Settling in a new country and to a different culture can produce ‘culture shock’, especially for young mothers who are attempting to navigate their pathway through pregnancy and the first years of bringing up their child.


Our Connect Family Support programme aims to aims to provide opportunities for BME mothers to both develop new friendships and informal support networks in which their voice is heard and their input will shape project delivery. The programme also provides a level of enjoyment, empowerment and the opportunity for positive interaction outside normal living environments thus building personal resilience.


Connect has been developed from needs identified by BME families and include; one to one support; group activities; information sessions and the introduction to appropriate support services that will improve social integration and develop personal resilience to cope with the challenges of maternal well-being.


The services consists of three project elements

Centre based activity  supported by Comic Relief

Community Navigator Service supported by Big Lottery

One to one support and community based family-centered activities

Supported by Southern Health & Social Services

2 days ago

Connect CIP Family Support

Concerned about you right to remain and work in Northern Ireland because of Brexit?
Have questions about your rights and entitlements in employment now, or after Brexit?
We have prepared 2 useful informations sessions, after which you will be able to make an appointment for further advice on both subjects.
Available in 4 languages over 2 days, additional sessions in other languages will be available soon.
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3 days ago

Connect CIP Family Support

A cluster / line of thunderstorms has developed recently near Limerick, moving generally to the northeast. Additional thunderstorms may develop farther north and into Northern Ireland this evening. The environment would be supportive for one or two low-topped supercells, with reasonably large hail possible, strong gusts of wind and perhaps an isolated tornado.

Latest CAM guidance would suggest the risk of a supercell is somewhat greater in the hatched area.

Elsewhere across England, numerous heavy showers have affected the SLGT area this afternoon but have failed to produce much lightning so far - seemingly due to somewhat limited cloud heights. Given strong shear in the region, organised convection, with sporadic lightning, hail and gusty winds, remains a possibility over the next couple of hours, though the risk will rapidly diminish towards 20:00 BST.
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