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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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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

We're kicking off Monday with a wonderful #BookOfTheDay - Lyla might live in 2099, but she still faces many of...
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Prince’s Trust NI

Prince’s Trust NI

16-30 & want to gain some new skills and increase your employability? Why not join one of our online courses...
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NEW GP URGENT CARE PHONE LINE

NEW GP URGENT CARE PHONE LINE

We have a new urgent care phone line for GPs in the Newry and Mourne area - to help make...
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Colin SureStart

Colin SureStart

Here's what's on this week in Colin Sure Start! We have 2 summer activities on Tuesday and Thursday being run...
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 24th edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
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‘Reimagining Education In Northern Ireland’ Webinar – Resources now available

‘Reimagining Education In Northern Ireland’ Webinar – Resources now available

DAILY UPDATE (3rd July 2020) On Friday 19th June 2020, NCB and Playboard NI held an online seminar and invited...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

With codes to crack and three fantastic young heroes, our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for any young gamers! Strap yourselves in...
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Your Voice Matters

Your Voice Matters

Your Voice Matters https://youtu.be/vQA5IJuzpWU via @YouTube Watch our short video to find out about our survey of 5-18 year olds...
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Supporting Children

Supporting Children

Play is incredibly valuable for all children. Our new doc 'Supporting children with additional needs through play' produced with the...
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Carers NI

Carers NI

From Monday 6th, revised @healthdpt guidance will allow people to visit loved ones in hospital & care home settings again....
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Childcare Providers

Childcare Providers

Childcare Providers ... as your services are re-opening again ... please check your details are correct and up-to-date on FSNI....
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Prince’s Trust – Skills for Work

Prince’s Trust – Skills for Work

Unlock Skills for Work is our new free, flexible course starting on Mon 6th July for people aged 16-30 to...
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Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 3 July 2020

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 3 July 2020

This week’s Family Support Hub Newsletter (which has now moved to fortnightly) is attached and available to download at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/fs-hubs/COVID-19-Family-Support-Newsletter.pdf...
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Parent / Teen Communication – OCNNI Accredited online training

Parent / Teen Communication – OCNNI Accredited online training

  PARENT/TEEN COMMUNICATION - OCNNI Accredited online training These FREE online ZOOM workshops are for anyone who works/volunteers with teens,...
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Safer shopping guidance

Safer shopping guidance

The Public Health Agency have released safer shopping guidance and it's available in 12 different languages. Visit http://pha.site/SaferShop for posters
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New SHSCT Venue Locator from CYPSP

New SHSCT Venue Locator from CYPSP

DAILY UPDATE (2nd July 2020)  Due to support services wanting to introduce new social distancing services, CYPSP have developed a...
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Play is so Important

Play is so Important

We believe that play is more important now than ever. This brilliant information sheet from @playboard_ aims to help teachers,...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay could convert even the most seasoned arachnophobe! We've completely fallen for #MiltonTheMegastar by @emmydee73 and @AlexGGriffiths Spider https://booktrust.org.uk/book/m/milton-the-megastar/...
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New Parents’ Survey

New Parents’ Survey

Coronavirus and schools reopening. Please share! Includes option for #parents of children with #SEND.  https://parentkind.org.uk/News/New-Parents-Survey---Coronavirus-and-schools-reopening  #parentshaveasay
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Resilience Calendar for July

Resilience Calendar for July

Check out the latest @actionhappiness resilience calendar, providing excellent tips and notes of positivity to take you through July.
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Sure Start NI Evaluation

Sure Start NI Evaluation

An extremely positive ETI evaluation report showcasing the first class range of Sure Start Practice across NI. It's a testament...
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EISS open to referrals

EISS open to referrals

EISS is still here! The Early Intervention Support Service helps children & families overcome a wide range of issues. During...
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Childcare Providers

Childcare Providers

Please see link to Childcare Partnership Infection Prevention and Control Training Resource. https://bit.ly/2BkGZVU  You should download this PDF document.  Self...
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Parenting Self Care Tips

Parenting Self Care Tips

  Part of being able to embrace more opportunities for self-care is reducing your expectations. We live in a society...
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‘COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations’

‘COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations’

Daily Update 01 July 'COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations’ - New Policy Position Paper by Equality Commission for NI A...
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Transform your Future with a Part-time Course at SERC

Transform your Future with a Part-time Course at SERC

A former student of South Eastern Regional College (SERC) about to embark on a second career, is urging others to...
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Translated Educational Resources

Translated Educational Resources

The Education Authority have made a number of educational resources available on their website translated into a number of languages...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Happy #July1, everybody! We're so excited about the start of a new month, so we're kicking off with a super...
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Behaviour Q&A Session 2 July

Behaviour Q&A Session 2 July

There are some general rules that will help you manage your child’s day-to-day behaviour if they are struggling to make...
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Childcare Available to all Parents

Childcare Available to all Parents

Ministers Robin Swann and Peter Weir have confirmed that the definition of keyworker will no longer apply for access to...
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Bitesize Daily – what’s on today?

Bitesize Daily – what’s on today?

Watch #BBCBitesizeDaily from 9am on @BBCiPlayer or Red Button! http://bbc.in/BitesizeDaily  Finished watching? Time for online Daily Lessons! http://bbc.in/BitesizeDailyLessons  
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Make a Rainstick

Make a Rainstick

Here's an easy guide to making your own rainstick - to listen to the magical sound of the rain #PlayAtHome
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Unlock Skills For Work” Programme from The Prince’s Trust

Unlock Skills For Work” Programme from The Prince’s Trust

Daily Update 30 June The Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland are delivering a new employability programme called “Unlock Skills for...
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Supporting children going back to school

Supporting children going back to school

Download the new guidance from @BPSOfficial to help children, particularly those who are vulnerable, cope with the return to school....
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Resources to help students

Resources to help students

Transitions to new classes and schools will be more difficult for students due to #coronavirus. Check out these new resources...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

We're kicking off the day with a beautiful #BookOfTheDay! #InvisibleNature by @catherine_barr and Anne Wilson is a marvellous exploration of...
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Online Safety At Home – Online Gaming

Online Safety At Home – Online Gaming

The theme for this week's #OnlineSafetyAtHome activity packs is online gaming! For simple, fun educational activities for children aged 4-14+,...
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Princes Trust NI – Unlock Skills for Work

Princes Trust NI – Unlock Skills for Work

Unlock Skills for Work is our new free, flexible course starting on Mon 6th July for people aged 16-30 to...
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Autism NI New Virtual Training Sessions

Autism NI New Virtual Training Sessions

Autism NI are offering 3 free virtual training sessions for parents/carers on using visuals, using a structured approach, and behaviour....
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Employers for Childcare Digital Newsletter

Employers for Childcare Digital Newsletter

Stay up to date with all the latest developments in childcare with our digital newsletters for parents, employers & childcare...
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Latest Childcare Advice

Latest Childcare Advice

Latest #Childcare Advice during #Covid19 has been issued today for Parents and Childcare Providers https://bit.ly/31s1I4D
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Book Trust – Grief and bereavement

Book Trust – Grief and bereavement

Grief and bereavement are difficult emotions for anyone to process, let alone children. We've put together a list of books...
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Coronavirus and Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Coronavirus and Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

DAILY UPDATE (29th June 2020)  Best Beginnings work to engage, equip, educate and empower parents, from conception, to maximise their...
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Mae Murray Virtual Sessions

Mae Murray Virtual Sessions

Mae Murray Virtual Sessions This week
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The Law Centre NI

The Law Centre NI

Our website can now be translated in to 59 different languages at the click of a button, helping you access...
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Princes Trust Courses this Week

Princes Trust Courses this Week

Why not join one of our online courses and #StartSomething! All of our courses are free and will take place...
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Self Care Parenting Tips

Self Care Parenting Tips

Sometimes we put ourselves under more pressure because we assume other are expecting more of us than what they actually...
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Diabetes Helpline Update

Diabetes Helpline Update

The Diabetes Helpline and email support service will be stood down from Sunday June 28th 2020. The helpline was established...
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Victim Support NI – Here for You

Victim Support NI – Here for You

Our teams continue to work to help victims of crime. We offer support and information & can also provide hate...
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Rise and shine everyone, it’s SCIENCE WEEK!

Rise and shine everyone, it’s SCIENCE WEEK!

What's coming up on #BBCBitesizeDaily today? Watch from 9am on @BBCiPlayer and Red Button http://bbc.in/BitesizeDaily Then check out our Daily...
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Contact Listening Ear Service

Contact Listening Ear Service

Are you a parent caring for a child with a disability or additional needs who is looking for a listening...
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Looking for a Suitable Venue?

Looking for a Suitable Venue?

Due to support services wanting to introduce new social distancing services CYPSP have developed a new resource to help individuals/groups...
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Free Virtual Membership Libraries NI

Free Virtual Membership Libraries NI

FREE access to eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines available to download to your table or mobile device in minutes. For those...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Are you ready to join the Doctor for an incredible adventure? Our #BookOfTheDay is the marvellous #TheMazeOfDoom by @DavidSolomons2, Beatriz...
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Carers UK – Help with Benefits – DLA

Carers UK – Help with Benefits – DLA

If you're looking after a child with a health condition or disability who is under the age of 16 years...
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Childcare – Latest Developments

Childcare – Latest Developments

Things have been changing quickly in the childcare sector as lockdown has eased. It’s important parents & childcare providers know...
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Housing Rights & Advice in Ten Languages

Housing Rights & Advice in Ten Languages

Housing Rights has produced advice on housing and coronavirus, available in ten languages. http://ow.ly/1J9s50zmbR7  
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Belfast Recovery College Webinars – Anxiety and Covid19

Belfast Recovery College Webinars – Anxiety and Covid19

We are running 3 FREE Webinars next week - Anxiety and Covid19 - Wed 1st July 2pm-3pm Compassion selfcare and...
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Coronavirus, Children & You – Advice & Resources from the UK Children’s Commissioner

Coronavirus, Children & You – Advice & Resources from the UK Children’s Commissioner

DAILY UPDATE (26th June 2020)  There have been big changes in our lives because of Coronavirus and so the UK...
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BBC Bitesize – It’s Friday!!!

BBC Bitesize – It’s Friday!!!

Watch #BBCBitesizeDaily from 9am http://bbc.in/BitesizeDaily Head to our website for your Daily Lessons http://bbc.in/BitesizeDailyLessons… Enjoy your weekend!
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SHSCT Bereavement Helpline

SHSCT Bereavement Helpline

Remember if you would like to talk to someone, we have professionals with knowledge, experience and insight into grief and...
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Doll’s House

Doll’s House

At https://minimadthings.com/blogs/news/cardboard-box-dolls-house you’ll see a really easy guide to making a doll's house by arranging different sized cardboard boxes together....
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What’s your favourite bedtime story?

What’s your favourite bedtime story?

BookTrust have put together a list of lovely titles that you and your little ones will enjoy snuggling up with...
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Maternity Services

Maternity Services

Maternity services are open for business. If you are pregnant please seek help if you have any concerns about you...
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Guidance for Parents and Carers

Guidance for Parents and Carers

It's vital that children stay safe and are protected from harm. New guidance for parents and carers about the increased...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust's #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic story that will have you dreaming of your next adventure! #WhereTheWildernessLives is another wonderful...
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Employers for Childcare

Employers for Childcare

New indicative dates for reopening a range of facilities in NI - many of which will be of interest to...
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Tips for Returning to School

Tips for Returning to School

Preparing for transitioning back to school is something parents are worried about. Here is an info sheet with the key...
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Talking to children and young people

Talking to children and young people

Have your children been picking up their school reports this week? They might have a lot of questions and worries...
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Summer reads for teens

Summer reads for teens

There's nothing better than getting stuck into a brilliant book when it's hot like this! We've picked out some great...
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Southern Area LPGs FYI Newsletter 25th June 2020

Southern Area LPGs FYI Newsletter 25th June 2020

Welcome to Issue 38 of ‘FYI’. We have recently met all of our Locality Planning Groups online and it’s been...
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PRONI Stay Home Memories Project

PRONI Stay Home Memories Project

DAILY UPDATE (25th June 2020)  As the Official Archive for Northern Ireland, PRONI will receive and archive records of the...
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COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations

COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations

A new policy position paper published by the Commission entitled ‘COVID-19 and Education: Equality Considerations.  It sets out 12 recommendations...
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Ascert Parent/Carer Support Sessions

Ascert Parent/Carer Support Sessions

After a very successful first block of Parent/Carer support sessions Caroline and Geoff will be back online on a Tuesday...
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Parenting Self Care Tips

Parenting Self Care Tips

Following on from yesterday's tip on how we can take more opportunities for self-care - prioritise tasks on your to-do...
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How does Contact Tracing Work?

