January News 2013
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
LUNCHTIME SERIES IN THE NORTH WEST INNER CITY
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
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
The talk will take place at 12.45pm on Thursday 31st January in NWICN Offices, 117/118 North King Street,
Lunch is provided free, everyone is welcome but places are limited due to space so book early at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 6774494
Social Inclusion Co-ordinator
email@example.com | 087-9806820
TEMPORARY 32-HOUR CLOSURE OF MATER HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO
FACILITATE RELOCATION TO NEW FACILITY
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
Telephone: 01 6579000 or www.mater.ie/patients/emergency-services/smithfield
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
RECRUITMENT NOTICE For The Cavan Centre
As part of the Empowering Communities Trainee Youth & Community Worker Programme we have
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
- 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 -
ARTS & CRAFTS - MUSIC & DRAMA.
- 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 = firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.fsn.ie
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
ASTI, TUI, NAPD, IGC, JMG, LOOK, ISSU and IVEA!
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