MACE Project in Northern Ireland: Children’s/Family Services Tender Opportunity Now Open!

MACE Project in Northern Ireland: Children’s/Family Services Tender Opportunity Now Open!

Interested in being listed as a Provider on the Northern Ireland MACE Dynamic Framework Agreement for the provision of Trauma Informed and Trauma Specific Interventions?

For information on how to apply go to:  Tender closes 30th April 2021

Instructions to register to attend a Zoom Awareness Session scheduled for 12th April 2021.

Please note if you wish to attend you must request the Awareness Session joining instructions via the eTendersNI portal before 3pm on Friday 9th April 2021.

As part of this reopening the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) on behalf of CAWT (Co-operation and Working Together) MACE Project wish to hold an awareness session for interested tenderers. This awareness session will be held on Monday 12 April 2021 via Zoom. If you wish to attend this session please register your interest in this Call for Tender (CfT) on eTendersNI, under resource ID 3441681 and send a message through the messaging portal requesting joining instructions before 3pm on Friday 9th April 2021.

We hope to conclude this process by the end of may and be in a position to procure services as soon as the needs are identified for families thereafter.

So far within the SHSCT, we have identified an immediate need for:

  1. Youth/Family support on a one to one basis.
  1. Therapeutic support for young people directly affected by trauma & Covid related stress.
  1. Sleep deprivation programmes/counselling.
  1. Programmes to reduce anxiety related to school transition during Covid era.
  1. Internet Safety Programmes for young people and parents.

The MACE Project

If you work with children aged 0 to 3 and /or aged 11-13 and would like to learn more about the MACE Project please join a ZOOM awareness session (1 hour) on one of the following dates:

30th March 2021 at 3.30pm,              14th of April at 12noon
26th of April at 11am                          6th of May at 10am
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18th May 2021 at 10am,                      3rd June at 2pm
11th June at 12noon                           23rd June at 3pm
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Please contact to book.

8th Annual Social Work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference

The CYPSP Team were delighted to be chosen to share two presentations and three posters at the 8th Annual Social work and Social Care Research in Practice Conference on Wednesday 10th March 2021 on the Impact of Covid19 on Children and Young People, Our Journey through Disability Co-production and the new Translation Hub needs assessment/development.

Una Casey, Business Support Manager presented research on the impact of COVID-19 on families, children and young people and emotional mental health.  Also Darren Curtis, Locality Development officer, and Jim McDonnell, a parent presented on their excellent example of co-production work within the Newry Locality Planning Group on Our Journey through Disability.

CYPSP also submitted 3 posters to the conference demonstrating some of the broad work of the Partnership based on research, evidence, co-production and partnership. Huge congratulations to Una for winning 2nd prize on her poster relaying her research on the Impact of Covid-19 on families, Children and Young People.  Also well done to Michael Hill and Valerie Maxwell, CYPSP Information team, for designing and producing the posters and video which are available to download in PDF format below.  Just click on each poster:-  View Video at Translation-Hub-Video – Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) (

Our Journey Through Disability – Event Videos


Video of the event:

Parents’ Videos:

Ashling’s Story:

Sheila’s Story:   

Martina’s Story:

Emma’s Story: 

Pauline’s Story:

Jim’s Story:      

Joan’s Story:    


Southern Area LPG Newsletter – FYI 28th January 2021

Welcome to the 52nd edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).

Many thanks to those services and organisations who have submitted a lot of new information and opportunities for children, young people and family support in the Southern areas. Included in this edition are dates of all our Locality Planning Group meetings for 2021 and guidance on how to join us at our meetings.

If you wish to advertise any upcoming programmes or activities with us, please read the information on the last page.

Stay connected!

Kerry O’Hagan and Darren Curtis

Locality Development Team, Southern Trust Area