“Help Kids Talk”-Early Intervention Lisburn Partnership wins award at glittering London event.

4 July 2024

Category: Awards Community


The Help Kids Talk project has been recognised for its exceptional work in supporting local children and families in Lisburn and the surrounding areas. The project was awarded the Northern Ireland Government Award for Partnering, Shaping and Leading to Improve Population Health, at the recent Advancing Health Care awards in London, hosted by Eamonn Holmes. 

This project’s vision is to have ‘everyone in our community working together to help kids talk’, which also has positive impacts on our children’s mental health, improves their ability to benefit from education and increases their employability in the future. Help Kids Talk brings together a wide range of community, voluntary and statutory organisations along with parents and carers, to improve life chances for children.  

Mabel Scullion Early Intervention Manager said, “We are so delighted to receive this award and recognition for all the hard work and dedication that goes into Help Kids Talk. Barnardo’s NI, Resurgam Trust and the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust as lead partners all share the same goal, to help improve the lives of our babies, children and young people.

Catherine Milne St Aloysius Primary School & Nursery said, “I cannot emphasise enough the difference this project has made to our school. We have had programmes in the past that were good however they didn’t last. I think the difference is the continued support and exemplary advice given by HKT, the regular reminders to keep prioritising children’s speech, language and communication, the strong connections development with our community and voluntary partners and the opportunity to involve our parents as well as staff.” 

“I want to thank all of our partners and all of our parents and carers who help make the Help Kids Talk project such a huge success.”    

To find out more check out our website www.helpkidstalk.co.uk

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