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CYPSP – News Letter 20 October 2023

Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP)

1.Text a Nurse Service

Text-A-Nurse is now available for parents, carers and school staff.

Links to resources below

Text-A-Nurse – parents, carers and school staff | HSC Public Health Agency (hscni.net)

Text A Nurse 11-19 year olds

Text-a-Nurse | HSC Public Health Agency (hscni.net)

2. Autumn events Mid Ulster

Please see the MUDC Events Flyer:

3. Tackling Textile Grant just launched


Grant Programme just open for applications – Tackling Textiles – Skills and Innovation Fund. Following a successful pilot last year where we supported five different projects, we are delighted to be launching the second year of this fund.

We are looking for your ideas that support tackling textile waste through waste prevention, reuse, repair and reimagine.

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is administering the fund provided by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to explore ways to reduce the environmental impacts of textiles.

Funding of between £500 and £2,500 is available to support small and medium sized enterprise, social enterprises, charities, not for profit groups and community and voluntary groups to develop your ideas.

For more information and to apply visit:


Closing date is Thursday 9th November 2023


4. FRMH – First Response in Mental Health

5. Northern Trust Recovery College November & December timetable

Further information and a prospectus can be found at: Recovery College | Northern Health & Social Care Trust – Mental Health Recovery (hscni.net)

If you would like to register for any of these courses you can do so in the following ways:




Are you working with young women 16-30 years old who are not sure about their next step?

Explore+ is a new programme which is directed by each young person’s individual goals. They will progress into employment, training, education or volunteering by:

  • Completing progression-related qualification units
  • Building a CV
  • Fine-tuning their interview skills
  • Exploring sector-specific skills
  • Receiving tailored 1-2-1 progression support up until they take their next step!

Our Induction session will be held in centre on Wednesday 25th October from 10am – 1pm.

Next programme starts on Monday 30th October 10am.

This will be a female only programme.

 If you have any young men interested in participating please still get in touch, there will be another programme coming soon 😊

Our Explore+ programme will be based in our Belfast Centre (Unit 8a Weavers Court, Linfield Rd, BT12 5GH) Mon, Tues, Thurs, 10am – 3pm.

As long as the young person holds on to their bus/train ticket we will reimburse them each day. Our centre is less than a 5min walk from Great Victoria Street bus/train station.

For information and a referral form contact: outreachni@princes-trust.org.uk


7. EHWB Framework engagement events and workshops

Registration is now open for all events  – booking via eventbrite

As part of the preparations for publishing and implementing the Children’s EHWB Framework SPPG have enlisted the support of the National iThrive Centre to facilitate a number of information and engagement events this autumn.

The EHWB Framework aims to provide a consistent systems wide approach to children’s mental and emotional health and wellbeing provision.

Further reading

i-THRIVE | Implementing the THRIVE Framework (implementingthrive.org)

Thrive – shared decision making | Partners in Salford

i-THRIVE | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset children & young people : Health & Wellbeing : Ithrive (cypsomersethealth.org)

Resources for Teachers, Professionals and Digital Support – THRIVE Framework | Haringey Council

The Haringey Anchor Approach | Haringey Council

8. Chest, Heart and Stroke – “Vaping’s not that bad for you…” Or is it? 💨


This week we have launched our new vaping awareness campaign.

Find out more by Clicking here. 

9.Children’s Law Centre – Training courses


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