glue Ear, listening...
Read More
Back Together Again

Back Together Again

The ‘Back Together Again’ programme has been developed by EA Primary Behaviour Support & Provisions. It offers pupils the opportunity...
Read More
Keeping Children safe online

Keeping Children safe online

Our children’s use of technology and social media has significantly increased. This workshop explores children and young people’s use of...
Read More
Roe Valley Arts – Kids Irish Storytelling

Roe Valley Arts – Kids Irish Storytelling

We have some great Kids Irish Storytelling coming up this Thursday at 3:30pm via Facebook Live in the lead up...
Read More
Free Online Mindfulness Courses

Free Online Mindfulness Courses

We are offering free online Mindfulness courses to primary teachers and classroom assistants in NI! We have 8-week courses starting...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is an ingenious new story from Captain Underpants and Dog Man author Dav Pilkey! #CatKidComicsClub could inspire a...
Read More
Relationship Information

Relationship Information

It's back to school day for many young children in NI. Understandably this will be an unsettling time for some...
Read More
EA Youth Service Funding Opportunities

EA Youth Service Funding Opportunities

EA Youth Service is pleased to announce new funding opportunities have been released today for Local Area Based Funding and...
Read More
Use of Face Coverings in Schools in Relation to Hearing Impaired Children & Young people

Use of Face Coverings in Schools in Relation to Hearing Impaired Children & Young people

Deaf young people will encounter more face coverings when they return to class. @Education_NI guidance for schools on 'Use of...
Read More
Post-Primary admissions update.

Post-Primary admissions update.

Post-Primary admissions update. Apply today.
Read More
Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Download Fortnightly News 39th edition If you provide services for Children and Young People in the Ards, North Down Peninsula...
Read More
Worrying about your child going back to school?

Worrying about your child going back to school?

You may be feeling anxious about your child going back to school today. You may also have noticed your child...
Read More
Virtual Youth Clubs

Virtual Youth Clubs

Virtual Youth Clubs …. Spaces Available!!! Activities during the interactive Zoom sessions include baking, Bingo, crafts, quizzes, exercise classes &...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

We are so excited that another rollicking #StickyPines adventure is here, courtesy of @maddashe! The Thing at Black Hole Lake...
Read More
Mind Wise Services

Mind Wise Services

Want to know more about @MindWisenv and how our 36+ services make a difference to those of us in #NorthernIreland...
Read More
BBC Bitesize Schedule

BBC Bitesize Schedule

Whether you’re #BackToSchool or still at home, #BBCBitesizeDaily will be on the telly for the rest of term. Here's next...
Read More
Book Trust – Home Time

Book Trust – Home Time

We've got a really sweet story for you on #BookTrustHomeTime today! @RobbinsRose is reading us the brilliant Talking is Not...
Read More
How long will grief last

How long will grief last

People often ask us how long their #grief will last While this is a natural concern for those who are...
Read More
Expect Emotions

Expect Emotions

Tip Expect the return to the classroom to bring out strong feelings. Instead of trying to fix your child’s emotions,...
Read More
Funding Friday

Funding Friday

We posted a slew of new funding opportunities this week. Catch up now on #FundingFriday! You can also have a...
Read More
ParentingNI – Free online sessions

ParentingNI – Free online sessions

FREE online sessions for parents living in the Portadown, Banbridge & Craigavon areas. Managing Tantrums & Meltdowns Tues 2nd March...
Read More
Parentline Podcast with Mental Health Champion

Parentline Podcast with Mental Health Champion

What can we do, as parents, to help safeguard our children against mental health risks? Check out our recent ParentLine...
Read More
FREE English classes for Syrian Refugees

FREE English classes for Syrian Refugees

FREE English classes for Syrian Refugees start on Tuesday 9th March 2021 and will be delivered via Zoom. Information in...
Read More
Through Our Eyes

Through Our Eyes

Young carers from across NI form the central focus of five short films, entitled 'Through Our Eyes', which will premier...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a tongue-in-cheek magical adventure that is full of fun - children will love #TheWizerdAndThePotionOfDreams by @michael_sweater and...
Read More
Art and Design Competition

Art and Design Competition

Art competition. Theme/prompts - 1. Empowering youth 2. Hope for the Future 3. Developing a Healthy and Resilient Mindset. Winner...
Read More
EA – Home to School Transport March 2021

EA – Home to School Transport March 2021

Important update on Home to School transport for week beginning 8 March.
Read More
Book Trust – World Book Day

Book Trust – World Book Day

On #WorldBookDay, it's important to remember that ALL children should be able to see themselves in what they read (and...
Read More
Planning for Play – webinar for School Age Childcare providers

Planning for Play – webinar for School Age Childcare providers

l,qPlanning for Play - webinar for School Age Childcare providers   Wednesday 10 March   10:00 - 11:00am or 7:00...
Read More
Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill

The Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill received Royal Assent on Monday 1st March 2021.  The Act, named the Domestic...
Read More
PlayBoard NI – World Book Day

PlayBoard NI – World Book Day

#WorldBookDay is a celebration of books & reading - "Spending just 10 minutes a day reading & sharing stories with...
Read More
Wellbeing Tips for Parents and Carers

Wellbeing Tips for Parents and Carers

Tip Model a calm attitude to reduce your child’s anxiety. If they’re stressed about going back, find out why. Make...
Read More
Top Tips for Talking

Top Tips for Talking

Our very popular Top Tips for Talking series continues, Session 3: Glue Ear, listening and supporting language development will take...
Read More
Twiggle’s Problem Solvers

Twiggle’s Problem Solvers

What can you do to feel more confident? Twiggle has been having a think about things to remember or things...
Read More
Autism NI – Training Courses

Autism NI – Training Courses

We are offering free online courses on topics such as Autism & Females, Autism & Behaviour, Making Visuals & Sensory...
Read More
World Book Day

World Book Day

It's #WorldBookDay, and we're kicking off with a suitably brilliant #BookOfTheDay! #ShadesOfScarlet is another fantastic story from Anne Fine: https://booktrust.org.uk/book/s/shades-of-scarlet/…
Read More
RISE NI – Back to School

RISE NI – Back to School

For some families, children will be returning to school next week. Our team at RISE NI have developed a short...
Read More
Ways of Wellbeing

Ways of Wellbeing

Ways of Wellbeing – on Tue 9th March, Sandy Cham will deliver our second seminar for parents on ‘Speaking to...
Read More
Taking Outdoor Play Seriously

Taking Outdoor Play Seriously

Time spent playing outdoors is of vital importance to children, boosting their physical &mental health, building resilience &developing confidence. We're...
Read More
Community Resource Guide

Community Resource Guide

Extern’s latest advice booklet contains listings of a wide range of local services in the Carrickfergus and Larne area, from...
Read More
LGBT Adoption Week

LGBT Adoption Week

One in every 5 adoptions in Wales are to same sex adopters & in England its one in 6 ....
Read More
Text-a-Nurse

Text-a-Nurse

Text-a-Nurse is a new confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-19. It’s safe and easy to use. You...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay has a bold retro style and fabulous rhyming text - #PeekabooApple by @cawdelia and Ingela P....
Read More
Book Trust – Reading with your child

Book Trust – Reading with your child

It's never too early to start enjoying books with your baby - and it can be a lovely way to...
Read More
Education Authority Child Protection Support Service

Education Authority Child Protection Support Service

The Education Authority Child Protection Support Service is available to all schools in NI for advice, support and guidance from...
Read More
Parenting NI workshops for parents in the Southern & South Eastern Trust Areas

Parenting NI workshops for parents in the Southern & South Eastern Trust Areas

Parenting NI have a number of workshops available for parents in March in the Southern & South Eastern Trust Areas....
Read More
Return to school resources

Return to school resources

Over the coming weeks, schools across the UK will be welcoming back more pupils. School Our Return to School resources,...
Read More
NI Census 21 Online

NI Census 21 Online

You can complete your #NIcensus2021 online. Look out for your invitation pack in the post this week. It contains an...
Read More
Information and practical advice for children and young people, families and relationships

Information and practical advice for children and young people, families and relationships

Tip 2 You may be worried your child has fallen behind at school. Remember, children learn best when they feel...
Read More
Self Harm Awareness Week

Self Harm Awareness Week

For many young people, self-harm can feel like a way to cope with difficult feelings or to release tension. We...
Read More
Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The Book Trust  #BookOfTheDay will keep you guessing and have you hunting for clues! #TheVioletVeilMysteries: A Case of Grave Danger...
Read More
Covid-19 vaccine online booking ages 60-64

Covid-19 vaccine online booking ages 60-64

People who are aged 60-64 can now book a Covid-19 vaccine online. To make an appointment please visit the online...
Read More
Back to School Routine

Back to School Routine

Going back to school can be difficult for some children. It can help to get into a good routine before...
Read More
Advice for parents returning to the workplace

Advice for parents returning to the workplace

Do you anticipate using more childcare in the next few months and during the summer? Chris, our Senior Family Benefits...
Read More
NI Census 2021 advertisement with BSL and subtitles

NI Census 2021 advertisement with BSL and subtitles

Have you seen the #NICensusDay TV advertisement? Watch it again here with BSL and subtitles: https://youtu.be/mFz4_SPQUgY via @YouTube Or with...
Read More
FREE workshops and events for parents with disabled children

FREE workshops and events for parents with disabled children

FREE workshops and events for parents with disabled children – book your place today! http://ow.ly/vONw50DMVwT   Educational support Handling meetings...
Read More
Help Kids Talk – Free Basic Awareness Training Webinars

Help Kids Talk – Free Basic Awareness Training Webinars

‘Help Kids Talk run FREE BASIC AWARENESS TRAINING WEBINARS on a fortnightly basis. In our webinar we discuss infant mental...
Read More
How can I help my child to have a healthy relationship with food?

How can I help my child to have a healthy relationship with food?

How can I help my child to have a healthy relationship with food? Children need food to grow and develop....
Read More
Happy St Davids Day!

Happy St Davids Day!

Did you know it was the Romans that introduced the leek to Wales? Learn more about the Romans with this...
Read More
BBC Bitesize Lockdown Learning

BBC Bitesize Lockdown Learning

We’re back!!! Let's get Lockdown Learning Workout The Wright Way, @BBCTwo  at 8.45am. Primary Bitesize Daily, @CBBC  at 9am +...
Read More
Mindful March

Mindful March

Day 1: Set an intention to live with awareness and kindness https://actionforhappiness.org/march  #MindfulMarch
Read More
Prepare for Children returning to School

Prepare for Children returning to School

This week, @MindWisenv are sharing info on the anxieties surrounding parents & carers as they prepare their children going back...
Read More
The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

Our #BookOfTheDay is a remarkable tale of love, loss and friendship. You won't forget #TheSharkCaller by @ZillahBethell  and @saarainfeathers  in...
Read More
Applying for a Post Primary Place

Applying for a Post Primary Place

The online admissions process for post-primary schools opens on our website today, March 1 at 12 noon and will remain...
Read More
Book Trust – Extraordinary Parenting

Book Trust – Extraordinary Parenting

How are your children feeling about the prospect of going back to school? If they (or you) are a bit...
Read More
Motivational March

Motivational March

FREE LIVE WORKOUTS THIS MARCH WITH STEPHEN We are offering free 'Motivational March' workouts every Wednesday in March with personal...
Read More
PHA COVID-19 blog

PHA COVID-19 blog

Check out the latest #COVID19 blog. In this blog, we consider the vital role the vaccination programme has to play...
Read More
Mental Health Strategy Consultation

Mental Health Strategy Consultation

Reminder that the consultation on the new Mental Health Strategy is open (deadline 27 Mar) with a dedicated young person’s...
Read More
Play in Practice Survey

Play in Practice Survey

Final call! Nursery/Foundation stage leaders/teachers - share your views on #play in practice during the pandemic at http://bit.ly/3aUaMDy The closing...
Read More
Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Education Framework

Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Education Framework

Education Minister Peter Weir and Health Minister Robin Swann have jointly launched the Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and...
Read More
Education Authority – High Five

Education Authority – High Five

This issue of High Five reminds us to recognise the positives, and gives us some strategies for Being Content. When...
Read More
BBC Bitesize – Careers

BBC Bitesize – Careers

BBC Bitesize have partnered with @CareersWeek for the first fully virtual careers week! We're taking part in a virtual careers...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is a tender story about seeing the everyday beauty in the world and realising that we...
Read More
Worried your child is being bullied online?