How does Contact Tracing Work?

Contact tracing for COVID-19 - how it works. Find out more on contact tracing and testing at http://pha.site/coronavirus
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East Belfast Recycle School Uniform Scheme

East Belfast Recycle School Uniform Scheme

Have you a School Uniform that no longer fits and is still in good condition?
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Bitesize Daily

Bitesize Daily

Good morning #Homeschooling heroes! Watch #BBCBitesizeDaily from 9am on @BBCiPlayer and Red Button http://bbc.in/BitesizeDaily Then head to our website for...
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Left In Lockdown Survey Findings

Left In Lockdown Survey Findings

In May, we reached out to over 4,000 families of disabled children to ask how they had been impacted by...
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Onside Free Digital Training

Onside Free Digital Training

If you know someone with a disability who is cocooning or shielding but they are not online - we can...
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New Interim Mental Health Champion Appointed

New Interim Mental Health Champion Appointed

Professor Siobhán O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at @UlsterUni , has accepted the role of interim Mental Health Champion...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

-*Oh no! Erika's stuck in the Dreamscape... will she be able to defeat the Heebie Jeebies and find her way...
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BHSCT Survey – How did Covid impact your treatment

BHSCT Survey – How did Covid impact your treatment

How did Covid-19 impact on your treatment or care within Belfast Trust? Complete our survey online now https://tinyurl.com/yourfeedbackmattersBHSCT Alternatively, you...
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Coping with worries about children’s education

Coping with worries about children’s education

Parents have been really concerned about their children's education over the lockdown period. Funding from @CFNIreland has enabled us to...
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PCSPs – Engaging Young People Through Youth Work & Outreach Projects

PCSPs – Engaging Young People Through Youth Work & Outreach Projects

Daily Update 24 June  PCSPs (Policing Community Safety Partnerships) are local bodies made up of councillors and independent people from...
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Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping Kids Safe Online

We’re all spending more time at home and that usually means more time online. @PoliceServiceNI have produced a short video...
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Unpaid Carers

Unpaid Carers

The government is changing its shielding guidance. Find out what the changes mean for unpaid #carers & those they look...
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Online Safety at Home – Livestreaming

Online Safety at Home – Livestreaming

The theme for the latest #OnlineSafetyAtHome activity packs is livestreaming! For simple, fun and educational activities for children aged 4-14+,...
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Covid Drawings

Covid Drawings

  Would your child like to draw their experiences of the coronavirus crisis? The Department of Psychology at Staffordshire University...
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Are you working at a BBC Children in Need funded project?

Are you working at a BBC Children in Need funded project?

Are you working at a BBC Children in Need funded project? If so, we would love to hear from you...
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Survey of Children and Young People (aged 5 to 18 years)

Survey of Children and Young People (aged 5 to 18 years)

Calling children & young people aged 5-18 across NI - we know how important #play is & we know Covid-19...
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Book Trust stories about pyramids and pharaohs

Book Trust stories about pyramids and pharaohs

If your children are fascinated by Ancient Egypt, don't miss this from Flyntlock Bones author Derek Keilty - he's sharing...
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Self Care Podcast

Self Care Podcast

Grab a cuppa & join Emma and Lauren for a catch up! Discussing feelings on lockdown being eased, coffee, fresh...
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Belfast Recovery College Webinars

Belfast Recovery College Webinars

Upcoming @BelfastTrust Recovery College webinars including Anxiety and COVID-19, Compassion, self-care and resilience & Introduction to psychological therapies. See posters...
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National Deaf Children’s Society

National Deaf Children’s Society

Each month, we'll be hosting free online information and advice sessions for professionals who support or work with #deaf children...
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How Coronavirus has affected the LGBT community

How Coronavirus has affected the LGBT community

For many young LGBT people, the #coronavirus lockdown has meant that they no longer have the respite of their friends,...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

We have an absolutely beautiful #BookOfTheDay for you this morning! #MrsNoahsGarden from @JackieMorrisArt and @mrjamesmayhew is a beautiful tribute to...
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De-clutter Your Mind

De-clutter Your Mind

It can be hard to even entertain the idea of #SelfCare when you feel like you've so many other things...
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Emerging Minds Webinars

Emerging Minds Webinars

Emerging Minds webinars - supporting children and young people through the Covid-19 pandemic. These webinars brought together experts to share...
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Booktrust Bring You a Little Magic

Booktrust Bring You a Little Magic

Need a bit of sparkle in your life? We've put together a list of wonderful books about unicorns to bring...
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Housing Executive Homelessness Line

Housing Executive Homelessness Line

If you’re worried about losing your home during #COVID19 please get in touch. Ring our Homelessness Line on 03448 920...
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Alcohol and your emotions

Alcohol and your emotions

For our next tip we are looking at alcohol and your emotions. Alcohol is a depressant and can lead to...
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Linking Generations in Northern Ireland During COVID-19

Linking Generations in Northern Ireland During COVID-19

DAILY UPDATE (23rd June 2020)  The Linking Generations Northern Ireland team is dedicated to trying to be a support during...
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Mental Health At Work

Mental Health At Work

It's #WorldWellbeingWeek, and as lots of people are returning to work, they may be feeling anxious or stressed. Check out...
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Carers Allowance

Carers Allowance

If you look after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be able to claim Carers Allowance...
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NSPCC – Look, say, sing and play

NSPCC – Look, say, sing and play

When your child looks at you, and you respond, they make new connections in their brain.  Right now we know...
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Futures Project Online

Futures Project Online

Are you aged 16-24? Do you want to find your future? Then @Futures4Youth is launching a new online course for...
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Family Benefits Advice

Family Benefits Advice

Our Family Benefits Advice Service is here to offer advice & guidance on a wide range of childcare & work...
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Aware Mindfulness Sessions

Aware Mindfulness Sessions

Mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety & helps with depression and sleep problems. Our free hour-long Zoom sessions can be joined...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is packed full of daring escapades, edge-of-your-seat tension, and bright, believable characters! You will love #TheWinterborneHomeForVengeanceAndValour from @OfficiallyAlly:...
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Employers for Childcare want to hear from you

Employers for Childcare want to hear from you

Are you a key worker whose childcare provider stayed open & was a lifeline during the COVID19 pandemic in allowing...
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SHSCT – Celebrate National Breastfeeding week

SHSCT – Celebrate National Breastfeeding week

Don't forget to join our Big Virtual Latch on this Wednesday as we celebrate National Breastfeeding Week. See below for...
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Daisy Lodge Short Breaks

Daisy Lodge Short Breaks

Following feedback from families and the easing of lockdown restrictions our short breaks service will recommence from 3rd July. We...
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Additional Funding for HSC Foster Carers

Additional Funding for HSC Foster Carers

To acknowledge the additional costs incurred due to the Covid-19 lockdown, there will be additional short term funding to support...
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Self Care Tips

Self Care Tips

This week we're going to be exploring #SelfCare. The first of this weeks tips is to be aware of what...
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New COVID-19 Support Resource For Families

New COVID-19 Support Resource For Families

DAILY UPDATE (22nd June 2020) During the Covid-19 crisis Mencap NI has been working in partnership with a number of...
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School Uniform Swap Shop

School Uniform Swap Shop

We're taking part in the Uniform Swap shop. You can drop good conditioned uniforms to any of the points below...
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Recommendations for School Re-Opening

Recommendations for School Re-Opening

In considering the resumption of schools during the current phase of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it is critical...
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Roe Valley Arts – Movement Month

Roe Valley Arts – Movement Month

Join in our Movement Month and stretch out your neck and shoulders today! These stretches are a great way to...
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Strong Partnerships Webinar

Strong Partnerships Webinar

Don’t miss this FREE webinar on Thursday 25 June at 9am, where we’ll be sharing our experience and advice on...
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Supporting Learning

Supporting Learning

Recently added to C2K Media Library: Resources for teachers on blended learning. Primary https://sway.office.com/fGiPRZ9erLTnXDhy… Post-Primary https://sway.office.com/JbEgePVXEFWEPqyh… Access all support materials...
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Princes Trust NI – Online Courses

Princes Trust NI – Online Courses

16-30 & want to gain some new skills and increase your employability? Why not join one of our online courses...
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Power of Pictures

Power of Pictures

Pictures are so powerful - and not just for little children! Our Illustrator in Residence @ed_vere is passionate about getting...
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Family Fund

Family Fund

If you have experience or an understanding of the challenges faced by families raising a disabled or seriously ill child...
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Understanding Social Distancing

Understanding Social Distancing

New guidance has been announced about face coverings and exceptions. Our information cards for going out have been updated to...
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Great Grub Club

Great Grub Club

For lots of healthy recipes including traffic light lollies and funny face pizzas go to https://greatgrubclub.com You'll also find puzzles,...
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BookTrust Home Time

BookTrust Home Time

We've got a wonderful #BookTrustHomeTime storytime for you today! @carylhart1 is back, and this time she's taking us on a...
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Unlock Skills for Work

Unlock Skills for Work

Unlock skills for work with The Prince's Trust  | The Prince's Trust | The Prince's Trust are launching a new,...
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Libraries NI Weekday Stories

Libraries NI Weekday Stories

Good Morning! Have a look at this weeks Children's stories available via the link from 2.30pm - 3.00pm every weekday!...
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Recognise and Overcome Trauma

Recognise and Overcome Trauma

How to Recognise & Overcome Trauma via @MindfulOnline.  Trauma is an emotional response to a negative event. Coming to realise...
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Know your calories!

Know your calories!

The PHA is partnering with FSA NI to highlight ways to check calories to avoid eating or drinking more than...
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The Seed of Compassion

The Seed of Compassion

We're kicking off the week with a beautiful #BookOfTheDay that celebrates kindness! #TheSeedOfCompassion from His Holiness @DalaiLama and illustrator Bao...
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Dads Project Podcast

Dads Project Podcast

The latest episode of the Parenting NI Podcast is live! Emma & Cahir talk about how this time of isolation...
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Bereavement Advice

Bereavement Advice

Lottie’s dad died when she was 3. Now she’s 13, we asked her about her experience of #FathersDay over the...
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Carers Emergency Card

Carers Emergency Card

You can now download & print off our Carers' Emergency Card from our website. Carrying the card will let emergency...
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New School Day Guidance

New School Day Guidance

Education Minister Peter Weir has today published new guidance setting out how schools should plan for the new school day....
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Online Safety at Home Activity Pack

Online Safety at Home Activity Pack

How much do you know about the livestreaming apps your teenager loves? You’re about to find out with this week’s...
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Princes Trust NI

Princes Trust NI

16-30 & struggling to cope recently? Feeling anxious about the future? We're running a wellbeing session on Tues 16th June...
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Covid-19 on our Mental Health and Well-being

Covid-19 on our Mental Health and Well-being

In our latest blog post - Geraldine Hamilton discusses the impact of #Covid-19 on our mental health and well-being. #MensHealthWeek...
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Heads Together

Heads Together

This Pride month, we want every member of the LGBTQ+ community to know that if you are feeling stressed, anxious...
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High Five Newsletter

High Five Newsletter

Issue 6 of our High Five newsletter is online now! Visit https://bit.ly/2YSDLQS
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Newly Launched CovidWellbeingNI Online Hub

Newly Launched CovidWellbeingNI Online Hub

DAILY UPDATE (19th June 2020)  A new virtual wellbeing hub to promote positive mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic has...
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Refugee Resettlement Project

Refugee Resettlement Project

As part of #RefugeeWeek2020, Ibrahem shares his story of how he fled ISIS by dinghy. Read his story and find...
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Get ready to toot toot and tee hee!

Get ready to toot toot and tee hee!

