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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

September News 2011

Chrysalis Women's Group - Series of Talks

From September to December Chrysalis Community Drug Project are running a series of talks targeted at women who are stable drug user, women in recovery, or female family members of someone with an addiction.

  • Parenting (One Family)
  • Understanding and Coping with Depression
  • Female Health
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Coping with Another Person’s Addiction

Click here for more information.

Book early to avoid disappointment. All talks are free. Participants can attend individual or all sessions Confidentiality expected.

Contact Tania Horgan Mary Mulligan or any member of team at 8823362 or or Address 33 Manor Street D.7

Safer Sex Negotiation Skills

Training for Trainers Programme FETAC Level 5 Accreditation

Dates: Thursday 29th September to Thursday 17th November 2011
10am to 4pm (one day a week for 7 weeks)
Venue: Dublin AIDS Alliance, 53 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Sponsored by the NICDTF, the primary aim of the programme is to provide youth and community workers with information and resources to work with people in their care in relation to sexual health and safer sex negotiation.

Course schedule includes: training on sexual health, HIV and AIDS, STIs, Hepatitis, Condom Use, Changing Sexual Behaviour Patterns, Making Sexual Decisions, Safer Sex Negotiation and Policies and Best Practice.

Early booking is advisable

Click here for more information or email

Polydrug Use Training workshop

Tuesday 4th October - Moldron Hotel Parnell Square - Dublin

In many area of Ireland contemporary drug use is characterised by patterns of combination drug use. In its broadest terms, polydrug use is defined as the use of an illegal drug plus another legal or illegal drug.

Training workshop Learning Objectives

  • To raise awareness of the extent of polydrug use is normalised among drug users and drug using communities.
  • To gain an understanding of the physiological , psychological and pharmacological effects of ploydrug use.
  • To raise awareness of the increased risks associated with polydrug use
  • To consider effective strategies and interventions for reducing potential harm.

Click here for more information

Click here to download booking form

A Night at the Dogs


Gates open 6.30pm FIRST RACE 7.55PM

The project hopes to raise funds to provide outings and activities for the participants & their families during the project year.

TICKETS €10 each (includes entrance, programme & entry into draw on the night for €300 and 4 consolation prizes)

On sale from the Project, phone 01-8737014 or call to the office in the
Macro Community Resource Centre

NWICTDP, Macro Community Resource Centre, 1 Green Street, Dublin 7
Tel/Fax: 01-8737014 Email:

URRÚS - Ireland's Community Addiction Studies Training Centre - Training Autumn 2011

Community Addiction Studies Course (CASC) - for
people living or working in the local community who feel they would like to be more effective when it comes to drug/alcohol issues. Click here for more information.

Introduction to Addiction Studies 
More information and booking form.

Homelessness and Drugs 
More information and booking form.

Injecting Drug Use Harm Reduction Strategies
More information and booking form.

Alcohol Use and Family Issues
More information and booking form.

Advanced Introduction to Addiction Studies 
More information and booking form.

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

BeLonG To Youth Services

One-day training session 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(what kind of policies and procedures should be in place? How can you make the physical environment and the programmes taught inclusive of 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:
15th of September
17th of November

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

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

BeLonG To, Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2,

Ph: 01 6706223

Annie Kelly Education Bursary 2011

The Annie Kelly Education Bursary administered by the North Inner City Drugs Task Force, helps people from North Inner City Dublin communities access further education.

We are now accepting applications for the second round. For more information on eligibility, and for an application form, click here.

The closing date is 12 noon Friday 30th September 2011. 

Annie Kelly Education Bursary, NICDTF, 22 Lower Buckingham St, Dublin 1