Worried your child is being bullied online?

Worried your child is being bullied online? Sadly, disabled children and those with #SEN are more likely to experience cyberbullying....
Read More
Stand Up To Bullying Day

Stand Up To Bullying Day

It's #StandUpToBullyingDay today. If you're looking for books that could help a child going through a hard time, we've put...
Read More
How to support someone who is grieving

How to support someone who is grieving

The needs of someone grieving will change from day to day and it’s just not possible to always get it...
Read More
Department of Education – Curriculum guidance to primary schools

Department of Education – Curriculum guidance to primary schools

The Department has issued curriculum guidance to primary schools as they plan for the return of pupils in Years 1-3...
Read More
Youth Independent Advisory Group

Youth Independent Advisory Group

The EA Youth Service and @PoliceServiceNI are working in collaboration to establish a Youth Advisory Group of young people ages...
Read More
Southern Area LPG FYI Bulletin – 25th February 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI Bulletin – 25th February 2021

Welcome to the 54th edition of our information bulletin. FYI (For Your Information). In the second slide you will learn...
Read More
Barnardo’s Family Space

Barnardo’s Family Space

Parenting a teen can be challenging - with mood swings, bullying and body changes to respond to. Need advice? Check...
Read More
Listening Ear service

Listening Ear service

The Listening Ear service is for you, parent carers Yes, you! Chat to one of our family support advisers confidentially...
Read More
Bedtime best practice

Bedtime best practice

Bedtime best practice: experts settle on six key steps for getting kids to sleep Read the article HERE  
Read More
Talk to VOYPIC

Talk to VOYPIC

Remember, while we're not always in the office at the moment, we're still here to support you in any way...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is an engaging story about two girls who become friends - despite their very different backgrounds....
Read More
Changes to booking vaccines for carers

Changes to booking vaccines for carers

Changes to booking vaccines for carers.... 👇🏽❤️💉 If you are a carer in Northern Ireland, aged 18 or over, you...
Read More
The Post-Primary application Parent Checklist

The Post-Primary application Parent Checklist

POST-PRIMARY APPLICATION PARENT CHECKLIST The Post-Primary application process will take place online, for the first time, in 2021. Please see...
Read More
Our free online Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme

Our free online Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme

Schools play a crucial role in supporting young people's mental health. Our free online Mental Health Champions - Foundation programme...
Read More
FREE online sessions for parents living in the Portadown, Banbridge & Craigavon areas

FREE online sessions for parents living in the Portadown, Banbridge & Craigavon areas

FREE online sessions for parents living in the Portadown, Banbridge & Craigavon areas. Managing Tantrums & Meltdowns Tues 2nd March...
Read More
Life is tough but so are You

Life is tough but so are You

Check out this incredible self help booklet for young people, created by our Dads Project Coordinator's daughter Kate Murray from...
Read More
Text-a-Nurse advice service for young people

Text-a-Nurse advice service for young people

A new Text-a-Nurse advice service for young people has launched #textanurse #chathealth For more information - https://bit.ly/3upY5bv
Read More
What is school refusal and how do I deal with it?

What is school refusal and how do I deal with it?

Some children who have liked school in the past are finding it difficult to go now. Here are some signs...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

We are completely in love with our #BookOfTheDay - #MeMyDadAndTheEndOfTheRainbow by @NotAgainBen and @sandhyaprabhat is a gentle, kind and brilliantly...
Read More
Join the MyVOYPIC Family!

Join the MyVOYPIC Family!

Join the MyVOYPIC Family! Do you have lived experience of care? Are you 25 years old or younger? Do you...
Read More
Promoting Positive Behaviour

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Promoting Positive Behaviour This workshop will support parents to develop strategies to help promote more positive behaviour. ⚡️ Online via...
Read More
FREE online training for School Age Childcare providers

FREE online training for School Age Childcare providers

FREE online training for School Age Childcare providers in the Northern and Southern Childcare Partnership areas aimed at helping you...
Read More
Online courses for parents

Online courses for parents

Following the success of the online antenatal classes the PHA are now offering parents the opportunity to take part in...
Read More
Have you received your NICensus2021 postcard?

Have you received your NICensus2021 postcard?

Have you received your NICensus2021 postcard? There’s nothing you need to do yet. Look out for your invitation pack coming...
Read More
Paediatric Autism Service podcast

Paediatric Autism Service podcast

The Paediatric Autism Service has launched the "Exploring ASD" podcast series for parents/carers of an autistic child. Extreme emotions Improving...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay could really help children who know a grown-up suffering from depression or grief. #TheElephant by @PCarnavas...
Read More
Post-Primary application process

Post-Primary application process

The Post-Primary application process will take place online, for the first time, in 2021. The application will be open from...
Read More
Carers Vaccine Guidance

Carers Vaccine Guidance

Updated advice for #carers & young carers, including information about getting the vaccine is now available at: http://health-ni.gov.uk/publications/advice-informal-unpaid-carers-and-young-carers-during-covid-19-pandemic
Read More
One Girl

One Girl

Our #BookOfTheDay is a marvellous picture book about the joy and magic of reading - and the importance of girls'...
Read More
Covid 19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

Covid 19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

Covid 19 Vaccine and Pregnancy Information on the COVID-19 vaccine for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy is...
Read More
Youth Health Advice North Down YMCA

Youth Health Advice North Down YMCA

Check out this service run by @NorthDownYMCA  Youth Health Advice is a confidential, non-judgemental service, which supports young people aged 16-25...
Read More
VOYPIC CatchUp on Care Day 21

VOYPIC CatchUp on Care Day 21

Missed out on any of our great #CareDay21 events or simply want to watch again, you can CATCH UP on...
Read More
MY WORRY TREE

MY WORRY TREE

Adjusting to a new routine is stressful for everyone, but especially for autistic people. The Worry Tree will help you...
Read More
NI Infant Mental Health e-Bulletin February 2021

NI Infant Mental Health e-Bulletin February 2021

Welcome to the first 2021 edition of the Public Health Agency (PHA) Infant Mental Health e-Bulletin, designed and disseminated by...
Read More
Family Support Hub Newsletter February Edition

Family Support Hub Newsletter February Edition

The February Edition of the Family Support Hub Newsletter is now available to download at: - http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/391/family-support-hubs/26851/family-support-hubs-newsletter.pdf This month’s edition...
Read More
‘Heads Up’ Mental Health Toolkit

‘Heads Up’ Mental Health Toolkit

Thanks to all those who tuned in to watch the launch of the ‘Heads Up’ mental health advocacy toolkit for...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is another brilliant tale from Jon Agee - and in this one, artworks that come to...
Read More
The Importance of Reading

The Importance of Reading

Reading can help keep families connected, particularly during the ongoing lockdown period. Listen to our recent podcast, here, to find...
Read More
Book Trust – Pyjamarama

Book Trust – Pyjamarama

Will you and your little ones be enjoying a bedtime story tonight? We want every child to experience that joy......
Read More
Stories featuring Chinese characters and traditions

Stories featuring Chinese characters and traditions

It's so important that children see themselves in books, and also learn about other experiences too! We love this list...
Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine – Facts

COVID-19 Vaccine – Facts

We all have to do something to help one another during these difficult times. Here's a message we have recorded...
Read More
Play for Parents guide

Play for Parents guide

Have you read the Play for Parents guide? It's a handy overview of why #PlayMatters and includes the different types...
Read More
FREE online Miss-Hits workshop! Fun starter

FREE online Miss-Hits workshop! Fun starter

FREE online Miss-Hits workshop! Fun starter prog for girls age 5-8. Ideal for teachers/students/volunteers/club members/parents interested in getting kids active...
Read More
Are you a Social Worker? Online Survey

Are you a Social Worker? Online Survey

Social workers- Do you have 20-30 mins to talk about supporting young people in the pandemic? Your time will be...
Read More
Supporting Communities – E-Zine

Supporting Communities – E-Zine

Get your copy of the #SCEzine online now This issue has an interesting Special Focus article that explains how Private...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

With exquisite descriptions of the natural world and touching relationships to be captivated by, our #BookOfTheDay is another wonderful story...
Read More
Could you brighten up a child’s world?

Could you brighten up a child’s world?

HSC Adoption and Foster Care Service are running an info session for anyone that lives in Derry / Londonderry, Omagh, Strabane,...
Read More
Education Authority – High Five

Education Authority – High Five

Today’s issue of High Five focuses on Being Kind. In the current situation, there are lots of opportunities to show...
Read More
What’s on in the Arts online

What’s on in the Arts online

There’s something for everyone to enjoy in our latest ‘What’s on in the Arts’ blog post, from visual arts to...
Read More
SAC Training – Using Play To Support Children’s Mental Health

SAC Training – Using Play To Support Children’s Mental Health

Training for School Age Childcare providers in the Northern & Southern Childcare Partnership areas – Using play to support children’s...
Read More
Extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure fund

Extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure fund

Education Minister, Peter Weir today announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure fund for the period January to...
Read More
Working with Substance Misuse in a Homeless Setting

Working with Substance Misuse in a Homeless Setting

If you are working in a homeless setting or encounter clients affected by substance misuse that are homeless then this...
Read More
Parental Mental Health

Parental Mental Health

The newest podcast episode is out! Catherine catches up with the fabulous Shirley Millar, Education Manager for Parenting NI. They...
Read More
Playboard NI – Random Acts of Kindness Day

Playboard NI – Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today is #RandomActsofKindnessDay Visit http://randomactsofkindness.org for resources including posters to colour, kindness calendars, packs for schools, bookmarks, and certificates. Check...
Read More
Cruse Bereavement – Random Acts of Kindness Day

Cruse Bereavement – Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today is #RandomActsofKindnessDay If you know someone who has been bereaved it can be hard to know how to support...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Hooray, the new #FlyntlockBones adventure is here, and it's another raucous story from @Derekkeilty and Mark Elvins! #TheEyeOfMogdrod is our...
Read More
Find the details for your nearest food bank

Find the details for your nearest food bank

Small acts of kindness can make a big difference. On #RandomActsOfKindnessDay, support your local #foodbank and consider donating food, funds...
Read More
How to make your resources accessible to deaf children and young people

How to make your resources accessible to deaf children and young people

Are you producing new teaching materials or information? Are you sure they are accessible for deaf children and young people?...
Read More
ParentLine podcast

ParentLine podcast

We are encouraged as parents to read to our children from day 1, but why is it so important? Lucy...
Read More
Peer Networking Meet Up for Incredible Years Group Leaders

Peer Networking Meet Up for Incredible Years Group Leaders

IY group leaders - Last chance to sign up for next Tuesday's Peer Networking Meet Up – a great chance...
Read More
Could you be a Short Breaks carer?

