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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

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DadsTalk sessions

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Autism NI Support Meeting

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Youth Leadership Programme

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Supporting Children & Young People’s Mental Health

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Wild is the Wind

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BBC Education Programmes

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Timelines from Black History

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Understand Physical Grief

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Book of the Day

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RNIB Mental Health Support

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Christmas Picture Books

Christmas Picture Books

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Book of The Day

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Parenting Apart

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Heroes Project

Heroes Project

HEROES #BELFAST ARE RECRUITING FOR 2021 Are you 14-24? Want to try something different in 2021?   ... @Mencap_NI  
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Employers for Childcare – Family Benefits Advice Service

Employers for Childcare – Family Benefits Advice Service

Are you in receipt of Income Support? What happens when your youngest child turns 5? Here's Brenda from the Employers...
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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...
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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...
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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 -...
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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...
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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!
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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SEN Resource

SEN Resource

A further SEN Resource entitled “The importance of an integrated approach when learning to spell” has been added to Resources...
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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...
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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  
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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/...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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! ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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, ...
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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 &...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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’...
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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...
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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...
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T:BUC Camps Funding Opportunity

T:BUC Camps Funding Opportunity

T:BUC Camps funding applications for 2021/22 are now open. Access the online application form >> http://eanifunding.org.uk/tbuc   Sign up for...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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BBC Children in Need – Funding News

BBC Children in Need – Funding News

FUNDING NEWS: BBC Children in Need have reopened their Main and Small Grants programmes supporting children & young people experiencing...
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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...
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Coping with Christmas

Coping with Christmas

Available for parents in the Antrim & Newtonabbey area. 10th December - 7.30pm - 8.30pm   Call our freephone Support...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Kindness calendar for December

Kindness calendar for December

Action for Happiness Kindness calendar for December
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Five Big Insights Early Years Research Launched

Five Big Insights Early Years Research Launched

Today The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years. For...
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BAME Mental Health Webinar

BAME Mental Health Webinar

If you missed Stronger Together 1+1 BAME Mental Health Webinar yesterday, you can now watch it here: https://facebook.com/StrongerTogetherNI/videos/414632883229421
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 34th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
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Adult Self Care

Adult Self Care

Christmas can be a very stressful and chaotic time for many people. We’ve created a list of self-care activities to...
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The Ghost of Gosswater

The Ghost of Gosswater

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for those long winter nights - get cosy and snuggle up with the vividly written #TheGhostOfGosswater...
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The Childcare Partnership – Christmas edition ezine

The Childcare Partnership – Christmas edition ezine

The Childcare Partnership have produced this packed newsletter with lots of festive ideas including crafts, baking, outdoor activities and many...
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Introduction to Podcasting

Introduction to Podcasting

If you have a message to tell the world, and an audience that needs to hear it, there is no...
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Promoting Mental Wellbeing Action Pack

Promoting Mental Wellbeing Action Pack

The HSC Trusts have worked together with the PHA to produce a HSC ‘Working Together to Promote Mental Wellbeing Action...
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ParentLineNI podcast

ParentLineNI podcast

Check out Episode 14 of the ParentLine podcast, where we discuss the importance of an holistic learning experience and about...
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Employers For Childcare Survey

Employers For Childcare Survey

Today Employers For Childcare published their 11th Northern Ireland Childcare Survey, which this year includes a snapshot survey of parents’...
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Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day

People are taking on more caring responsibilities for relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older; who need support....
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Education Authority – post primary admissions

Education Authority – post primary admissions

The post primary admissions process will take place online this year. The online Portal will open for applications on 1...
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Unlock your Lockdown Campaign

Unlock your Lockdown Campaign

Women's Aid have launched our #UnlockYourLockdown campaign in response to the alarming rise of domestic abuse reports during the Covid-19...
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The New Girl

The New Girl

Our #BookOfTheDay is #TheNewGirl from @nicolakidsbooks  and CathyFisherArt  - a beautiful story about bullying, friendship, and the importance of being inclusive: https://booktrust.org.uk/book/t/the-new-girl/… @graffeg_books
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NHSCT – Emergency Department Phone First Service

NHSCT – Emergency Department Phone First Service

Northern Health and Social Care Trust - Phone First A new ‘Phone First’ service for Northern Ireland is being trialled...
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Action for Children Young Carers and Young Adult Carers service.

Action for Children Young Carers and Young Adult Carers service.

    Action for Children provide a Young Carers service along with a Young Adult Carers service. These services provide...
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SHSCT – Emergency Department Phone First Service

SHSCT – Emergency Department Phone First Service

Southern Health and Social Care Trust - Phone First A new ‘Phone First’ service is being trialled at Daisy Hill...
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New research by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

New research by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Young people’s mental health has been hit hard but new research shows positive effects #DofE has on wellbeing. We’re proud...
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Why Play is Important

Why Play is Important

Why #play is important for children ... from the children themselves Shared from Network of Community Activities - https://networkofcommunityactivities.org.au
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UNCRC Young People’s version – Survey

UNCRC Young People’s version – Survey

@UN CRC is writing a general comment on #childrights in the #digital world.   View the document HERE   Children...
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Housing Executive Children & Young People Programme

Housing Executive Children & Young People Programme

The Housing Executive Children & Young People Programme, supported by @SEUPB & @belfastcc, aims to develop 6 key networks across the...
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Autism NI CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Autism NI CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES We have created a list of Christmas activities to help keep children entertained during the Christmas holidays. You...
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Recovery College Timetable

Recovery College Timetable

The Recovery College provides educational workshops on Health and Well-Being Courses are free & available to all via Zoom lasting...
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Playful schools and learning outdoors

Playful schools and learning outdoors

Playful schools and learning outdoors - webinar for primary school principals, teachers and classroom assistants Thursday 3 December, 10:30am -...
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International Day for People with Disabilities 2020

International Day for People with Disabilities 2020

In celebration of #IDPD, a week of online events have been organised to take place in December. The first day...
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Fermanagh & Omagh Jobs Club

Fermanagh & Omagh Jobs Club

Some great opportunities for young people in Fermanagh & Omagh.   Give Roisin a shout & she'll put you on...
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‘Light and Hope’ online concerts

‘Light and Hope’ online concerts

This Christmas we're bringing some ‘Light and Hope' with two online concerts. Curated by Joanne Quigley McParland & hosted by...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

With vivid characters and hilarious dialogue, we're thrilled that the latest #AruShah adventure from @Roshani_Chokshiis another gripping story! #AruShahAndTheTreeOfWishes is...
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CYPSP Ezine – November 2020

CYPSP Ezine – November 2020

The latest CYPSP Ezine is now available to download here.   Please feel free to share.  To subscribe for free or to...
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Free New Year AWARE workshop/courses

Free New Year AWARE workshop/courses

Free New Year AWARE workshop/courses - All workshops/courses are currently open for registration on the AWARE NI website. Mood Matters...
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Supporting Young Carers in School

Supporting Young Carers in School

Going to school as a young carer can be very difficult, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic as you may be...
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Assessments for carers

Assessments for carers

65% of carers in NI reported their mental health has worsened this year, with many reporting they often put the...
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Education Authority Youth Service Funding Scheme

Education Authority Youth Service Funding Scheme

The EA Youth Service will publish additional Regional Project, Regional Development and Local Project specifications at 12 noon on the...
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Prince’s Trust NI – Monday Motivation

Prince’s Trust NI – Monday Motivation

We know you've got what it takes & we're here to help you make take those first steps! Whether its...
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Invitation to SERC’s Online Open Evenings

Invitation to SERC’s Online Open Evenings

 You can be part of the  Next Generation of Professionals South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is set to welcome hundreds...
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Our Voices Matter

Our Voices Matter

Children and young people in Northern Ireland have been significantly affected by the restrictions associated with lockdown, with their natural...
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What to do if your child is a bully!

What to do if your child is a bully!

