Daily Updates

Please note:
It is anticipated that CYPSP Locality Planning groups will not be meeting face to face for some time. At this difficult time, we will continue to work hard to provide updates and information which may be of benefit to organisations, children and families. We will be undertaking a scoping exercise of locality planning members activity so that we can provide the most up to date information about the resources available. From today we will provide daily updates via CYPSP website and through social media.

To ensure we share as much important information and advice as we can, we are encouraging Locality Planning Group members to provide any local information for inclusion on the daily updates on the attached form and send to una.casey@hscni.net.  

Download here:- Locality Planning Groups Members Services Deilivery during COVID-19 (Updated 25 March 2020)

26 March 2020
Staff are still carrying out 121’s, assessments and reviews by Skype, Microsoft teams and What’s app which has been well received by the young people and their families. There is likely a short waiting list for Young Carers which is usually it’s around 4-6 weeks. Young Carers have a Facebook page on  https://en-gb.facebook.com/YoungCarersNI/ and Young Adult Carers Info can be found https://www.facebook.com/actionforchildrennorthernireland/

Easy read advice about Coronavirus for those with a learning disability:-

25 March 2020


During this worrying time, many autistic individuals find it hard to verbally communicate their worries or feelings of anxiety, it can be much easier to write or draw how they are feeling. You can make a worry box from things you already have around the house to help.

This Update may be of particular relevance to those families who have children with Autism. Autism NI have released a great resource for parents/carers and professionals supporting families which you can access through the link on the page.

AutismNI Helpline is available on 02890 401729 (Option 1).

24 March 2020
Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing During Times of Isolation

There are five simple steps to help maintain and improve our wellbeing. During this time of social isolation we should make extra effort to build these steps into our daily lives. The current situation we face provides us with opportunities to do things a little differently.

23 March 2020
Links to all the Helplines across Northern Ireland, aiming to provide advice and support for families.


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