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Mental Health Week – Year 13

Mental Health Week – Year 13

Year 13 are going to take a photograph which they feel demonstrates the positive effects of the natural world.  An image which makes them feel has a positive benefit to their week being or improved their mental health.  They are going to upload their favourite...

Past Pupil designs the Grand National 2021 winning trophy

Past Pupil designs the Grand National 2021 winning trophy

Cara Murphy was a student of Princess Gardens and then the first 2 years of Hunterhouse College. She was called Cara McCrory and was the first Deputy Head Girl at Hunterhouse College in 1987-88. She also previously designed a silver desk set for 10 Downing Street. She...

Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Campaign

Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Campaign

Barnardo’s NI have launched a brand new emotional wellbeing service – See, Hear, Respond.  This service will work with children and young people in N. Ireland who might need additional support to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, offering practical and therapeutic...

‘Text a Nurse’ Service

‘Text a Nurse’ Service

The Department of Education has introduced a new ‘Text a Nurse’ service to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 11-19 in Northern Ireland. It provides a secure and confidential text messaging service to easily and anonymously get in touch with a school nurse for advice and support about physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

House Lunch Cooking Competition

House Lunch Cooking Competition

Well done to everyone who entered the House Lunch Cooking Competition. We have got some great ideas for new lunches and dinners so we collated some of the best ones into a Recipe Book for you to enjoy. If you decide to get some inspiration from this recipe book let us...

Message from Familyworks

Message from Familyworks

It is hard to believe that we are already at the Christmas holidays, in what has been an exceptionally busy year. I just wanted to keep you all updated with some information which is designed to help keep your young people safe. We know Christmas is a difficult time...

It’s ok to ask for help

It’s ok to ask for help

You can call the Family Works helpline on (028) 9182 0341 from 9am-2pm Monday to Friday. You can also visit www.familyworksni.com to make a referral. 

Get back on track

Get back on track

You can still refer for counselling by contacting your school. Just ask for the "key contact" for counselling and they will refer you. Or follow these 3 steps to self-refer.