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COVID-19 Support & Resources

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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Tips for Developing Speech & Language

Tips for Developing Speech & Language

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Home to School Transport Update

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The Positivity Shield- Family Wellness Project

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BSCR Period Poverty Initiative

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Cruse Support for LGBTQ+ Community

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Our #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant tale of three independent girls who stand up for themselves and their community! With a...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 2nd September 2021

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Many children may be feeling a little worried or stressed about returning to school, or have mixed emotions about it....
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Wave Riders

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Vulnerable Children ‘Invisible’ During Pandemic- NICCY

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Road Safety for 7-11 Year Olds

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Book Trust Book of the Day

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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

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Book Trust Book of the Day

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Book Trust – Book of the Day

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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a brilliant tale of a little boy who wishes he was big... but what will happen when...
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Somewhere For Us

Somewhere For Us

The Cruse Bereavement Care NI ‘Somewhere For Us’ project has been created to bring young people together in NI after...
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BookTrust: Q & A with Dara McAnulty

BookTrust: Q & A with Dara McAnulty

We adore Sophie Kirtley's brilliant stories and Dara McAnulty's fantastic books about naturalism, so what a treat that the pair...
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Staying home alone

Staying home alone

There's lots to think about when deciding to leave your child home alone. Ask yourself these questions to help you...
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Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies

Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies

Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies. But how can mothers breastfeed safely during the #COVID19 pandemic? Take a look...
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Coercive Control – Where is the line?

Coercive Control – Where is the line?

🎬 WATCH: Coercive Control - Where is the line? If you're not sure what #coercivecontrol is, what it sounds or...
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Your child and social media

Your child and social media

Don’t underestimate the part social media plays in your child’s life, or how it can make them feel and behave...
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Young People’s Wellbeing Resources

Young People’s Wellbeing Resources

Whatever you're going through, you're not alone. There are helplines you can call, places you can go to talk, and...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is a wonderfully reassuring story that would be perfect for sharing with children who are nervous about starting...
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Books we Love

Books we Love

The arrival of August is VERY exciting... because it also means the arrival of a heap of awesome new reads...
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Altruistic August

Altruistic August

Being kind and warm-hearted is the secret to a happier life and a better world Join us for #AltruisticAugust and...
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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

If you are the carer/parent of anyone aged between 12 and 15 yrs of age (born between 1 August 2005...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic mystery involving some missing trophies, ancient scrolls and ginger nut biscuits! #KateOnTheCase by @hpillustration_ is...
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Midnight Mindfulness

Midnight Mindfulness

It’s normal to feel a bit anxious or stressed, but there are steps you can take help you. Make a...
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VOYPIC – Act for Change Podcast

VOYPIC – Act for Change Podcast

Our podcast as part of the #ActforChangeTogether Festival is now live! In the podcast, we challenge the assumption that young...
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PlayBoard NI – Shell Painting

PlayBoard NI – Shell Painting

In the run-up to #Playday2021 on 4 August we'll be sharing a new #play idea every day, from those activities...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is colourful, funny, and a complete delight to read aloud! Children will love joining in with #CowsGoBoo by...
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BBC Bitesize – Parents Toolkit

BBC Bitesize – Parents Toolkit

Running out of summer holiday ideas already?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you! https://bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg6qwnb… #ParentsToolkit
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Woohoo! Our #BookOfTheDay is the sequel to @aishabushby and Rachael Dean's fabulous #Moonchild - and we're pleased to report that...
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Looking for Ways to Keep Children Entertained at Home?

Looking for Ways to Keep Children Entertained at Home?

When you’re spending time indoors over the summer holidays it’s helpful to have a few ideas up your sleeve! Swipe...
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Make time for the things that make you happy

Make time for the things that make you happy

"Always make time for the things that make you happy." Honor, 19, shares why it's okay to put yourself and...
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Children & Young People in Care Awareness Training

Children & Young People in Care Awareness Training

Free Care Awareness training now available for Education Authority local registered groups! Check out the details below. Is your organisation...
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Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

Looking for a way to support your child with their wellbeing during the summer holidays? These handy workbooks from @BarnardosEduCom...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is an imaginative story with a pleasantly nostalgic feel... and it might just make chores seem fun! It's...
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Autism NI – Become a Member!

Autism NI – Become a Member!

Become a member of Autism NI and receive the latest news, events and training opportunities. You will also receive a...
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Parents Webchat – Young Minds

Parents Webchat – Young Minds

If you’re a parent and need support looking after your child’s mental health, get in touch with our Webchat service....
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Autism Awareness Card

Autism Awareness Card

Our Autism Awareness Card is a tool to support autistic individuals to communicate their needs in a wide variety of...
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Hey You!!!!

Hey You!!!!

Our #BookOfTheDay is the absolutely beautiful #HeyYou from  @DapsDraws and 18 other brilliant Black illustrators - it would be a perfect...
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Tech for All –Free iPads or iPhones for Children with a Vision Impairment

Tech for All –Free iPads or iPhones for Children with a Vision Impairment

For children with sight loss, technology is vital. That’s why we’ve launched our new Tech for All service which provides...
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ParentLine – Parent Discussion Groups

ParentLine – Parent Discussion Groups

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Beach Mobility Equipment Available – Summer 2021!

Beach Mobility Equipment Available – Summer 2021!