The brilliant @scribblestreet is here for a #BookTrustHomeTime singalong, with his book She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain. Head over...
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Family Fund

Family Fund

Thinking of applying but struggling with the application? Watch our animation on how to apply - https://youtu.be/vS5YC1jpOyw  
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PlayBoardNI – Mini Water Butt

PlayBoardNI – Mini Water Butt

A homemade water butt is a great way to collect rain water to water the plants in your garden. This...
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You, your child and alcohol

You, your child and alcohol

As a parent the subject of alcohol is likely to come up with your child. ‘You, your child and alcohol’...
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ParentLine NI

ParentLine NI

We're at the end of another week, we hope you're doing ok. Just a reminder that Parentline is open to...
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Improving Early Childhood Development

Improving Early Childhood Development

In March, @WHO published new guidelines on improving early childhood development. It recognised the importance of responsive caregiving alongside early...
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Barnardos NI – Back to School

Barnardos NI – Back to School

Going back to school can be nerve-wracking for children, so Beth, one of our brilliant project workers has created this...
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Guidance for Childcare Providers

Guidance for Childcare Providers

Useful guidance to assist childcare providers to reopen on @familysupportni website: http://ow.ly/msEd30qRhwd For any questions on childcare, call our Family...
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Book Trust – Friday Feeling

Book Trust – Friday Feeling

We've got such a #FridayFeeling thanks to our #BookOfTheDay - it's the wonderful #LlamaGlamarama from @simonjamesgreen and @ICanDrawDinos. It's all...
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Extern NI – Refugee Week

Extern NI – Refugee Week

Every day, people make one of the most difficult decisions in their lives: to leave their homes in search of...
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Support  for Vulnerable Children and Young People this Summer

Support for Vulnerable Children and Young People this Summer

Education Minister Peter Weir has outlined plans to help support vulnerable children and young people this summer. Proposals include special...
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Autism NI – Going Shopping

Autism NI – Going Shopping

With more shops opening, we have created a social story which uses visuals to help explain the rules when out...
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Executive Update – Childcare

Executive Update – Childcare

Positive development as @niexecutive announces the keyworker definition for childcare won’t apply from 29 June allowing all parents to access...
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CAMHS Resources Website

CAMHS Resources Website

DAILY UPDATE (18th June 2020)  At present, COVID-19 is the cause of much anxiety and concern for young people and...
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Intercultural Education Service

Intercultural Education Service

Find out about some of the work that EA’s Intercultural Education Service is doing to help support families from the...
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Autistic Pride Day

Autistic Pride Day

In this lovely interview, Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden explains how her book Bear Shaped was influenced by a chance encounter - and...
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Wildlife Watch – Footprints

Wildlife Watch – Footprints

Have you tried identifying footprints you spot in your garden or out walking? You could make your own using toy...
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My family arrived just before lockdown

My family arrived just before lockdown

Refugee Week story of incredible resilience: Fouad has experienced great hardship since moving to the North East of England from...
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A new life for me

A new life for me

In our research report 'A New Life for Me' we asked refugee children and families about their experience resettling in...
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Refugee Week 2020

Refugee Week 2020

We recently delivered activity & wellbeing packs to 104 Syrian children we support. Many of the children had only recently...
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Libraries NI Recommendation

Libraries NI Recommendation

This Refugee Week (15 – 21 June 2020), we’re inviting you to explore the theme of ‘Imagine’. “We read to...
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Talk to your child about Online Safety

Talk to your child about Online Safety

There are reports of a rise in child grooming online during lockdown, so this fab set of resources from @NSPCC...
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Picture Books for Children about Refugees

Picture Books for Children about Refugees

Picture books are a great way to help young children to learn more about the plight of refugees, so here's...
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Covid Wellbeing NI Website

Covid Wellbeing NI Website

Have you checked out the #CovidWellbeingNI website? The online hub gives everyone access to mental health info on a full...
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New Welcome To The World Online – Dry Arch Sure Start

New Welcome To The World Online – Dry Arch Sure Start

The Welcome to the World programme focuses on the emotional health of the parents and baby, and the relationships between...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

We're very excited that the next #CeriAndDeri book is here from @themaxlow - The Very Smelly Telly Show is so...
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Anytime is Chatting Time

Anytime is Chatting Time

Did you know a calm brain learns more easily? If your child is calm they feel safe, loved & ready...
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Refugee Week Activities

Refugee Week Activities

There are over 6,500 languages spoken around the world. Can you welcome people in the local area by creating a...
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How does foodbank Work?

How does foodbank Work?

Want to know more about how #foodbanks typically work? Watch our video to find out! #Foodbanks may have changed the...
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Book Buzz

Book Buzz

Our #MyBookbuzzBookOfTheDay is a fantastic read for anyone who is fascinated by unexplained phenomena! We're so excited that Bookbuzz students...
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Fostering Process for Unaccompanied Children

Fostering Process for Unaccompanied Children

It's @RefugeeWeek!  What happens when young people, from all over the world, leave their home country to flee danger and...
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Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 17 June 2020

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 17 June 2020

This week’s Family Support Hub Newsletter (which has now moved to fortnightly) is attached and available to download at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/fs-hubs/COVID-19-Family-Support-Newsletter.pdf...
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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 – 15th to 21st June

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 – 15th to 21st June

DAILY UPDATE (17th June 2020)  Northern Ireland’s Alcohol Awareness Week, supported by the Public Health Agency and the five Drug...
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Mindful Yoga – 22 June 2020

Mindful Yoga – 22 June 2020

New Mindful Yoga Monday 22nd at 8pm Starting Monday our Complementary Therapist Patsy will be delivering weekly Mindful Yoga sessions...
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Men’s Mental Health

Men’s Mental Health

As Men's Health Week continues, we look at the pressure male stereotypes place on our men, plus other aspects of...
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Extension to Definition of Key Worker

Extension to Definition of Key Worker

The definition of a key worker for the purposes of accessing childcare in NI has now been extended to include...
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BookTrust Give Away

BookTrust Give Away

  'Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!' Dr Seuss's Oh, The Places...
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Volunteer Now – VTraining Newsletter

Volunteer Now – VTraining Newsletter

Check out our monthly newsletter VTraining! This edition contains all our upcoming webinars, as well as info on our FREE...
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ni4kids Magazine – Summer Issue Out Now

ni4kids Magazine – Summer Issue Out Now

(Home) school will soon be out for the summer so we've squeezed as much fun as we possibly can into...
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Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule

For some individuals on the spectrum, having a weekly schedule or planner to note the main activities of that week...
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CEOP – Online Safety at Home Activity Pack

CEOP – Online Safety at Home Activity Pack

This week's #OnlineSafetyAtHome activity pack for children aged 8-10 will support them to identify different types of attention and help...
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Home to School Transport Online Applications

Home to School Transport Online Applications

If you require any support or assistance in completing an online application contact our School Transport Online Applications Helpdesk on...
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The Boy at the Back of the Class

The Boy at the Back of the Class

It's #RefugeeWeek, so today we've got the fantastic @OnjaliRauf on #BookTrustHomeTime reading her BRILLIANT book The Boy at the Back...
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PlayBoardNI – Play at Home

PlayBoardNI – Play at Home

For today's #PlayAtHome idea, check out how to make a simple sundial at http://science-sparks.com/how-to-make-a-sundial/… All you need is a pen/chalk,...
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Book Trust – Books featuring LGBT+ families

Book Trust – Books featuring LGBT+ families

It's #PrideMonth, but we know it can sometimes be hard to find picture books which reflect different family set-ups. So...
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Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Social and Emotional Learning Fun The weather has gotten cloudy again and we are still all standing safe at home...
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Caring and COVID-19

Caring and COVID-19

New research released today in partnership with @CircleShef  finds that over 100,000 #carers are using foodbanks to get by. Carers...
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Roe Valley Arts – Morning Breathing Exercises

Roe Valley Arts – Morning Breathing Exercises

Join in our mini movement break today with some gentle morning breathing exercises to help you wake up, get focused...
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Fathers and Social Isolation

Fathers and Social Isolation

In ParentingNI's latest research paper, they spoke to dads about their experience of lockdown, the difficulties with maintaining contact with...
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AwareNI – Standing Up for Men’s Mental Health

AwareNI – Standing Up for Men’s Mental Health

It's #MensHealthWeek & the men of Northern Ireland have spoken. Suicide is the leading killer of men under 50 in...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Do not miss our brilliant #BookOfTheDay! It's @BooksandChokers' super #AKindOfSpark - a powerful book with a gentle touch that you...
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Early Years Books

Early Years Books

Books for 0-1yrs. Babies love black and white, looking at other babies, board books, lift the flap, feely books and...
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The Invisible String

The Invisible String

Phil is from our Child Bereavement Service and today she is reading a contemporary classic for all ages - ‘The...
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Libraries NI – Silly Squad 2020

Libraries NI – Silly Squad 2020

LibrariesNI is calling on children from across Northern Ireland to become part of their #SillySquad2020 for the digital @readingagency #SummerReadingChallenge....
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SPACE Family Support Hub

SPACE Family Support Hub

Do you know about the Newry & Mourne Family Support Hub? During the Covid 19 Pandemic we have processed 41...
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Young Carers Northern Ireland

Young Carers Northern Ireland

Action for Children Participation and Engagement Team are conducting a survey as to the impact of Covid-19 on the lives...
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Anam Cara

Anam Cara

With some light finally at the end of the tunnel as we enter Phase two, I wanted to check in...
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RNIB

RNIB

  NI Direct has highlighted the work RNIBNI is doing with @GuideDogs in creating an Advice Document to provide essential...
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Mental Health Guide for Young People

Mental Health Guide for Young People

Looking after your mental health during the Covid outbreak - A guide for young people If you have concerns for...
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Learning Disability Week 2020 – 15th to 21st June

Learning Disability Week 2020 – 15th to 21st June

DAILY UPDATE (16th June 2020)  Learning Disability Week 2020 takes place online from 15th to 21st June and the theme...
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County Down Rural Community Network

County Down Rural Community Network

We hope during the current climate you are keeping well and staying safe. In these strange times we all have...
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Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness can impact anyone but the issue is more prominent than ever due to Covid-19. This year's campaign, ‘One Less...
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Youth Ways

Youth Ways

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No Child Should go Hungry

No Child Should go Hungry

Join the @UKYP online march calling on Government @educationgovuk @10DowningStreet to extend free school meals #FSM to ALL 1.3m eligible...
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Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol Awareness

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week – reach out and get help. Find support services in your local area at...
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Men’s Health Interactive Tool

Men’s Health Interactive Tool

#MensHealthWeek2020 Our interactive tool https://bit.ly/2UIvUEA  has been developed to help men look after their health and wellbeing.  Find out more...
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Mens Mental Health Week 2020

Mens Mental Health Week 2020

Stress is acknowledged as a major negative impact on health. Poorly managed parental relationship breakdown, estranged from child, top 10...
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School Uniforms Wanted – Belfast

School Uniforms Wanted – Belfast

The Church of God, Shankill has launched their scheme to recycle out-grown school uniforms. The uniforms can be deposited at...
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Co-design New Wellbeing App

Co-design New Wellbeing App

  We’re looking for young people aged 14-19 to co-design a new wellbeing app! This platform is being developed to...
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KIDS Rules of Divorce

KIDS Rules of Divorce

Prioritise the wellbeing of your child during and after your relationship breakdown, don't make them part of the conflict. Mediate...
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Tackling Domestic Abuse

Tackling Domestic Abuse

We work with colleagues in @PoliceServiceNI @JudiciaryNI @PCSP_S @Justice_NI @healthdpt @WomensAidNI @NEXUS_NI  to tackle #DomesticAbuse. We challenge the perpetrators &...
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The Chilling Face of Domestic Abuse

The Chilling Face of Domestic Abuse

“Where are you? …I’ve been worried sick” In Surfaces @lexshrapnel and @MPeakeOfficial portray the chilling face of #DomesticAbuse. Watch in...
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Reach out for Help

Reach out for Help

If you need to speak to someone about #DomesticAbuse get help & support from the @dsahelpline managed by @NEXUS_NI Phone...
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Volunteers wanted!

Volunteers wanted!