Could you be a Short Breaks carer?

Southern Trust Short Breaks Service Could you be a Short Breaks carer? The Short Breaks service is designed to provide...
Read More
English Classes

English Classes

Improve your English with confidence! Подобрете вашия английски с увереност! If you are interested please contact Sveti 07537 880136. Ако...
Read More
Abbey SureStart – Strength and Nourish Programme

Abbey SureStart – Strength and Nourish Programme

  We at Abbey SureStart have being working hard to remain connected to families that access our services. We have...
Read More
PlayBoard Connects

PlayBoard Connects

PlayBoard Connects is an opportunity for those working in School Age Childcare to get together for an informal hour over...
Read More
Happy Pancake Day!

Happy Pancake Day!

Happy Pancake Day! This accessible pancake recipe from @Widgit_Software includes symbols to help you and your child follow the recipe...
Read More
Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is #TheKiosk by Aneta Melece - a gorgeous story with delightful illustrations! It's a really special...
Read More
BBC Bitesize – What is Lent?

BBC Bitesize – What is Lent?

Where does #PancakeDay come from? Continue learning about Lent with this KS2 guide   http://bbc.in/3dg5pQI
Read More
Regional Nutrition Webinars

Regional Nutrition Webinars

A quick reminder about the Regional Nutrition online workshops throughout February. Free and open to all. • Tues, 16th Feb,...
Read More
Creative Earth Art Competition

Creative Earth Art Competition

This half term, why not get the kids to take part in an art competition? Children aged 16 & under...
Read More
Leaving Care During Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

Leaving Care During Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

Join us this Wednesday to discuss our 'Leaving Care During Covid-19 in Northern Ireland' report, & explore how we can...
Read More
Books and discussing mental health with young people

Books and discussing mental health with young people

Books can be so helpful when it comes to discussing mental health with young people - from exploring difficult feelings...
Read More
Parentkind Parent Survey – February 2021

Parentkind Parent Survey – February 2021

With NI schools remaining closed for at least the next few weeks, how parents are coping needs to be high...
Read More
Connect, Keep Learning, Take Notice, Give, Be Active

Connect, Keep Learning, Take Notice, Give, Be Active

Look after your mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time by using the 'Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing'. Connect,...
Read More
Make sure you take time to play every day

Make sure you take time to play every day

PlayBoard (the lead agency for children’s play) are kindly sharing the following Play Matters – Play for Parents guide https://www.playboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PlayBoard-Play-For-Parents-Guide-2019.pdf...
Read More
Make a Glitter Bottle

Make a Glitter Bottle

A glitter bottle can help calm your child when they feel stressed or overwhelmed, and you can make one at...
Read More
The National Lottery Community Fund – BAME

The National Lottery Community Fund – BAME

The National Lottery Community Fund want to involve people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in grant making.  They...
Read More
Stick Towers

Stick Towers

Have fun creating some stick towers, turn it into a competition and see who can build the biggest tower. Leave...
Read More
Keep Entertained at Home?

Keep Entertained at Home?

Don't forget #BookTrustHomeTime is packed with fun stuff - activities to print, drawalongs with top illustrators, online storybooks and author...
Read More
Employers for Childcare

Employers for Childcare

We're here to help parents make sure they are receiving all the financial support they are entitled to with their...
Read More
Could you Foster?

Could you Foster?

    Are you interested in finding out more about becoming a foster carer? Virtual Zoom event Date: 23rd February...
Read More
Cruse Bereavement Helpline

Cruse Bereavement Helpline

When you call our free Helpline, we’ll give you space to talk about your #bereavement and how you’re coping Our...
Read More
Kindness Week

Kindness Week

Did you know it's #KindnessWeek? It's so important that we look out for each other, especially during times like these....
Read More
Parents’ Toolkit for learning at home

Parents’ Toolkit for learning at home

We might not know what day it is, but we do know what half-term calls for... ACTIVITIES! If you're on...
Read More
Book of the Day

Book of the Day

With witty world-building, terrifying villains and a brilliant, brave heroine at its centre, our #BookOfTheDay is a real treat! Meet...
Read More
COVID-19 Myth Buster

COVID-19 Myth Buster

Read the Department of Health's latest #mythbuster on #COVID19 vaccines and fertility. https://health-ni.gov.uk/news/mythbuster-covid-19-vaccines-and-fertility
Read More
Wee Critters – Interactive Animal Education

Wee Critters – Interactive Animal Education

Planning home learning resources for your classes?  We are currently offering online interactive animal education sessions (via Google Meets, Microsoft...
Read More
Love the Daily Mile

Love the Daily Mile

Fall in love again with The Daily Mile - it's one year since we encouraged schools to sign up. Many...
Read More
Aware NI online support groups

Aware NI online support groups

Talking to others who know how you feel can really help you deal with whatever you’re going through The online...
Read More
Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

Disabled young people share their tips on how other young people can stay safe online Clapping hands sign #CyberBullyingAwareness #Bullying...
Read More
Pure Mental Toolkit

Pure Mental Toolkit

We’re delighted to finally announce the contents of our Early Years #Toolkits. We aim to expand this across all year...
Read More
Wellbeing for students

Wellbeing for students

With lockdown disrupting educational & social lives, this week, @InspireWBProf are sharing info on the topic of wellbeing for students....
Read More
NDCS NI

NDCS NI

Are you an #education professional who works with deaf young people?  We've created our Deaf Works Everywhere toolkit to help...
Read More
WHO – Maintaining Your Mental Health

WHO – Maintaining Your Mental Health

If you’re working from home due to COVID-19, look after your mental health by: 🕗 sticking to regular hours ☕️...
Read More
SENSORY ACTIVITIES RESOURCE!

SENSORY ACTIVITIES RESOURCE!

Most people with autism have some sensory differences. People with autism can be hypersensitive, hyposensitive or both. We have created...
Read More
Support for speech and language issues in young children

Support for speech and language issues in young children

FREE workshop: Support for speech and language issues in young children... Book now! Thursday 18 February, 7:30pm http://ow.ly/P2jO50Drx8y Wednesday 24...
Read More
Care Day 21

Care Day 21

It's just over a week until Care Day 21. We've got lots of great activities and events planned, as part...
Read More
Young People’s Well-Being Council

Young People’s Well-Being Council

We’ve had so many brilliant applications for the Young People’s Well-Being Council so far, and applications are still open -...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

With #ValentinesDay just around the corner, our #BookOfTheDay is the glorious #SlugInLove from @RBrightBooks and @NadiaShireen ! Will Doug the slug...
Read More
Mindset Session for Students in Further & Higher Education

Mindset Session for Students in Further & Higher Education

@amhNI Menssana team are providing a programme via Zoom specifically for students in further and higher education on Thursday 25th...
Read More
Vaccination Booking Extended

Vaccination Booking Extended

People in NI who received a shielding letter because they are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to #COVID19 will be able...
Read More
Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 53

Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 53

Welcome to Issue 53 of ‘FYI’. Firstly, we would like to thank all of our member organisations who have continued...
Read More
Mental Health Awareness Training

Mental Health Awareness Training

At Stepping Stones NI, we feel it’s important to check in on your mental health. It’s a strange time for...
Read More
Childcare Voucher Allowance

Childcare Voucher Allowance

Make the most of your Childcare Voucher allowance by backdating - but time is running out to ensure you can...
Read More
Parents Guide to TikTok

Parents Guide to TikTok

We're sharing our latest guide for parents today! This one is a Parents Guide to TikTok. Check it out to...
Read More
Fun outdoor activities

Fun outdoor activities

Want your garden to be full of wildlife by spring? Then now is the perfect time to build your Bug...
Read More
Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us this week! Today we have a video for you all about Chinese Martial Arts...
Read More
Worried about paying your gas and electricity bills?

Worried about paying your gas and electricity bills?

If you’re worried about paying your gas and electricity bills due to the impact of COVID-19, help is available. You...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Hooray! @sophyhenn's marvellous #Pizazz is back, and this time she's taking on the new kid... This hilarious story is our...
Read More
Promoting Positive Behaviour

Promoting Positive Behaviour

This workshop will help parents understand the feelings behind the behaviour, and will support parents to develop strategies to help...
Read More
AUTISM NI HELPLINE

AUTISM NI HELPLINE

Margaret and our Helpline team are available to call for information, advice, support and resources. Our Helpline is available on...
Read More
Lights, camera, vaccine!

Lights, camera, vaccine!

Lights, camera, vaccine! Thanks @eltonofficial and @themichaelcaine for encouraging people to get the #COVIDVaccine. (Sorry it didn't quite work out,...
Read More
2021 CWA Virtual CNY Celebration!

2021 CWA Virtual CNY Celebration!

Enjoy splendid cultural performances online! -Free admission -Registration only. You can book a place/places on CWA website or click the...
Read More
SEN Consultation – Focus Groups

SEN Consultation – Focus Groups

Angel Eyes are hosting 2 focus groups 16 & 17 Feb, 7.30pm-9pm for parents/carers of CYP with vision impairment to...
Read More
Five Tips for Talking with your Child

Five Tips for Talking with your Child

It’s vital that children know they can speak to you about any worries they might have. If something seems wrong,...
Read More
Chinese New Year 2021 Activity

Chinese New Year 2021 Activity

All this week we are celebrating #chinesenewyear2021 by exploring Chinese arts and culture! Today we have a fun family activity...
Read More
The Broken Leg of Doom

The Broken Leg of Doom

Our #BookOfTheDay is another hilarious treat from @Pamela_Butchart and @thomasflintham - #TheBrokenLegOfDoom is packed full of mummies, spooky hospitals and cursed tuna...
Read More
Education Remote Learning Guidance

Education Remote Learning Guidance

The Department has simplified its remote learning guidance into a one-page, quick glance document for schools  -'Effective Practice in Remote...
Read More
Parentkind Survey

Parentkind Survey

#Parentkind poll asks all parents of schoolchildren in NI about mental health and the return to school. Vital for parents...
Read More
NDCS Mentorship Programme

NDCS Mentorship Programme

We're delighted to launch our new text based mentorship programme. Deaf young people (aged 15-18) will be matched with a...
Read More
Pure Mental – Be part of the Change

Pure Mental – Be part of the Change

Let’s forge public-minded policy. Let’s ensure young people’s voices are heard. Let’s make sure that young people’s mental health is...
Read More
Top Internet Tips for 11-19s

Top Internet Tips for 11-19s

Some top tips for young people to help have An internet we trust - 'Exploring reliability in the online world’.
Read More
Living with a child with Down’s syndrome

Living with a child with Down’s syndrome

Great article for sharing from @bassilexa, who amongst other things highlights that information about Down's syndrome is often too bleak:...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is an oozy, gooey delight! It's the @ladybirdbooks #BigBookOfSlimyThings from @ImogenRW and @binnytalib, which is hilarious,...
Read More
Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

This #SaferInternetDay NSPCC have teamed up with @O2 to create some top tips to help keep your kids safe online....
Read More
The Western Domestic Sexual Violence Partnership