If you, or a family member would like to use beach mobility equipment free of charge this summer, it is...
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Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

Summer Power Up/Re-charge Workbooks

These helpful workbooks from @BarnardosEduCom are full of tips and templates for supporting your child’s wellbeing before, during and after...
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Back to school: Catch up and keep learning with BBC Bitesize

Back to school: Catch up and keep learning with BBC Bitesize

Parents- we've got you! 👍 We'll help keep the kids entertained this summer with brand new games, quizzes and more!...
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School Uniform Swap Shop

School Uniform Swap Shop

School Uniform Swap Shop is opened tomorrow @ ABC Building, 40 Ardoyne Ave from 10-12.30pm, all north Belfast schools covered....
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is inventive, full of action, interactive... and highly recommended! We love #WillJakemansMarvellousMechanimals by @NickWardBooks : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/w/will-jakemans-marvellous-mechanimals/…
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Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with SEND in Northern Ireland

Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people with SEND in Northern Ireland

Both COVID & the measures taken to combat its spread had a profound impact on families with children who have...
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NI Mental Health Fund

NI Mental Health Fund

The first deadline for applications to the NI Mental Health Fund is 6th August (up to £500k). Groups should submit...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a stylish, silly and super-fun story that might just teach you #HowToBeCoolerThanCool! We love this brilliant read...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 22nd July 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 22nd July 2021

Welcome to the 63rd edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 63 22nd July 2021 We...
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Apply Now – Free School Meals & Uniform Grants

Apply Now – Free School Meals & Uniform Grants

It is important that you apply for free school meals/ uniform grants before the end of July so that your...
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COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

Getting your #COVID19 jab will never be easier or more accessible than it is right now. All our regional vaccination...
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Mental health support for parents and carers

Mental health support for parents and carers

Place 2 Be work with schools to support children’s mental health. As part of this, they offer advice and resources...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a nail-biting mystery thriller that invokes Yoruba myths and legends against a 21st century backdrop. Do not...
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Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders

Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders

Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders Have your views heard on identity, culture, covid-19, the past and future! Are you aged...
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Stress

Stress

Stress is the body’s direct response to overwhelming life pressures – once these life pressures reduce, so do the feelings...
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PlayBoard NI – Water Play

PlayBoard NI – Water Play

Visit our website http://playboard.org/play-ideas for lots of play ideas including ... water play! #SummerOfPlay
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Access to a Covid vaccine

Access to a Covid vaccine

The government has today agreed to allow some vulnerable children aged 12-15 to get a Covid vaccine — much to...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is full of action, excitement and silliness, along with messages of love, hope and togetherness. It's the brilliant...
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Include Youth – Care Awareness Training

Include Youth – Care Awareness Training

Care Awareness training now now available for @Ed_Authority local registered groups! Check out the details below. Is your organisation able...
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Aware NI – Let’s Talk

Aware NI – Let’s Talk

We believe that talking to others who know how you feel, is an important step in your journey to recovery....
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Supporting yourself during Grief

Supporting yourself during Grief

When we are grieving, we don't always prioritise our own wellbeing  It's important to take care of ourselves following a...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay feels like an instant classic! #MindiAndTheGooseNoOneElseCouldSee from Sam McBratney and Linda Ólafsdóttir is a beautiful story about a...
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Walk in My Shoes

Walk in My Shoes

Grab a cuppa and settle down to watch this beautiful 10-minute animation about Erin, an autistic girl who reflects on...
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Hope Again -Young People’s Bereavement Website

Hope Again -Young People’s Bereavement Website

Check out the updated homepage on the Cruse website for young people: https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/ Featuring a 'Grief Quote Corner' - we...
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Fancy some drawing?

Fancy some drawing?

It's Friday, so treat yourself to a bit of drawing - it's such a great way to unwind! Over on...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay combines a sensitive exploration of mental health with edge-of-your-seat excitement - it's the fantastic #HowISavedTheWorldInAWeek from @bookhorse and @georgermos : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/h/how-i-saved-the-world-in-a-week/…...
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Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

An updated SEN Resource entitled “Speech, Language and Communication Needs” is now available on the new SEN resource section on...
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Education Welfare Service Survey

Education Welfare Service Survey

We are undertaking work to transform our Education Welfare Service and we are asking for your thoughts and experiences so...
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ParentingNI Podcast – The Importance of Play!

ParentingNI Podcast – The Importance of Play!

New Podcast Alert! We chatted to Laura Perry & Aidan Burns from @playboard_ about the Importance of Play! Play is...
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BookTrust Book of the Day

BookTrust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay introduces young readers to the life of Rosa Parks - and reminds them of the importance of kindness,...
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Do I need to keep my child off?

Do I need to keep my child off?