As we continue to highlight bullying during #antibullyingweek, we wanted to share a brilliant video on what to do when...
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DRESSING – AutismNI

DRESSING – AutismNI

With the weather change many of our young people will need to change the type of clothing they wear. This...
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School Holiday Grant Scheme

School Holiday Grant Scheme

Education Minister Peter Weir has announced that families of young people entitled to Free School Meals will receive food grants...
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Dad’s Project

Dad’s Project

Check out this booklet from the Men's Health Forum in honour of our Dad's Project and all the dad's we...
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Book of the Day Anisha Accidental Detective

Book of the Day Anisha Accidental Detective

Hooray! #AnishaAccidentalDetective is back for a new adventure, and #SchoolsCancelled is another fast-paced, fun story from @SerenaKPatel  and cooliobeanz ! Find out more...
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Get Active – Live better

Get Active – Live better

Taking part in physical activity can help to improve your physical health, boost your mental health, help maintain a healthy...
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Children’s Grief Awareness Week

Children’s Grief Awareness Week

The new survey for #ChildrensGriefAwarenessWeek shows how isolated grieving children and their parents have felt during the pandemic …https://childhoodbereavementnetwork.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/pandemic-deepens-feelings-of-isolation-felt-by-grieving-families/… #SayTheWords...
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Afterschools webinar – Christmas Craft Share

Afterschools webinar – Christmas Craft Share

Afterschools webinar - Christmas Craft Share   Wednesday 2 December10:30am If you work in an Afterschools, join us at our...
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ParentingNI – Dealing with Bullying

ParentingNI – Dealing with Bullying

Top Tip #4 Speak to your child's school and enlist their help to tackle the problem. #antibullyingweek  
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Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 19th November 2020

Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 19th November 2020

Welcome to Issue 48 of FYI. We aim to keep information fresh and up-to-date, and of course relevant to families...
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OUR VOICES: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

OUR VOICES: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

OUR VOICES: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER 89 % of young people feel their voice has not been during COVID-19 74%...
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Anti Bullying Week

Anti Bullying Week

This #AntiBullyingWeek, we wanted to remind you that bullying can happen to any child – but children with a disability...
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Protecting our children against sexual abuse

Protecting our children against sexual abuse

Protecting our children against sexual abuse starts at home and it starts early. Kiko helps parents explain to children three...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Looking for something a bit different? Our #BookOfTheDay is a witty, touching and revealing story about stepping out of your...
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Trussell Trust – Tesco Food Collection

Trussell Trust – Tesco Food Collection

The @Tesco Food Collection is underway in all of their stores! We’d love to have your support in the coming...
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Our Voices: Speaking Truth to Power Report

Our Voices: Speaking Truth to Power Report

This morning at 9am the OUR VOICES: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER Report goes LIVE on the NIYF website http://Niyf.org -...
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Anti Bullying Week Resources

Anti Bullying Week Resources

It's Anti Bullying Week; check out our free resources, articles and videos to help raise awareness and stamp out bullying...
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Action Mental Health – Tailored Activities to Support Positive Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

Action Mental Health – Tailored Activities to Support Positive Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

  AMH MensSana supports all ages in the area of mental health and emotional wellbeing through a range of programmes...
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Your right to wellbeing

Your right to wellbeing

If you're a #carer in the @SouthernHSCT come along to the @CarersTrustNI 'Your right to wellbeing' online session on Thursday...
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Pharmacy First Service

Pharmacy First Service

Get advice & treatment from your local pharmacist with the Pharmacy First service this winter. Remember: Call first for a...
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Rainbow Project – Housing Support

Rainbow Project – Housing Support

We're really excited to announce a new housing support service for LGBT+ people across NI. If you are homeless, in...
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Working with Young People and Substance Misuse

Working with Young People and Substance Misuse

If you provide direct support to young people in statutory or voluntary sector services then this training will be useful...
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Book Trust – When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox

Book Trust – When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox

#WhenGrandpaGivesYouAToolbox - but you don't really want it - what should you do? Our gorgeous #BookOfTheDay from @jlbdeenihan and Lorraine...
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Help Protect Others

Help Protect Others

We all have our part to play - If you have the symptoms of COVID-19 – get tested. Find out...
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Advice for Young People from Chief Medical Officer

Advice for Young People from Chief Medical Officer

Welcome communication to young people from CMO Michael McBride. It's normal to feel overwhelmed, take part in activities that focus...
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Free Online Advice – Social Enterprise Day

Free Online Advice – Social Enterprise Day

Our Family Benefits Advice Service is hosting a FREE online advice session for parents across the UK as part of...
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Book Trust – My Life as a Cat

Book Trust – My Life as a Cat

What would you do if you rescued a cat from a tree... only to discover it was really an alien...
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New Education Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

New Education Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

A £5million fund to help educational settings support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people has been...
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Mental Health Tips

Mental Health Tips

See lots of advice below on how to look after you mental health during lockdown in the Winter.
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10 Signs of Bullying

10 Signs of Bullying

Would you know if a child or young person in your care was being bullied? Read our recent article where...
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Addiction Support and Advice

Addiction Support and Advice

COVID-19 is placing a great deal of stress on many people, including those living with addiction. But we are here...
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Covid Advice for Teenagers

Covid Advice for Teenagers

Calling all teenagers see easy guide below about what you should or should not do if you have been identified...
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United Against Bullying

United Against Bullying

Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks Day are finally here! Activities start taking place from today until Friday 20th November with...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Fluffy ‘Terror’ McFluff is FAR too scary to appear in a bedtime story, right? Maybe if his friends didn't see...
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Welcome to Anti Bullying Week  2020!

Welcome to Anti Bullying Week  2020!

We can't wait to see how everyone plays a part in this years' theme #UnitedAgainstBullying & shows support by wearing...
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Regional Nutrition Webinars – December

Regional Nutrition Webinars – December

Are you interested in finding out more about food and nutrition for yourself or your family? Dietitians are taking these...
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Happy World Kindness Day

Happy World Kindness Day

For resources and ideas go to https://worldkindness.org/  or https://inspirekindness.com/
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NICVA – Funding Hub

NICVA – Funding Hub

If you are looking for #funding, visit our constantly updated #COVID19 funding hub for details on all the latest schemes...
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Kindness books

Kindness books

Books can help us walk in someone else's shoes, so they're a brilliant way to build compassion and empathy! We've...
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West Belfast Partnership Board November Update

West Belfast Partnership Board November Update

West Belfast Partnership promotes and supports the regeneration of West Belfast. We work with community, statutory, political and business sectors...
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Parenting NI App

Parenting NI App

We've got the most fantastic Top Tips, info on Parenting Styles & advice all available in one FREE place -...
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Wear a Face Covering

Wear a Face Covering

Children & Young People infected with coronavirus often have mild illness, or no symptoms. However, they are still able to...
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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”  Here is 4 ways you can...
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Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week

Running from Monday 16 to Friday 20 November, this year’s Anti-Bullying Week theme is United Against Bullying.  Go to www.endbullying.org.uk/anti-bullying-week...
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Shout 85258

Shout 85258

55% of texters who contact @GiveUsAShout  feel like they have no one else to talk to. So this #WorldKindnessDay, check...
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The Little War Cat

The Little War Cat

On #WorldKindnessDay, our beautiful #BookOfTheDay is a story of friendship, bravery and hope. #TheLittleWarCat from @HibaNoorKhan1  and @Chalaurate  is really...
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 33rd edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
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Stronger Together 1+1 Bilingual Mental Health Project

Stronger Together 1+1 Bilingual Mental Health Project

Stronger Together 1+1 Bilingual Mental Health Project invites you to a webinar on 'Accessing Mental Health Services during Covid-19: Lessons...
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Circle of Trust

Circle of Trust

The circle of trust teaches young people about boundaries, different types of relationships and how to stay safe. You can...
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South Belfast Foodbank

South Belfast Foodbank

This is happening! To help keep our food stock levels secure, we are having our Christmas @Tesco_NIreland collection in Newtownbreda...
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Translink yLink Card