The Western Domestic Sexual Violence Partnership

The Western Domestic Sexual Violence Partnership have today launched a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse in the community....
Read More
Don’t Miss out on the Brilliant Rat

Don’t Miss out on the Brilliant Rat

Our #BookOfTheDay is another utterly compelling story from @LawrencePatrice, following a teenager on a quest for revenge. Don't miss out...
Read More
BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

Good morning team! Ready? Let's go! Workout The Wright Way @BBCTwo at 8.45am.   Primary Bitesize Daily & more on...
Read More
FREE workshops and events for parents with disabled children

FREE workshops and events for parents with disabled children

FREE workshops and events for parents with disabled children – book your place today! Right pointing backhand index http://ow.ly/OwFI50DrxDt Educational...
Read More
Home isn’t always a safe place

Home isn’t always a safe place

Home isn't always a safe place. With schools closed for many children, it's more important than ever that we all...
Read More
NO Wrong Way to Read a Book

NO Wrong Way to Read a Book

Everyone can enjoy sharing stories together - because there is absolutely NO wrong way to read a book! But if...
Read More
Family Fund – Apply for a Grant

Family Fund – Apply for a Grant

If you are living in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland and raising a disabled or seriously ill child and have...
Read More
Action for Children Worry Tree

Action for Children Worry Tree

The worry tree helps children offload worries, instead of dwelling on them. If your child is feeling anxious or overwhelmed,...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a super fun, adorable story about a Bear who has an unwelcome guest! #TheresAMouseInMyHouse by Ross Collins...
Read More
BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

Do you have kids aged 5-7? Check out Exciting Explorers!  Take a trip back in time with the people who...
Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine Simple Guide

COVID-19 Vaccine Simple Guide

The PHA has published a simple guide to the COVID-19 vaccine and it is available to download here. http://pha.site/covid19simpleguide
Read More
Down and Ards & North Down LPG Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPG Fortnightly News

Issue 38 Fortnightly News Welcome to the 38th edition of the fortnightly news. Instead of filling up your inbox with...
Read More
POST PRIMARY APPLICATION – ONLINE

POST PRIMARY APPLICATION – ONLINE

The Post-Primary application process takes place online this year & will open at 12noon on 1 March 2021 & will...
Read More
Surviving Separation

Surviving Separation

Parentline is offering FREE, confidential 1-1 emotional support and practical guidance on surviving separation. For more information or to book...
Read More
Lets Talk – NDCS Tips

Lets Talk – NDCS Tips

Let's talk! It's so important to encourage #deaf children and young people to talk openly about their feelings. Here's some...
Read More
Our Minds Our Future

Our Minds Our Future

Over 1,700 young people in NI have come together to create a charter for #mentalhealth services based on their lived...
Read More
Too Small Tola

Too Small Tola

Our #BookOfTheDay is another collection of adorable #TooSmallTola stories from Atinuke and@onichum ! Everyone will be able to relate to...
Read More
Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health

1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable #mentalhealth condition. This week, we’re supporting @Place2Be's #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek - raising...
Read More
New Wellness Projects for Children

New Wellness Projects for Children

In #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek, we're announcing a new Wellness Project for children! We're creating a service in @WesternHSCTrust  and @SouthernHSCT  to support...
Read More
Outdoor Play and Design Webinar

Outdoor Play and Design Webinar

Find out more about our upcoming Outdoor Play & Design Webinar for School Age Childcare providers on Wednesday 10 February...
Read More
RSE Programme for Young People

RSE Programme for Young People

Online resources available from Common Youth during this lockdown period: Free RSE sessions for young people online; Common Youth can...
Read More
Advice and guidance for Carers and Young Carers during the COVID-19

Advice and guidance for Carers and Young Carers during the COVID-19

As of January 2021, NI has moved into its third surge of the pandemic with continuing and further restrictions being...
Read More
Importance Of Hugging Your Child

Importance Of Hugging Your Child

In thinking of ways to support our children during this lockdown, have a read of this article explaining how a...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is another super picture book from @zehrahicks! It's the fantastic #CheekyMonkey, which is full of fun alongside a...
Read More
Free School Meals Payments

Free School Meals Payments

A food payment will be made to parents/guardians of all children entitled to Free Schools Meals for the period 25...
Read More
NDCS NI annual survey 2021

NDCS NI annual survey 2021

The NDCS NI annual survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and we really want families in Northern Ireland to...
Read More
Are you worried about what your child is doing online?

Are you worried about what your child is doing online?

Are you worried about what your child is doing online? Do you want some expert advice about how to strike...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is a heartwarming, funny tale that is a real joy to read! It's #TheBoyWhoMadeEveryoneLaugh by @HelenRutterUK...
Read More
CAJ EUSS info update for non-EU family members of people of NI

CAJ EUSS info update for non-EU family members of people of NI

CAJ EUSS info update for non-EU family members of people of NI. This route could apply to people without status...
Read More
Book Trust – Home Time

Book Trust – Home Time

Ooh, we've got something a bit different for you on #BookTrustHomeTime today! Head over there now to download and print...
Read More
Sign up for the Young People’s Wellbeing Council

Sign up for the Young People’s Wellbeing Council

If you’re aged between 14-22 you can now apply to be part of the our Well-Being Council through the form...
Read More
Fostering Resilience Through Play

Fostering Resilience Through Play

How can we use #play to support our children and young people's mental health? Read our publication - Fostering resilience...
Read More
Emotional Health and Wellbeing Study

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Study

The latest study from ParentingNI has brought to light a myriad of parental concerns on the subject of Emotional Health...
Read More
Alternative Awarding Arrangements 2021

Alternative Awarding Arrangements 2021

Factsheet for parents and students - alternative awarding arrangements 2021 – https://bit.ly/3cyqJRb
Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine – 65-69 Age Group

COVID-19 Vaccine – 65-69 Age Group

A telephone booking line for vaccination appointments has now been introduced for those in the 65-69 age bracket who are...
Read More
Stair Maths

Stair Maths

It's Children's Mental Health Week! We're marking the occasion by sharing a variety of tips and tricks to approach the...
Read More
Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week

It's Children's Mental Health Week! We're marking the occasion by sharing a variety of tips and tricks to approach the...
Read More
Express Yourself

Express Yourself

We're still here, supporting people of all ages experiencing periods of mental ill health. During #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek we are asking parents...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Hooray! The #BookOfTheDay is the latest #SquishyMcFluff adventure from @PipsJones and @EllaOkstad - in On With The Show, a trip...
Read More
Express Yourself

Express Yourself

It's Children's Mental Health Week! We'll be sharing our Family Wellness Project top tips on how to encourage your child...
Read More
Emotional Wellbeing Resources

Emotional Wellbeing Resources

Demand for emotional wellbeing resources is high this #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, especially our little ones....
Read More
Understanding Childhood Worry and Anxiety

Understanding Childhood Worry and Anxiety

Its Child Mental Health week: RISE NI have developed this short video and a range of resources to support your...
Read More
Emotional Health & Wellbeing Study

Emotional Health & Wellbeing Study

Today we are launching the results of our Emotional Health & Wellbeing Study! Purple heart This report paints a very...
Read More
NDCS – Remote Learning

NDCS – Remote Learning

We are in for another long stretch of home schooling. Many #deaf children struggle with remote learning. Teachers, we can...
Read More
Childrens Mental Health Week

Childrens Mental Health Week

Today sees the start of #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. Joshua and Sam received support from #Cruse after their dad (Neil) died from a...
Read More
Friendly February

Friendly February

We need each other more than ever right now! Join us for #FriendlyFebruary and take action to boost your relationships...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

We are getting so much #MondayMotivation from our #BookOfTheDay! #ASuperheroLikeYou from @DrRanj and Liam Darcy celebrates the amazing people making...
Read More
Express Yourself. As a parent or carer

Express Yourself. As a parent or carer

This week is #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and the theme is: Express Yourself. As a parent or carer, it’s a good idea to...
Read More
See, Hear, Respond

See, Hear, Respond

Today is the start of #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek We know that many children are suffering from increased levels of stress & worry...
Read More
Children’s Occupational Therapy Team

Children’s Occupational Therapy Team

The Children's Occupational Therapy Team update their Pinterest page weekly with fun activities and resources for children with additional needs...
Read More
Online Parental Engagement Webinar

Online Parental Engagement Webinar

The HSCB Programme Support Specialist team have created an Online Parental Engagement Webinar to support the work of all 38...
Read More
Mental health services for schools in Northern Ireland

Mental health services for schools in Northern Ireland

Schools in Northern Ireland will teach children about mental health and wellbeing as part of the curriculum subject Personal Development...
Read More
Mental Health Champion

Mental Health Champion

Today is the beginning of #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek @profsiobhanon highlights the need for us to focus our attentions on improving children and...
Read More
Emotional Support for Teachers and Education Staff

Emotional Support for Teachers and Education Staff

Our helpline is an essential lifeline for teachers and education staff who are struggling. Please share with your friends and...
Read More
Parents and Carers, you are not alone

Parents and Carers, you are not alone

How to let parents and carers in your community know they aren't alone? Start by doing a #LittleGoodDeed. Action for...
Read More
EA Literacy Service Newsletter

EA Literacy Service Newsletter

The second edition of the EA Literacy Service Newsletter is out now. This is an important support from the Literacy...
Read More
Wellbeing Box

Wellbeing Box

We absolutely love this idea from @UKScouting! Build a wellbeing box full of positive messages & interesting items to boost your...
Read More
Emotional Weather

Emotional Weather

Sometimes it can be hard for children to verbalise how they are feeling. Using metaphor can be helpful. What kind...
Read More
Puzzle Day

Puzzle Day

Apparently it's #PuzzleDay today! Why not check out our fun online games and try a jigsaw with your little ones?...
Read More
Southern Area LPG Newsletter – FYI 28th January 2021

Southern Area LPG Newsletter – FYI 28th January 2021

Welcome to the 52nd edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). Many thanks to those services and organisations...
Read More
Face Covering

Face Covering

It is essential to wear a face covering when required. It is also important to make sure that you're wearing...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

With witty sci-fi references, farting aliens and the heartwarming theme of a father's unconditional love for his son, our #BookOfTheDay...
Read More
Young carers: who are they and why do they need support?

Young carers: who are they and why do they need support?

A young carer is someone who is under 18 years old and looks after a family member or friend who...
Read More
Safeguard children in need of protection

Safeguard children in need of protection

If you are worried about the welfare of a child, it is important that you report it. The Children’s Gateway...
Read More
Children’s version of the draft mental health strategy

Children’s version of the draft mental health strategy

Presenting - Children's version of the draft mental health strategy. It is lovely & very informative. Let us know what...
Read More
Children’s Wellbeing

Children’s Wellbeing

5 easy steps to promote children's wellbeing – as well as our own – from clinical psychologist Dr Hazel Harrison...
Read More
Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Resettlement

You may have heard us talking about resettlement a lot recently, but what exactly is refugee resettlement? Resettlement is a...
Read More
EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme

Don’t forget the EU Settlement Scheme is open until 30 June 2021 - non-EU family members of people of NI...
Read More
“A to Z” of a nurturing school environment

“A to Z” of a nurturing school environment

New blog with an "A to Z" of a nurturing school environment, with ideas for the key principles needed for...
Read More
Supporting an Irish-medium pupil?

Supporting an Irish-medium pupil?