Advice NI is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the delivery of the COVID 19 Community Helpline. ...
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Supporting People with Learning Disabilities

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities

It's Learning Disability Week! To help us mark it, here's @RCSLT's #RCSLTfactsheet on how speech and language therapists can support...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

What would you do if there was an elephant in your kitchen, a tiger on your toilet and a rhino...
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Restoring the Balance

Restoring the Balance

#MensHealthWeek2020 raising awareness of health issues that affect men and focusing on getting men to become more aware of health...
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TikTok Guidance

TikTok Guidance

There's a good chance your child is already using TikTok or asking to be allowed on it, but what exactly...
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Stay Safe Online

Stay Safe Online

The theme for this week’s #OnlineSafetyAtHome activity packs is livestreaming! For simple, fun and educational activities for children aged 4-14+,...
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It’s Learning Disability Week 2020

It’s Learning Disability Week 2020

During this week we share how #COVID19 has affected people with a learning disability and how important friendships have been...
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National Youth Agency Report

National Youth Agency Report

The top 3 concerns of young people emerging from lockdown are: ❗‘Increased mental health problems’ ❗‘Missing from education’: ❗‘At risk,...
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VOYPIC contacts

VOYPIC contacts

There's lots of information about Covid-19 online, and not all of it is right. For all the latest and best...
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Mae Murray Virtual Sessions

Mae Murray Virtual Sessions

This weeks schedule. Everyone welcome
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Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week

The theme of #MensHealthWeek (15-21 June) is take action on #COVID19 as men are TWICE as likely to die from...
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Mindroom Back to School Toolkit

Mindroom Back to School Toolkit

Have you seen our Back to School Toolkit?! Families & professionals are having many discussions about schools returning. For children...
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Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week

To understand more about units and what happens when you drink alcohol click below http://ow.ly/cgBo50A5VOm
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Translated COVID19 advice

Translated COVID19 advice

Translated COVID19 advice in 44 languages from NHS updated guidelines + resources https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/
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Men’s Health Week 2020 – 15th to 21st June

Men’s Health Week 2020 – 15th to 21st June

DAILY UPDATE (15th June 2020)  International Men's Health Week (MHW) always begins on the Monday before Father's Day and ends...
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Understand Alcohol

Understand Alcohol

Many people enjoy a drink, but it is important to understand alcohol and to know how much you’re drinking.  This...
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Advice on Home Moving

Advice on Home Moving

Good news for anyone involved in home moving - @niexecutive has amended the law from today to reopen the housing...
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Week Ahead at Princes Trust

Week Ahead at Princes Trust

Looking at the week ahead and not sure what to be at? If you're 16-30 why not join one of...
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Autism NI Factsheets

Autism NI Factsheets

We have a range of factsheets for parents, carers, professionals and family members on different topics and subjects that they...
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Mens Health Week

Mens Health Week

Today marks the beginning of Men's Health Week. Men often take the 'Don't worry about me, I'll be fine' approach...
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Learning 4 Kids

Learning 4 Kids

The Learning 4 kids website www.learning4kids.net has lots of activities and play ideas for children that will also help promote learning and development. Here's...
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Autism – Using Visuals and Charts

Autism – Using Visuals and Charts

We have a range of visuals and charts on our website to help with structure. You can download these by...
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NEW COURSES STARTING!

NEW COURSES STARTING!

Friends for Life and Adult Resilience! TO REGISTER GO TO https://docs.google.com/…/1oPLAtp64bbqv0MkZV24KRAOiuE…/edit…  
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Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People

The BBC Tiny Happy People website has lots of simple activities and play ideas to help children's early development. This month's focus...
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Homeschooling – THE GRUFFALO. 

Homeschooling – THE GRUFFALO. 

This is suitable for Nursery/ P1/P2. We recommend reading a few pages then answering the SEL based questions. There are...
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Sign up to PlayBoard

Sign up to PlayBoard

Membership of PlayBoard is free - show your support for the child's right to #play and sign up today at...
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Next Steps Grant

Next Steps Grant

Our Covid-19 Next Steps Grant is now open for applications. The Next Steps programme is our response programme designed to...
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ARC Fitness – Thought for Today

ARC Fitness – Thought for Today

Northern Ireland Alcohol Awareness Week 2020 - Stigma https://youtu.be/2cEmObB-Uto
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Design a Duck

Design a Duck

The Annual Duck Race Sweepstake is back and we need YOUR help to design a new duck! Submit your design...
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Tackling Loneliness

Tackling Loneliness

Over 70% of #carers in NI report feeling lonely or isolated. This #LonelinessAwarenessWeek the Action Group on Loneliness Policy is...
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Activity Books

Activity Books

Looking for fun things to do with your children at home? Whether you're still homeschooling or just looking for ideas...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is not for the faint-hearted! #TheThreadsOfMagic by @alisoncroggon is a dark and gripping story: https://booktrust.org.uk/book/t/the-threads-of-magic/ @WalkerBooksUK  
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Teaching Staff Resources

Teaching Staff Resources

That's why @twinklresources has joined @OurFrontlineUK to provide mental health and bereavement support, and resources for teaching staff. Visit http://mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline-education/
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Digital Technology & Home Schooling

Digital Technology & Home Schooling

Our latest blog 'Digital technology and home-schooling during #COVID19' is now available @ http://pha.site/homeschooling check it out for our top...
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Play Ideas and Activities

Play Ideas and Activities

For #play ideas and activities visit our website at http://playboard.org/play-ideas
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This week at Colin Sure Start

This week at Colin Sure Start

What's coming up this week in Colin Sure Start!
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Resilience Documentary

Resilience Documentary

We are incredibly pleased to announce that the groundbreaking and seminal ACEs documentary RESILIENCE, directed by James Redford comes to...
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Pride at Home

Pride at Home

The Covid-19 lockdown means that sadly, LGBTQ+ Pride events right around the country are postponed - but that doesn’t mean...
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Co-production with Parents

Co-production with Parents

The final stage in the steps to #ParentalParticipation is co-production, giving parents the opportunity to lead on service development and...
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Virtual Wellbeing Hub

Virtual Wellbeing Hub

A virtual wellbeing hub to promote positive mental health during COVID-19 has been launched thanks to a partnership involving @CommunitiesNI,...
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Switch On To Employment

Switch On To Employment

Here is the June Newsletter from our Switch onto Employment service👇👇 They provide support for young people aged 16-24 to...
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Send me a pic? – New Education Resource from Thinkuknow (CEOP)

Send me a pic? – New Education Resource from Thinkuknow (CEOP)

DAILY UPDATE (12th June 2020)  Last week, Thinkuknow (CEOP) launched their new image sharing resource for 12-14 year olds, #SendMeAPic,...
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Play Reflections

Play Reflections

This month's Play Reflection, The new normal? Play’s the thing! is shared by Peter McCartney, Training Coordinator at PlayBoard. "There’s...
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We are here to help

We are here to help

Being a parent can be challenging in everyday situations. Now, more than ever, taking care of your mental health is...
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Back to School Uniform Project

Back to School Uniform Project

Ards Community Network and the CYPSP Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group is supporting families in the Ards and...
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Family Benefits Advice Service

Family Benefits Advice Service

Are you a retail worker returning to work today or soon? Remember, retail workers are included on the 'key worker'...
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Parent and Infant Programme

Parent and Infant Programme

Our Parent & Infant Programme (PiP) helps parents build positive relationships with their child. For more information see below and...
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SHSCT Community Living Team 14 Plus- Moving Forward Together

SHSCT Community Living Team 14 Plus- Moving Forward Together

We hope all our Young People are staying safe and keeping well. The Community Living Team just want to remind...
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Early Years Blog

Early Years Blog

Please check out our blog for videos on how to pass the time in a constructive way with the kids,...
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Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

This week is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week. Pregnancy and early parenthood can be exhausting, at the best of times...
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weekend Kids challenge

weekend Kids challenge

Join in the weekend Kids challenge! Click the link: https://youtu.be/KjqIRxc4h0o and follow professional dancer, Ayesha Mailey, of @EchoEchoDance as she...
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Book Trust – Weekend Books

Book Trust – Weekend Books

We have got SUCH a #FridayFeeling thinking about all the super-duper books we're going to read this weekend! If you're...
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Nature Play Ideas

Nature Play Ideas

A popular idea to bring nature indoors is leaf printing or rubbing. If you spot any fallen leaves on your...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is another wonderful story from Michael Foreman! #IDidntDoIt is a really sweet tale that captures children's excitement and...
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Children’s Emotional Health workshop

Children’s Emotional Health workshop

Our popular Children's Emotional Health workshop will be running online for parents at the end of the month. Places are...
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Psychology behind playtime

Psychology behind playtime

The Division of Educational Psychology has produced this video to provide some useful advice for parents and carers on the...
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Carers ID card

Carers ID card

A Carers ID card enables young carer, Elizabeth to get access to priority shopping hours so she can better manage...
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Guidance for Childminders and Day Care Providers

Guidance for Childminders and Day Care Providers

Revised #COVID19 guidance for childminders and day care providers was published on @familysupportni this week Childminders: Click Here Childcare providers:...
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Mencap NI – new resource for families

Mencap NI – new resource for families

During the Covid-19 crisis Mencap NI has been working in partnership with a number of family carers, practitioners and researchers...
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Working with Parents

Working with Parents

Step 4 for improving #ParentalParticipation is working with parents, providing an opportunity to play an active role in developing services...
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Southern Area LPG Newsletter 11 June 2020

Southern Area LPG Newsletter 11 June 2020

Welcome to ‘FYI’ - Issue 37. As we continue to meet our LPG members virtually, it has been so uplifting...
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Diabetes Awareness Week 2020 – 8th to 14th June

Diabetes Awareness Week 2020 – 8th to 14th June

Daily Update 11 June This week is Diabetes Awareness Week and the Public Health Agency, Diabetes UK and the Diabetes...
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Babies love to talk!

Babies love to talk!

Look out for their clever signals & responses right from birth. Just allow for the delay in response time compared...
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Nature Detective

Nature Detective

We all know getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and keeping active is good for us, so here are...
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A Carer’s Story

A Carer’s Story

Anyone with four kids will tell you they are hard work; little did I know when I brought my little...
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WHO Learning Through Play

WHO Learning Through Play

Ideas for learning through play from the World Health Organization (WHO)
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New Domestic Abuse Online Service

New Domestic Abuse Online Service

We are delighted to launch a NEW web chat service for women suffering domestic abuse. The web chat will allow...
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Financial Support when Caring

Financial Support when Caring

Are you caring for someone? Get information on support services available, your rights and looking after yourself as a carer...
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Todays Subjects

Todays Subjects

It's #ThinkingThursday here @BBCBitesize. Today's subjects for #BBCBitesizeDaily from 9am on @BBCiPlayer and Red Button http://bbc.in/BitesizeDaily Then check out our...
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Super Stretches for Kids

Super Stretches for Kids

Check out our Super Stretches for Kids today! Adults can join in too, just click: https://roevalleyarts.com/arts-and-wellness-week-activities/super-stretches-for-kids  and follow along with...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

We've got a real treat of a #BookOfTheDay for you! It's the second #Starfell story from @domrosevalente and @SarahWarbie and...
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Childminding – Registration is required by Law

Childminding – Registration is required by Law

With some families are struggling to find childcare @NIChildminding  reminds parents of the importance of using registered childminders. You will...
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Mental Health Awareness Programme

Mental Health Awareness Programme

Healthy me - a mental health awareness programme for primary school children developed by AMH, Child and Adolescent Mental Health...
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Parental Participation Project guide

Parental Participation Project guide

Involving parents is key to engagement. Include parents in decision making. Parents experiences are powerful & valuable, so support them...
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Listen to Parents

Listen to Parents

Today's tip on Parental Participation is an important one.  Listen to the needs of parents and use feedback to help...
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Our Frontline: support for social care workers

Our Frontline: support for social care workers

This #CarersWeek2020, let's make sure every #carer knows where to turn for mental health support. @OurFrontlineUK's online resources are specifically...
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New guidance published for childcare providers

New guidance published for childcare providers

New guidance published for childcare providers who are currently providing childcare or are planning to re-open, covering issues such as...
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Carers NI Report

Carers NI Report

Our latest report for #CarersWeek shows the NI public are more aware of #carers than before. They also think govt...
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INVITE to Coffee Morning

INVITE to Coffee Morning

Thanks to those who joined our Virtual Coffee Morning today. Join us again for another coffee this Thursday. Register in...
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“Be Aware Kids – Child Safety on Farms” poster competition

