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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

February News 2011

'Drugs & Alcohol Awareness' Youth Event

Date for your diary: The North Inner Drugs Task Force (Prevention and Education Pillar) are running a 'Drugs & Alcohol Awareness'  youth-focused event, led by youth:

Date: Thursday 12th May 2011
Venue: Mansion House (Oak Room)
Time: 10am – 2pm

More details to follow shortly.

If you would like to get involved, or be included in our mailing list for information please contact Miriam on 01-8366592 or

‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ Media Awards

Greater Blanchardstown Response to Drugs has launched their 5th annual media awards. The aim of the Drugs Media Awards is to encourage debate around the drugs issue in Ireland by asking students, aspiring reporters and those with an interest in the drugs issue, to create original media features.

Entrants can choose between cartoon strips, audio features, film or animated videos or newspaper articles for competition. The winning submissions will be published or broadcast through local papers, digital
TV and community radio in April.

The competition falls into four age categories: age 12 to 14, age 15 to 17, age 18 to 20 and adults aged 21 and over.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 16th.

Any entries that are also forwarded on to North Inner City Drugs Task Force will be considered for display on our website.

For more information and an entry form visit

To download posters: A5 Poster, A3 Poster

Sexual Health & Drug Awareness: Training for Trainers Programme
FETAC Level 5 Component Certificate

Tuesday 1st March to Tuesday 19th April 2011
(one day a week for 8 weeks)
10:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Dublin AIDS Alliance, 53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Sponsored by the NICDTF, the primary aim of the programme is to train youth and community leaders/workers, develop and enhance their skills, and provide them with relevant information and resources to enable them to work with clients and deliver sexual health and drug awareness training to the client group in their care.

Course Fee: €200
[Note: the course fee is inclusive of all FETAC related costs.]

Applications should be submitted by 22nd February 2011.
Places are limited to 12 participants per programme.

Click here for further course details.

Booking form and further information is available at or email, telephone 01-8733799.

YPAR Lunchtime Workshops on Justice and Policing

MONDAY 7th MARCH 2011, from 12-2pm

Following on from the Child Protection Workshop in November last year, the second workshop on Justice and Policing will be held on March 7th.

Light lunch will be provided.

For more information contact:
YPAR Coordinator:

Frank Mulville: Protocol Coordinator

Urrús workshops - February and March

Drug Awareness Information Day
This one-day workshop provides introductory information about drugs and alcohol.
Thurs. 24th February 2011 / 10:00am-4:30pm
Click here for more details.

Introduction to Addiction Studies
An opportunity to refresh your knowledge about drugs and gain further information.
Wed. 23rd February & 2nd March 2011 / 10:00am-4:30pm
OR Tues. 29th March, 5th, 12th & 19th April / 10:00-1:00pm
Click here for more details.

Advanced Introduction to Addiction Studies
This one-day workshop is for project workers and volunteers who have a good knowledge of substance use. Ideally participants will have completed the Introduction to Addiction Studies.
Tues. 15th February 2011 / 10:00am-4:30pm
Click here for more details.

Homelessness and Drugs
This is a ½ day workshop aimed at project workers and volunteers working with the homeless and drug users. To participate fully in this workshop you need to have a basic knowledge of drugs.
Thurs. 17th February 2011 / 10:00am-1:00pm
Click here for more details.

Drug Related Health Issues
This one-day workshop is aimed at project workers and volunteers working with drug users. To participate fully in this workshop you need to have a good understanding of the categories of drugs and their effects.
Wed. 9th March 2011 / 10:00am-4:40pm
Click here for more details.

Urrús/Ballymun Youth Action Project
3rd Floor, Horizons Centre
Balcurris Road
Ballymun, Dublin 11
Tel. 01 8467980 Fax. 01 8467981


New Course starting in North Wall Community Training Centre

Please click here for details of new course in Digital Media Studies beginning in North Wall CTC.

North Wall CTC
Tel: 01 - 855 4033
email: Trevor Moore

Chrysalis - New Services for Women

Chrysalis & Coolmine Women’s Pre- entry Group
Starts Thursday 24th February for 6 weeks 2 - 3.30pm in Chrysalis
Goal Setting - Personal Care - Self Esteem

Open to all women working or living in Dublin 7 area who have experienced difficulties in relation to addiction. Optional progression to Coolmine Day Programme/alternative programmes.

Chrysalis Mobile Health Clinic Evening for Women
Wednesdays 7pm - 10pm from Wed 23rd Feb 2011
City Centre Location (Northside)

- Full GP service - free of charge - female GP

- Chrysalis Outreach Workers on board

- fully equipped vehicle

- access to local pharmacy for free prescriptions

- support attending hospital follow ups

- open to women who are or have been in addiction/sex work OR homelessness

- support filling out medical card forms

- onward referrals to drug/alcohol/homeless services

Text/Ring Karen on 086 2198853 for location/more info
See website for further details . Download a flyer here.