Do you have a child who's unwell and are wondering if they should be in nursery or attending a summer...
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Have fun with nursery rhymes

Have fun with nursery rhymes

Get creative with nursery rhymes and songs with your children this summer
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Anti-Bullying – Don’t Face It Alone

Anti-Bullying – Don’t Face It Alone

Bullying in our schools and online is not acceptable. That's why we’re proud to be supporting the Don't Face It...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With a nod to Where the Wild Things Are, the #BookOfTheDay is an absolute delight! It's @sophyhenn 's super new...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a fun, easy-to-read adventure that throws up all sorts of questions to think about - like what...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 8th July 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 8th July 2021

Welcome to the 62nd edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 62 8th July 2021 You...
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New Listening Support Service

New Listening Support Service

Need someone to talk to? Our new Listening Support Service offers emotional support by phone to carers. Learn more at...
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Book of the Day

Book of the Day

It's #NationalVideoGameDay today, so we had to pick a #BookOfTheDay to match! It helps that #EmmyLevelsUp by @HellionHarvey  is a...
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Planning for University or College

Planning for University or College

Planning for university or college? Want a more normal student life? Get your COVID-19 vaccine. Aged 18+ book your vaccine...
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Be Nice to Aunt Emma

Be Nice to Aunt Emma

Our #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic tale of family and how patience, understanding and humour can help us overcome difficult situations!...
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Text a Nurse Service

Text a Nurse Service

Text a Nurse will be available over the summer holidays. Text-a-Nurse is a confidential text messaging service for young people...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Nature Trail The #BookOfTheDay is a joyful poem that pays tribute to all the treats that nature has to offer!...
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Childcare Support

Childcare Support

With more sectors re-opening & parents returning to the workplace – families may experience a change in their childcare arrangements....
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VOYPIC – Move on Up

VOYPIC – Move on Up

Check out our new bursary scheme, Move On Up, supported by @CFNIreland, through the Hobson Fund. This scheme is open...
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Healthy Eating Habits for children

Healthy Eating Habits for children

There is so much information on here for parents on this guide to healthy eating from ParentZone! Check out all...
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Summer of Reading

Summer of Reading

Need inspiration for your #SummerOfReading? We've put together a list of the #100BestBooks from the last 100 years - there...
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Vaccine and Travel

Vaccine and Travel

Q&A on vaccination and travel this summer https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/news/news/2021/6/q-and-a-on-vaccination-and-travel-this-summer
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Sunday Night Anxiety

Sunday Night Anxiety

If you sometimes feel anxious on Sunday evenings, you may find this article helpful. https://www.stylist.co.uk/health/mental-health/sunday-night-anxiety-causes/493103
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Grab your Jab

Grab your Jab

Northern Ireland’s vaccination centres are offering first dose Pfizer #COVID19 vaccines to everyone over 18 Book now on: https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/ If...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

You are a Champion If you need some #MondayMotivation, pick up a copy of the #BookOfTheDay! It's the brilliant #YouAreAChampion...
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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Reading together has many great benefits, not just for children but for adults too. Children aged 4 – 11 years...
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Wild World Heroes

Wild World Heroes

Children age 4 – 11 across Northern Ireland have been busy signing up to this year’s #WildWorldHeroes #SummerReadingChallenge. Tom has...
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High Five Summer Special

High Five Summer Special

The focus of our High Five Summer special is to simply Be Playful! Let's enjoy some downtime with our families...
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The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for #FunnyBookFriday! #TheExplodingLifeOfScarlettFife by @MaryAliceEvans  and @Chris_Jev  is smart, perceptive and utterly hilarious: https://booktrust.org.uk/book/t/the-exploding-life-of-scarlett-fife/… @HachetteKids
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Action for Happiness – Jump Back Up July

Action for Happiness – Jump Back Up July

Jump Back Up July - Day 1: Take a small step to help overcome a problem or worry https://actionforhappiness.org/jump-back-up-july… #JumpBackUpJuly
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ParentingNI – Summer Months

ParentingNI – Summer Months

Trying to think of ways keep the kids entertained as we progress into Summer? Visit the @_familywellness page for ideas...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

We're kicking off July with an absolutely cracking #BookOfTheDay! With hilarious tongue-twister text and vibrant illustrations, #TheCatAndTheRatAndTheHat from @emlynas and...
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Cook Together

Cook Together

Change for Life have a fantastic service available called ‘Cook Together’ - Every week for 4 weeks, you’ll get tasty,...
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PHA issues summer COVID complacency warning

PHA issues summer COVID complacency warning

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to stick to key public health advice and exercise caution over the...
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Primary School Counselling- Consultation

Primary School Counselling- Consultation

PARENTS & TEACHERS  As part of policy and research on primary school counselling, Pure Mental NI have launched a consultation...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a spellbinding story with the feeling of a modern-day classic! Don't miss #CardboardCowboys from @ConaghanAuthor : https://booktrust.org.uk/book/c/cardboard-cowboys/…
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Summer is Coming!

Summer is Coming!

CYPSP have produced this resource to promote summer activities for children and young people throughout the Southern Area This resource...
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Webinar – Summer of Play for Youth Workers

Webinar – Summer of Play for Youth Workers

In this recorded webinar, PlayBoard's Peter McCartney, Training Coordinator with the Youth@Play project discusses this year's #SummerOfPlay campaign & how...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

We're feeling the love thanks to the #BookOfTheDay! It's the fantastic #DancingBirdsAndSingingApes by @SmritiPH and @FlorenceWeiser - a fabulous exploration...
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June 2021 Edition – Family Support Hub Newsletter

June 2021 Edition – Family Support Hub Newsletter

The June edition of the family support hub newsletter is now available to download HERE This edition is packed full...
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Take care of yourself following a bereavement

Take care of yourself following a bereavement

Regrets, grief and anger following a death are very common  It is very important to take care of yourself following...
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Raising your child’s self esteem

Raising your child’s self esteem

Raising your child's self esteem For parents across the Southern Health & Social Care Trust  5th July 2021  10am -...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a really rewarding read - especially for children who are tired of being stereotyped! It's the marvellous...
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COVID19 vaccines for everyone over 18

