Bounce Back Youth Service Is now providing Detached Youth work in Belturbet two evenings per week.
The detached youth work element of this service will be carried out by staff members of youth work Ireland by being present on the streets of Belturbet on key nights when we know the most at-risk young people are hanging around the streets.
Detached youth work is a distinct form of youth work, it uses the principles and practices of informal education to engage young people in constructive dialogue within a broad agenda of personal and social development. It seeks to work on and from young people’s “territory”, meaning detached youth workers work where young people have chosen to be, whether is on the streets or shopping centres.
Our detached youth workers will engage with young people on the streets and develop relationships with these young people. We provide confidential advice, information and support the following:
• Education, Employment and training
• Sexual Health
• Drugs and alcohol use/misuse, including information on drugs and the law
• Crime diversion including anti-social behaviour and its consequences
• Counselling, dealing with issues such as stress and depression
• Family and peer issues.
This years Strongman charity event will be bigger & better than ever!
Come join us at Belturbet Fitness and watch our strongest men & women compete! BarBQ, bouncy castle, face painting, games and raffle for spot prizes! Join us for more celebrations & raffle in The Castle that evening! Music and dancing till the wee hours!! All proceeds going to Monaghan Rehabilitation!
Check out the event page on Facebook
Ladies Night returns on Friday August 4th to The Widows Bar.
Red carpet entrance, complimentary cocktail reception, professional photographer, selfie booth, live band, drink promotions, prizes for the best dressed lady, headpiece and shoes, fortune teller, amazing raffle prizes and a VERY special guest on the night to get those pulses racing ladies!!
Get those glad rags ready and we look forward to welcoming you all on the night. Check out the event pae on Facebook.
Exciting updates to follow on the 2017 Belturbet Festival of The Erne. Keep the August Bank Holiday free for lots of family fun and activities.
For updates and to follow the event please like the event on Facebook/festivaloftheerne
The Belturbet Festival of the Erne is excited to announce we will be hosting our very first kids tractor run on Sunday 6th August, the theme is farmers and fairies, there will be prizes for best dressed farmer and for best dressed Fairy, all tractors must be registered at a cost of €2, proceeds will go to Ericas Fairy Forest in Cootehill. So Kiddies wash down those tractors for the big day as it will bring lots of entertainment, fun & prizes!
Registration info to follow at a later date. There is no law to say the wee farmers can park up their tractors after a good silage season and bring their trikes or go carts instead or even just to walk along with the rest, all in the name of a bit of fun so come along and enjoy the day. Follow the event on Facebook
A major new youth service has just been announced for Belturbet in County Cavan.
It’s an extension of the Bounce Back Youth Service which currently operates in some towns throughout the county, and is managed by Youth Work Ireland and the ISPCC. Belturbet has been identified as having a lack of dedicated youth services and support workers, and a dedicated youth drop-in cafe or youth space.
Under the new project, three youth workers will be based in Belturbet to provide services which support young people experiencing difficulties with drug and alcohol abuse, anti-social behaviour and mental health.
The project will also involve the development of a Youth Resilience Group Work Programme to help young people cope with the challenges of life today.
Maureen McIntyre, who is the Youth Officer with Cavan Monaghan ETB who are administering the project, says a number of concerns were raised about the lack of youth services in Belturbet in the past.