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January News 2013



Thursday 31st January @ 12.45pm

You’re very welcome to come along to this month’s lunch and presentation.

This month’s talk is with Aine Travers from Headline, who are Ireland’s national media monitoring programme,

working to promote responsible and accurate coverage of mental health and suicide related issues within the

Irish media.

This short presentation will feature an introduction to Headline and their services, including:

-  The work of Headline and how they monitor the print media and the kinds of issues dealt with

-  Evidence: the basis of their work. What the research has shown about reporting on suicide/mental health

issues in the media

-  Common problems in reporting issues of mental health

-  How to get it right

-  Discussion/Questions

The talk will take place at 12.45pm on Thursday 31st January in NWICN Offices, 117/118 North King Street,

Smithfield, D7.

Lunch is provided free, everyone is welcome but places are limited due to space so book early at or 01 6774494

Gráinne Foy
Social Inclusion Co-ordinator | 087-9806820 



Next Monday 28th January 2013 the Emergency Department of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

will relocate entirely from its current location to the new Whitty Building (Level 0).

The relocation process requires the Department to close to the public from midnight on Sunday 27th January

to 8am Tuesday 29th January.

Patients with minor injuries can attend the Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic in The Forge, Smithfield

Market, Dublin 7.

It is open Monday to Friday (8am – 6pm) and is extending its closing time to 10pm on Monday 28th to facilitate

the relocation.

Telephone: 01 6579000 or

During this temporary closure period, patients that are seriously ill or injured should dial 999 or go directly to

another Emergency Department. On Tuesday 29th January at 8am the Mater’s new Emergency Department

in the Whitty Building will open for patients.

Access and egress for members of the public and ambulances to the new Emergency Department in the new

Whitty Building is via pedestrian and road access on Eccles Street. The new access is well signposted and

situated approximately 100 metres from the Dorset Street end of Eccles Street. Pedestrian access is adjacent

to the new car park ramp.

For further details and a map please click here


 The HSE Emergency Management office, An Garda Síochána and Local Authorities have issued advice regarding

severe winter weather

To view this information please click here



As part of the Empowering Communities Trainee Youth & Community Worker Programme we have

2 positions.

The aim of this 3 year programme is to provide practical hands-on experience and a professional

qualification leading to a degree with D.I.T.

- The positions will include 20hrs per week working at The Cavan Centre along with college and

study time.

- Participants will be paid as per Local Training Initiative / FAS training allowance

(plus contribution to travel.)

- Must attend college to obtain a professional qualification.
- Must be 18 – 35 years of age.
- Must be currently registered with the Department of Social Protection.

As part of the Community Employment Scheme we have 2 positions for Support Workers.

The aim of this 1 year programme is for individuals to work as part of The Empowering

Communities team to expand its range of skills and activities that we offer our visitors.

Do you have any of the following skills? -MAINTENANCE - ADMINISTARTION & PROCESSING -


- The positions will include 19.5hrs per week working at The Cavan Centre.
- Participants will be paid as per The Department of Social Protection allowance.
- Must be qualified in their area of expertise.
- Must be 25 years of age or more.
- Must be currently registered with the Department of Social Protection and have been

in receipt of a Social Protection Payment for at least 52 weeks.

Please send CV and letter of application to the Director of Residential Services clearly stating

which position you have applied for via E-MAIL = FAX = 049 8545869

POST = The Cavan Centre, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan.

For any further information, please contact John or Teresa on 049 8544436.


Community After Schools Project

1 Portland Square,
Dublin 1.
Tel: 836 6364 / 856 0561
Fax: 836 3832
The Community After Schools Project (CASPr) is offering FREE training in Childcare
We provide FETAC Level 3 and Level 5 Childcare training FREE of charge at our premises
at 1 Portland Square

Training takes place Monday to Thursday
from 10am to 12noon

No prior qualifications are required

If you want to gain new and highly useful skills:

Phone CASPr on 8366364
Or email

Places for the next course are limited so book early! 



National Family Support Network, 16 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

Ph: 01-836 5168 / Fax: 01-874 7156 / E-mail: /


Invitation to the 14th Annual Service of Commemoration & Hope

In Rememberance of those who have Died

from Substance Misuse and Related Causes Friday 1st February 2013

Service Begins at 7.30pm

 Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1


SafeTALK Workshop -

Aim:     to learn basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide

Date:    Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 2pm

Trainer: Geraldine Byrne

Venue:  The Oasis Centre, St. Laurence’s Place East, Dublin 1.

Tel: 01 8364524/01 855 0730

SafeTALK, is about three hours in duration, it is a training that prepares anyone over the

age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid

resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know

how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained

suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

• move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
• identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
• apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe)

to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

To download an application form click here


BeLong To Youth Services

We are pleased to be letting you know about the new dates for Stand Up! Awareness Week in 2013:

11th - 15th March.

Stand Up! tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by encouraging all young people to support

their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) friends.

More and more organisations are joining our work to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying.

We are really honored that Stand Up! has been endorsed by many education partners including the


Stand Up! packs will be making their way to all post primary schools and youth services during

February 2013. We would be delighted if you would like to register to participate in Stand Up!

by clicking here


 Training Opportunities available in the Oasis Centre; SafeTalk, Asist and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention  

SafeTalk, Asist and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

training will take place in Oasis Centre, off Seville Place

There will be Safetalk training taking place on 29th January at 2 p.m. 

Places are still available.   

For details please click here   

Oasis will  also be running an Asist Training on  19th and 20th February

For details please click here  

For information on Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) course

(date yet to be decided upon)

please click here

All  Dates for our Safetalk and Asist programmes for 2013 can be found on website