Supporting an Irish-medium pupil? Take a look at the guides below or download at https://comhairle.org/english/teachers/support-materials/… Ag Tacú le Foghlaimeoirí Gaelscoile...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

On #HolocaustMemorialDay, the #BookOfTheDay is @lizkesslerbooks' moving #WhenTheWorldWasOurs, which draws on her own family history: https://booktrust.org.uk/book/w/when-the-world-was-ours/…
Read More
Supporting a child with vision impairment?

Supporting a child with vision impairment?

Supporting a child with vision impairment? Join our Parent Carer Facebook Group – a community that brings together everyone who...
Read More
Carer and Family Support service

Carer and Family Support service

The Carer and Family Support service is aimed at carers and family members of people who experience enduring mental health...
Read More
Coping in COVID Well-being support workshops

Coping in COVID Well-being support workshops

Stressed #Fermanagh #Parents #Carers there are still places available on @OurGenCYP@amhNI Coping in COVID Well-being support workshops this week click...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is absolutely perfect for hibernating with! Enchanting, lush and mysterious, #TheWolfsSecret by Myriam Dahman,@Ndigard and Julia Sarda is...
Read More
Phone First extends to Western Area

Phone First extends to Western Area

Phone First extends to Western Area - if you are unwell or have an illness/injury but is not life threatening...
Read More
Read for Empathy Collection 2021

Read for Empathy Collection 2021

Launched today. Download your copy of the #ReadforEmpathy 2021 guides http://empathylab.uk/2021-read-for-empathy-collections
Read More
Parents Emotional Health

Parents Emotional Health

This session encourages parents to recognise the importance of their mental health in their busy lives. Online via Zoom. 1st...
Read More
FREE Creative Kids Activity Pack now available to download

FREE Creative Kids Activity Pack now available to download

FREE Creative Kids Activity Pack now available to download Get Creative at home and let your imagination loose with our...
Read More
ABCB – Community Support Hub

ABCB – Community Support Hub

Check out our Community Support Hub for helpful advice and guidance on a range of topics including funding opportunities, food...
Read More
COVID Wellbeing

COVID Wellbeing

If you are struggling with your mental health and emotional wellbeing at this stressful time, visit the COVID Wellbeing NI...
Read More
Family Fund

Family Fund

If you are raising a disabled or seriously ill child in the UK and have not had a grant yet...
Read More
BookTrust – Book of the Day

BookTrust – Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay will strike a chord with any child who is adjusting to the arrival of a new...
Read More
Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 37th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
Read More
Reconnection and Transitions – Evaluation Report

Reconnection and Transitions – Evaluation Report

An evaluation report of the ‘Reconnection and Transitions’ programme in the summer of 2020 (Paula Goldsborough - January 2021) 2020...
Read More
Food Bank Volunteers Needed – Belfast

Food Bank Volunteers Needed – Belfast

Do you have a few hours free each week to help Foodstock - West Belfast Community Response organise donations to...
Read More
Coping with Death of a Parent

Coping with Death of a Parent

The death of a parent is something that can be incredibly painful and difficult to cope with. There is no...
Read More
Guide for Families with Children with a Disability

Guide for Families with Children with a Disability

Our 'helpful guide for families with disabled children' talks you through what can be a confusing system of support. Get...
Read More
Freddy Vs School

Freddy Vs School

Our #BookOfTheDay is a lively, entertaining tale ideal for confident junior readers! They'll love joining a robot boy on his...
Read More
Education Community for Teachers

Education Community for Teachers

Barnardos have launched Education Community  which is the place for teachers to get advice about how to support pupils who...
Read More
Play and Learn with Word Wheel

Play and Learn with Word Wheel

Drawing a simple word wheel outside with chalk can offer lots of fun challenges for children and can be used...
Read More
Supporting Communities

Supporting Communities

Another great #SCEzine is on it's way to your inbox full of news you can use. If you aren't on...
Read More
Newry, Mourne & Down Financial Assistance 2021-2022

Newry, Mourne & Down Financial Assistance 2021-2022

Financial Assistance 2021-2022 – Call 1 Newry, Mourne and Down District Council invites applications for financial assistance towards the programme...
Read More
Victim Support NI

Victim Support NI

The Victim Support NI website has lots of information about different types of crime and the support we offer to...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful story about the power of being yourself and the importance of being a good...
Read More
Looking for an activity for the kids?

Looking for an activity for the kids?

Looking for an activity for the kids? Get involved in the #TogetherForOurPlanet & @wwf_uk #CreativeEarth art competition. Children aged 16 &...
Read More
Include Youth

Include Youth

Many young people are struggling with remote learning and are thinking of leaving their course and reapplying for the same...
Read More
ParentingNI January E-Newsletter

ParentingNI January E-Newsletter

Check out the ParentingNI January E-Newsletter and find out about all the wonderful courses we have coming up - all...
Read More
Bolster Community – Online Pilates

Bolster Community – Online Pilates

Would you like to join us? Bolster Community are offering a free on-line Pilates for parents or carers living with...
Read More
Winter Play Ideas

Winter Play Ideas

Splat! - a fun game for learning through #play which can be adapted for different questions throughout the curriculum For...
Read More
DadsTalk sessions

DadsTalk sessions

Regional online DadsTalk sessions are safe spaces for dads experiencing separation where they can feel supported to engage in conversations...
Read More
The Rainbow Project – Reporting Crimes or Incidents

The Rainbow Project – Reporting Crimes or Incidents

Since the first lockdown we have seen an increase in LGBT+ people reporting abuse and intimidation from neighbours. All abuse...
Read More
BBC Bitesize – Life with a little person

BBC Bitesize – Life with a little person

Life with a little person PUT THAT KETTLE ON! A hot cuppa and a moment's peace is on its way...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful tale that covers themes like family break-up, mental illness, betrayal and bereavement - but is...
Read More
AutismNI – Games

AutismNI – Games

Autism NI have a range of fun games on their website that your family can get involved in. Lots of...
Read More
Focus on Wellbeing

Focus on Wellbeing

This week The Rainbow Project are highlighting our work with the Covid Wellbeing NI partnership to support the health and...
Read More
Playboard NI Mental Health at Work Webinar

Playboard NI Mental Health at Work Webinar

Book now for the Playboard NI Mental Health at Work webinar for School Age Childcare providers on Tues 26 Jan...
Read More
NI School Age Childcare Survey

NI School Age Childcare Survey

There's still time to take part in our survey to get input on your needs from Jan-March given Covid-19 restrictions....
Read More
Nutrition for Toddlers Webinar NHSCT

Nutrition for Toddlers Webinar NHSCT

Feeding Under 5s - This webinar is for anyone interested in finding out more about nutrition for toddlers and children...
Read More
Veg Patch Party

Veg Patch Party

When all the animals have gone to bed, it's time for a #VegPatchParty! With veg-based puns, hilariously expressive characters and...
Read More
Bolster The BEST Club

Bolster The BEST Club

We have launched the first virtual activity session for The BEST Club funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Northern...
Read More
Home Schooling Parents Toolkit

Home Schooling Parents Toolkit

Parents and carers, show yourselves some love this week - you're doing an amazing job! Practical advice and support can...
Read More
Colour in some compliments and help someone feel Calm

Colour in some compliments and help someone feel Calm

PathsEdUK Feeling of the Week is... Calm - Calm is when we feel relaxed, content or at peace. In preparation...
Read More
SUSE+ Step Up to Sustainable Employment

SUSE+ Step Up to Sustainable Employment

SUSE+ support anyone aged 16-65 who is unemployed, working less than 16 hours or not in education or training in Magherafelt...
Read More
PE with Marcus Rashford

PE with Marcus Rashford

Did you catch @MarcusRashford  on @cbbc's Celebrity Supply Teacher this week? Watch his full PE lesson on @BBCiPlayer ! index...
Read More
Lockdown Learning with BBC Bitesize

Lockdown Learning with BBC Bitesize

Good morning, attention please class! We're here for you with another full week of Lockdown Learning help. Primary #BBCBitesizeDaily &...
Read More
Write a Story

Write a Story

Looking for something fun for your children to do? Check out @chrisriddell50 's super Illustrations in Search of a Story...
Read More
Darwins Dragons

Darwins Dragons

Our #BookOfTheDay will whisk you back in time to join Charles Darwin on his exploration of the Galapagos Islands! #DarwinsDragons...
Read More
Free Public Transport for Domestic Abuse Victims

Free Public Transport for Domestic Abuse Victims

Even in lockdown, victims fleeing from domestic abuse have the right to free public transport. If you’ve been offered refuge...
Read More
SEN Consultations Extended

SEN Consultations Extended

The Education Minister has extended the deadline for responses to the consultations on new draft SEN Regulations and new draft...
Read More
SHSCT Virtual Visiting

SHSCT Virtual Visiting

The SHSCT Virtual Visiting service uses tablet devices to connect families at home to their loved ones in hospital. During...
Read More
Youth Action GET Set for Work

Youth Action GET Set for Work

Are you aged 16 – 24 yrs & not in a job or school? Are you from @abcb_council area? Do...
Read More
The Pathway Fund

The Pathway Fund

Key stream closing date information in relation to the Pathway Fund: Stream A applications close at 4pm on Tuesday 2...
Read More
Book Trust – Interview with a Tiger

Book Trust – Interview with a Tiger

Have you ever sat down with a honey badger or had a conversation with a giant armadillo? Brave human @andyseedauthor...
Read More
Pre-School Parent Consultation Day

Pre-School Parent Consultation Day

To all IY group leaders in Northern Ireland! Sign up now for next week’s Pre-School Parent Consultation Day – Thurs...
Read More
ParentingNI workshops

ParentingNI workshops

ParentingNI have a variety of workshops for parents coming up in Jan, Feb & March. In this difficult time for...
Read More
Autism NI Support Meeting

Autism NI Support Meeting

  AutismNI are hosting a Zoom meeting for parents/carers living within the Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown areas on; - Wednesday...
Read More
Family Links leaflet

Family Links leaflet

We are proud to launch our new Family Links leaflet, it was designed by the young people we support on...
Read More
Make sure you Choose well

Make sure you Choose well

The information in this leaflet will help you find the right expert care to meet your needs. Picking the service...
Read More
Speak Up! Have your say!

Speak Up! Have your say!

*Consultation Survey* with @profsiobhanon   Are you 11 & 25 years old? Tell us your opinion of "the most important question"...
Read More
Look, Say, Sing and Play

Look, Say, Sing and Play

We know it can be difficult to think of things to do with your little one in lockdown. But simply...
Read More
Youth Leadership Programme

Youth Leadership Programme

An engaging and rewarding programme designed for young people aged 13-15, Youth Upfront is a fantastic opportunity for you.
Read More
NI4Kids January Issue

NI4Kids January Issue

In our Jan issue read the latest news on the hot topic everyone is talking about – the cancellation of...
Read More
Money on your Mind

Money on your Mind

Watch or listen to our 'Money On Your Mind' podcast here: Watch https://youtu.be/cGPmkrO8qf0  or listen https://buzzsprout.com/861409/7253980 Thank you to Sarah...
Read More
The Pocket Chaotic

The Pocket Chaotic

Our #BookOfTheDay is a delightful story about taking those first steps towards independence! You and your little ones will love...
Read More
Supporting Children & Young People’s Mental Health

Supporting Children & Young People’s Mental Health

Children and young people’s mental health coalition members have produced a range of resources to support infants, children and young...
Read More
Organ Donation Consultation Sessions

Organ Donation Consultation Sessions

We loved having you join us today for the first virtual information event on the organ donation consultation! Don't miss...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay showcases children's fiction at its best! Funny, profound and uplifting, #BrandNewBoy by @davidjalmond and @martaltes is a real...
Read More
Family Fund

Family Fund

If you received a grant in 2020 and are raising a disabled child in the UK, Family Fund may be...
Read More
Dormant Accounts Fund NI

Dormant Accounts Fund NI

Applications now open for #DormantAccountsFundNI, supporting the VCSE sector to be more resilient and prepared for the future. Details: https://bit.ly/38GiQHf....
Read More
Dry Arch Sure Start Parenting Support Programmes

Dry Arch Sure Start Parenting Support Programmes

Dry Arch #SureStart are running our parenting support programmes online in January and February - with the necessary resources being...
Read More
Are you homeschooling?