Translink yLink Card

16-23 year olds! Check this out, you can get your #yLink card for FREE until further notice - https://bit.ly/2wGBEoU  Get...
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Community Support Grant ABCB Council

Community Support Grant ABCB Council

#Covid19 Community Support Grants of up to £1,000 are available from @abcb_council  for projects improving connectivity among those who are...
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Family Sign Language Course

Family Sign Language Course

Do you know of any families who might benefit from our Family Sign Language course? Families of deaf children (0-11)...
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Healthcare Library Covid19

Healthcare Library Covid19

Recent updates to our #COVID19 LibGuide on patient information, Long COVID and Staff Health and Well-being - well worth a...
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New e-learning course

New e-learning course

Produced by SCIE, @EnfieldCouncil, @lambeth_council and @lb_southwark, this CPD-accredited online course is for health and social care professionals who want...
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Voluntary, Community & Social Economy Recovery Fund

Voluntary, Community & Social Economy Recovery Fund

The £3.3m Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector Covid Recovery Fund to support the sector has been launched by @CommunitiesNI  Minister @CaralNiChuilin ....
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Windrush Child

Windrush Child

Our #BookOfTheDay is a story that will make children and adults alike think hard about our history, racism, fairness and...
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Safefood Start Campaign

Safefood Start Campaign

Getting the family healthy is easier than you think. Small changes in your eating habits and being more active can...
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Help update NI Marine database

Help update NI Marine database

Fancy a day out at the beach with the family? You can contribute to local marine conservation by sharing your...
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Victim Support NI

Victim Support NI

Are you a victim of crime and unsure about the services we provide? This page on our website provides a...
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Cyberpal Workshop

Cyberpal Workshop

As part of Anti Bullying Week 2020, the Dry Arch Centre are running a ‘CyberPal’ workshop via zoom for any...
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Online Festival of Discovery

Online Festival of Discovery

Join the Eden Project on November 20-21 to explore what a better future might look like for us all. Wander...
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Impact of Covid on Parents/Carers

Impact of Covid on Parents/Carers

Children In NI invite you to listen to Ellen's podcast interview with Clare-Anne Magee from @CarersNI, as they discuss the...
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EA Music Service Website

EA Music Service Website

@Ed_Authority is delighted to launch the EA Music Service website, which celebrates the inspiring work going on in almost 700...
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Stubby

Stubby

As it's #ArmisticeDay we've got a lovely video of Michael Foreman reading his book Stubby over on #BookTrustHomeTime. This lovely true...
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Worried about a Child?

Worried about a Child?

Have you heard something that's concerned you? Perhaps something doesn't seem right with a child you know? Our dedicated helpline...
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Forward South Partnership Wellbeing Packs

Forward South Partnership Wellbeing Packs

Positivity wellbeing packs are now available for the Belvoir and Milltown Community! If you would like to avail of a...
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War Horse

War Horse

On #ArmisticeDay, our #BookOfTheDay is Sir Michael Morpurgo's classic story #WarHorse - now available in a beautiful picture book version...
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Be Proud of Yourself!

Be Proud of Yourself!

Be proud of yourself - No one is defined by their illness or how they are responding to a certain...
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Nobody is Normal Campaign Video

Nobody is Normal Campaign Video

Childline 'Nobody is Normal' campaign launched this week. Everyone's different, so nobody is normal. But it can be tough if...
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Anti Bullying Week Resources

Anti Bullying Week Resources

Much excitement at @niabf  now we are so close to #AntiBullyingWeek So many resources & ideas of how to get...
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Book Trust – books about friendship

Book Trust – books about friendship

Little ones might be a bit nervous about making friends when they start school but books can really help them...
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NI Youth Forum

NI Youth Forum

The NIYF Our Voices group will SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER with our NIYF Political Champions. - Survey findings presented -...
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Rhythm and Rhyme sessions

Rhythm and Rhyme sessions

Registration is now open for the live Rhythm and Rhyme session on Fri 13 Nov at 11:00am via Zoom. This...
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Autism NI – Training Courses

Autism NI – Training Courses

FREE TRAINING! Our next FREE Fundamentals course on 16th November still has a few remaining places. Book your place on...
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Top Tips for Parents – Online Sessions

Top Tips for Parents – Online Sessions

FREE online sessions for parents in the Southern Trust. Priority being given to those living in the Portadown, Banbridge, Craigavon...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a wonderfully uplifting story about sad days at school and finding your voice #TodayImStrong from @BegumNadiya and...
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Mental and emotional wellbeing resources

Mental and emotional wellbeing resources

A new guide to mental and emotional wellbeing resources now available with links to key websites, including the Healthcare Apps...
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2020-21 Getting Ready to Learn programme

2020-21 Getting Ready to Learn programme

Applications are now being accepted from additional DE Funded Pre-school Settings to take part in the 2020-21 Getting Ready to...
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Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day

#OutdoorClassroomDay is about more than a special day outdoors - it’s a global movement to make time outdoors part of...
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FREE Pudsey-themed lessons

FREE Pudsey-themed lessons

Calling all teachers & parents! Whether you're in school or at home, you can access FREE Pudsey-themed lessons across the...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Are you ready to face the Grand High Witch? Our #BookOfTheDay is @PenelopeB's wonderful graphic novel retelling of Roald Dahl's...
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Wash your hands often

Wash your hands often

Important advice for all of us and particularly for our children and young people - let's all help by continuing...
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NDCS – Internet Safety sessions

NDCS – Internet Safety sessions

Would you like advice on how to teach your #deaf child about internet safety? Find out how you can make...
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Fight Back NI

Fight Back NI

NEW entry in the #FightBack Charts... An absolute TUNE from @EmerMofficial - we couldn't have put it better ourselves! Lyrics...
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Rashford’s fight must not become ‘missed opportunity’ to end poverty for good

Rashford’s fight must not become ‘missed opportunity’ to end poverty for good

"It’s unavoidable that to end child food poverty, we need to address poverty first and foremost." Excellent article in @BigIssue...
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Online Safety At Home

Online Safety At Home

Almost half a million of you have downloaded the #OnlineSafetyAtHome packs since their launch back in March! Are you looking...
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Anti-Bullying Week 2020!

Anti-Bullying Week 2020!

Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November 2020) is now under two weeks away! Our theme for 2020, ‘United Against Bullying’, offers the...
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ChildCare Latest Financial Support/Guidance

ChildCare Latest Financial Support/Guidance

Please see latest Financial Support and Guidance https://bit.ly/32hzE3s for #Childcare sector during #COVID19
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EA Keeping Safe Through Covid

EA Keeping Safe Through Covid

The EA is working in partnership with @ExecOfficeNI  on a winter Campaign, Keeping Safe Through Covid. We are looking for...
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Stronger Together Webinar

Stronger Together Webinar

Stronger Together 1+1 Project Mental Health Team are holding a webinar discussing their learnings about supporting BAME communities during Covid-19...
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Stress Awareness – Accept

Stress Awareness – Accept

Final day of #InternationalStressAwarenessWeek and our focus on stress, as part of the #CovidWellbeingNI Partnership. Today our tip is to...
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Beginners Guitar Class

Beginners Guitar Class

Today @Here_NI  have a Beginners Guitar Class at 7pm DM for access details or join their Keep in Touch Facebook...
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24/7 Remote Sign Language Service

24/7 Remote Sign Language Service

Did you know there’s a free remote sign language interpreting service? It allows the Deaf community in NI to access...
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Just one of those days!

Just one of those days!