COVID19 vaccines for everyone over 18

Northern Ireland’s vaccination centres are offering first dose Pfizer #COVID19 vaccines to everyone over 18 Book now on: https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/ If...
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ASCERT – eLearning programmes

ASCERT – eLearning programmes

ASCERT are offering two new e-learning programmes aimed specifically at people working in roles where they encounter Adverse Childhood Experiences...
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ESOL NI Call for funding applications 2021/22

ESOL NI Call for funding applications 2021/22

We are delighted to circulate the official ‘ESOL NI Call for funding applications 2021/22’ issued by the Department for the...
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Young Minds – Mental Health

Young Minds – Mental Health

If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, here are four things you can do.
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Talking about Mental Health with your Child

Talking about Mental Health with your Child

Top Tip #5 Use Face Flash Cards. Younger children will probably not understand feelings as well as older children. By...
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Draft SEN Regulations & Code of Practice Summary Reports

Draft SEN Regulations & Code of Practice Summary Reports

The Department has published consultation summary reports of the responses to the draft Special Educational Needs (SEN) Regulations and draft...
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Education Authority – Moving On Up

Education Authority – Moving On Up

To help ensure a smooth transition for P7 pupils transferring from primary to post primary schools tune into EA's 'Moving...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is perfect for any children who have been hooked on #EURO2020! #JazSantosVsTheWorld by @priscilla_mante is a warm-hearted story...
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Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG Fortnightly News

Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG Fortnightly News

Welcome to the latest issue of the fortnightly news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups. Derry, Limavady,...
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Summer Of Play

Summer Of Play

Get involved in this year’s Summer of Play! PlayBoard NI has joined with other organisations across the UK to call...
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Ardhowen Theatre & Strule Arts Summer Academy

Ardhowen Theatre & Strule Arts Summer Academy

Ardhowen Theatre & @StruleArts have put together various action-packed activities for your children through summer. Find out more about the SAC...
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Give and Take Derry Summer Programme

Give and Take Derry Summer Programme

Give and Take Derry just can't wait to get started with their Summer Programme! Lots of fun filled activities for...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

With a unique art style, a fabulous tale about pushing boundaries and a sense of genuine peril, our #BookOfTheDay is...
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Summer of Play Challenge

Summer of Play Challenge

To help children and young people enjoy a #SummerOfPlay this year, we're sharing our Summer of Play Challenge! Check out...
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Family Fund – mental health and wellbeing resources

Family Fund – mental health and wellbeing resources

We know that anybody can be impacted by mental health, and might need to access support for themselves or someone...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Fast-paced and imaginative, the #BookOfTheDay is a thrilling ride packed with dragons, fairies, unicorns, vampires, deadly flowers, breathktaking spells and...
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EA Literacy Newsletter – Transitions

EA Literacy Newsletter – Transitions

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Parental Mental Health

Parental Mental Health

We're celebrating World Wellbeing Week!  Now is the perfect time to take some time out and listen to one of...
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The 6 apps and services that every parent should know

The 6 apps and services that every parent should know

From WhatsApp to Snapchat, the online world is overrun with apps and services, and it can be difficult for parents...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is all about being small but VERY mighty! It's the wonderful #Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very...
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Outdoor Fun in the Sun

Outdoor Fun in the Sun

The sun is shining and it's the longest day of the year ... so even more time to play! Yay!...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a delightfully anarchic tale from the ace @LauraDockrill and illustrator Maria Karipidou! It's a great story to...
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Pack your suitcase with Paddington™

Pack your suitcase with Paddington™

This summer term, our friends @BL_Learning are asking children to pack a suitcase with Paddington and explore the powerful stories...
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World Wellbeing Week

World Wellbeing Week

It's #WorldWellbeingWeek - let's celebrate! We're sharing some of our top tips on how to talk to your child about...
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EA – High Five

EA – High Five

The focus in this issue of High Five is #BeThankful Thinking about the things and people we are thankful for...
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Dads Project – Support Booklet

Dads Project – Support Booklet

Check out this amazing Support Booklet from the Dad's Project, created with help from some of the dads who participate...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Since Lucas's mum died, his Dad has been really busy - and he's feeling lonely. Could the drama club he's...
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Info for the NI Deaf Community

Info for the NI Deaf Community

Info for the NI Deaf Community. If you are in distress or despair, you can contact Lifeline using the HSCNI...
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EA Literacy Newsletter

EA Literacy Newsletter

Check it out! Our fourth edition Literacy Newsletter is All About School Transitions. Listen to our ‘Super strength poem’ and...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

Packed with sumptuous spreads and fabulous facts, our #BookOfTheDay is a fascinating read combining history and fashion. It's #TheQueensWardrobe from...
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How to Identify Young Carers

How to Identify Young Carers

Action for Children NI Young Carers Service have produced the following tutorial and information video about Young Carers and how...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

If you loved @hilary_mckay's beautiful book The Skylarks' War, do not miss the #BookOfTheDay - it's the stunning follow-up #TheSwallowsFlight:...
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Dad Fact  

Dad Fact  

Children are more likely to do well in school when fathers have an active role in their lives. We're celebrating...
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Young Minds Crisis Messenger

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

The Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you're a young person and need urgent support...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the second hilarious #InvestiGators book from @johngreenart! InvestiGators Take the Plunge is perfect for fans of Dog...
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Learning Disability service AMH Promote

