Ballymena Youth Fair

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Over 600 year 11 pupils in the Ballymena Learning Together Partnership attended the Annual Youth Fair at Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre last week.

Organised by Ballymena Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Locality Group and Ballymena Learning Together Partnership, the Fair’s main theme was “Positive Mental Health and Positive Choices” and over 25 stalls of local service providers were present on the day to raise awareness of the support that is available to young people in the area, and how to access it.

The services are offered by voluntary, community and statutory organisations that work to safeguard emotional wellbeing and offer help and support on issues related to mental health and positive choices.

Hector Deane, Coordinator of Ballymena Learning Together, described the event as “a good example of what the partnership is about - organisations coming together for the benefit of young people in the borough.”