Guidelines for Referral to Child and Youth Mental Health Services
An updated information poster providing guidelines on referral to child and youth mental health services is now available to agencies and the public. This has been a widely welcomed initiative of the Child & Youth Mental Health Sub Group. It provides information on referral pathways to mental health supports and services. Please contact Julie, CYPSC Co-ordinator if your service does not receive one.
Newsletter Wateford CYPSC – Summer 2017
The Summer Newsletter contains information on the activities and priorities of Waterford CYPSC. The work of the Family Support sub group is highlighted. The work undertaken with children and young people in highlighting the importance of participation is outlined. Also included are features Healthy Ireland, news in brief and a regional workshop on the role of the Domestic and Gender Based Violence Service.
Please click on this link: CYPSC Waterford Summer Newsletter
CYPSC Survey & Consultation with Parents
In May 2017 parents were asked to complete a survey so that CYPSC could get a better understanding of how to develop ways for people to get information about parenting. 212 parents completed the online survey and 44 parents participated in focus groups. This work helped in the production of a report called Celebrate Parenting with Parents in Sept. The Family Support Sub Group will now look at how to implement the ideas and findings from this consultation with parents.Celebrating Parenting Report – 2017
Newsletter Wateford CYPSC – Spring 2017
The Spring Newsletter contains information on the activities and priorities of Waterford CYPSC. The work of the Mental Health sub group is highlighted. The importance of including children and young people in our work is outlined. Also included are features on the Ferrybank CFSN, Snuggle Stories and Transitions.
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Snuggle Stories – showcase
In December 2016 the Family Support Working Group and the Snuggle Stories task group had an opportunity to showcase the Snuggle Stories initiative. This is an action under CYPSC, which encourages parents and children to snuggle up and get comfortable reading and rhyming together. Each pack, which is distributed by Public Health Nurses, includes free books and free library membership. During the event a parent and grandparent spoke of their personal experience of using the snuggle book pack and the enjoyment it gave both themselves and their children. This has been a very successful interagency project which brought together the HSE, Waterford Childcare Committee, Respond, the Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre, Foroige, WWETB, Waterford City and County Council and TUSLA under the CYPSC umbrella and put in place an additional support for families with young children. 2017 hopes to see further development of the initiative. Snuggle Stories Presentation.
Directory of Services – CYPSC Website
Waterford CYPSC website was launched in late 2016. The website brings together information on a range of services available for children, young people and families in Waterford, including mental health support for children and young people; health services for children, young people and families; education and training opportunities; and help and support for families. It is hoped the website can be built on on the coming year to become a resource for those working with families and keeping up to date with CYPSC news.
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Waterford CYPSC launches Children and Young Peoples Plan
In the Central Library in Waterford the Children and Young Peoples Services Committee launched its Plan (2016-2018). The overall purpose of Children and Young People’s Services Committees is to ensure better outcomes for children and young people around the country through enhanced co-ordination of local services and organisations. The plan is available to download on the About Us page with additional background information on Waterford CYPSC. Newspaper Article.