Every day in Northern Ireland, 4 children experience the death of a parent. YOU can make a difference in the lives of bereaved children across NI by volunteering with Cruse Bereavement Care. Apply now for the 2020 NI Bereavement Support Foundation (BSF) Course.
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
|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,
|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|
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 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
Enabling separated parents to agree the best outcomes for children by accessing
the professional services of FMNI
Family Mediation NI is fully integrated into family support services as the first choice when parents separate
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:-
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.