Our #BookOfTheDay is a delightful return to the Bear family from Jill Murphy! #JustOneOfThoseDays will strike a chord with anyone...
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Playboard Webinars for Childcare Providers

Playboard Webinars for Childcare Providers

Upcoming PlayBoard webinars for School Age Childcare providers - go to http://playboard.org for info
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Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 5th November 2020

Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 5th November 2020

Please see, attached, Issue 47 of the Southern Area LPG Members Newsletter, ‘FYI’. We would like to take this opportunity...
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Action Happiness Calendar

Action Happiness Calendar

Lots of great ideas in this month's @actionhappiness calendar. Today's is to 'change your normal routine and notice how you...
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Nutrition Webinars in November

Nutrition Webinars in November

Links to attend the November Nutrition Webinars Feeding under fives: https://tinyurl.com/FUF-nov1   Healthy Diet, Healthier You: https://tinyurl.com/HDHY-nov1 Passcode: 531965 Fact...
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National Non Fiction Day

National Non Fiction Day

Looking for brilliant fact books for older children as it's #NationalNonFictionDay? We've picked out some of our favourites here -...
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Keeping our schools safe

Keeping our schools safe

Everyone has a role to play in keeping our schools safe and helping to stop the spread of Covid-19. Find...
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Childcare Voucher Payments

Childcare Voucher Payments

Childcare providers - please remind parents using your service to restart/increase their Childcare Voucher payments BEFORE their children return to...
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Odd Socks Day Resource Pack

Odd Socks Day Resource Pack

Join us & @andyoddsock on the 16th November to kick off #antibullyingweek Download our #OddSocksDay Resource Pack to start your...
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Cally and Jimmy

Cally and Jimmy

Our #BookOfTheDay brilliantly captures the fun and chaos of family life! You'll love meeting #CallyAndJimmy: Twins in Trouble from @zoeantoniades...
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Covid-19 Community Helpline

Covid-19 Community Helpline

The Covid-19 Community Helpline delivered by @AdviceNI is still in place to connect people in NI to appropriate information and...
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EA Youth Service Volunteer Recognition and Awards

EA Youth Service Volunteer Recognition and Awards

EA Youth Service Volunteer Recognition and Awards nominations are now OPEN. Do you know a volunteer or team who shows...
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Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day

Happy #OutdoorClassroomDay! THANK YOU to all the teachers, parents and children taking part today and showing the world why #outdoorlearning...
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Has coronavirus affected your access to speech and language therapy?

Has coronavirus affected your access to speech and language therapy?

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists launched a survey looking at access to speech and language therapy during...
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Understanding Life in Lockdown for Autistic Young People

Understanding Life in Lockdown for Autistic Young People

New report from @ChildRightsQUB on life during #COVID19 lockdown for autistic yg people is at https://bit.ly/365rexc. Research by @BronaghByrneQUB &@gillcurr...
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Education Authority – Interpreter Now

Education Authority – Interpreter Now

Delighted @Interpreter_Now video relay service is available to enable our deaf & sign language users to communicate directly to schools...
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Here NI Training Sessions

Here NI Training Sessions

Training Sessions have been adapted to be delivered online! Here NI offers training on:- Sexual Orientation awareness Domestic Violence awareness...
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PHA – Close Contact

PHA – Close Contact

If you test +tive for #COVID19 we will ask you to tell us about people you have been in #closecontact...
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Get on top of your stress

Get on top of your stress

As England heads back into lockdown, we wanted to share this article for #StressAwarenessDay on managing lockdown stress. By Peter...
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International Stress Awareness Week – Day 3

International Stress Awareness Week – Day 3

Day 3 of #InternationalStressAwarenessWeek and our focus on stress, as part of the #CovidWellbeingNI Partnership. Today our tip is to...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Hooray! The #BookOfTheDay is the wonderful new story from @RobBiddulph - #DogGone is a lovely tale of a pug, a...
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Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day

We know that some families and children will be self-isolating on #OutdoorClassroomDay this Thursday. But don’t worry we’ve got plenty...
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Free School Meals Payments

Free School Meals Payments

As a result of the additional week of school closure at half term, families entitled to Free School Meals will...
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Princes Trust – Explore programme in Northern Ireland

Princes Trust – Explore programme in Northern Ireland

Know someone aged 16-24 who needs some help to move forward? Our four week Explore programme could help! Starting on...
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practical advice on coping with stress

practical advice on coping with stress

This weeks #CovidWellbeingNI are looking at stress, so we thought we would share with you some of the programmes you...
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Barnardo’s – See, Hear, Respond Northern Ireland

Barnardo’s – See, Hear, Respond Northern Ireland

Are you worried for your children? Are your children struggling to cope? This is #StressAwarenessWeek and we know that some...
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Fostering Resilience through Play

Fostering Resilience through Play

Playboard NI's publication Fostering Resilience through Play discusses how #play can support children and young people's mental health and help...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a thrilling adventure in a magical world - get ready to be completely engrossed by #TheClockOfStars: The...
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Book Trust Home Time

Book Trust Home Time

From puzzles and colouring to crafts and recipes, we've got heaps of activity sheets to download and print on #BookTrustHomeTime!...
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CarersNI Assessments guide to getting help

CarersNI Assessments guide to getting help

Carers find it easier to continue #caring if they can get some support. It may take Trusts longer to process...
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Parent / Carer Support Sessions

Parent / Carer Support Sessions

The first session on 'The Adolescent Brain' will be facilitated tomorrow evening over Zoom. If you are interested in any...
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Stress Awareness Week

Stress Awareness Week

This week is #StressAwarenessWeek & the #CovidWellbeingNI campaign are sharing info & guidance from @amhNI on the topic of stress....
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NSPCC NI – Helpline

NSPCC NI – Helpline

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do if you're worried about a child or young person. But...
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YMCA North Down – Services

YMCA North Down – Services

STILL HERE FOR YOU - NOVEMBER 2020 Due to the tighter COVID restrictions, our services look a little different. However,...
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YMCA North Down – Let’s Play

YMCA North Down – Let’s Play

YMCA North Down currently have out-of-school childcare availability for #AfterSchoolClub sessions for pupils from Bangor Central IPS & Rathmore PS....
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a non-fiction title like no other! The fabulously informative and brilliantly funny A Day in the Life...
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Resource Pack for Children & Young People

Resource Pack for Children & Young People

  To help families bring some structure, learning and fun into their daily routine during this difficult time, CYPSP have...
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BBC Bitesize – Gothic literature

BBC Bitesize – Gothic literature

Want to add some spooky #Halloween spirit to your home-learning today? Find out about Gothic literature in #ThisTermsTopics and have...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

#TheOtherwhereEmporium is a thrilling conclusion to @RossAuthor's brilliant Nowhere Emporium trilogy - it's a compelling page-turner full of magic and...
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Stay safe this Halloween

Wondering how to safely celebrate Halloween this year? Here are some fun ideas! We must all play our part in...
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Getting tested for Corona Virus – video

Getting tested for Corona Virus – video

This animated video for children aims to support families & kids by explaining what happens when you are tested for...
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EA – High Five

EA – High Five

It’s High Five Friday! Take notice of what is great about you!
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New guidance for pupils and students travelling to school or college

New guidance for pupils and students travelling to school or college

The Department of Education has issued new guidance for pupils and students travelling to school or college on Education Authority,...
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Halloween at Home

Halloween at Home

If you're looking for more Halloween inspiration check out our suggestions to help you have lots of fun & enjoy...
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EA Youth Service

EA Youth Service

We've collected a bunch of different idea's for Halloween crafts you can take part in. We've even got some great...
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Stay Safe this Halloween

Stay Safe this Halloween

Stay safe this #Halloween by following the #COVID19 rules. Remember to: Keep your distance Wear a face covering in enclosed...
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Positive approaches to discipline

Positive approaches to discipline

This FREE online course for parents living in Belfast will explore positive approaches to discipline & parenting strategies. Call to...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Combining young love with a school play, the #BookOfTheDay is bound to have you giggling! #RockBottom by @mossmontmomery and Mark...
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Witches Soup

Witches Soup

Bernadette, part of Playboard’s @OurGenCYP  team has shared her favourite #play memory with us - making witches' soup on her...
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Make Yourself Heard

Make Yourself Heard

Do not become a statistic.  If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, or know someone who is, speak out to stop it. ...
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Halloween at Home

Halloween at Home

Just because we can’t visit others this #Halloween doesn’t mean we can’t share the season. Our spiced pumpkin cake -...
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Halloween Activities

