Have your say to make a difference…. contribute to the future PEACE Plus Programme (SEUPB)

PEACE PLUS is a new EU cross-border programme that will contribute to a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.

The programme will achieve this by funding activities that promote peace and reconciliation, and contribute to the cross-border economic and territorial development of the region. It will build upon previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes.  We are seeking your input to help shape the content of this programme.

A series of information events are taking place between December 2019 and February 2020, running from 6pm-8pm, with registration from 5.30pm.

To register, click on one of the below links, which will lead you directly to EventBrite.

The stakeholder engagement process will start on 10 December 2019 and end on 25 February 2020. Full documentation, including a response form, will be made available on https://seupb.eu/peaceplus on 10 December 2019.

If you would like additional information please email PEACEPLUS@seupb.eu

Date County Venue Register
Tue 10 December Donegal Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey Click Here
Wed 8 January Leitrim Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill Click Here
Thu 9 January Sligo Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo Click Here
Mon 13 January Derry – Londonderry Lodge Hotel,

Coleraine

Click Here
Wed 15 January Monaghan Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Click Here
Thu 16 January Cavan Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan Click Here
Mon 20 January Derry – Londonderry Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry Click Here
Tue 21 January Tyrone Corrick House Hotel, Clogher Click Here
Thu 23 January Fermanagh Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen Click Here
Mon 27 January Down Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle Click Here
Thu 30 January Antrim Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena Click Here
Tue 4 February Armagh Armagh City Hotel, Armagh Click Here
Wed 5 February Antrim Belfast City Hall, Belfast Click Here
Thu 6 February Louth Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk Click Here

Active Fun for Everyone

A new  leaflet on improving activity in children and young people with physical disabilities has been produced by the Public Health Agency. 

Being active is important for everyone. Regular activity throughout our lives will help us keep as healthy as possible for longer. To get the most benefit, it’s vital to get into the habit of being active early on in life. It can sometimes need a bit more thought and effort to enable children and young people with disabilities to be physically active – this doesn’t mean they can’t take part in fun activities and sports.

For more information download leaflet.

Family Mediation NI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Mediation NI are under contract with the HSCB to delivered an early intervention approach to family breakdown to assist parents to communicate around achieving the best outcomes  for their children going forward. The service is available in all five Trust areas and delivers a child focused, facilitative model that aims to empower separated parents to negotiate, compromise and draft their own bespoke co-parenting agreement.

FMNI have a robust screening and assessment process to ensure that we work with those who are mediation ready.  Mediation is not counselling and those parents for whom the timing is not just right will be referred out to counselling services for end of relationship  support.

For those mediation ready, engaging with this practical process is transformational for the whole family.  Using a professional family mediator can enable parents to move to a different level of communication that leads to agreement on child contact, residency and the minutia of family life as separated parents.  Ultimately avoiding a protracted court case is in the best interests of children.  Parents will be engaged with us for on average four sessions after attending their individual  pre-mediation assessment appointments.   

Article 9 of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

‘Children whose parents do not live together have the right to stay in contact with both parents

FMNI Mission

Enabling separated parents to agree the best outcomes for children by accessing

the professional services of FMNI

FMNI Vision

Family Mediation NI is fully integrated into family support services as the first choice when parents separate

 

 

New Parent Support Page Launched

The Southern Area Outcomes Group were delighted to deliver on another action from their current action plan with the official launch of the new Parent Support page on the CYPSP website:-

Parent Support

The webpage is designed for Parents and Organisations working to support families using group work approaches with information and leaflets, evidence based parenting programmes, development opportunities for practitioners and links and contacts to parenting support.  There is a live calendar of parenting programmes and staff training currently available across Northern Ireland providing times, dates, venues and who to contact to register.