“Be Aware Kids – Child Safety on Farms” poster competition

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is committed to eliminating incidents on farms that in the past have...
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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 – 7th to 12th June

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 – 7th to 12th June

Daily Update 10 June The first three years of a child’s life is a critical time in child development due...
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NI Youth Forum Survey

NI Youth Forum Survey

Our Voices Coming Out of Lockdown Aged 11-25? Complete the short survey on your thoughts about life after lockdown. Be...
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Separated Parents Online Mediation

Separated Parents Online Mediation

Covid 19 Separated parents mediation is available now via online platforms:-
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BuySupplyNI Portal for PPE supplies

BuySupplyNI Portal for PPE supplies

Companies across NI can source supplies of PPE from BuySupplyNI.com.  Led Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and supported by...
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Family Fund Eligibility Criteria

Family Fund Eligibility Criteria

We have our own child and young person's eligibility criteria that we use when families apply to us.  Find out...
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Introduction to Mindfulness

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness has many mental health benefits.  Find out how it can help you by joining a free, online "Introduction to...
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NICCY – Committee for Education Briefing

NICCY – Committee for Education Briefing

You can view the Committee Briefing that was provided to NI Assembly Committee for Education on the NICCY website.  bit.ly/3faYiXD
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Education Authority

Education Authority

Are you supporting a Child Looked After with their learning at home? Download Putting Care into Education bit.ly/3dQF0qe published by...
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Pots of Kindness

Pots of Kindness

With all the good weather and the benefits of getting into the garden, why not have a look at our...
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Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

While some COVID-19 restrictions are easing, vulnerable residents can still locate help and support by viewing FODC's Interactive Map. Support...
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APPS to support your Health

APPS to support your Health

The Department of Health and Health and Social Care Board in partnership with ORCHA , has reviewed thousands of apps...
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Carers NI

Carers NI

The Department of Health advice for Carers has been updated for Carers Week bit.ly/2Uw8BNZ
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Parenting in a Pandemic Survey

Parenting in a Pandemic Survey

Parents indicated that whilst the found the amount of information overwhelming at times, the majority still preferred to access support...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Our book of the day is the lovely Karate Kids from @holly_sterling, a gorgeous picture book all about Maya's karate...
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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Today's theme for Infant Mental Health Awareness Week is "Babies in the Pandemic" and we wanted to share this mum's...
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Parenting NI Top Tips

Parenting NI Top Tips

Understanding others feelings is important for childrens development and learning about emotions.  Empathy helps build and strengthen relationships. Here are...
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Creative Home Activities

Creative Home Activities

Use our weekly challenge this week for more creative home activities with the kids.  Let them be the creator of...
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Carers NI Report

Carers NI Report

Our latest report for Carers Week shows the NI public are more aware of carers than before.  They also think...
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Resilience & Well-Being for Social Care Workers

Resilience & Well-Being for Social Care Workers

Daily Update 09 June Resilience & Well-Being for Social Care Workers - A Learning Resource from the NISCC With the...
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Covid19 Charities Fund

Covid19 Charities Fund

COVID -19  Charities Fund to open on 15 June 2020 https://communities-ni.gov.uk/news/ps155m-fund-support-charity-sector-during-covid-19-crisis-open-monday
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Dads Project

Dads Project

During the Covid-19 health pandemic, many have been struggling with the restrictions on travelling and meeting others outside of your...
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Funding for the Book Start Programme

Funding for the Book Start Programme

Peter Weir and Liz Canning from @BookTrustNI as the Minister confirms funding for the Bookstart programme - an initiative which...
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Princes Trust NI

Princes Trust NI

It's back!!🙌 16-30 & interested in becoming a makeup artist or just always wanted to know how to do your...
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Kindness Books

Kindness Books

Did you know that it's #EmpathyDay today? Books can be an absolutely brilliant way to help us walk in other...
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It’s Empathy Day

It’s Empathy Day

Today June 9th is #EmpathyDay  which focuses on the power of stories to help young people understand each other, to...
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Online Stress Control Classes

Online Stress Control Classes

Are you feeling stressed and slightly anxious? Stress Control NI are live streaming Stress Control classes starting today for the...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

We're kicking off Tuesday with a wonderful story from @erinentrada - #HelloUniverse is our #BookOfTheDay, and it's full of quirky...
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South Eastern Recovery College Timetable

South Eastern Recovery College Timetable

New courses available for the month of June - contact the office 02890 413872.
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Home to School Transport

Home to School Transport

Home to School Transport - You can find out if your child is eligible for school transport assistance by using...
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Home Based Researchers Wanted

Home Based Researchers Wanted

Do you have good communication skills? Action on Hearing Loss are looking for volunteers to do some research for them...
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Colin Sure Start Homemade Scones

Colin Sure Start Homemade Scones

Cooking and baking can be a great way to involve your young children in activity at home. Check out Clare...
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Get Active for AWARE

Get Active for AWARE

Fancy getting active for AWARE? Check out https://aware-ni.org/homeandaware/exercise-challenges.html for some inspiration! By choosing to support AWARE, you will be helping...
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Infant Mental Health Awareness

Infant Mental Health Awareness

This week is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week. Find out what’s happening each day and how you can get involved...
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Baby Brain Facts

Baby Brain Facts

It’s Infant Mental Health week - reflecting on the importance of the first 1001 days on a child’s life -...
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SHSCT I-CAMHS

SHSCT I-CAMHS

It's Infant Mental Health Week. Watch Majella Connolly, our Senior Infant Mental Health Practitioner, in the video below as she...
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Employers for Child Care

Employers for Child Care

If you are a carer, make sure you are receiving all the financial support you are entitled to - our...
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Action for Children

Action for Children

Infant mental health matters now more than ever. It describes the social and emotional wellbeing of children in their earliest...
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Parental Participation Project

Parental Participation Project

This week our @cypsp Parental Participation Project will be sharing some best practice on how organisations can engage parents. First...
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Help Kids Talk

Help Kids Talk

'Help Kids Talk' is a community based initiative aimed at raising awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication...
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Carers Week 2020 – 8th to 14th June – Making Carers Visible

Carers Week 2020 – 8th to 14th June – Making Carers Visible

Daily Update 08 June  Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers...
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Making Caring Visible

Making Caring Visible

This week is Carers Week. The theme for this year is "Making Caring visible." Director of Social Care and Children,...
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Action for Children Young Carers

Action for Children Young Carers

Today marks the start of Carers Week 2020. Action for Children's NI Young Cares service is open to anyone in...
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Pre-School Stage 2 Admissions

Pre-School Stage 2 Admissions

The Education Authority will be issuing letters to parents/ guardians on behalf of nurseries/playgroups to advise on the outcome of...
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URGENT SURVEY REQUEST

URGENT SURVEY REQUEST

Channel 4 News are running a story on the impact of lockdown on young carers – they want to hear...
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BHSCT Virtual Programme for Carers

BHSCT Virtual Programme for Carers

Today marks the launch of #CarersWeek. This year it is more important than ever we raise the profile of carers and...
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Lockdown Ease Phase One Resource

Lockdown Ease Phase One Resource

As lockdown restrictions are being eased in Northern Ireland, we have produced a visual resource to help explain these changes...
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Free Virtual Sessions for all ages and abilities

Free Virtual Sessions for all ages and abilities

Remember if you miss the live sessions you can catch up later- some sessions can also be watched via our...
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SPACE NI Supporting Carers

SPACE NI Supporting Carers

SPACE NI are delighted to be supporting Carers Week. This week we will be highlighting the importance of Carers in...
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Social Action Toolkit

Social Action Toolkit

We are delighted to launch a BRAND NEW Social Action Toolkit!  This toolkit aims to provide guidance to youth workers...
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Calming Books for Children

Calming Books for Children

These are strange times for everyone, and we know that your children might be feeling a little anxious. We've put...
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Northern Trust Carer Hub

Northern Trust Carer Hub

It’s Carers Week and the theme this year is 'Making Caring Visible' If you are looking after or supporting someone...
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Children’s Guide to grow Fruit & Veg

Children’s Guide to grow Fruit & Veg

Here's your beginner’s guide to growing fruit and veg for children:  https://www.countryfile.com/how-to/outdoor-skills/how-to-encourage-kids-to-grow-their-own-vegetables/
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Stress Control Classes

Stress Control Classes

Thanks to @StressControlUK for these providing these excellent FREE online classes. Great practical tips based on CBT techniques, available for...
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Being a Young Carer

Being a Young Carer

This is #CarersWeek2020 and #YoungCarers are often a group of carers who are overlooked. Sarah is 11 and helps care...
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New ID Card to support Carers

New ID Card to support Carers

Marking the first day of #CarersWeek the Health Minister has launched a new ID card to support carers in NI...
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Infant Mental Health Week

Infant Mental Health Week

We have launched a new infographic for anyone wanting to explain what infant mental health is and why it matters....
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Keep Children entertained at home

Keep Children entertained at home

Looking for fun family activities? Don't miss #BookTrustHomeTime - it's packed with rhymes, stories, crafts, recipes, drawalongs, competitions, quizzes and...
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BBC Bitesize – Home Schooling

BBC Bitesize – Home Schooling

Home Schooling this week? #BBCBitesizeDaily returns with BRAND NEW episodes! Tune in at 9am on BBC iPlayer and the Red...
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Free Online Maths Course

Free Online Maths Course

Develop your essential maths skills by taking a free online course. Working through the examples and interactive activities will help...
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CCP Training Ezine

CCP Training Ezine

View the 2nd edition of the Childcare Partnerships Training Guide E-Zine at https://view.pagetiger.com/E-Zine/training-e-zine-issue-2
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Better Balance

Better Balance

It’s Movement Month at Roe Valley Arts and we have partnered with @EchoEchoDance to bring you movement videos to follow!...
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Making Caring Visible

Making Caring Visible

98,000 people in NI have started caring since #coronavirus outbreak. Read the latest report for #CarersWeek here: https://carersuk.org/images/CarersWeek2020/CW_2020_Research_Report_WEB.pdf
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Women in Art

Women in Art

If you need some #MondayMotivation, check out the fantastic creators celebrated in our #BookOfTheDay - it's the marvellous #WomenInArt by...
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Seeing the world through Babies’ Eyes

Seeing the world through Babies’ Eyes

This is #InfantMentalHealthAwarenessWeek The theme for this year is 20:20 Vision: Seeing the world through babies’ eyes. Take a few...
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Off School Activity Zone

Off School Activity Zone

We have a brilliant choice of Off School videos, selected by parents for kids to try this week. Maybe try...
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Summer Book List

Summer Book List

We've put together a list of gorgeous summer picture books for you to help you celebrate the season... no matter...
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Virtual Library Member

Virtual Library Member

Everyone who lives, works or studies in N.Ireland can become a virtual library member! Means you can read the latest...
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Ancient World Quiz

Ancient World Quiz

Fancy a little quiz? Time Travel Diaries author @CarolineLawrenc has put together some fun questions to test your knowledge of...
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FREE Employability Workshops

FREE Employability Workshops

Interested in gaining some essential skills? We have more FREE Employability workshops coming up this week for YOU Raising hands...
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Action for Children Advice

Action for Children Advice

Your child could be feeling more lonely than usual right now. We have some advice on what you can do...
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Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes Awareness Week

This week is #diabetesawarenessweek, we are urging parents don’t ignore signs of #type1diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic. Children can develop #type1diabetes...
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Infant Mental Health Week

Infant Mental Health Week

Infant Mental Health Week begins today! Ongoing restrictions are presenting challenges for families but we have a range of services...
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Colin SureStart

Colin SureStart

Here's what's on for this week in Colin Sure Start! Any questions about any of these sessions just give us...
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Carers Week 2020

Carers Week 2020

Read our latest blog - Planning for #CarersWeek2020 and the vital role carers are playing in society http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/making-carers-visible/
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The Hideout – A new online space for young people from Women’s Aid

The Hideout – A new online space for young people from Women’s Aid

Daily Update 05 June Working with women and children experiencing domestic violence over forty years, children and young people have...
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Think Equal – Free Social & Emotional Learning Home Kits

Think Equal – Free Social & Emotional Learning Home Kits

Think Equal does incredible work bringing critically important social and emotional foundations to the Early Years education of our children....
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Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity

