CES Quarterly Ezine
December 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we’re sharing some tools, resources and learning from our work this year. The 15 Days Toolkit includes eighteen different tools to support collaboration and problem solving in public services, and is based on the experience of the Youth Mental Health Pathfinder Project. It’s full of tips and practical advice - from getting the most out of fieldwork, to producing a set of killer slides to make an impact.
Anne O’Connor, Director of Mental Health, HSE contributes a second blog entry in our Leaders Digest series. Read more about our work in Northern Ireland on the Big Lottery Fund Impact of Alcohol Programme, and catch up with the latest news from the Children's Research Network.
We look forward to working with you in 2018. In the meantime, best wishes for a happy and peaceful Christmas!
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We've been working with Tusla over the past three years to develop an evidence informed toolkit for social workers. The toolkit was launched in November and will be implemented across the Agency. Read more
Together with NICVA we organised a conference to showcase learning from the Big Lottery Fund Impact of Alcohol Programme in Northern Ireland. Learning from the programme will be useful to policy, commissioning and practice. Read more
The right set of tools can help teams to work together in a productive way. We've just published a new toolkit full of tips and techniques that were used in the Youth Mental Health Pathfinder Project in Ireland. Read this short blog by Peter Thomas, one of the authors, on how tools can help, then download the toolkit!  Read more
In this second issue of our Leaders Digest series, Anne O'Connor, National Director of Mental Health, HSE in Ireland responds to some of the evidence about complexity and systems leadership.  Read more
Professor Mark Morgan talks about adversity - what does it mean? How does it affect children, and what can we do to support children when they experience it?  Read more
The HSE wants to hear parents views about pregnancy and child health information . If you are a parent or planning to be a parent, you can help them by taking fifteen minutes to complete a short online survey.  Read more
Learning days, an advisory group and a range of practical tools and resources are just some of the ways that we can share learning from the challenging work of public service reform. The first Goal learning day took place in Newry in September.  Read more
How to involve children in research was the theme of the annual  Children's Research Network Conference this year . Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children was just one of a number of keynote speakers to feature during this two day event. Read more
Four resources we think you will like. They include an evidence toolkit for policy makers and a new e-learning initiative for frontline workers in public services. Read more
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