Are you homeschooling?

Amazon have free Maths books, available to download to kindle or iPad.. type in free maths in the search bar...
Read More
Our Feeling of the Week is… Safe

Our Feeling of the Week is… Safe

Safe is when we feel we are free from danger and everything is OK. Today we are thinking about what...
Read More
EA Funding

EA Funding

EA Youth Service is pleased to announce, the new opportunities launching under the funding scheme for Regional and Local Youth...
Read More
Too much Stuff

Too much Stuff

Our #BookOfTheDay is another wonderful story from Emily Gravett! #TooMuchStuff is a lovely tale, full of things to talk about...
Read More
Do you Provide targeted Youth Interventions?

Do you Provide targeted Youth Interventions?

Colleagues in NI, QUB are beginning to map the provision of targeted youth interventions across NI. Please ensure your intervention...
Read More
Covid-19: BBC NI launches online educational materials

Covid-19: BBC NI launches online educational materials

With Covid-19 restrictions making remote learning a reality again for many children, BBC Northern Ireland is aiming to help lockdown...
Read More
Safeguarding Children and Families during Covid19

Safeguarding Children and Families during Covid19

We are facing unprecedented challenges to support and safeguard children and families, particularly given the return to a national lockdown....
Read More
ParentingNI Workshops

ParentingNI Workshops

ParentingNI have a variety of workshops for parents with teenagers coming up in Feb & March. During this tumultuous time...
Read More
Parenting Apart

Parenting Apart

The Parenting Apart Programme is aimed at Dads who have separated, are separating, divorced or thinking of divorce. This free...
Read More
Banish the Blues Coffee Morning

Banish the Blues Coffee Morning

Join ParentingNI for a 'Banish the Blues' coffee morning on Blue Monday (Mon 18th Jan) from 10.30am - 11.00am on...
Read More
Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Due to the current restrictions we have created a resource to help support families and young people with home schooling....
Read More
Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care

If you are struggling with grief, please know you are not alone You can call our Helpline free on 0808...
Read More
ADHD Workshop for Parents

ADHD Workshop for Parents

Does your child have a short attention span or often act without thinking? A free online info workshop is available...
Read More
BBC bitesize – Primary Games

BBC bitesize – Primary Games

Have you got kids in primary school? Try out our Primary Games collection for some guilt-free screen time. The more...
Read More
Home to School Transport

Home to School Transport

Home to School Transport update for week beginning 11 January.
Read More
BBC Bitesize – 5 ways parents and carers can look after their wellbeing

BBC Bitesize – 5 ways parents and carers can look after their wellbeing

Exhausted from juggling homeschooling with everything else? Here are 5 ways parents and carers can look after their wellbeing as...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Packed with action and peril alongside incredible detail, you do not want to miss our #BookOfTheDay! #ASecretOfBirdsAndBone by @Kiran_MH is...
Read More
Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 36th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
Read More
Book Trust – Home Time

Book Trust – Home Time

We've got a lovely new #BookTrustHomeTime treat for you today! @ttwardrobe is here to read us her gorgeous book Feelings...
Read More
SIBLINGS guide

SIBLINGS guide

Download your free copy of our SIBLINGS guide – all about supporting the brothers and sisters of children who have...
Read More
Get help with technology

Get help with technology

Information for local authorities, academy trusts and schools about the devices, internet access and support available to provide remote education...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Packed with funny illustrations and awesome facts, our #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant #RashfordRules by @simonmugford and @scribbler_dan - everyone will...
Read More
Childcare providers – Temporary Funding application

Childcare providers – Temporary Funding application

Childcare providers - the Childcare Temporary Funding application is now open for settings which had a Covid-19 related closure between...
Read More
Digital Self Trace

Digital Self Trace

‘Digital Self Trace’ provides online self-service contact tracing for people who test positive. This system contacts people with a positive test...
Read More
Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is offering financial assistance to eligible groups in the voluntary, community and social...
Read More
Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Due to the current restrictions we have created a resource to help support families and young people with home schooling....
Read More
RISE NI Website for Parents

RISE NI Website for Parents

The RISE NI (Regional Integrated Support for Education) Parent Website has been launched: https://view.pagetiger.com/RISENI/parents   The website is for the...
Read More
Parenting NI – Supporting Parents of Teenagers

Parenting NI – Supporting Parents of Teenagers

ParentingNI have a variety of workshops for parents with teenagers coming up in Feb & March. During this tumultuous time...
Read More
Help Your child deal with Anxieties

Help Your child deal with Anxieties

As many families are back to home learning and remote working its a good time to once again share  these...
Read More
Carers Rights and Entitlements SHSCT

Carers Rights and Entitlements SHSCT

If you're a #carer in the @SouthernHSCT  why not join our Zoom 'Rights and Entitlements' session on 19th January? To...
Read More
Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 7th January 2021

Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 7th January 2021

Welcome to the opening 2021 edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information) - the first of the year....
Read More
Southern Connections Team

Southern Connections Team

We have included some events which we are delivering in conjunction with our #DryJanuaryFeelGoodFebruary campaign. Please see below for more...
Read More
Spotting Animal Tracks – winterplay

Spotting Animal Tracks – winterplay

Spotting animal tracks is a great #winterplay idea. The RSPB have an animal tracks guide to help identify the animals...
Read More
Wild is the Wind

Wild is the Wind

Our #BookOfTheDay will whisk you away on a beautiful journey - join Cassi in her hot air balloon as she...
Read More
Access to Google Classroom

Access to Google Classroom

IMPORTANT INFORMATION are your children learning from home? please note that Google classroom can be accessed through Xbox and PlayStation...
Read More
Winter Play

Winter Play

We loved trying this #winterplay idea to make frozen suncatchers! They are really easy to make and can be made...
Read More
BBC Education Programmes

BBC Education Programmes

The BBC is bringing its biggest ever education offer from Monday 11 January: @CBBC  will have a three-hour block of...
Read More
The Danger Gang

The Danger Gang

The #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic, funny story about some VERY peculiar events... and the children on a mission to investigate...
Read More
We’ll Get through this together

We’ll Get through this together

"This too shall pass" ...but in the meantime it's important to reflect on how we are coping, recognise when we...
Read More
Updated Guidance for Schools and Education Settings

Updated Guidance for Schools and Education Settings

The Department of Education have released an updated guidance letter for Schools and Educational Settings in Northern Ireland. Check it...
Read More
Pre-shoolers present?

Pre-shoolers present?

These shows will support the class of 2021! Streaming on iPlayer now along with @bbcbitesize
Read More
Workout with Joe Wicks

Workout with Joe Wicks

PE with Joe is back on Monday at 9am – join in at http://YouTube.com/thebodycoach1
Read More
EA Admissions Advice

EA Admissions Advice

Is your child is due to start pre-school or primary school in September 2021? To assist your application please take...
Read More
Keep Learning with BBC Bitesize

Keep Learning with BBC Bitesize

This term BBC Bitesize are here to help all children, parents, carers and teachers, both at home and in the...
Read More
Getting Ready for Baby?

Getting Ready for Baby?

Online antenatal classes - stay at home while getting ready for baby; you can now avail of the free online...
Read More
Top Tips to feel better during Covid

Top Tips to feel better during Covid

Having lots of different feelings right now?  This is okay. We all deal with things differently. We have created a...
Read More
Remote Learning for Deaf Children

Remote Learning for Deaf Children

We have updated our blog for families of #deaf children today. We will be updating regularly over the coming days...
Read More
Calling all P6 and P7 Teachers and Pupils

Calling all P6 and P7 Teachers and Pupils

We will be working with NI's most-followed magician and rising social media star, JOEL M as part of our children's...
Read More
Timelines from Black History

Timelines from Black History

Taking us back and forth in time and all across the world to meet icons from Stormzy and Maya Angelou...
Read More
Free Food and Nutrition Workshops

Free Food and Nutrition Workshops

Are you interested in finding out more about food and nutrition for yourself or your family? Dietitians are taking these...
Read More
Understand Physical Grief

Understand Physical Grief

When someone dies it is very common for our bodies to react in a way we don’t expect. It can...
Read More
Read Along with Owl Babies

Read Along with Owl Babies

As it's #NationalBirdDay, let's have a story, shall we? One of our online storybooks is the brilliant Owl Babies by...
Read More
Guidance for Schools on Supporting Remote Learning

Guidance for Schools on Supporting Remote Learning

Further guidance for schools on supporting remote learning to provide educational continuity has been published - https://bit.ly/3naAarG
Read More
All because you matter

All because you matter

We're kicking off 2021 with a Book that reminds children how important they are to the world! #AllBecauseYouMatter by @TamiWritesStuff...
Read More
Youth Settings In Northern Ireland

Youth Settings In Northern Ireland

Update to Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance for Youth Settings in Northern Ireland. Please see image for further information on generic and...
Read More
Book of the Day

Book of the Day

We're so excited that there's a new #Questioneers book to enjoy! #SofiaValdezAndTheVanishingVote by @andreabeaty  and David Roberts is another great...
Read More
Action for Happiness Jan 2021 Calendar

Action for Happiness Jan 2021 Calendar

It's a new calendar for January 2021 from @actionhappiness  It's tough to stay positive at the minute but the first...
Read More
CCEA Supporting Learning resources

CCEA Supporting Learning resources

Follow the link below to view a selection of CCEA online materials which include many activities that can be adapted...
Read More
RNIB Mental Health Support

RNIB Mental Health Support

If you’re struggling with feelings of isolation and need to speak to someone, or if you just want some tips...
Read More
Northern Ireland Helpline Services

Northern Ireland Helpline Services

Helplines services in Northern Ireland are still available, providing immediate support, advice and information on a wide-range of health and...
Read More
Back to School Bitesize Support

Back to School Bitesize Support

#BackToSchool looks a little different in 2021. We've got resources to help both you and your children while they're learning...
Read More
Free School Meals Payments – January 2021

Free School Meals Payments – January 2021

Free School Meals Payments - January 2021
Read More
Home to School Transport Update

Home to School Transport Update

All home to school transport will operate as normal week beginning 4 January. This is to ensure that vulnerable children,...
Read More
Play Scotland – Messy play ideas

Play Scotland – Messy play ideas

Children can make up their own style of play which will enhance their creativity and imagination #playeveryday #moreplayplease Messy play...
Read More
Safer Schools Home Learning Hub

Safer Schools Home Learning Hub

Check out our Home Learning Hub for a library of FREE resources! Covering topics like #Password safety, to support children...
Read More
Quaranteens! Free training!