Learning Disability service AMH Promote

It's #LDWeek2021 and we have a special treat for you! If you have ever wondered what it's like through the...
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Committee for Education Arts Project

Committee for Education Arts Project

We’re calling on local children/young people to get creative by sending us a piece of original art reflecting their ‘Life...
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Alcohol Awareness NI

Alcohol Awareness NI

This #AlcoholAwarenessNI we wanted to let you know we are here for you! We are providing online support- if you...
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Mental Health Advice for Children

Mental Health Advice for Children

If your child tells you they're struggling with their mental health, here is some advice on what you can do...
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Book Trust Book of the Day

Book Trust Book of the Day

The Cooking Club Detectives The #BookOfTheDay is a wonderful story that subtly explores new friendships, the importance of community and...
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Ways to give to Others

Ways to give to Others

Small acts of kindness towards other people can give a sense of purpose & make you feel happier & more...
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Regulate Your Child’s Emotions

Regulate Your Child’s Emotions

Does your child struggle to regulate their emotions or respond to them appropriately? Maybe our emotions activity is for you!...
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EA Literacy Newsletter

EA Literacy Newsletter

This edition of our Literacy Newsletter is All About School Transitions. It contains strategies and tips to help with school...
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Dragon World

Dragon World

Our #BookOfTheDay is #DragonWorld from Tamara Macfarlane and  @alessandrafusi- with marvellous full-page illustrations and a fabulous exploration of mythology, it...
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Autism Factsheet for Fathers

Autism Factsheet for Fathers

This week we would like to share helpful resources for our carers including our 'Factsheet for Fathers' - https://tinyurl.com/p9x3wr8m  This...
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Free school meals information

Free school meals information

Children with a statement of special educational needs and who require a special diet can avail of free school meals...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 10th June 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 10th June 2021

Welcome to the 61st edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 61 10th June 2021 We...
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Sing a rhyme anytime…

Sing a rhyme anytime…

Start your child learning for a lifetime! The video below from BBC Tiny Happy People highlights the importance of singing...
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A Song of Gladness

A Song of Gladness

Our #BookOfTheDay is a beautiful reminder of the wonder of nature - and could encourage us to take a more...
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Talking Sexual Harassment

Talking Sexual Harassment

Talking about sexual harassment with your child can feel tricky. There are ways to speak about it with them that...
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How to tell if your child feels stressed

How to tell if your child feels stressed

Can you tell when your child may be feeling stressed about something that's happening in their lives? Here are some...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Atlas of Amazing Architecture The #BookOfTheDay is a fantastic exploration of buildings across the world - from homes and universities...
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Read for Empathy

Read for Empathy

Reading for empathy is a great way of helping children to develop their empathy feelings. Why not visit your local...
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Updated SEN Resource

Updated SEN Resource

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High Five – April Newsletter

High Five – April Newsletter

In this issue of High Five, our focus is to Be Conscientious. Although this is a big word, it is...
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Free Regional Nutrition Webinars – May

Free Regional Nutrition Webinars – May

Are you interested in finding out more about food and nutrition for yourself or your family? Dietitians are taking these...
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Parenting NI April E-Newsletter

Parenting NI April E-Newsletter

Our April E-Newsletter is out! Read up on everything we're getting up to this month? There are Top Tips, programmes,...
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Family Support Hubs Newsletter – April 2021

Family Support Hubs Newsletter – April 2021

Welcome to Edition 2/2021 of the CYPSP Family Support Hubs Newsletter providing advice, support, resources and updates as as 20th...
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Pregnancy, Parenting & a Pandemic

Pregnancy, Parenting & a Pandemic

We have your Friday podcast sorted! Sharon Callaghan is our wonderful Children's Services Manager in #Strabane and she has joined...
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Why Sadness Matters

Why Sadness Matters

"Sadness happens. To all of us. But actually, we can all get happier by learning to be sad, better.” -...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay sees the return of #ScoopMcLaren, Detective Editor... and she's got quite a puzzle to untangle! #WavesOfMystery is another...
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SEN – School Placements

SEN – School Placements

Education Authority are currently arranging school placements for Sept 2021 for our children with statements of special educational needs. We...
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ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Strabane

ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Strabane

Non Violent Resistance Programme Date: 29th April - 17 June 2021 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm  
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Earth Day Activities Sheet

Earth Day Activities Sheet

We can all do our bit to help the planet. On #EarthDay we are sharing our eco activities sheet, with...
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ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Newry

ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Newry

Non Violent Resistance Programme Date: 28th April - 16 June 2021 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Armagh

ParentingNI – Walking on Eggshells – Armagh

Non Violent Resistance Programme Date: 27th April - 15 June 2021 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Youth Assembly NI

Youth Assembly NI

The application process for Youth Assembly Members will open on Monday 26th April until Friday 21st May 2021.  Please tell...
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Check it out! The Literacy Newsletter third edition is all about memory

Check it out! The Literacy Newsletter third edition is all about memory

Have you tried any of the memory games? The Brain Gym is a quick and easy way to test your...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

Our #BookOfTheDay is perfect for children who are just starting to read independently! #TwoTerribleVikings from @simon_francesca  and @stevemay the1st is...
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Pre-school and Primary school admissions update

Pre-school and Primary school admissions update

Parents/Guardians who applied online for a Pre-school place (target age - Stage 1*) or Primary 1 place for September 2021...
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Lots of new programmes starting soon!

Lots of new programmes starting soon!