A new funding opportunity for eligible voluntary, community and social enterprise groups opens at 9am on Monday 8 June! The...
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI

We were delighted to work with the Family Links Team @niacro to provide Play Packs full of fun #play ideas...
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Connections Project

Connections Project

We are excited to announce the launch of the Connections Project, in partnership with @rcpsychNI The project aims to report...
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EXTERN – Addiction Support

EXTERN – Addiction Support

Our Low Threshold teams in the Northern and Southern Trust areas are here to assist people with reducing their risk...
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The sunflower lanyard

The sunflower lanyard

Louise's blog was written before lockdown, but as some restrictions are lifting, the sunflower lanyard could be really useful for...
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What’s on at Autonomie

What’s on at Autonomie

Weekday and weekend digital interactive activities suitable for young people aged 16-25 years in #Belfast and surrounding areas with additional...
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Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Are you over 18 and having problems accessing mental health services? If you are registered with a GP in Co...
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CCEA – Guide for Parents & Carers for Key Stage 3

CCEA – Guide for Parents & Carers for Key Stage 3

NEW guide for parents and carers, highlighting the main aspects of the Northern Ireland Curriculum for children in years 8,...
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Cancer Fund – Big Wins Small Wins Campaign

Cancer Fund – Big Wins Small Wins Campaign

Today our Cancer Support Specialist Hannah launches our 'Big Wins Small Wins' campaign. We want the young people & families...
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Eco Activities for World Environment Day

Eco Activities for World Environment Day

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay. Take a look at some eco activities you can try at home with recycled materials. Find out...
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World Environment Day

World Environment Day

It's #WorldEnvironmentDay today! It's so important that we all work together to protect our planet, and we know it's something...
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Parent Hub

Parent Hub

The elite team of Karate Cats have completed their training and are now competing to be maths champions! Join them...
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MACS NI – Muddy Paws

MACS NI – Muddy Paws

MACS Muddy Paws is a social enterprise created by young people. Meet Lauren, Olga & Kat - some of our...
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Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

Welcome to the 22nd edition of Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News. This edition shares information to...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a perfect read for #WorldEnvironmentDay! It's the marvellous #HopeJonesSavesTheWorld from @JoshLacey123 and Beatriz Castro - it's sure...
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Online Arts Activities

Online Arts Activities

Check out ALL the online activities Flowerfield Arts Centre and Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre have ongoing this month...
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Barnardo’s – Coping with Loss

Barnardo’s – Coping with Loss

If you’ve lost someone recently, or an anniversary is coming up, being able to grieve and celebrate the life of...
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Empathy Lab Family Activities Pack

Empathy Lab Family Activities Pack

As our #EmpathyDay countdown starts, download our Family Activities pack and join in the fun. 14 activities which  don't have...
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Extension of Definition of Key Workers to Access Childcare

Extension of Definition of Key Workers to Access Childcare

Ministers announce extension of definition of key workers to access childcare.   Further information at: https://health-ni.gov.uk/news/ministers-announce-extension-definition-key-workers-access-childcare-0  
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Parenting NI – Engaging Effectively with Parents Training

Parenting NI – Engaging Effectively with Parents Training

Thanks everyone who got involved in our Engaging Effectively with Parents training today. We really enjoyed the session with you...
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Education Authority – Admissions Helpdesk

Education Authority – Admissions Helpdesk

Our Admissions Helpdesk is open until 5pm today and from 9am on Monday. Contact the Helpdesk on 028 9598 5595...
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Public Information Campaign Launched

Public Information Campaign Launched

‘Stay Safe; Save Lives’ and ‘Work Safe; Save Lives’ Next phase of #COVID19 public information campaign launched http://executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/next-phase-covid-19-public-information-campaign-launched  
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Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s

In #lockdown, vulnerable children have been isolated with their families - facing financial, mental and emotional pressure. They're being cut...
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How to navigate benefits application webinar

How to navigate benefits application webinar

We are running a free webinar on Wednesday the 10th of June covering the application and appeals process for PIP...
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Post Primary Admissions

Post Primary Admissions

We have compiled Frequently Asked Questions on our website to assist any parents / guardians who may have any queries....
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Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

There are so many brilliant books out there written by authors and illustrators of colour - why not pick a...
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Support Bangor Foodbank

Support Bangor Foodbank

Help support Bangor Foodbank, if you fancy a cuppa, why not swing by @BloomfieldSC and grab a takeaway hot drink,...
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Family Support NI

Family Support NI

We have had some recent enquiries from #Childcare Providers regarding #InfectionPrevention and Control Training Resources. These can be found on www.childcarepartnerships.hscni.net or there is a link...
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Feelings Crossword

Feelings Crossword

Thursdays are going to be a day where we try out something fun and new each week. ️This weeks activity...
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Stay Home Census

Stay Home Census

The Public Record Office of NI is calling for the public to help create an archive of how we lived...
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A Parent’s Story

A Parent’s Story

As we continue our Friends Resilience Week, we hear from a local mum who contacted Space when her child began...
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Online Gaming Parents Guide from Youth Online

Online Gaming Parents Guide from Youth Online

Daily Update 04 June It can be hard for parents to keep up with the best ways to keep their...
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Mental Health and Self-Help Tips and Ideas

Mental Health and Self-Help Tips and Ideas

AWARE is delighted to announce the launch of their fourth video in a series of mental health awareness videos.This video...
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Get Creative with Dance

Get Creative with Dance

Join in Movement Month this June @roevalleyarts and get creative with dance and movement! Today we have an activity for...
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Carers NI – extended opening hours

Carers NI – extended opening hours

Many thanks @healthdpt for providing us with extra funding to extend our Advice Service opening hours! The service is now...
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Supporting Communities  Ezine

Supporting Communities  Ezine

Get the latest #SCEzine online here https://bit.ly/36V0bEM   Learn about #VolunteersWeek and the debate over the Housing Amendment Bill. Get...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

We're kicking off Thursday with a fresh, stylish and sophisticated #BookOfTheDay - the wonderful #MrsBibisElephant from Reza Dalvand is a...
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New Online Safety Resource for 12-14 year olds

New Online Safety Resource for 12-14 year olds

Today we are excited to release #SendMeAPic, our @PSHEassociation accredited resource for 12-14 year olds, exploring issues related to nude...
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How to help children overcome anxiety

How to help children overcome anxiety

Children can face many stresses & anxieties growing up & especially now during the current pandemic. PlayBoard's Bríd Duffy discusses...
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Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund

Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Rosa's Covid-19 Response Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to specialist women's organisations across the...
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Barnardos – Calmness and Mindfulness

Barnardos – Calmness and Mindfulness

Ensuring children feel safe and emotionally strong is currently more important than ever - especially as some children are going...
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Book of the day

Book of the day

Our #BookOfTheDay is an absolutely fantastic read about justice, racism, family (and even cupcakes). Do not miss #TheFarawayTruth by @JanaeMarksBooks ...
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Make Carers Voices Heard

Make Carers Voices Heard

The preparations for carers week (adult carers and young carers) are well underway across Trusts, Voluntary Sector, Department of Health...
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12 Steps for Staying Safe Working From Home

12 Steps for Staying Safe Working From Home

Daily Update 03 June The coronavirus outbreak has changed life for everybody. Our homes have become workplaces and places of...
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CEOP Practical Advice for parents

CEOP Practical Advice for parents

Our new video guide explores the positives and the risks of sharing images online and offers practical advice for parents...
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WHSCT – Carers Week Events

WHSCT – Carers Week Events

Next week is #CarersWeek (8-14th June) and this year's theme is #MakingCaringVisible.  Visit our website to see our calendar of...
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Message for Young People

Message for Young People

Chief Social Worker @seanhollandOSS reminds us that ‘Some young people who are now out and about will have been at...
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PHA – no room for complacency with coronavirus

PHA – no room for complacency with coronavirus

Complacency around coronavirus could lead to further spread of the disease, and ultimately result in deaths.  Any false sense of...
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Social Distancing Animation for Children

Social Distancing Animation for Children

Twiggle and Henrietta demonstrating good social distancing and showing love to each other from afar https://twitter.com/i/status/1267530784115699714
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Books that represent Black Children & Young People

Books that represent Black Children & Young People

We love this powerful piece from Atinuke about why we need diverse books and stories - and the problems that...
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Anxious about lockdown easing?

Anxious about lockdown easing?

Are you feeling anxious or worried about lockdown easing? Does the thought of going out or needing to see people...
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Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 3 June 2020

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – 3 June 2020

This week’s Family Support Hub Newsletter (which has now moved to fortnightly) is attached and available to download at http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/download/fs-hubs/COVID-19-Family-Support-Newsletter.pdf...
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Patient Client Council Survey

Patient Client Council Survey

Are you shielding? Do you care for someone who needs to shield? We want to hear from you in order...
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Coleraine Sure Start – Pilates for mum and baby

Coleraine Sure Start – Pilates for mum and baby

Delighted to partner with North Coast Pilates to bring classes to families from next week - mums, babies, tots and...
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National Deaf Children’s Society – New to childhood Deafness

National Deaf Children’s Society – New to childhood Deafness

New to childhood Deafness Have you found out in the last 18 months that your child has some form of...
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Families Together

Families Together

Parenting In A Pandemic can be an emotional rollercoaster.  @FamiliesTogeth  want you to know you are not alone. Our Support...
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Suicide First Aid Life Course

Suicide First Aid Life Course

This amazing course is available to anyone who wishes to learn and practice the skills needed to identify someone who...
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Child Safety Week

Child Safety Week

Accident prevention in the spotlight during #ChildSafetyWeek Accidents often happen in or around the home. Check out our helpful tips to prevent...
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Sure Start Message of the Month

Sure Start Message of the Month

Your love and patience make change easier for me. Changes are a normal part of life but they are often...
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Volunteers’ Week – 1st to 7th June 2020 – Time To Say Thank You!!

Volunteers’ Week – 1st to 7th June 2020 – Time To Say Thank You!!

DAILY UPDATE (2nd June 2020)  Volunteers' Week, which takes place from 1st to 7th June, recognises the contribution volunteers make...
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Job Retention Scheme & the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Job Retention Scheme & the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Further detail announced on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme & the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Contact us...
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FREE Online Stress Control Classes

FREE Online Stress Control Classes

FREE Stress Control classes will stream live online from Monday 8th June. The classes are designed to help support people...
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Resilient Belfast

Resilient Belfast

Just one week left to share feedback on our public consultation into a #ResilientBelfast looking at key issues like climate,...
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Signs of Safety

Signs of Safety

This series of eight online, three-hour practice workshops will focus on building practitioner’s skills in applying Signs of Safety in...
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Let’s Talk Gender Identity

Let’s Talk Gender Identity

Calling all 16-24 year olds! @TRPNI have a course running Monday-Friday from 12-2 for the next two weeks! It isn't...
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Well Read

Well Read

Is your child feeling isolated during #COVID19? We’re supporting @MyWellread, inviting young people aged 8-12 to join Digital Reading Rooms,...
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Family Fund

Family Fund

Need a washing machine to support your child's heavy soiling or sensory toys to stimulate their imagination? We provide grants...
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Ruby’s Worry

Ruby’s Worry

Whether or not your child is going back to school this week, it's understandable if they feel a little nervous....
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Managing Difficult Emotions

Managing Difficult Emotions

Today’s lesson is all about Self Management and Managing Difficult Emotions! A lot of us are struggling with new or...
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Join Buddy and Pals

Join Buddy and Pals

Families: We are usually able to welcome @NSPCCNI to school to deliver this helpful & informative assembly. This year it’s...
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It’s Here – 30 Days Wild

It’s Here – 30 Days Wild

 Happy #30DaysWild everyone! Every day we'll be sharing a Random Act of Wildness - but you can make up your...
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Lifeline

Lifeline

Lifeline counsellors are available 24/7 to take your call. Don't spend another day or night in distress, if you need...
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Heads Together

Heads Together

As some schools prepare to see more pupils return, building and nurturing resilience will be more important than ever. This...
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Book Trust – Book Finder

Book Trust – Book Finder

Whether you're looking for a baby's first book or a captivating thriller for a teenager, give our #Bookfinder a go!...
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Families Together

