Family Links Nurturing Programme Antrim

Seven parents  recently completed the 10 week Family Links Nurturing Programme in the Antrim area. This programme worked directly with parents to develop emotional and mental well-being to build effective relationships and positive family life. 


Sandra Anderson, Participation Development Officer and Selena Ramsey, Locality Planning Officer in the Northern Outcomes Area hosted the programme as parent group facilitators in partnership with Homestart to identify the unmet needs of parents who live outside of the Surestart wards in Antrim.

The Nurturing Programme aims to help adults understand and manage feelings and behaviour and become more positive and nurturing in their relationships with children and each other. It encourages an approach to relationships that gives children and adults an emotionally healthy start for their lives and learning.


The findings of this 10 week programme will inform future planning initiatives of the CYPSP Antrim Locality Planning Group to meet local needs of parents in the area.


Contact Us

For more information about this programme and the CYPSP Antrim Locality Planning Group contact:

Sandra Anderson, Participation Development Officer at 


Selena Ramsey, Northern Area Locality Planning Officer at

Telephone: 028 2563 6609

Changing Childhood Conference – 22 March 2017

The CYPSP Cookstown and Magherafelt Locality Planning Groups will host a ‘Changing Childhood’ Conference in March 2017. This Conference will look at how some children and parents have become addicted to modern day technology and unhealthy food. We will discuss the effects these have on both the child and parent as well as exploring the parent child relationship, children’s behaviour, child development and modern day to day family life.

Click here to download the conference programme 


Conference details:

Date: 22 March 2017

Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: The Burnavon, Cookstown


How to register:

The conference is open to anyone working with children, young people and families in the Northern Outcomes Area.To book a space contact Gemma Lutton by email at or telephone 028 2563 6615


Antrim Youth Fair – supporting and encouraging local young people

Over 400 pupils aged 15 - 16 from schools in the Antrim area recently learnt about the importance of good mental health and making positive choices at a Youth Fair in Parkhall Integrated College, Antrim. Hosted by the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Antrim Locality Planning Group and Antrim Learning Together, the fair offered the students from Parkhall Integrated College, Antrim Grammar, Riverside Special School and St Benedict’s College a chance to find out more about services and activities in the local area. Click here to read more.

Parent Mornings in Antrim and Carnlough – February/March 2016

A number of Parent Mornings will be held in Antrim and Carnlough to provide support to parents living within the rural localities.

The four week parent programme has been implemented to meet the needs of the parents and provide the necessary support including:

– Paediatric Emergency First Aid
– Mental Health Awareness
– Behaviour Management
– Time out for me

For more information on times, dates and venues please click on the relevant link below:-

 Antrim Parent Mornings

Carnlough Parent Mornings

To RSVP for these sessions:
Contact Sandra Anderson, CYPSP Participation Officer Phone: 028 2563 6609 Or Email: