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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

August News 2013

The Cavan Centre Trainee Youth Work Programme Vacancy

The Cavan Centre offers a Trainee Youth Work Programme to individuals from Dublin’s inner city that has an interest in youth work and in outdoor activities. The aim of the three-year programme is to provide them with training in a range of outdoor activities, get hands-on experience of working with groups at the Cavan Centre while also being supported to attend college on a part-time basis to gain a professional qualification in Youth Work.

We are currently recruiting for one position. The attached flyer outlines the programme in detail.

If your project would like to refer a individual , who you feel would be suited to the position and support their placement throughout the programme, please submit a CV which should include three referees. Candidates must be a minimum of eighteen years of age to commence the programme and have the commitment and the academic ability to undertake a Level 5 FETAC course. Suitable applicants will be shortlisted for interview.

If you have any queries on the Trainee Youth Worker Programme or would like further information, please feel free to telephone me.

Sheena O’Brien

The Cavan Centre

Phone: 049 8544436


The Cathedral Clinic aims to provide a free general practice medical service to migrant adults and children who have difficulty accessing medical care, including individuals with low / no income, and those who are without or are ineligible for, a medical card.

To view our flyer click here

The clinic will be staffed by two qualified doctors in their final year of General Practice Specialist Training. It will be supervised by Dr Austin O’ Carroll GP.

The clinic forms part of the Safetynet Service and will be run in conjunction with a number of agenicies including the North Dublin City GP Training Programme (NDCGP), Young People at Risk (YPAR) and Pavee Point.

The Cathedral Clinic is located at Crosscare, 1 Cathedral Street, Dublin 1. Hours of Operation
The Cathedral Clinic will be operational every Wednesday from 14:00 – 16:00 beginning 21st August 2013. The service will operate by appointment initially.

Please phone the following number to make an appointment: 01 8726775 or 01 8732844

What services do we provide?

Basic medical care for children and adults
Referral to specialist medical services if required
Cervical Smear tests
Antenatal Care
Post natal care for mother and baby
Childhood Immunisations
Basic Mental Health Care

Unfortunately we are unable to provide the following services:

Addiction Services
Prescriptions for Methadone/ Benzodiazepines /Sleeping Tablets/ Mirtazepine (Zispin) and related medications/Pregabalin (Lyrica)/ Nutritional Supplement (Ensure/Fortisip and related supplements)

Contact Us: by email at  

North Inner City Community Mental Health Forum and SOS are holding a wellness workshop on Wednesday 18th September at Ballybough Community Centre, 49 Ballybough Rd, Dublin 3.

The workshop will start at 9.30am – 5pm with lunch included. If you or anyone you know would like to attend this workshop please contact Noeleen by phone 1890 577 577 to book your FREE place.

Info on Workshop attached here 

The workshop is focused on wellness strategies for each and every one of us, it takes in the fullness of our mental health ie wellness and un-wellness and ways to manage it. Our 3 facilitators come from very diverse and different backgrounds, one background is a Principal Clinical Psychologist & another is a motivational speaker and another comes from a lived life experience who is also a trained therapist, mental health advocate and teaches a foundation in counseling skills through Maynooth College.

Throughout the day the workshop will look at our thinking process, the wellness continuing, mindfulness, personality traits, the wheel of change and most importantly in a very interactive non intrusive and fun way. Areas covered on the day include relaxation and stress management, understanding the relatio nship between thoughts and emotions, developing a wellness toolkit and daily plan.