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PCSP encourages residents to attend safety and wellbeing event in Newry

The Newry, Mourne, and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has organised a free walk-in safety and wellbeing event. The event will  take place in Newry Leisure Centre on Monday, February 26 from 10am to 2pm. 

It has been organised by the PCSP in collaboration with the Southern Drug and Alcohol Connections Team (SDACT)

The safety and wellbeing event, open to young and old, will feature a mocktail bar and over 20 exhibitor stands.

This year, the event will also feature a road safety demonstration at 11am by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS), where the public will be able to watch as the Fire Service demonstrate on a vehicle (and a few volunteers), how they deal with cars and passengers who have been involved in a road traffic collision. 

Chair of Newry, Mourne and Down PCSP Cllr Oonagh Hanlon said: “Amid collective challenges such as the cost-of-living crisis, we as a PCSP feel it is important that constituents across Newry, Mourne and Down know what local support is available for them and how they can access this support to improve their wellbeing and keep themselves safe.

“Our free ‘drop in’ event is open to everyone, and we will have key workers in the safety and wellbeing field there on the day to provide help and offer some friendly advice. I would encourage the public to drop into the event in Newry Leisure Centre on February 26 between 10am and 2pm, as it may provide information which could make a difference in their own day-to-day lives.”

Other partner organisations are attending the event and will provide information on drugs and alcohol use, mental health support as well as information on local support services and groups available in the district.

The main hall in Newry Leisure Centre will be open for any members of the public to ‘drop in’ from 10am until 2pm and attendees are encouraged to come along and have a chat with local service providers.

For more information or enquiries please contact Newry, Mourne and Down PCSP at

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