Halloween Activities

The Consumer Council has designed a series of games, quizzes and activities for all the family to get involved with...
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Halloween Decoration Ideas

Halloween Decoration Ideas

Staying at home this Halloween?, make it more fun by creating your own decorations to use at home.    ...
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Scary Snacks

Scary Snacks

Cook up some great scary snacks and treats for everyone who lives with you this Halloween week. The CADi team...
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10 Fun things to doing during first year at Primary School

10 Fun things to doing during first year at Primary School

How many of these can you tick off? There's some #halfterm inspo in here too! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7kw92p
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Help Promote CYPSP Translation Hub

Help Promote CYPSP Translation Hub

We have added a set of translated leaflets about our Translation Hub to the page http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/translation-leaflets/ Please feel free to...
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Guidance for Group Childcare

Guidance for Group Childcare

New #Covid19 Guidance for GROUP #Childcare Settings issued today https://bit.ly/34CNy1T
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay will take you on a poetic journey, exploring the adventures of everyday life in a beautiful story! Don't...
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Safe Space

Safe Space

Boots Pharmacies consultation rooms are available if you're experiencing domestic abuse and need a safe space. Help is also available...
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Halloween picture books

Halloween picture books

Our list of picture books perfect for Halloween has it all! Check out our recommendations here and let us know...
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Halloween Activities

Halloween Activities

Check out a few Halloween activity ideas over the half term. #Halloween2020 #Halloweencraft https://www.cedar-foundation.org/news/halloween-activities
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Roe Valley Arts – Virtual Halloween

Roe Valley Arts – Virtual Halloween

Join us for a very virtual Halloween this year across our Arts Service! We will be bringing you slightly spooky...
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Outdoor Detectives

Outdoor Detectives

What’s hiding in the rock pools of Portrush? Mill Strand Primary students find out.. Outdoor Detectives is BBC NI’s exciting...
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Friends are important!

Friends are important!

Friends are important! A good relationship with your teenager's friends will help you to remain close. https://pic.twitter.com/bXiHhYqORk
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Urgent Call for Evidence

Urgent Call for Evidence

We're working with MMHA member @CentreforMH on a rapid review of evidence about the impact of #COVID19 on #MaternalMentalHealth and...
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Glow-in-the-dark lanterns

Glow-in-the-dark lanterns

Get your house all set for Halloween with these spooky glow-in-the-dark lanterns which are really easy to make. For more...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the incredible true story of Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan, told masterfully by @sufiyaahmed - an astonishing tale, it's...
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Halloween Play Ideas

Halloween Play Ideas

Want to make your own slime and create your own fireworks? Here's how you can! Check out our crayon etching...
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BHSCT Health Visiting Helpline

BHSCT Health Visiting Helpline

The BHSCT Health Visiting Helpline continues to be available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, for all parents of...
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Ascert Parent Carer Support

Ascert Parent Carer Support

Ascert Parent/Carer Support Sessions are back next Tuesday evening at 7pm.  However, Geoff will be on Facebook Live tonight at...
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NDCS Sign Language Course

NDCS Sign Language Course

Our popular Family Sign Language course is now on Zoom, and open for applications http://bit.ly/NDCSFamilySign Families of deaf children (0-11)...
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Become a Child Scientist

Become a Child Scientist

Would your child like to become a child scientist & receive a £5 voucher? Open to children in NI between...
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Grief and Young People

Grief and Young People

Many people think grief doesn't affect young people that much because they're too young to understand.  This is not only...
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Halloween Play Ideas

Halloween Play Ideas

Halloween play ideas - Enjoy some of our spooky, creative play ideas for Halloween season        
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Halloween at Home

Halloween at Home

Make use of those empty cardboard boxes and create your own mini haunted house #HalloweenAtHome Ghost http://playboard.org/play-ideas/
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UNCRC Monitoring Report

UNCRC Monitoring Report

We are pleased to launch a new monitoring report today https://tinyurl.com/yy2leo46 we have brought together a wide range of indicators...
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Mental Health Strategy E-Newsletter

Mental Health Strategy E-Newsletter

Are you interested in receiving updates on how the Mental Health Strategy is developing? Sign up here for regular e-newsletters https://bit.ly/2HAwHDV
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Caring & Childhood Disability

Caring & Childhood Disability

Would you like to help give an understanding of what it's like to be a #carer of a disabled/ill child...
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Starting Primary School Collection

Starting Primary School Collection

Did your little one start school this year?  CONGRATULATIONS You’ve made it through your first half term! If you’ve been...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The Book Of The Day is perfect for children who prefer their heroines to be inventive and self-reliant! #RapunzelToTheRescue by...
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House Rules for Teenagers

House Rules for Teenagers

Pushing against boundaries is a normal part of growing up. Giving your teenager limits helps them learn to take responsibility...
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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

“Any outdoor space is an opportunity, whether you have a beautiful wooded area or you have concrete jungle.” https://kqed.org/mindshift/56742/5-tips-for-embracing-outdoor-learning-in-any-setting
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Regional Nutrition Webinars

Regional Nutrition Webinars

Want to know more about food & mood, feeding under fives, busting nutrition myths or just want to eat healthier?...
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Anti-Poverty Framework

Anti-Poverty Framework

Getting this brilliant document out again this week. Lots of ideas for anyone who works with children and families to...
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How to take a covid-19 test

How to take a covid-19 test

Due to the increase in the spread of the virus among the population, more adults and children are being sent...
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Education Authority High Five

Education Authority High Five

In this week's issue of High Five we want to inspire, support and challenge you to be confident with help...
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The Monstrous Tale of Celery Crumble

The Monstrous Tale of Celery Crumble

Our #BookOfTheDay is utterly irresistible - your children will want it again and again! #TheMonstrousTaleOfCeleryCrumble by @BenJoelPrice  fizzes with energy:...
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Online Contact Tracing

Online Contact Tracing

The Contact Tracing Service has moved to a ‘digital first’ model offering online contact tracing for the majority of people...
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Free Online Parenting Programmes

Free Online Parenting Programmes

Join us for a number of FREE online parenting workshops in November & December! Full details on our website Check...
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Autism NI Virtual Glow Walk – 7 November 2020

Autism NI Virtual Glow Walk – 7 November 2020

Have you signed up to AutismNI virtual Glow Walk yet?  We will all be taking part in a virtual warm...
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Princes Trust Explore Programme

Princes Trust Explore Programme

Do you know someone aged 16-24 who needs some help to move forward? Check out The Princes Trust Explore programme...
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Outdoor Classroom Day

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Caring Behind Closed Doors

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Book Trust Book of the Day

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PlayBoard webinars

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BookTrust Time to Read Week

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First ever Survey Of Mental Health of Children & Young People NI

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Book Trust Home Time Activity Sheets

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Special Educational Needs Consultations

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Book Trust Book of the Day

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Welcome to Issue 46 of ‘FYI’. Firstly, we would like to thank all of our member organisations who have continued...
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Teachers, parents great Tree Care Lesson plan for Children. Children who spend time outdoors grow to love the environment, which...
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Today CEOP launch their new #OnlineSafetyToolkits for professionals to use with young people aged 5 to 18. Based on their...
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This week marks the start of Northern Ireland Adoption Week Adoption Week 2020 will celebrate all of the adoptive families...
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The Safeguarding Board for NI have developed the Integrated Family Approaches booklet with leads from the Signs of Safety, Think...
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Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Families in NI Survey

Can you spare some time today to fill in our Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Families in NI Survey? Your...
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National Deaf Children's Society are asking deaf young people aged 13-25 about their experiences with Face Masks - good or...
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16-30 & interested in gaining skills in photography? Prince's Trust NI are running our Get Started with Photography programme with...
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Book Trust – Book Of The Day

The Book Trust Book Of The Day is perfect for any little ones learning about animals and nature! With bright...
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Join Dr John Coleman for a FREE and fascinating event for parents, exploring the inner workings of the Teenage Brain...
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New issue of High Five available today. In this issue we want to inspire, support and challenge you to be...
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The Outdoor Treasure Hunting activity will spice up a Geography, ICT or Language lesson. It will also help you make...
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On World Mental Health Day 2020 the Southern Area Locality Planning Groups are delighted to launch a new Emotional Wellbeing...
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OUR Generation is an exciting new project taking place across the Urban Village areas of Northern Ireland, and the Border...
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Social Enterprise Fund