Quaranteens! Free training!

ACET are holding free ZOOM workshops for anyone who works/volunteers with teens, parents or families on the dates below. I’ve...
Read More
Is there anybody out there?

Is there anybody out there?

The end of the year is always a time to think big - and our #BookOfTheDay should help! #IsThereAnybodyOutThere by @daraobriain ...
Read More
Prevention of Suicide and Self–harm

Prevention of Suicide and Self–harm

Telephone PIPS (Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self–harm) free on 0800 088 6024. Local call 028 9080 5850....
Read More
FREE ONLINE TRAINING COURSES 

FREE ONLINE TRAINING COURSES 

Autism NI have a range of free online training courses available to parents and carers. Sign up today on their...
Read More
Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears

Our #BookOfTheDay is a real treat from @McgoughRoger  and Greg McLeod! With wonderful verse and clever illustrations, #CrocodileTears is glorious: https://booktrust.org.uk/book/c/crocodile-tears/…@brothersmcleod  @OtterBarryBooks 
Read More
Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care

If you're adjusting to a new way of living after the death of someone close, we're here for you Read...
Read More
BME COVID 19 SURVEY REPORT

BME COVID 19 SURVEY REPORT

For more info go to https://create.piktochart.com/.../51045962-final-covid…... or email office@cwa-ni.org for a copy.'
Read More
Help your Child understand Anxiety

Help your Child understand Anxiety

It’s normal to feel anxious sometimes - everybody does. This helpful guide can help your child to understand what anxiety...
Read More
Living with a disability during lockdown

Living with a disability during lockdown

"Then in the midst of the darkness the phone rang" Kells shares her experience of living with a disability during...
Read More
Parental Advice on Young People’s Relationships

Parental Advice on Young People’s Relationships

Check out our latest ParentLine podcast with Stevie from Relate NI, who offers advice to parents for when their child...
Read More
RNIB – Need to Talk

RNIB – Need to Talk

Who could have predicted just how 2020 has turned out…It’s been a difficult time for most people and perhaps more...
Read More
Enjoy the little Things

Enjoy the little Things

Today we're looking at the importance of enjoying the Christmas Season and having some quality time. This has been such...
Read More
The Pathway Fund

The Pathway Fund

Early Years – the organisation for young children is pleased to issue notification of the Pathway Fund arrangement for 2021/22...
Read More
The Miracle on Ebenezer Street

The Miracle on Ebenezer Street

Our #BookOfTheDay is a beautiful, sensitive homage to A Christmas Carol - #TheMiracleOnEbenezerStreet by @doyle_cat  is a wonderful adventure which...
Read More
Self Care Tips for Festive Season

Self Care Tips for Festive Season

Take a moment at Christmas and practice some of our Family Wellness Project relaxation and self care tips! It's important...
Read More
Relieve the Pressure

Relieve the Pressure

The stresses on us around Christmas can worsen existing tensions on our relationship with our partner. Our Couples E-Book can...
Read More
Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey

First time cooking the turkey this Christmas? Here's our five gold rules for preparing turkey safely. More festive food tips:...
Read More
If you come to Earth

If you come to Earth

In our #BookOfTheDay, Quinn writes a letter to a potential visitor from outer space, explaining everything about Earth from homes...
Read More
Pre-School & Primary One Admissions

Pre-School & Primary One Admissions

If your child is due to start pre-school or primary one in September 2021, admissions guidance and the published admissions...
Read More
Christmas Picture Books

Christmas Picture Books

There are so many gorgeous recent picture books to help you celebrate Christmas! Whether you want to giggle over the...
Read More
Mental Health Strategy Consultation

Mental Health Strategy Consultation

Health Minister Robin Swann today launched a public consultation on a new, ten year Mental Health Strategy for Northern Ireland....
Read More
Fuel Poverty and Health Webinar – Belfast

Fuel Poverty and Health Webinar – Belfast

See details below for Fuel Poverty and Health Webinars running through January and February 2021 in the Belfast Area -...
Read More
Cruse Bereavement Helpline

Cruse Bereavement Helpline

We know many people find Christmas difficult, and may be spending it alone, possibly for the first time after the...
Read More
Christmas Bingo

Christmas Bingo

Play with family or friends during the Christmas holidays. Playing Bingo can help increase social interactions as well as improving...
Read More
Know someone struggling with Mental Health?

Know someone struggling with Mental Health?

This week, @MindWisenv are sharing helpful tips on how to support someone who is living with mental ill health. If...
Read More
All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas

If you need a bit of help getting into the holiday spirit, don't miss #AllIWantForChristmas by Super Awkward author Beth...
Read More
South Eastern Area Guide to Services Winter 2020

South Eastern Area Guide to Services Winter 2020

As we approach the extended holidays and lockdown, some families may have difficulties paying bills Please find attached a list...
Read More
Down and Ards & North Down LPG Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPG Fortnightly News

Please find attached last edition of the fortnightly news for 2020 for you to share with your contacts Wishing you...
Read More
CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

We have a range of Christmas Resources on our website to support families throughout the festive period. These resources include...
Read More
Carers – Stay connected this Christmas

Carers – Stay connected this Christmas

We know caring can be 24/7, 365 days a year, and it doesn’t stop for Christmas. After what has been...
Read More
Special Educational Needs New Measures

Special Educational Needs New Measures

New measures to support children with Special Educational Needs come into operation today - https://bit.ly/3nwnL25    
Read More
Poetry Comp from AWARE & Joel M

Poetry Comp from AWARE & Joel M

Coming soon! A Children's Poetry Comp from AWARE & Joel M! High voltage sign 'Express Yourself' will start a conversation...
Read More
RNIB Need to Talk Newsletter

RNIB Need to Talk Newsletter

Who could have predicted just how 2020 has turned out…It’s been a difficult time for most people and perhaps more...
Read More
Book of The Day

Book of The Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is the gorgeous new story from @ShirleyHughes_ ! #DoggersChristmas reunites us with Dave and his favourite toy - it's...
Read More
Are we there yet? – Our Rights, Our Say

Are we there yet? – Our Rights, Our Say

Children & young people’s voices must be heard about their experiences on the delivery of their rights on a day-to-day...
Read More
Parents’ Guide to Gift Giving

Parents’ Guide to Gift Giving

It's that time of year again and everyone is out doing the last of their Christmas Shopping! Check out our...
Read More
CANDY CANE ACTIVITY!

CANDY CANE ACTIVITY!

We have created a Candy Cane Hunt Activity that you can take part with your family. You can take part...
Read More
Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

We've partnered with Inspire to launch a wellbeing programme for frontline community and voluntary sector staff and volunteers who have...
Read More
Free Period Products in Schools

Free Period Products in Schools

Education Minister, Peter Weir has announced that period products are to be made freely available to pupils in primary and...
Read More
Family Wellness Project relaxation and self care tips!

Family Wellness Project relaxation and self care tips!

Take a moment at Christmas and practice some of our Family Wellness Project relaxation and self care tips! It's important...
Read More
Men’s Action Network

Men’s Action Network

We are open Christmas Day & New Years Eve to help tackle loneliness. The support lines will operate via Zoom...
Read More
Parenting Apart

Parenting Apart

Parentline staff have been looking at how tough Christmas is for many separated parents and how important it is to...
Read More
Open Letter to Our Young Carers

Open Letter to Our Young Carers

Action for Children have produced this Open Letter to all the Young Carers. We are also very proud them and...
Read More
Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 50

Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 50

Welcome to Issue 50 of ‘FYI’. It is fantastic to reach the milestone of 50 editions of FYI since it...
Read More
Book Trust – We’re Off To Find a Fairy

Book Trust – We’re Off To Find a Fairy

With lots of creatures to discover and some fabulous rhymes to enjoy, our #BookOfTheDay is the wonderful We're Off To...
Read More
Family Support Hubs Newsletter – December 2020

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – December 2020

The December Edition of the Family Support Hub Newsletter is now available to download HERE This month’s edition includes: Information...
Read More
Registration has opened for January/February classes

Registration has opened for January/February classes

The Recovery College provides free educational workshops to anyone who has an interest in their own Health and Well-Being  All...
Read More
CiNI Tackling Holiday Hunger

CiNI Tackling Holiday Hunger

"Our choice is that we will be warm and hungry or that we will be cold and have food." The...
Read More
Never ever drink and drive

Never ever drink and drive

This is a message from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, in partnership with Southern Connections and the Policing and...
Read More
Don’t Feel Isolated this Festive Season

Don’t Feel Isolated this Festive Season

We are open #Christmas Day & New Years Eve to help tackle loneliness. Our support lines will operate via Zoom...
Read More
New Rules for Self Isolation

New Rules for Self Isolation

If you have been identified as a 'close contact' you need to self-isolate for 10 days. Find out what that...
Read More
Heroes Project

Heroes Project

HEROES #BELFAST ARE RECRUITING FOR 2021 Are you 14-24? Want to try something different in 2021?   ... @Mencap_NI  
Read More
Book of the Day – A Dancers Dream

Book of the Day – A Dancers Dream

Our #BookOfTheDay is a gorgeous tale taking us back to the very first performance of The Nutcracker! #ADancersDream by @followtheyellow...
Read More
COVID-19 Digital Self-Trace

COVID-19 Digital Self-Trace

The Digital Self-Trace public information campaign highlights the importance of using the Digital Self-Trace service to help stop COVID-19 spreading...
Read More
Impact Network NI Online Winter Training Schedule 2020/21

Impact Network NI Online Winter Training Schedule 2020/21

Health, Emotional Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention  Funded by Public Health Agency, offered Free of Charge to people who live and/or...
Read More
Contact Tracing Service

Contact Tracing Service

The new digital #ContactTracingService will send positive cases a unique 6 digit code from 'HSCtracing' this code will provide them...
Read More
ParentingNI – Coping with Christmas

ParentingNI – Coping with Christmas

ParentingNI will be sharing some  Top Tips on Coping with Christmas this week as we prepare for the most festive...
Read More
Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is a poignant, heartwarming tale that reminds us that kindness should extend throughout the year -...
Read More
Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care

The death of someone close to us can be the most devastating experience that will ever happen to us. We...
Read More
ParentingNI – Elf on the Shelf

ParentingNI – Elf on the Shelf

Running out of ideas? Check out some of our creative Elf on the Shelf ideas to try out this week!
Read More
Holiday Food Payments

Holiday Food Payments

The Education Authority will be making food payments to cover the Christmas Holiday period for those entitled to free school...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Hooray! We're so pleased that @DaveShelton's brilliant Emily Lime is back for another riotous adventure - #ThePencilCase is a fantastically...
Read More
ParentingNI -Christmas is Coming

ParentingNI -Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming! Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but it can be a hard one too. Don't...
Read More
Christmas Cookie Recipe

Christmas Cookie Recipe

It's nearly Christmas and we're feeling festive here at Parenting NI! Bake these with your children and give them to...
Read More
Elective Home Education

Elective Home Education

The Education Authority have launched our EHE Guidelines which have been created to help parents, schools and other professionals understand...
Read More
SEN Resource

SEN Resource

A further SEN Resource entitled “The importance of an integrated approach when learning to spell” has been added to Resources...
Read More
Family Wellness Project

Family Wellness Project

Christmas can be a wonderful time of year filled with lots of celebrations and fun for families, but it can...
Read More
Equal Note Christmas Choir Celebration