The Parents Plus Special Needs programme starts 27th April, offering support for parents raising children with Special Needs. To register...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is the brilliant@ #FutureGirl by Asphyxia - a brilliant story covering different experiences of deafness, climate change, inclusion...
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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. #MentallyHealthySchools’ toolkits for primary, secondary and FE settings are full of free resources to help...
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The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland

The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee have launched an inquiry into 'The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern...
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Stop and Enjoy a Story

Stop and Enjoy a Story

Shall we all just stop and enjoy a story? We don't need much encouragement, admittedly If you feel like a...
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Introduction to Deaf Awareness

Introduction to Deaf Awareness

Check out our introduction to deaf awareness. 10 minutes and completely free. Covers challenges that deaf people experience trying to...
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How to help your child be body confident

How to help your child be body confident

Body image and our relationships with our bodies can be an issue for many of us, but especially children and...
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Stress Bucket Activity for Kids

Stress Bucket Activity for Kids

It's #StressAwarenessMonth2021! Is your child struggling with stress and feeling overwhelmed? Many adults assume children don't experience stress, but children...
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NCB survey

NCB survey

Have you delivered @IncredibleYears parent programmes online in the last year? @ncb_ni_tweets @publichealthni want to hear from you! What were...
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New partnership opportunity for existing children and young people’s groups

New partnership opportunity for existing children and young people’s groups

New opportunity for young people’s groups/classes! CDC_tweets is looking to partner with 3 existing young people’s groups or class to...
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What is anxiety?

What is anxiety?

It’s normal for your child to feel anxious sometimes – everybody does – and they shouldn’t feel embarrassed to talk...
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Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance

Are you caring for someone for 35 hours a week or more? You might be eligible for Carer's Allowance without...
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BBC Bitesize  – Springwatch

BBC Bitesize – Springwatch

Get warmed up for this year’s @BBCSpringwatch in the #BitesizeLearningZone with Springwatch Wild Academy! Tune in to @CBBC every weekday...
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Mental health self-care for parents

Mental health self-care for parents

Whether you take time to go for a walk, meditate or chat with your friends, you're working to improve your...
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Free and confidential Listening Ear appointments

Free and confidential Listening Ear appointments

Free and confidential Listening Ear appointments available this week! Hundreds of parent carers have booked in with us and the...
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The simple tip that boosted my self-confidence

The simple tip that boosted my self-confidence

It's natural for us to go through periods where we don't feel very confident. Aimee, 17, shares a simple analogy...
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Book Trust – Plants and Gardens

Book Trust – Plants and Gardens

Will you be joining Paddington and getting out in the garden or park? We've put together a list of books...
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COVID-19 Vaccination – Aged 40

COVID-19 Vaccination – Aged 40

Aged 40 plus? You can now book your #COVDI19 vaccination. Book online https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated If online booking is not possible, then...
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NSPCC – Signs of Emotional Abuse

NSPCC – Signs of Emotional Abuse

Any child, from any background, can be at risk of emotional abuse. Together, we must protect them. Please RT to...
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Book Trust – Space Detectives

Book Trust – Space Detectives

If you like the sound of a zero-gravity bouncy castle, a hover scooter, snorgleberry drizzle cake or swamp-lizard drumsticks, then...
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Mae Murray – Become a Member

Mae Murray – Become a Member

Beach wheelchairs & other equipment will be back on our beaches this summer! Planning has begun-watch this space! Become a...
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EA Guidance on Supporting Students in religious observance

EA Guidance on Supporting Students in religious observance

The Muslim Holy month of Ramadan started on Monday and ends on 12th May. Schools can access guidance inclusive practices...
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Free Parenting Webinar

Free Parenting Webinar

Talk, Learn, Do have agreed to deliver another session for those parents that missed out last time!  It's taking place...
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What should I do if I think my child has autism?

What should I do if I think my child has autism?

If you think your child is displaying signs of autism, there is a process you can follow to get a...
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Event Announcement

Event Announcement

In light of the recent riots in Belfast, @PureMentalNI  will be hosting an online event focusing on peace-building, respect and...
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Online Employability Programme

Online Employability Programme

Calling all 16-65 year olds who live in the Newtownabbey area. Register Now! Please contact Roisin on: 078 8905 5431...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

With fast-paced rhyming text and vibrant, dynamic illustrations, our #BookOfTheDay is the tale of a girl determined to rescue her...
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Southern Area LPG FYI – 15th April 2021

Southern Area LPG FYI – 15th April 2021

Welcome to the 57th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information). FYI Issue 57 - 15th April 2021...
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Working with Young People and Substance Misuse

Working with Young People and Substance Misuse

This course provides a closer look at illicit drugs, their effects on users, their impact on health and other issues,...
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Adapting to change

Adapting to change

It's so important we support the young people around us right now Yellow heart Techniques for young people from expert...
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Carers UK Looking after someone guide

Carers UK Looking after someone guide

Carers UK updated 2021-22 Looking after someone guide is now available to download on our website. The guide outline your...
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Evidence Based Suicide Bereavement Training

Evidence Based Suicide Bereavement Training

Excited to deliver FACE TO FACE PABBS evidence-based, evaluated and CPD accredited suicide bereavement training in Northern Ireland on 20th...
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Book Trust – Book of the Day

Book Trust – Book of the Day

The #BookOfTheDay is a wise, accessible and beautiful story about family, imagination, and what it's like to have a parent...
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Help Your Child With Maths