Social Enterprise Fund

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Princes Trust – Halloween Makeup session

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Book Trust – Book of the Day

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World Mental Health Day

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Parenting Week

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Family Support Hubs Newsletter – October 2020

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Lots of new schemes opened this week including funding for cultural organisations, social enterprises, BAME groups, sports clubs, hospices, youth...
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Extern Homeless Support Team

Extern Homeless Support Team

If you are #homeless, or worried about becoming homeless, you should contact us as soon as you can. The earlier...
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Navigating the New Normal

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The Night Bus Hero

The Night Bus Hero

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The Derry City & Strabane District Council area has been hit hard by Coronavirus this week and we need YOUR help...
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CAMHS NI Newsletter

CAMHS NI Newsletter

The Autumn edition of the @CamhsNi Newsletter is now available, offering ideas on things you can do to promote positive...
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Lockdown Heroes

Lockdown Heroes

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Family Wellness Project

Family Wellness Project

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Self Help Toolkit

Self Help Toolkit

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Parenting Week Virtual Coffee Morning

Parenting Week Virtual Coffee Morning

Join @ParentingNI for a virtual coffee and a chat to celebrate parents during parenting week October 22nd @ 10am See...
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World Mental Health Day

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Book Trust – Book of the Day

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World Kindness Day

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Childhood Flu Advice

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**IMPORTANT** Letter issued https://bit.ly/2GmHD7w from Michael Mc Bride (Chief Medical Officer) to all Parents and Carers of children in #childcare...
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New Covid19 Helpline for Black & Asian Families

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Barnardo's have now proudly launched 'Bolo' @barnardos new UK helpline for Black & Asian children, young people & families affected...
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Online Nutrition Webinars

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If you think you could do with some helpful advice about nutrition and feeding your family for less, we have...
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Stress Control

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The Men's Action Network Isolation Lines remain in place in: #Derry, Strabane, Fermanagh & Omagh: #COVID19 Response:  Community Information Listening...
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To protect yourself, it’s important not to touch your face. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Your...
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Imagine being a child and facing separation from your brothers / sisters... This is the reality for many of the...
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Outdoor Classroom Day – 5 Nov

Has your school signed up for #OutdoorClassroomDay on 5 Nov? The global campaign is dedicated to taking #play & learning...
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Education Authority – High Five

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It’s High Five Friday! When we bravely face a challenge it is a really good skill to take notice of...
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If you‘re a #BSL or #ISL customer you can now connect with us through the @SignLiveUK video relay interpretation service....
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Beyond the Behaviours

Beyond the Behaviours

Challenging behaviour in young children has been a common theme throughout our calls following lockdown. If you are a parent...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

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An opportunity for early childhood care and education settings in the South Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh and Ards and North...
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Welcome to the 30th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
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Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 45

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Welcome to Issue 45 of ‘FYI’. Firstly, we would like to thank all of our member organisations who have continued...
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Only 5 days left to apply for up to £25k funding. DPO's COVID-19 @NatEmergTrust Emergency Fund closes on 5 October. There...
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yLink – FREE card for 16 to 23 year olds

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16-23 year olds! Check this out, from Sept 1st you get get your #yLink card for FREE until further notice...
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StopCOVID NI app

StopCOVID NI app

StopCOVID NI app is now available to 11-17-year-olds https://health-ni.gov.uk/news/new-covid-app-version-paves-way-teenage-clicks
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New contact tracing text service goes live

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A new text alert service for close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases has been introduced. It will strengthen the speed...
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How can I support my child at university?

Coronavirus restrictions are making university life very uncertain right now. This can take its toll on the student's mental health....
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How can I help my family cope emotionally with the pandemic?

Lots of us are being asked to stay at home or keep our distance right now. This can feel scary,...
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Can you hear the patter of tiny feet?

Can you hear the patter of tiny feet?

The Book Trust have put together a list of inspiring books that would make perfect gifts for new parents (if...
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Discretionary Housing Payment

Discretionary Housing Payment

Many people are still worried about paying their rent. If you’ve lost your job or your income has been reduced...
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Childhood during Coronavirus

Childhood during Coronavirus

In the last few months our frontline staff have been a vital lifeline for vulnerable children. These key workers have...
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Northern Ireland See, Hear, Respond

Northern Ireland See, Hear, Respond

Barnardos NI have launched their NEW #Emotional #Wellbeing service - See, Hear, Respond, to support vulnerable families, who are struggling...
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Download the Safeguarding App Now

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Calling all of our foster carers to join the 900 others & download our 'Fostering in a Digital World' app...
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Information for Parents and Carers

The @Education_NI information leaflet for parents and carers, which contains advice on what to to if a child or anyone...
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Our Journey Through Disability

Our Journey Through Disability

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Our Journey Through Disability. This report is the outcome of a...
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Wellbeing Sessions

Wellbeing Sessions

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Has your child been sent home from school as a result of a COVID-19 case? What are your options in...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

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Victoria Stitch is determined to take power... but will she lose sight of what's most important in the process? Find...
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Student Counselling Service

Student Counselling Service

Need to talk? If you’re a student at college or uni in NI, @InspireWBProf are here to listen. Call the...
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Healthy Eating Week

Healthy Eating Week

This week is @BNFEvents's Healthy Eating Week and we have some great tips from our expert practitioners on feeding your...
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Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day

#OutdoorClassroomDay looks a bit different in 2020. Find out how we’re helping teachers and parents to keep children connected to...
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Letters of lockdown

Letters of lockdown

Calling all children & young people in NI. Take part in our letters of lockdown and be in with a...
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Inclusion of Young People with Disabilities

The Newry Mourne and Down Local Advisory Group has co hosting a stakeholder engagement event online on 20th Oct. The...
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Children and Young People’s Survey

Aged 9-25 living in Northern Health and Social Care Trust? We want to hear from you to help improve your...
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Free online stress control classes

Free online stress control classes

Learning to recognise the signs of stress is essential for a good mental wellbeing. Visit http://ni.stresscontrol.org for free online stress...
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With the air of uncertainty we've become all too familiar with this year, it's important to practice mindfulness with your...
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If your child has recently been diagnosed as having hearing loss, we’re here to help. Grab a cuppa and join...
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CYPSP Ezine – September 2020

The latest CYPSP Ezine is now available to download here.   Please feel free to share.  To subscribe for free or...
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We are pleased to announce an exciting new programme. Linking Youth to New Careers (LYNC) provides 18-25 year olds with...
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Contact – Free online workshops

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FREE online workshops for parents with disabled children and SEN – book your place today! http://ow.ly/3v4Z50BiXAs Money matters Encouraging positive behaviour...
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Aware Weekly Online Support Groups

Did you know we offer weekly online support groups? If you are suffering from #depression, #anxiety or #bipolardisorder, AWARE's peer-led...
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Action for Children Support for Parents

There’s so much information about coronavirus out there that it can be difficult to know where to go. We’ve collected...
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Our #BookOfTheDay is so full of fun - it's giving us a massive #FridayFeeling! You and your children will love...
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New Resource – Lisburn Locality Planning

New Resource – Lisburn Locality Planning

The Lisburn locality planning group are pleased to launch a pocket sized booklet which has been designed for Parents, Families...
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Ask for Help

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Developing a Mental Health Charter

Developing a Mental Health Charter

NCB are asking young people aged 13-25 to take part in focus groups to help inform the Youth Access project on what...
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International Day of Sign Language

International Day of Sign Language

Today is the . Here are some useful tips from @NDCS_UK for communicating with young Deaf people and children, when...
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Updated guidance for school and educational settings

Updated guidance for school and educational settings

Updated guidance for school and educational settings in Northern Ireland has been published on the @Education_NI website. The guidance provides...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

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We've described our #BookOfTheDay as 'Horrible Histories meets Tom Gates'... how could you resist that? It's the brilliant #AMummyAteMyHomework  :...
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Coping with Change

Coping with Change

 Many young people may struggle to cope with change, for example, changing schools. We have created a resource to explain...
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Child Law Hub

Child Law Hub

For parents, carers, practitioners and professionals - check out our brand-new Child Law Hub with answers to some frequently asked...
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The National Lottery Community Fund NI

The National Lottery Community Fund NI

The National Lottery Community Fund NI are happy to talk to groups interested in applying, in the process of applying,...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The BookTrust #BookOfTheDay never shies away from difficult topics, but it's also full of positivity and optimism. : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/w/ways-to-make-sunshine/…  
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Keep talking and stay connected

Keep talking and stay connected

This is day 3 of top tips for children & young peole, as part of the #CovidWellbeingNI campaign 3. Keep...
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NI4Kids – Autumn Issue Out Now!