Equal Note Christmas Choir Celebration

Our Christmas video went live this morning. We really hope you enjoy watching - https://youtu.be/WU-pJeLwABQ  
Read More
Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is an unusual wintry tale exploring all sorts of subjects, from the water cycle and weather to concepts...
Read More
Parenting NI E-Newsletter

Parenting NI E-Newsletter

Our monthly e-newsletter is out now! Have a read on what we're getting up to this Christmas and in the...
Read More
How can we build a Hunger Free Future

How can we build a Hunger Free Future

Why are so many of us being driven into destitution & forced to #foodbanks? What can we do to change...
Read More
Tackling Holiday Hunger

Tackling Holiday Hunger

Did you know, Children in Northern Ireland, along with their community partners, have been delivering holiday provision since 2016? To...
Read More
Book Trust – On the Move

Book Trust – On the Move

The #BookOfTheDay is the emotive anthology #OnTheMove, a wonderful collection of poems about migration from @MichaelRosenYes  and @QuentinBlakeHQ : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/o/on-the-move-poems-about-migration/...
Read More
CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT

CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT

During the festive season, we have created a fun Christmas tree hunt that you and your family can take part...
Read More
Education Restart Wellbeing Fund

Education Restart Wellbeing Fund

Primary schools throughout Northern Ireland are benefiting from the “Education Restart Wellbeing Fund”.  This is being provided by the Department...
Read More
Fearless Fairy Tales

Fearless Fairy Tales

Our #BookOfTheDay is NOT your normal collection of fairy tales! Tackling contemporary issues with wit and verve, #FearlessFairyTales from @Konnie_Huq,...
Read More
PARENTS’ GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS podcast

PARENTS’ GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS podcast

Our PARENTS' GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS podcast has arrived! We talk to June, our new Head of Service at ParentLine NI,...
Read More
Destitution in the UK 2020

Destitution in the UK 2020

New research shows deeply concerning figures on destitution in the UK, with around 2.4 million people having experienced destitution in...
Read More
New Autism Training Programme for Teachers

New Autism Training Programme for Teachers

Education Minister Peter Weir visited Belvoir Park Primary School, Nursery Unit and Special Provision and launched an enhanced autism training...
Read More
North Down Community Network – Support Services and Information

North Down Community Network – Support Services and Information

In response to the needs of residents and our member groups, North Down Community Network has compiled this summary of...
Read More
The Diana Award Nominations 2021

The Diana Award Nominations 2021

Nominations are now open, and we want to hear all about more incredible young people and the game-changing work they’re...
Read More
Look after your wellbeing during lockdown!

Look after your wellbeing during lockdown!

Welcome to West Belfast Partnership’s ezine update with our latest news and links to some of our resources and programmes! ...
Read More
Book of the Day – Its Only Stanley

Book of the Day – Its Only Stanley

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderfully different picture book mixing the every day with the fantastical! You'll love giggling at #ItsOnlyStanley...
Read More
History Hunters for Children 7-11 years

History Hunters for Children 7-11 years

Which metal was discovered during the #Celtic period? Our #HistoryHunters have the answer and lots of other fascinating facts too...
Read More
Workshops for Childcare Providers

Workshops for Childcare Providers

Online workshops to support all childcare providers in applying to #ChildcareSustainability Support Fund commence today (07/12/20). Information on available sessions...
Read More
Suicide Prevention Awareness Training

Suicide Prevention Awareness Training

The current pandemic has made the delivery of suicide prevention training more challenging for us in 2020.  To address this, ...
Read More
Cope with Bereavement at Christmas

Cope with Bereavement at Christmas

@CruseNI  are sharing advice on how to cope with bereavement around Christmas. Christmas can be a particularly painful time &...
Read More
Winter Festive Fun

Winter Festive Fun

Winter has definitely arrived! Check out our #play ideas and activities for the festive season - wrap up warm and...
Read More
Calming and Mindfulness booklists

Calming and Mindfulness booklists

We know Mondays can be tricky, so why not check out our recommended reads that are sure to make your...
Read More
EA Supported Learning Website

EA Supported Learning Website

The Supporting Learning website can be accessed by all teachers when they log in to My School and select the...
Read More
Apply to EUSS today – don’t wait!

Apply to EUSS today – don’t wait!

Even if you have applied, your children or other relatives living in the UK may need to apply as well....
Read More
The Rights of Child Human Rights Defenders

The Rights of Child Human Rights Defenders

The virtual launch event for our new publication "The rights of Child Human Rights Defenders: Implementation Guide" took place today...
Read More
Book of the Day – Kays Anatomy

Book of the Day – Kays Anatomy

Our #BookOfTheDay is an entertaining and accessible introduction to human biology for older children and teens! Get ready to learn...
Read More
Parenting NI Podcast

Parenting NI Podcast

We have a new episode of our podcast out! In this episode, they discuss their experiences of parenting in the...
Read More
EA High Five Newsletter

EA High Five Newsletter

As the year 2020 draws to a close, we take the opportunity to look with hope to the new year...
Read More
SEN Consultation Extended

SEN Consultation Extended

The Education Minister has extended the deadline for responses to the consultations on new draft SEN Regulations and new draft...
Read More
Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 35th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
Read More
Join in Christmas Cosy Night 19th December

Join in Christmas Cosy Night 19th December

We know that it’s not quite safe enough yet for us all to get together and celebrate the festive period,...
Read More
Young People & Gambling in BAME Communities

Young People & Gambling in BAME Communities

GamCare are hosting an event on Eventbrite: Young People & Gambling in BAME Communities on Monday 7th December at 11am...
Read More
Face Covering Advice on School Transport

Face Covering Advice on School Transport

It’s mandatory for all post-primary children to wear a face covering on school transport services and on public transport, unless...
Read More
Book of the Day – Thank you

Book of the Day – Thank you

Our #BookOfTheDay is giving us such a warm and fuzzy #FridayFeeling! The marvellous #ThankYou from @JosephACoelho  and Sam Usher is...
Read More
TBUC Support Workshops

TBUC Support Workshops

If you are applying for @TBUCCamps  2020-21, sign up for one of our online programme support workshops starting Mon 7th...
Read More
Bolster Connect Programme

Bolster Connect Programme

#Bolster Community is happy to announce the launch of our new Bolster Connect Programme commencing January 2021, supporting children with...
Read More
ChildCare Sustainability Fund

ChildCare Sustainability Fund

Education Minister, Peter Weir outlined the plans following the allocation of £8.5 million funding in October for ongoing recovery and...
Read More
Book of the Day – Hollowpox

Book of the Day – Hollowpox

Calling all #Nevermoor fans! Our #BookOfTheDay is the next spectacular adventure from @digressica - #Hollowpox sees Morrigan tackling life-changing questions...
Read More
Free Online Mindfulness Courses

Free Online Mindfulness Courses

Check out these free online #mindfulness courses we are offering as part of The Family Wellness Project with our friends...
Read More
Review of Suspensions and Expulsions

Review of Suspensions and Expulsions

A review of the arrangements for suspensions and expulsions in NI schools is being carried out by @Education_NI  We would...
Read More
Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 3rd December 2020

Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 3rd December 2020

Please see attached, Issue 49 of the Southern Area LPG Members Newsletter, ‘FYI’. Please do also continue to share ‘FYI’...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Marshmallow Pie the cat is very pleased he's going to be on television... but less thrilled when he discovers that...
Read More
Supporting your Mental Health

Supporting your Mental Health

The AMH @OurGenCYP  team want you to have the best Christmas this year so they’ve put together top tips to...
Read More
Time to Read Together

Time to Read Together

Here's some #WednesdayWisdom for you, to kick off the day - there is no wrong way to read with your...
Read More
Pre-School & Primary One admissions-Date for Diary

Pre-School & Primary One admissions-Date for Diary

The Pre-School and Primary One online admissions portal will open on 7 January 2021 and close on 29 January for...
Read More
Christmas Holidays Social Story

Christmas Holidays Social Story

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS SOCIAL STORY 🎅🎄 The Christmas period may be a stressful time for some autistic children. A social story...
Read More
New UK Immigration System is live

New UK Immigration System is live

New UK Immigration System is live All foreign nationals coming to work in the UK from 1 Jan 2021 must...
Read More
Advent Calendar of Kindness

Advent Calendar of Kindness

It’s December! Be kind to yourself and others this month with the Advent Calendar of Kindness - 25 small gifts...
Read More
Coping with Christmas

Coping with Christmas

Available for parents in the Antrim & Newtonabbey area. 10th December - 7.30pm - 8.30pm   Call our freephone Support...
Read More
Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a charming tale that you'll be enjoy returning to again and again! #TheHospitalDog from Julia Donaldson and...
Read More
Special Educational Needs Framework – Consultation

Special Educational Needs Framework – Consultation

To register to attend an online consultation event, visit https://bit.ly/2H3Es5b. Draft Framework for Specialist Provision in Mainstream Schools Mon 14...
Read More
Adult Christmas Calendar

Adult Christmas Calendar

In the run up to Christmas routines can change and life can be a bit more stressful. We have created...
Read More
Get ready for December!

Get ready for December!

If you're looking for an alternative to chocolate and sweets for your little ones this December, we would recommend these...
Read More
Kindness calendar for December

Kindness calendar for December

Action for Happiness Kindness calendar for December
Read More
Fun In Winter

Fun In Winter

Winter has arrived! But that's no reason not to play! This #PlayMatters info sheet has tips on playing throughout the...
Read More
Barnardo’s ‘Boloh’ helpline

Barnardo’s ‘Boloh’ helpline

Barnardo’s helpline called ‘Boloh’ (means ‘speak’ in many languages). This is a UK wide service. The Helpline is to encourage...
Read More
NHSCT Emotional Wellbeing Service

NHSCT Emotional Wellbeing Service

Are you anxious or low in mood? If you think you would benefit from phone or video counselling follow the...
Read More
Here Online Event Schedule

Here Online Event Schedule

Have a look at our upcoming events for the week ahead. DM us https://twitter.com/Here_NI  if you would like access details...
Read More
Feelings when someone dies

Feelings when someone dies

We all react to grief in different ways.  Some people are totally overwhelmed by their emotions.  Others may feel numb...
Read More
The Midnight Guardians

The Midnight Guardians

Our #BookOfTheDay is a compelling tale that mixes historical elements with a fast-paced fantasy adventure! Children will be gripped by...
Read More
Minding Your Head

Minding Your Head

Everyone is feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their lives, including teenagers and young people. If you need support check...
Read More
Quick and Easy recipes

Quick and Easy recipes

Not a whizz in the kitchen but want to eat better? We have tons of easy, quick and tasty recipes...
Read More
Mindwise Website

Mindwise Website

I hope you’re all minding yourself, and looking out for others. This is a really useful #mentalhealth website. It lays...
Read More
Stress Control Course

Stress Control Course

The last Stress Control course for 2020 starts tomorrow,  Monday 30th, so don't miss out! 6 weeks of classes will...
Read More
Support for Deaf Children

Support for Deaf Children

Can you spare five minutes to tell us about your #deaf child's current experience of school or college? Your experiences...
Read More
Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum

Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum

The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) is delighted with the levels of participation in Anti-Bullying Week 2020, during what we...
Read More
Young People & Nutrition Survey 2020

Young People & Nutrition Survey 2020

Dietitians in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust are currently in the process of planning some new and exciting...
Read More