Help Your Child With Maths

CCEA's new 'Help Your Child With Maths' #Primary resource is now available on our website! https://bit.ly/2Nuxjhz To help support young...
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Signs of Neglect

Signs of Neglect

Every child deserves to be loved, cared for and protected, but 1 in 10 children have experienced neglect. It can...
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Parenting Apart for Dads

Parenting Apart for Dads

(6 Week Programme) Every Thursday starting 29th April 7.30pm - 9pm Online Via Zoom For Dads based in Newry &...
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Wear a face covering

Wear a face covering

Schoolchildren from across NI have been helping us push our #COVID19 health advice. Keep your distance, don't gather in large...
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The Macmillan Cruse Podcast

The Macmillan Cruse Podcast

The Cruse Macmillan project aims to improve bereavement support for people affected by cancer through enabling Cruse staff, in local...
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Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

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

Bus Safety

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

Listening Ear appointments

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

Our Minds Our Future NI

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

Talk to your child about Coronavirus

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

Dads Project

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

Planned Intervention Funding

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

Family Wellness Project

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

FREE Online Training Sessions

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

The helpful guide for families with disabled children

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

Clubs in Crisis Fund

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

Incredible Years Parent Programmes

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

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

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

How your child’s challenging behaviour might affect you

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

School Transport

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

Dealing with workplace stress

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

Mood Boosting Tactics

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

Young Carers Grants Programme

The @TriangleTrust  new Young Carers grants programme is now open! Grants from £10,000 to £60,000 are available for projects supporting young...
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6 Ways to Turn a Bad Day around

6 Ways to Turn a Bad Day around

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

Calling Unpaid Carers

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

CovidVaccine Update – BSL

NHS 119 #BSL is now available to use at your #COVID19 vaccine appointment, just use the @Interpreter_Now  app. More info here...
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Free resources to support Children’s Mental Health

Free resources to support Children’s Mental Health

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

9 Ways to Train Yourself to be Happier

Train yourself to be happier Remember moments of kindness Be willing to ask for help Silence your inner critic Connect...
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Help for Children with Anxiety

Help for Children with Anxiety

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

Educational Underachievement in NI Interim Report

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

Action for Children Mental Health & Wellbeing Advice

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

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

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

Stress Control Sessions online

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

Connections Link Life Online Suicide Prevention Training

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

Beyond Newcomer Narratives: Creating a NI of belonging for Muslims

A number of workshops are being run in partnership with Belfast Islamic Centre, Belfast Multi-cultural Association, Causeway Coast and Glens...
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FREE Online Antenatal Classes Across NI

FREE Online Antenatal Classes Across NI

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

Free Mental Health Training for School Staff

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

Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

What young people want you to know about social media

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

Education Update

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Southern Area Locality Planning Groups FYI – 1st April 2021

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

What can I do if my child is being violent?

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

Bolster Community Newsletter – April 2021

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One Young World Belfast 2023

One Young World Belfast 2023

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

COVID19 vaccination programme expanded to 45-49 age group

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

ASCERT Seminar – Dr. Gabor Maté

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

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

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

Employers for Childcare – Family Benefits Advice Service

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

Mindful March

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

Childcare Support Funding Phase 3

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

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

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

West Belfast Partnership Board March Update

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

Parenting NI – Autism Awareness Week

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

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

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

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

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

BHSCT – Child and Adolescent Autism Service

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

BAME Mental Health Awareness Workshop

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

Volunteer Funding Opportunity

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

Radio 1Xtra Survey

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

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

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

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

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

What to do if a child reveals abuse

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

7 things you need to know about grief

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

Colin Sure Start Easter Eggstravaganza

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

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

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

BBC Bitesize – Happy Holi

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

VOYPIC – SeeMe

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

Going to nursery during coronavirus

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

Carers Emergency Card NI

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

World Autism Awareness Week

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

Craft a Landscape mission

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

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

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

A to Z Guide Carers

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

Looking for activity ideas for the Easter holidays?

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

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

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

Play Matters – Easter Fun

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

Action for Children Young Carers

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

EA – High Five

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

Views of Young People Needed

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

NI4Kids Digital Easter 2021 Issue

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

GCE subject guidance documents

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

NDCS – University Students Survey

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

PARENTS: share your views on how we can solve poverty

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

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

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Incredible Years Online Delivery 2021

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

Mindful March – Day 25

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Mental Health Strategy Consultation Closes this Friday at 5pm

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

Youth work programme to support year 12’s

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

Crisis Cafe – International Adolescent Health Week

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

Free School Meals – Update March 2021

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

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

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

Family Fund

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

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

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

Free Online Courses for Parents

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

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

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

Healthy Me Zoom Sessions

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

Mental Health Support

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

BSL and ISL signed COVID-19 information videos

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

Take 5 with tantrums

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Barnardo’s NI Child Bereavement Advice Line

Today is national #DayOfReflection and we are remembering all of our loved ones that we have lost during the pandemic,...
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COVID Wellbeing NI