Families Together

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership have just updated their resource pack with new educational & activity ideas for...
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Information and Resources During Lockdown

Information and Resources During Lockdown

Our Children & Young Person Workers have been busy putting together some information and resources for families. Take a look...
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Barnardos

Barnardos

Our blog has some useful tips on helping teenagers through #lockdown - read and share. https://www.barnardos.org.uk/blog/supporting-teenagers-during-lockdown  
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A Reflection on Volunteering

A Reflection on Volunteering

  Our latest blog is now available - 'A reflection on volunteering during the #COVID19 pandemic' from Denise Hayward, CEO,...
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Action for Children Volunteers Week

Action for Children Volunteers Week

It's #VolunteersWeek - and there are so many ways that #volunteering can help vulnerable children and families all across the...
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Climate Rebels

Climate Rebels

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderfully inspiring introduction to 40 environmental activists from around the world. #ClimateRebels by @benlerwill is sure...
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Top Ten Tips for Social Communication

Top Ten Tips for Social Communication

Our #social #communication Top Tips provide information on how to promote opportunities for #functional communication #skills. For Full post please...
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Action for Children

Action for Children

Health professionals are warning that children returning to schools in these unusual circumstances could lead to anxiety. @ChronicleLive shows signs...
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June 2020 Webinars

June 2020 Webinars

Throughout the month of June Middletown is providing a series of Webinars featuring various international experts. Follow the link to...
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Splash SureStart

Splash SureStart

Mum of two, Michelle Curry, talks about how @SplashSureStart, Craigavon services have continued to support her and her children during...
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Online Safety At Home Activity Packs

Online Safety At Home Activity Packs

Our next few #OnlineSafetyAtHome activity packs will be themed around a specific topic and this week’s theme is image sharing!...
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Stay Connected with ‘FYI’ Newsletter

Stay Connected with ‘FYI’ Newsletter

DAILY UPDATE (1st June 2020)  In early 2019, Southern Area Locality Planning introduced a new innovative way of sharing information...
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PHA – Healthy Recipes

PHA – Healthy Recipes

There are over 80 tasty, simple recipes on the Choose to Live Better website at https://www.choosetolivebetter.com/content/healthy-recipes They can be easily...
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Autism Resources

Autism Resources

Our website has a range of different resources including sensory activities, timetables and visuals, information on how to cope with...
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Best New Books

Best New Books

HOORAY! It's June, and you know what that means... lots of ACE new books to get stuck into! Every month,...
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Books are Fun for Everyone

Books are Fun for Everyone

Our June Message of the month is “Books are fun for everyone!...you can turn a page at any age.” It...
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MY BIG SHOUTING DAY

MY BIG SHOUTING DAY

Here we have our 9th picture book guide- My big shouting day! This is suitable for Nursery/ P1/P2. What we...
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Mae Murray Foundation Sessions

Mae Murray Foundation Sessions

Virtual Sessions for all ages and abilities Check out the schedule below and join in from home! All sessions are...
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Extern Thank you

Extern Thank you

Our work would not be possible without the work of our dedicated volunteers. Thank you for your compassion and your...
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Volunteering at Guide Dogs

Volunteering at Guide Dogs

To kick start celebrations this #VolunteersWeek2020 we want to say a huge thank you to our brilliant volunteers. We couldn’t...
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Time to Say Thank You

Time to Say Thank You

Today we want to thank our Good Morning service volunteers for offering their listening skills to others especially during the...
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SHSCT Says Thank You to Volunteers

SHSCT Says Thank You to Volunteers

Today marks the start of Volunteers Week! Normally we would be organising a celebration event. Although things are very different...
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Online Safety Quiz

Online Safety Quiz

Going online has many benefits. We can connect with others, share our creativity and develop our learning. Many actions that...
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Thank you AWARE Volunteers

Thank you AWARE Volunteers

Today marks the start of #VolunteersWeek. We would like to say a huge 'thank you' to our amazing volunteers. AWARE...
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Kids Yoga

Kids Yoga

It’s Movement Month all June @roevalleyarts and we are kicking off with some Kids Yoga! Go to our website and...
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New Funding Bulletin

New Funding Bulletin

New edition of the Community Funding Bulletin out for you. Catch up on all the #fundingopportunities we highlighted in May....
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That Boy Can Teach

That Boy Can Teach

Today is the start of our Empathy Day blogtour. The first blog is by @Zendibble and hosted by @thatboycanteach #ReadforEmpathy...
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Carers NI – Time to Celebrate

Carers NI – Time to Celebrate

A huge shout out to our volunteers across NI who continue to help us reach, connect and support #carers here....
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SCIE Mental Capacity Act Training

SCIE Mental Capacity Act Training

The @DHSCgovuk has asked SCIE to develop a series of training webinars to support you and your team to understand...
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2020 Volunteers Week

2020 Volunteers Week

To mark the start of #VolunteersWeek We would like to say a huge #ThankYou to each & every one of...
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Mindset Programme

Mindset Programme

@amhNI Adults and Young people emotional and well-being awareness programme is now being delivered online. Please see attached further details...
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Thank you all our Foodbank Volunteers

Thank you all our Foodbank Volunteers

It’s #VolunteersWeek, and we want to thank all the amazing volunteers that keep the #foodbanks in our network running. Their...
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Book of the day – I’m Not a Mouse

Book of the day – I’m Not a Mouse

We're kicking off June with a wonderful #BookOfTheDay that will have you and your little ones giggling about pet names!...
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Morning Mindfulness Sessions

Morning Mindfulness Sessions

We have some 'Introduction to Mindfulness' sessions available this week. The sessions are free, run over Zoom and taken by...
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Storytime Tips

Storytime Tips

Sharing books with your children can be such a wonderful way to spend time together - but we know that...
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Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness

However tough life gets, there’s still so much to be grateful for. Join us for Joyful June and find ways...
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What’s on at Colin Sure Start

What’s on at Colin Sure Start

Here's what's on for this week coming 1st to 5th June in Colin Sure Start!
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Supporting Learning

Supporting Learning

We are working with partners in education CCMS, @CSSC_NI, @CCEA_info, @ComhairlenaGS, @ETI_News, An tÁisaonad and @Education_NI to bring a range...
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School Transport

School Transport

Home to School Transport Online Applications - If you require any support or assistance in completing an online application contact...
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How to deal with Parental Guilt

How to deal with Parental Guilt

Here's how to deal with guilt as a parent during these times: https://www.parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/how-to-deal-with-parental-guilt/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialorganic&utm_campaign=X20XXXDIP&utm_content=guilt-as-a-parent-blog  
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Heads Together – You don’t have to handle this alone

Heads Together – You don’t have to handle this alone

@GiveUsAShout, @TheMixUK and @YoungMindsUK have teamed up to launch One Space in response to the COVID-19 crisis, offering one space...
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Free Digital Help

Free Digital Help

Download Digital Assist Text Help Flyer Here Business in the Community, in partnership with GoON NI and NI Direct, ¡s...
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Playboard NI Logo Challenge

Playboard NI Logo Challenge

We are so excited to see who will win this amazing prize in our Logo Challenge! This year marks 35...
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New PhD Studentship Opportunity

New PhD Studentship Opportunity

Amazing opportunity - a new fully funded PhD scholarship for 2020 from QUB. Mae Murray Foundation are delighted to be...
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Useful Information & Resources from PlayBoard NI

Useful Information & Resources from PlayBoard NI

DAILY UPDATE (29th May 2020)  PlayBoard is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people's...
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Autism Book Review

Autism Book Review

Judith from our Family Support Team recently read 'My Autistic Fight Song' by Rosie Weldon. Read her review below: -
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THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE OR HARASSMENT!

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE OR HARASSMENT!

Any abuse or harassment associated with the coronavirus or any other time is treated seriously and will be acted upon....
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Fruit & Veg Books for Children

Fruit & Veg Books for Children

We know it can be hard to encourage your children to eat their greens, so check out our fun list...
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Housing Executive Financial Advice & Support

Housing Executive Financial Advice & Support

We’ve put together guidance for tenants who have suffered a loss of income due to #COVID19. Our online FAQs have...
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Belfast Recovery College Free Webinars

Belfast Recovery College Free Webinars

We have an ‘Introduction to Addictions’ webinar on Monday 1st June 2.30 pm, this aims to provide awareness on the...
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Free online Food Safety Training

Free online Food Safety Training

Looking for free online food safety training courses? We have five courses available including allergen training and labelling. https://food.gov.uk/business-guidance/online-food-safety-training
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Helpline for Families – Children with disability

Helpline for Families – Children with disability

Our helpline advisers are here for you during lockdown. We can help with a range of issues, including education, social...
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Education – Outdoor Symphony

Education – Outdoor Symphony

The Outdoor symphony activity from @SchoolGroundsNE encourages children to listen to everything going on outside and think about different ways...
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Rate Relief for Households

Rate Relief for Households

Household rate bills are being issued by Land & Property Services this week. A wide range of reliefs and entitlements...
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Youth Online Cara Friend

Youth Online Cara Friend

1 in 4 people in LGBTQ+ communities have experienced domestic abuse. Cara Friend support young people throughout a number of...
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Write a Story

Write a Story

We've got a #FridayFeeling, so let's have some fun! We'd love you to write a story... and we'll give you...
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NISCC Learning Zone

NISCC Learning Zone

Our new #LearningZone resource developed in partnership with Michael Dunlop NLP presents simple ideas in #NLP that can help #SocialCare...
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Family Food Choices Survey

Family Food Choices Survey

Queen's University Belfast are looking participants in a study related to family food choices during this pandemic - have a...
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Empathy Lab UK Blog Tour Launch

Empathy Lab UK Blog Tour Launch

Today we are launching our #Blogtour and to kick us off we are hosting the first blog 'at home' on...
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Snack Hack

Snack Hack

Having to stay at home every day isn’t easy on anyone, least of all children. We've got some simple ideas...
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Aware – NEW FREE Online Mindfulness Sessions

Aware – NEW FREE Online Mindfulness Sessions

We have released more 'Introduction to Mindfulness' sessions. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, mindfulness can be a really...
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NEW Safeguarding Board NI App

NEW Safeguarding Board NI App

Download our App for Children, Parents, Carers and Professionals- available free for iOS and Android. “Safeguarding Board NI” Take  60...
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Mental Health Webinars

Mental Health Webinars

If you missed any of our 8 COVID-19 C&YP Mental health webinars in our current series you can catch up...
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Musical Feelings

Musical Feelings

Music can be very emotionally moving - put on a piece of music and draw how it makes you feel....
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Kitty and her kitten Pumpkin have discovered an amazing rooftop garden - but what will they do when a group...
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Help for Families with Children with Disability

Help for Families with Children with Disability

We know things are difficult right now.  We can help families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people....
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Read aloud Books

Read aloud Books

Our amazingly generous authors + illustrators have filmed readings of their stories and poems #EmpathyReadAloud. Check out our Read Aloud...
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World Hunger Day

World Hunger Day

Today is #WorldHungerDay - and more people than ever are needing to use a #foodbank in the UK. In the...
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The Awesome Autistic Go to Guide BOOK REVIEW 📚

The Awesome Autistic Go to Guide BOOK REVIEW 📚

Judith from our Autism NI Family Support Team has recently read 'The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide'. Check out her review...
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Carers NI – Two sides of the story

Carers NI – Two sides of the story

Do you know how it really feels to be an unpaid carer? Our short film 'Two sides of the story'...
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Educational Resources & Newsletters

Educational Resources & Newsletters

Did you know the EA has a newsletter for Primary aged children and a list of resources for younger &...
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Social and Emotional Learning Fun

Social and Emotional Learning Fun

😀 🎲 🧩 🔍SEL FUN 🔎 🧩 🎲 🤗 Thursdays are going to be a day where we try out...
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Where can people get help with food and shopping during COVID-19?

Where can people get help with food and shopping during COVID-19?

