Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group Annual Youth Fair

On Tuesday 11 February, the Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group held their annual Youth Fair in Oakfield Community Development Centre.

Over 400 Year 10 pupils from Carrickfergus Academy, Carrickfergus Grammar and Ulidia Integrated College attended a very enjoyable and interactive day. Pupils had an opportunity to engage with 16 exhibitors offering support, services or activities in their area.

The main theme of the fair was ‘Take 5’ with information on a wide range of areas available including volunteering, drugs, alcohol, physical activity, health and wellbeing.

 

StreetReach Project Carrickfergus and Larne -July 2020

‘StreetReach is a 5 day community outreach project with a festival feel in Carrickfergus, Larne and the coastal areas. The project which is a collaboration between Summer Madness and YMCA Ireland is funded by the Education Authority Youth At Risk scheme. It will be run by young people with the aim of regenerating hope and working towards a local legacy of leadership.

Running 1-5th July 2020, young people can sign up to join a team and work alongside Host Groups in the areas who are putting together great interactive community projects for the teams to engage in. Teams can access full camping facilities at Glenarm Castle and receive all meals, transport and training all while gaining volunteer hours and active citizenship experience.

For more information or to register: https://streetreach.co.uk/teams/

South Antrim Community Network Training & Awareness Schedule 2019-20

South Antrim Community Network Training & Awareness Schedule for Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 2019/2020 is now available.

To register your interest, you must complete the attached booking form or request one by calling 028 9447 8645 or email janine@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org.

Further information will be required upon confirmation of booking.

Click the flyers below for more information and dates.

 

 

South Antrim Community Network – Training & Awareness Schedule 2019/2020

These training opportunities have been funded by Public Health Agency and are offered Free of Charge to people who live and/or work in the localities of Antrim, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus.
Additional criteria may apply for certain sessions.

To register your interest please call 028 9447 8645 or email
janine@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org

View the training Schedule and booking form here.

 

Building resilience of over 600 young people in Carrickfergus – Annual Youth Fair

 

Over 600 pupils aged 14-15 years from four post primary schools in Carrickfergus recently had the opportunity to find out more about local services that can support young people experiencing issues such as bullying, drugs and alcohol, mental health problems, social media, volunteering, domestic violence, general health and well being and physical activity.

Hedley Webb, Principle of Carrickfergus College School spoke following the event and said “this was another successful Youth Fair run by CYPSP and the 4 Post Primary school in Carrickfergus.  The schools were delighted with the range and diversity of exhibitors in attendance and this year’s topic was Resilience, a topic which is very relevant to all post primary schools”.

 

Click here to download the press release from the Carrick Youth Fair 

 

CONTACT US:

For further information contact Selena Ramsey, Northern Area Locality Planning Officer, Northern Health and Social Care Trust by Email at selena.ramsey@northerntrust.hscni.net or Telephone 028 2563 6608