NI4Kids – Autumn Issue Out Now!

The results of our Back-To-School Survey are in, Jamie Oliver has easy everyday dinner ideas & meet the man behind...
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NEW Resource – Ards & North Down and Down locality planning

NEW Resource – Ards & North Down and Down locality planning

The Ards and North Down and Down locality planning groups are pleased to launch pocket sized booklets which have been...
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Walking on Eggshells: Non Violent Resistance Online Programme

Walking on Eggshells: Non Violent Resistance Online Programme

An eight week online programme for mums/female carers to achieve a calmer and violent free home.      
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New Covid Restrictions Guidance for Carers

New Covid Restrictions Guidance for Carers

#Carers may be concerned about what the new restrictions mean for them & the person they care for. There is...
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Parenting Week is nearly here!

Parenting Week is nearly here!

Celebrating Parenting in Challenging Times Monday 19th - Friday 23rd October. It's only one month to go before the launch...
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Who is picking me up today?

Who is picking me up today?

Many young people have anxiety over the school day and one source of anxiety can be related to who will...
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Virtual Autism Training for Professionals

Virtual Autism Training for Professionals

Our virtual 'Fundamentals of Autism' course for professionals will be held on Monday 12th October from 10am-3.30pm. This course is available...
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New Translation Hub

New Translation Hub

We have launched our new Translation Hub http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/translation-hub/… A huge thank you to all our partners who have contributed to...
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Student Mental Health Blog

Student Mental Health Blog

Our latest #coronavirus blog looks at 'Student Mental Health during COVID-19'. In response to the pandemic, a comprehensive online hub...
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Apply Now for Family Fund

Apply Now for Family Fund

We know things are difficult right now. If you have not received a grant since 1 April 2020 you will...
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Meesha Makes Friends

Meesha Makes Friends

Meesha finds it really hard to make friends - what will happen when she goes to a party and a...
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Children & Young People Advice

Children & Young People Advice

This week, @BarnardosNI are sharing info, looking at Children and Young People. Their advice looks at things they enjoy as the...
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Toybox Project

Toybox Project

Highlighting the work of the Toybox Project to celebrate #GoodRelations #GRW2020. Toybox is an early years outreach childhood programme launched...
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 29th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
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Recently Found out your Child has a disability?

Recently Found out your Child has a disability?

Have you or someone you know recently found out that your child has a disability or additional need? Order a...
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What to do if your child displays Covid19 symptoms

What to do if your child displays Covid19 symptoms

As schools reopen and children return to the classroom, we wanted to share some advice from the the @publichealthni  & @Education_NI ...
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Flu Vaccine Animation for Children

Flu Vaccine Animation for Children

Check out our new #flu animation for children. This year the childhood programme has been extended to include year 8’s....
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The B on your Thumb

The B on your Thumb

Our #BookOfTheDay is great for helping children with their spellings, but it's also just really good fun! It's #TheBOnYourThumb from...
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Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 44

Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 44

Welcome to Issue 44 of ‘FYI’. Firstly, we would like to thank all of our member organisations who have continued...
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SEN Resources

SEN Resources

A new chapter entitled 'The beginning reading programme, the importance of a balanced approach' has been added to the Resource...
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Cancer Fund for Children Groupwork

Cancer Fund for Children Groupwork

Our next Zoom group work session for children age 8-11 years is starting in Oct. If you are a parent...
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School Transport Assistance

School Transport Assistance

As #GRW2020 continues, we are sharing our video series, aimed at supporting newcomer families to help with understanding more about...
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Time to Read Campaign

Time to Read Campaign

@BookTrust’s #TimeToRead campaign has started - the initiative supports transition to primary school for 740,000 children in England and Northern...
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SUPPORTING HOMEWORK RESOURCE

SUPPORTING HOMEWORK RESOURCE

We recognise homework can be difficult for many families & young people & we have designed a new resource that...
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Online Nutrition Webinars

Online Nutrition Webinars

Feed Your Family For Less: 18 Sept https://tinyurl.com/FYFFL2 24 Sept https://tinyurl.com/FYFFL Healthy Happy Kids: Feeding Under 5s: 21 Sept https://westerntrust-hscni-net.zoom.us/j/83905921080?pwd=dWE1dmtxOVNiSDJOWm5PUGNiWGRudz09…...
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The Smile Shop

The Smile Shop

Beautifully observed illustrations, gentle humour and intricate detail - our #BookOfTheDay really is such a treasure! Do stop by #TheSmileShop...
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Outdoor Play Tips

Outdoor Play Tips

Outdoor play is critical to children’s wellbeing. From using what you have, to making sure children have the right clothing...
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Juggling Work and Caring?

Juggling Work and Caring?

If you're juggling work & #caring, check out our factsheet Your rights in work. It provides vital information about supporting...
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StopCovid App Alert – What to do

StopCovid App Alert – What to do

If you receive a Close Contact Alert as shown below you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day you...
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FREE Online Workshops

FREE Online Workshops

FREE online workshops for parents with disabled children and SEN – book your place today! http://ow.ly/3v4Z50BiXAs Money matters  Encouraging positive...
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EA video on Bullying Support

EA video on Bullying Support

Sadly, for some pupils, bullying behaviour can make school a less happy and welcoming place, but it’s important to know...
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Educational Underachievement Survey

Educational Underachievement Survey

The Expert Panel on Educational Underachievement has launched an online survey seeking views and evidence on the links between educational...
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NI Sports Strategy – Webinar 17th September 2020

NI Sports Strategy – Webinar 17th September 2020

Opportunity to share your views as a parent/carer in NI on 17 Sept on #play and its role in the...
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New Translated Education Journey videos

New Translated Education Journey videos

During #GRW2020, we’ve launched a new video series, aimed at supporting newcomer families to help with understanding more about education...
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Llama Out Loud

Llama Out Loud

Yasmin Shah is a quiet girl in a REALLY loud family... and then a magical toy llama bursts into her...
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Share your Experiences of Childcare

Share your Experiences of Childcare

Childcare is a key economic enabler & was a major issue for @niexecutive  during COVID-19. We need all parents in NI...
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Taking Action on Eating Disorders

Taking Action on Eating Disorders

This week, as part of the #CovidWellbeingNI Partnership, we have put together some information for those caring and supporting someone...
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Young People make your Voice heard

Young People make your Voice heard

We want to know what young people need and want from our #mentalhealth services in NI! We have launched a...
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Covid19 Impact on Unpaid Carers

Covid19 Impact on Unpaid Carers

This survey will help better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact unpaid #carers. Your responses will provide vital...
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Mermaid Atlas

Mermaid Atlas

We're all about Mermaid Mondays! So our #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant #MermaidAtlas from @TheClayborg and @MirenAsiainLora  - a fantastic guide...
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Worried about Homelessness?

Worried about Homelessness?