DAILY UPDATE (28th May 2020)  Some people will need help getting food during COVID-19, which could be for a number...
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Leaf Painting

Leaf Painting

This week our theme is nature and today we are getting creative with leaves!  Spring has truly sprung and all...
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Outdoor Fun in the Sun

Outdoor Fun in the Sun

Some ideas for outdoor fun in the sun including bubble socks, ice finds and water painting #PlayMatters #PlayAtHome
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Calling Children Aged 8-17

Calling Children Aged 8-17

How are children experiencing the #COVID19 pandemic? The Eurochild Children's Council and 270 other children have created a survey investigating...
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VOYPIC Advocacy

VOYPIC Advocacy

It’s so important that children and young people have access to advocacy. Our Advocates continue to offer support to young...
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Zoom Security Advice

Zoom Security Advice

The NSPCC warns of serious safeguarding risks as a result of a growing trend in Zoom calls being ‘bombed’ with...
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Tips to keep your child safe online

Tips to keep your child safe online

If you're worried about your children's #onlinesafety, read our blog for five helpful tips.   https://www.barnardos.org.uk/blog/tips-to-keep-your-child-safe-online?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_medium=organic&utm_content=online_safety_2805
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What is infant mental health

What is infant mental health

What is infant mental health and why does it matter so much during COVID-19? Experts from @ncb_ni_tweets  and @publichealthni  consider...
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Co-Space Study Findings

Co-Space Study Findings

Our early findings from the co-space study really highlighted the challenge for parents of juggling the needs of their children...
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Play Matters more than ever

Play Matters more than ever

#OutdoorClassroomDay is a global movement to make #outdoorlearning and play part of every child's day. We’re delighted to see play...
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Post Primary School Admissions

Post Primary School Admissions

The Education Authority will be issuing letters to parents / guardians on behalf of post primary schools to advise on...
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Helping you Enjoy Storytime from Home

Helping you Enjoy Storytime from Home

Whenever you need a story, just get yourself over to #BookTrustHomeTime! Not only do we have interactive online versions of...
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Take Care in the Sun

Take Care in the Sun

The UV level will reach 7 in parts of NI today. Remember to stay safe in the sun Smiling face...
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Youth Action – Rainbow Daily News

Youth Action – Rainbow Daily News

Dream Big and follow the Daily News from Virtual #Rainbowfactory! To get involved Email: vrf@youthaction.org http://therainbowfactory.co.uk
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Fans of #Floodworld by @TomHuddleston_, you CANNOT miss our #BookOfTheDay! It's the brilliant sequel #DustRoad, an exciting, thought-provoking and nuanced...
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Childcare Advice

Childcare Advice

So important parents know what support is available! For #childcare advice contact our Family Benefits Advice Service: 0800 028 3008...
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Help your Child Stay Safe Online

Help your Child Stay Safe Online

We know young people might be spending more time online in lockdown. That’s why it’s important to help protect them...
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Parenting NI Survey Results

Parenting NI Survey Results

We asked parents what impact #COVID__19 and #Lockdown was having on them and their families. Many are struggling and unaware...
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Introduction to Mindfulness Sessions

Introduction to Mindfulness Sessions

Stay tuned to our social media channels this week as we'll be releasing more of our 'Introduction to Mindfulness' sessions....
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Special Covid Message for Parents

Special Covid Message for Parents

We are urging parents/carers to be vigilant of other childhood illnesses during the #COVID19pandemic. Help and support is available for...
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Parenting NI Resources

Parenting NI Resources

Reminder: all the resources we've been sharing on a range of parenting issues since lockdown started are online: https://parentingni.org/resources/   Our...
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Words of Affirmation for Kids

Words of Affirmation for Kids

Giving your children positive affirmations about themselves can help contribute to their growth mindset and help them form who they...
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Disability Book Recommendations

Disability Book Recommendations

It is so important that disability is represented well in children's books. Whether you're a publisher looking for advice about...
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Updated PHA COVID-19 Symptoms Available in Different Languages

Updated PHA COVID-19 Symptoms Available in Different Languages

Daily Update 27 May Updated Public Health Agency information on COVID-19 Symptoms has recently been made available in Polish, Romanian,...
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30 Days of SEL Inspiration

30 Days of SEL Inspiration

☀️🦋 J U N E 🦋☀️ For the month of June we will be continuing daily posts through launching.... ✨30 days of...
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Parents feeling cut off and Ignored

Parents feeling cut off and Ignored

"Our lives are very different. Nobody else gets it. That's not woe is me, it's just a fact."   For families...
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Maternal Mental Health awareness Month

Maternal Mental Health awareness Month

The month of May is #MaternalMentalHealthAwareness Month. During this time when our extended support networks are not available, if you...
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Drawalong – The Odd Egg

Drawalong – The Odd Egg

Hooray! It's time for another #BookTrustHomeTime treat from Emily Gravett - this time, we've got a fabulous drawalong for The...
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Brain Break Game – Squiggle

Brain Break Game – Squiggle

Please find a brand new SEL Brain Break game! This is to enjoy anytime you need a bit of time...
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Carers Guidance (Covid 19)

Carers Guidance (Covid 19)

If you’re an informal carer then take a look at the Department’s updated #COVID19 advice guide. It includes info for...
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Princes Trust NI – laptops

Princes Trust NI – laptops

Looking to take part in online learning during lockdown but don’t have a laptop? If you're unemployed or not in...
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View from my window

View from my window

As part of our commitment to help children stay connected to the natural world during the #coronavirus crisis, we’re sharing...
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Online Launch LGBTQ+ Youth Manifesto

Online Launch LGBTQ+ Youth Manifesto

Launch next Monday via zoom of the LGBTQ+ Youth Manifesto. Register with donna@youthaction.org  
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FREE Children’s Books and Activities

FREE Children’s Books and Activities

In response to #covid19, @thinkequalorg  has created 6 weeks’ worth of Home Kits free of charge, to help children manage...
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Think Equal FREE Book

Think Equal FREE Book

We are so excited to announce that our new book Rainbows in Windows is out now and available for FREE...
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Housing Executive Advice & Support

Housing Executive Advice & Support

If you need advice & support on maintaining your tenancy with us during #COVID19, please contact your Patch Manager as...
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Barnardos – Time for a Clean Slate

Barnardos – Time for a Clean Slate

Children shouldn’t have to adapt to a new post-crisis reality - they deserve to be able to thrive. This is...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

We're kicking off Wednesday with a wacky and witty #BookOfTheDay - it's the third #NarwhalAndJelly book from @Clantoons.   Children will...
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Aware Support Groups Online

Aware Support Groups Online

Our face-to-face support groups may be currently on hold, but our service users are still meeting online. If you are...
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CiNI Parents Survey NI

CiNI Parents Survey NI

Calling all Parents from NI - please take a few moments to fill in our quick survey.  You have a...
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Special Educational Needs Pupil Support

Special Educational Needs Pupil Support

Our Special Educational Needs Pupil Support Services are continuing to support parents with resources and contact details available online. Visit...
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Space Activities

Space Activities

This week’s activities are out of this world! The theme is 'Space’ and they are available to download from our...
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Cook It Programmes on Zoom

Cook It Programmes on Zoom

For 'British Dietetic Association’s Annual Dietitian Week 2020' next week (1st- 5th June) our CookIt! Programmes will be available via...
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Fun Things To Do With Your Little Ones

Fun Things To Do With Your Little Ones

Looking for fun things to do with your little ones? We've launched a special section of #BookTrustHomeTime for 0-5s so...
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Rethinking Youth Volunteering in Light of COVID-19

Rethinking Youth Volunteering in Light of COVID-19

DAILY UPDATE (26th May 2020)  Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) has moved online and a special COVID-19 related series of...
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Roe Valley Arts

Roe Valley Arts

Our theme this week is Arts and Nature! Nature provides an endless source of inspiration for artists, so join us...
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Young Adult Carers Service

Young Adult Carers Service

If you're a young adult #carer aged 18-25, find out how Action for Children can support you during this time...
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Bookbuzz

Bookbuzz

Secondary schools! Don't forget to sign your Year 7/8 students up for #MyBookbuzz - we'll be announcing this year's books...
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Trouble in New York

Trouble in New York

A brand new quiz for 8 -10 year olds! Take an adventure filled trip to New York with Jamie and...
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Clanmil – Money Advice

Clanmil – Money Advice

We know that #COVID19 is impacting lots of the people living in our homes and we're here to help. Our...
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Belfast Recovery College

Belfast Recovery College

This week, there are 4 webinars available from the Belfast Recovery College. They are Staying Safe, Assertiveness Skills and Resilience....
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Education Authority – Autism Advisory and Intervention Service

Education Authority – Autism Advisory and Intervention Service

Watch the first in a five part video series, “The People That Matter”, to hear from our young people and...
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COVID-19 Parenting

COVID-19 Parenting

The @WHOhas put together a series of tips for #ParentingInAPandemic The first looks at setting aside some one on one...
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Virtual Sessions

Virtual Sessions

Virtual Sessions for all ages and abilities ⭐️ All our sessions are free of charge- for our live events simply...
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Public Health Agency – Type 1 Diabetes

Public Health Agency – Type 1 Diabetes

Parents don’t ignore signs of #type1diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic. Children can develop #type1diabetes at any time – if symptoms develop,...
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Autism NI Travel Chart

Autism NI Travel Chart

 Download our useful ‘travel chart’ available on our website, which will help you plan your trip outside. It will help...
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My Hero is You

My Hero is You

Designed to be read out loud by a parent or carer, this new book 'My Hero is You' by @hvpatuck...
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Recovery and Wellness College SHSCT

Recovery and Wellness College SHSCT

Thanks to @drsmccloskey @DeirdreMc_Kenna for sharing their #knowledge #experience with us on video with such #compassion. What a #privilege! In...
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What’s On at Colin SureStart

What’s On at Colin SureStart

What's on this week 25th to 29th May 2020 in Colin Sure Start: https://www.colinsurestart.com  
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Mindset has moved online!

Mindset has moved online!

A #mentalhealth #Wellbeing #Awareness programme funded by @publichealthni & free to youth and community groups across @NHSCTrust @WesternHSCTrust @BelfastTrust &...
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Play Ideas

Play Ideas

Have you visited our play ideas and activities page at http://playboard.org/play-ideas? If you're looking for inspiration check it out!
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Be Kind To Yourself

Be Kind To Yourself

Pregnancy can be an anxious time and during COVID-19 and especially with Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to reassure...
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CAMHS Support Pack Resource

CAMHS Support Pack Resource

The link below will open the CAMHS support pack resource - it has a number of hyperlinks to further specific...
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Mental Health Awareness Week – #Take5 & Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health Through Play

Mental Health Awareness Week – #Take5 & Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health Through Play

DAILY UPDATE (22nd May 2020)  A major challenge has been thrown our way, in the form of COVID-19, and it...
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BSL videos to support your learning and revision

BSL videos to support your learning and revision

Today, with support from @CommunitiesNI, the National Deaf Children's Society Northern Ireland have launched a whole bank of BSL videos...
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Talking is Not My Thing

Talking is Not My Thing

Rose Robbins' brilliant new book Talking Is Not My Thing explores the life of a child who is non-verbal, and...
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Education Authority – Being Kind to Others

Education Authority – Being Kind to Others

Being kind to others doesn’t just benefit their mental health, it can lift our own mood and improve our mental...
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The Goodbye Book

The Goodbye Book

Watch this video of Cathy from our Child Bereavement Service reading 'The Goodbye Book' - a useful tool to offer...
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Carers NI

Carers NI

Whether you want to ask a question or let off steam, our Forum offers a warm & welcoming online community...
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RNIB – Mental Health Awareness Week

RNIB – Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week has brought many issues to the fore for all of us. RNIB is here to offer...
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Healthy Meals for the Weekend

Healthy Meals for the Weekend

If you need some inspiration for healthy meals for the weekend, check out our recipes at http://choosetolivebetter.com/healthyrecipes We have tons...
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Effects of Covid-19

Effects of Covid-19

CINI are part of the advisory panel where researchers at UCL are studying effects of Covid-19 pandemic on family &...
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There’s a Lion in the Library

There’s a Lion in the Library

The Book Trust #BookOfTheDay is a brilliant cautionary tale for anyone who is a little too fond of lying! #TheresALionInTheLibrary...
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Action for Children – Anxious

Action for Children – Anxious

When anxious feelings take over, it can feel scary or even life-threatening for a child or young person. These feelings...
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SHSCT – Helpline for Bereaved

SHSCT – Helpline for Bereaved

We have, through a collaborative partnership across bereavement, social work and nursing services, opened a helpline for bereaved people during...
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