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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

May News 2012

International Family Day Sunday 13th May

One Family, Ireland’s national organisation for one-parent families, is marking International Day of the Family by inviting everyone to celebrate families and family diversity on Sunday 13 May in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2.
One Family and EBS are asking everyone in the country to celebrate families by holding their own event for Family Day or by joining One Family at their Family Day Picnic in the Iveagh Gardens where there will be free family fun and entertainment.
See for more details.

North West Inner City Network - Community Drugs Awareness
Learn more about the different types of drugs that are used today - their effects and the risks they pose.
Learn more about treatment options and supports for people with addiction problems and their families.
Gain a better understanding of addiction and how to help someone with an addiction problem.
North West Inner City Network, 117 - 118 North King St, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Starts Tues 5th June and runs for 4 Tuesday mornings in total 5th/12th/19th/26th June.
From 10:30am to 12:30pm 
For more information contact Noeleen Jennings 01 6774494 or

Impact Joe Lucey Small Grants Fund
As part of its ongoing contribution to the community in which it is based, IMPACT trade union operates a small grants fund to support local initiatives in the two areas of education and intercultural development.  Local groups or organisations from the North East Inner City can apply. 
The North East Inner City (NEIC) of Dublin encompasses a territory of just over six square kilometres, bounded to the south by the River Liffey, and to the east by the sea, to the north by the River Tolka and Clonliffe Road, and to the west by Dorset Street and East Arran Street. Groups working with the most marginalised will be prioritised for funding. The maximum grant will be €1,000.
Click here to download application form.

One-day Sexual Health Workshop

Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Time: 10am to 4:00pm
Venue: Dublin AIDS Alliance, 53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with basic up-to-date and relevant information on sexual health, including HIV, STIs and Hepatitis.

This workshop will be beneficial to people working in the voluntary, youth and community sector who may deal with sexual health issues in the workplace, or who have a general interest in the area of sexual health.

The cost of the one-day sexual health workshop is €50 per person inclusive of a light lunch.
Early booking is advisable. Closing date for bookings is Wednesday 16th May 2012.

Booking form and further information is available at, or email

UN Day Funding

Since 1992, 17th October has been recognised by the United Nations as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
The Department of Social Protection has a limited amount of funding to support anti-poverty groups to organise local, regional or national activities to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The total amount of funding available is €30,000. It is envisaged that approximately 10 projects across the country will be funded. 
This funding is open to anti-poverty organisations and groups working with people experiencing poverty at national or local level. Activities MUST take place on or around 17th October, 2012
Deadline for applications: 12.00pm, 15th May 2012.
Further information available here and an application form is available here

OLC Ireland Trust Fund Open for Applications
The OLC Ireland Trust Fund is open for its only round of grant applications in 2012. The fund seeks to enhance the lives of marginalised women in Ireland. Small grants are available for organisations working with women in the areas of Addiction, Trafficking, Prostitution, Violence and Abuse.
The Closing Date is 31st May 2012 and grants will be made in early September. Proposed projects should aim to begin not before September.
The OLC Fund is administered by The Community Foundation for Ireland. More information can be found on

ASIST Applied Suicide Invention Skills Training Workshop

The Deora Project, 15th-16 MAY, 2012 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Venue The Oasis Centre, St. Laurence’s Place East, Dublin 1

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day, intensive interactive and practice-based workshop, designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is suitable for all kinds of caregivers - health workers, key-workers, teachers, community workers, Gardaí, youth workers, volunteers, people responding to family, friends and co-workers.

Click here for further information and application form.

This training is sponsored by the North Inner City Drugs Task Force.

Deora Project Tel: 01-855 0730/01 8364524 Email

A Celebration of Recovery

Registration is now open for A Celebration of Recovery “Knock booze on the head....Have the craic instead!” run by Pavee Point, Coolmine Therapeutic Community and GAA ASAP Programme.

For details on workshops, the fantastic line up, directions and to register your interest click here;

Download poster here.

Food for Thought - lunchtime series in North West Inner City Network

This month’s talk will be given by Deirdra Richardson, CMS Forensic Examiner with the Rotunda Hospital. Her presentation will give an overview of the work of the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit and will include:

  • Demographic of Patients
  • Hospital Report 2011
  • Legal aspect of sexual assault and rape
  • Referral mechanisms
  • Forensic Examinations

This is vital information for all of us to have and will be of great use in both our professional and personal lives.
The talk will take place at 1 o’clock on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 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

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: (MBCT)

An eight week programme for people who suffer from chronic depression and sadness and want to develop skilful ways to prevent relapse.

Starts: Thursday, 5th July, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Venue The Oasis Centre, St. Laurence’s Place East, Dublin 1

Mindfulness means learning to pay attention intentionally, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. It helps you become familiar with the workings of your mind, and helps you
to notice the times when you are at risk of getting caught in old habits of mind that re-activate downward mood spirals and, if you choose, enter a different way of being.

Click here for more details.

This training is sponsored by the North Inner City Drugs Task Force.

For application form and further details, please contact The Oasis CentreTel: 01-855 0730 or email

BeLonG To Youth Services LGBT Awareness Training

BeLonG To Youth Services run one day training sessions on the subject of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender young people.

Topics Covered Will Include:
  • LGBT terminology and issues
  • Current research on Irish LGBT young people
  • How to support young people coming out
  • Challenging homophobic language and bullying
  • How to make your school or youth service safe for LGBT young people

The training will use a mix of presentation, case studies, roleplay, excercises, group work etc. and would be idea for anyone who works with young people or has an interest in this area.

Training Dates:
18th July
10th October

Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Cost per Person: €50.00 (including training pack, lunch, tea & coffee)

For further information please contact our Development & Training Officer, Rebecca Murphy on