It is important to know we are still here to help whenever you need it. If you’re worried about becoming...
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Good Relations Week

Good Relations Week

Good Relations Week starts today! We are hosting a programme of Storytime sessions covering themes such as diversity, acceptance and...
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Parenting Apart For Mums Programme

Parenting Apart For Mums Programme

The Parenting Apart For Mums Programme is a six week parenting programme supporting mums to minimise the impact of separation...
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Flu Programme 2020

Flu Programme 2020

We are urging everyone who falls into an eligible group to get the free #fluvaccine. This year the vaccination programme...
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The Accidental Wizard

The Accidental Wizard

We've got a magical #BookOfTheDay to kick off Friday for you! #TheAccidentalWizard by Kimberley Pauley and Jason Cockcroft is a...
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Parenting Programme Lisburn

Parenting Programme Lisburn

We will be delivering the Parenting Children's Challenging Behaviour programme online for parents in the #Lisburn area from Wed 4th...
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NCB Mental Health Services Survey

NCB Mental Health Services Survey

How are #mentalhealth services in NI for young people? We need to know!  We have launched a survey for all...
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Face Mask  Safety

Face Mask Safety

Whether its a face covering or a face mask, there are some important steps you need to remember when putting...
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World suicide prevention day

World suicide prevention day

Today is world suicide prevention day. Please know that there are services here to support you. 02871377272 and we will...
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Digital Reading Rooms

Digital Reading Rooms

Is your child feeling isolated during #COVID19? We’re proud to support @MyWellread, inviting young people aged 8-12 to join Digital Reading...
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NDCS-NI Are you Okay?

NDCS-NI Are you Okay?

We're asking deaf young people across the UK - 'Are you OK?' By filling in our survey, young people aged...
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Connected for Life – Parents Webinars

Connected for Life – Parents Webinars

'For ALL parents/carers: FREE supportive and reassuring information sessions on the challenges of parenting' Click on the link attached to...
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Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing

Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing

WATCH: This week, as part of #MentalWellbeingNI2020 campaign we are focusing on the need to CONNECT to support our mental...
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Working Together to promote Mental Wellbeing

Working Together to promote Mental Wellbeing

Tomorrow is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay Check out our recent blog post in support of @publichealthni's 'Working Together to promote Mental Wellbeing' campaign,...
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The David Cross Young People’s Fund

The David Cross Young People’s Fund

Are you working with young people aged 12 - 25 years? The David Cross Fund offers grants up to £15,000...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Inspired by traditional Middle Eastern tales, our #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic story full of jinn, sea-witches and stormbirds! Discover the...
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Getting Ready for Baby in NHSCT area!

Getting Ready for Baby in NHSCT area!

We welcome you to join our ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ zoom classes to help you feel prepared for your new...
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Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day

Get involved in #OutdoorClassroomDay on 5 Nov - a day celebrating outdoor play & learning. Find out more at http://bit.ly/335G3yh...
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Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service

Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service

This week for #WorldSuicidePreventionDay  our Child Bereavement service is sharing stories they use to support children and young people who...
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Youth Mental Health

Youth Mental Health

If your child has faced challenges in going #backtoschool, it’s important to talk about it with them openly about it....
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Donut The Destroyer

Donut The Destroyer

#DonutTheDestroyer has been born into a family of legendary villains - so what will happen when she goes to a...
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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

#WSPD2020 is on 10th September. This week, we'll be sharing our guides on how you can cope with suicidal feelings,...
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Working Together to Promote Mental Wellbeing

Working Together to Promote Mental Wellbeing

PHA have launched ‘Working Together to Promote Mental Wellbeing' with @profsiobhanon Interim Mental Health Champion. For 5 weeks we focus...
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Mentally Healthy Schools

Mentally Healthy Schools

It's been an exciting week for the #MentallyHealthySchools team as the site, packed with mental health resources, became available UK-wide!...
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School Bus Safety Guide

School Bus Safety Guide

Now the kids are back to school, teach your child how to be safer around school buses. To help keep...
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EA Back to School Programme

EA Back to School Programme

The ‘Back to School’ programme has been developed by EA Primary Behaviour Support & Provisions. It offers pupils the opportunity...
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PHA Back to School Blog

PHA Back to School Blog

Our latest #COVID19 blog with @RelateNI  titled 'Back to school' looks at how we can support our children as they adjust...
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Down and Ards & North Down CYPSP LPG Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down CYPSP LPG Fortnightly News

Fortnightly News 28th Edition September 2020 Welcome to this bumper 28th edition of Fortnightly News, the E-newsletter which shares information...
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Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

This FREE #training aims to assist practitioners to provide support for children and young people who are suffering from the...
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Indemnity Letters Issued to Childminders

Indemnity Letters Issued to Childminders

#Childcare Providers @Education_NI  Letters of Indemnity have been emailed to all OPEN childminders. If you haven't received one you should...
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How is your family doing?

How is your family doing?

With #schoolsreopening each child may react differently & each family may face different challenges. Help @EmergingMindsUK understand how your family is...
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Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 3 September 2020

Southern Area LPG Newsletter – 3 September 2020

Welcome to Issue 43 of ‘FYI’. Firstly, we would like to thank all of our member organisations who have continued...
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Share your Story with Marcus Rashford

Share your Story with Marcus Rashford

I’d like to hear from those who have fallen into difficulty and are struggling to access food for their children,...
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Living with Sight Loss Courses

Living with Sight Loss Courses

RNIB is offering Living with Sight Loss courses for adults of all ages including friends and family. This virtual course...
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Tax Free Childcare

Tax Free Childcare

As children begin to return to schools across the UK, don’t forget that many parents will be eligible for Tax-Free...
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BBC Bitesize Here for You

BBC Bitesize Here for You

It's #BackToSchool2020 time and we're back too! Here's what we're doing to support teachers, parents and students this autumn. Primary...
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Workable NI open for Applications

Workable NI open for Applications

Workable NI is OPEN for applications! If you're about to start a job or need support in your existing job...
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Covid Wellbeing NI

Covid Wellbeing NI

Due to the pandemic, more people than ever are facing financial uncertainty. This week, as part of #CovidWellbeingNI, our Mental...
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InvestiGators Book of the Day

InvestiGators Book of the Day

Meet the #InvestiGators! With puns aplenty and lots of fun, children will love joining Mango and Brash as they try...
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Self Help Guides

Self Help Guides

It's as important to look after your mental health a well as your physical health. There are a number of...
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Mentally Healthy Schools

Mentally Healthy Schools

#MentallyHealthySchools is now UK-wide! Teachers across the UK can find curriculum-specific resources, a resource library filterable by country & relevant...
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Migrant Centre BAME Recovery Fund

Migrant Centre BAME Recovery Fund

We are officially launching MCNI BAME Covid-19 Recovery Fund which is open to BAME-led organisations across NI. Migrant Centre NI...
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Car Sharing Advice

Car Sharing Advice

At this time please avoid car sharing, but if you have to share a car, please follow these simple steps......
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Self Care Calendar

Self Care Calendar

Keep calm, stay wise and be kind.  New Calendar for September from @actionhappiness 
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Call for CYPSP Reps

Call for CYPSP Reps

The recruitment process for community, voluntary & BAME sector representatives to the Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) is...
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Back to School video

Back to School video

New video that Great Ormond Street Hospital are now using to help children with anxieties about going back to school....
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Home to School Transport

Home to School Transport

Back to school? Watch our short video on travelling on home to school transport. For more info visit our website...
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Parent advice

Parent advice

As school resumes for all children some are likely to be anxious about going back after such a long break....
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First Day at School?

First Day at School?

Are your little ones starting to get nervous about their first day of school or nursery? We've put together a...
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Covid Wellbeing NI Hub

Covid Wellbeing NI Hub

Check out the #CovidwellbeingNI Hub packed with information, self-help guides, helpline numbers and information to help people of all ages...
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Playing and Learning outdoors

Playing and Learning outdoors

PlayBoard has developed new materials in liaison with @Education_NI's Children & Young People’s Strategy team for primary schools, highlighting the importance...
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Help with Numbers and Counting

Help with Numbers and Counting

Want to help your young child with numbers and counting? Try out Bud's Number Garden! We're absolutely buzzing about it....