COVID Wellbeing NI

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

Screen Time

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

Taking Outdoor Play Seriously – New Materials For Schools

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Cruse Bereavement

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

Women’s Aid 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline

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

International Adolescent Health Week 2021

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

Parent Talk and the Blues Programme

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

Book Trust – Bath, Book, Bed

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

PlayBoard Connects

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

Action for Happiness

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

Helplines NI

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

Exploitation Spot the Signs

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Cancer Fund for Children

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

BBC Bitesize – Shakespeare Week

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

Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme

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

Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

CiNI Letters of Lockdown booklet

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

Free School Meal Update

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

Parenting Challenging Behaviour Workshops

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

Parents Guide to Instagram

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

National Day of Reflection

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

Tips for talking to your friends about your mental health

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

Minister of Health – Young Carers Action Day

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

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

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

Action for Children – Skills of a Carer

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

Contact – Young Carers Action Day

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

Young Person’s Mental Health Guide

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

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

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

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

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

Childline

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

ParentLine – Free Parent Sessions

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

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

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

Advice choosing GSCE subjects

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

Take 5 Steps To Wellbeing

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

You don’t have to face difficult days alone

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Young Carers Action Day 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Census 2021 – Help

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

Ask for ANI

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

BBC Bitesize Schedule

The learning continues this week on @CBBC with all the classics we love: @BBCBitesize Daily, #CelebritySupplyTeacher, #HorribleHistories, #OurSchool, #ArtJam, #OutOfThisWorld...
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PlayboardNI – A craft idea for St. Patrick’s Day

PlayboardNI – A craft idea for St. Patrick’s Day

  
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Read to your Children

Read to your Children

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

Mindful Mondays

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

BBC Bitesize

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

COVID-19 Vaccination

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

NHSCT – ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Zoom classes

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

Week 3: Maths problems of the week

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

COVID-19 information materials

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

Seeking funding for a project?

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

Parenting Programmes

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

Onside Project

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

Women’s Aid launches a dedicated service for professionals

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

COVID Wellbeing NI

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Youngest pupils to remain in school until Easter holidays

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

Mindful March – Day 12

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

Free online mental health training for teachers

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

Childcare Sustainability Fund (Phase 3)

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

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Resources

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

British Science Week

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

Ask for ANI scheme for victims of domestic abuse

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

Southern Area LPG Information Bulletin – 11th March 2021

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

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

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

Post-primary application process closes 16 March at 4pm

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

Young People have spoken to Stormont’s Education Committee

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Vaccine information For Young Carers

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Youth Restart

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

Top Tips for Talking

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

Back Together Again

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

Keeping Children safe online

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

Roe Valley Arts – Kids Irish Storytelling

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

Free Online Mindfulness Courses

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Relationship Information

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

EA Youth Service Funding Opportunities

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

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

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

Post-Primary admissions update.

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

Down and Ards & North Down LPGs Fortnightly News

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

Worrying about your child going back to school?

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

Virtual Youth Clubs

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Mind Wise Services

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

BBC Bitesize Schedule

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

Book Trust – Home Time

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

How long will grief last

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

Expect Emotions

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

Funding Friday

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

ParentingNI – Free online sessions

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

Parentline Podcast with Mental Health Champion

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

FREE English classes for Syrian Refugees

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

Through Our Eyes

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Art and Design Competition

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

EA – Home to School Transport March 2021

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

Book Trust – World Book Day

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

Planning for Play – webinar for School Age Childcare providers

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

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill

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

PlayBoard NI – World Book Day

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

Wellbeing Tips for Parents and Carers

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

Top Tips for Talking

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

Twiggle’s Problem Solvers

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

Autism NI – Training Courses

We are offering free online courses on topics such as Autism & Females, Autism & Behaviour, Making Visuals & Sensory...
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RISE NI – Back to School

RISE NI – Back to School

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

Ways of Wellbeing

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

Taking Outdoor Play Seriously

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

Community Resource Guide

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

LGBT Adoption Week

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

Text-a-Nurse

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Book Trust – Reading with your child

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

Education Authority Child Protection Support Service

The Education Authority Child Protection Support Service is available to all schools in NI for advice, support and guidance from...
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Return to school resources

Return to school resources

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

NI Census 21 Online

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

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

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

Self Harm Awareness Week

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

Book Trust Book of the Day

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

Covid-19 vaccine online booking ages 60-64

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

Back to School Routine

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

Advice for parents returning to the workplace

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

NI Census 2021 advertisement with BSL and subtitles

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

FREE workshops and events for parents with disabled children

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

Help Kids Talk – Free Basic Awareness Training Webinars

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

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

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

Happy St Davids Day!

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

BBC Bitesize Lockdown Learning

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

Mindful March

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

Prepare for Children returning to School

This week, @MindWisenv are sharing info on the anxieties surrounding parents & carers as they prepare their children going back...
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Applying for a Post Primary Place

Applying for a Post Primary Place

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

Book Trust – Extraordinary Parenting

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

Motivational March

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

PHA COVID-19 blog

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

Mental Health Strategy Consultation

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

Play in Practice Survey

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

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

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

Education Authority – High Five

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

BBC Bitesize – Careers

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

Book Trust – Book of the Day

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

Worried your child is being bullied online?

Worried your child is being bullied online? Sadly, disabled children and those with #SEN are more likely to experience cyberbullying....
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How to support someone who is grieving

How to support someone who is grieving

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

Department of Education – Curriculum guidance to primary schools

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

Youth Independent Advisory Group

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

Southern Area LPG FYI Bulletin – 25th February 2021

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

Barnardo’s Family Space

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

Listening Ear service

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

Bedtime best practice

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

Talk to VOYPIC

Remember, while we're not always in the office at the moment, we're still here to support you in any way...
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