Month: August 2019

Health Fair – My Health Matters.

Health Fair Poster_AkiDwA

Health Fair Invitation   

My Health Matters!

To mark the Irish Heart Month, AkiDwA in partnership with Cairde are organizing a Health Fair Day. Free health checks and self-care will be delivered; besides, some healthy snacks and refreshment will be available.

Objectives: to raise awareness of good health.

Date: September 13, 2019.

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm. 

Venue: St. Agatha’s Hall, Dunne Street, Dublin 1.

 

Services to be delivered: 

Health Fair Invitation
My Health Matters!

To mark the Irish Heart Month, AkiDwA in partnership with Cairde are organizing a Health Fair Day. Free health checks and self-care will be delivered; besides, some healthy snacks and refreshment will be available.

Objectives: to raise awareness of good health.

Date: September 13, 2019.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Venue: St. Agatha’s Hall, Dunne Street, Dublin 1.

Services to be delivered:
Free health checks Free health information Free self-care

 Blood glucose  Drug and Alcohol  Pilates or Yoga session
 Cholesterol  Hepatitis C Programme  Eyebrow Threading
 Weigh-in  Dental health  Manicure
 Acupuncture  Cancer  Henna
 Reflexology  Heart disease  Indian Head massage
 Mental Health  Neck & shoulder massage
 HIV and treatment
 Nutrition

Furthermore, two mobile units will be providing their services: Irish Heart Foundation and Marie Keating Foundation (cancer information).

 

PS: for further information, please contact Nenette 018349851

Louth Meath Mental Health Service – Family Focused Practice Group

The Dublin North, North East Recovery College has been invited to speak at Louth Meath Mental Health Service Family Focused Practice Group Symposium 2019

Critical Voices Ireland Conference 13th and 14th November 2019 call for abstracts.

‘CHALLENGING MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES FROM INSIDE OUT AND OUTSIDE IN’

13 AND 14 NOVEMBER 2019

BROOKFIELD HEALTH SCIENCES COMPLEX, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND, IN ASSOCIATION WITH CRITICAL VOICES NETWORK IRELAND

 

FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts invited for oral presentations/workshops of 45 minutes’ duration related to the conference theme, outlining its aims and intentions. Please email abstract (in Word- 250 words max) and bio (in Word – 150 words max) by 16 September 2019 to l.sapouna@ucc.ie

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Booking: Email Harry Gijbels at h.gijbels@ucc.ie and make sure you give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 13 November, Thursday 14 November, or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.

CONFERENCE THEME

Dissatisfaction with mainstream mental health systems, as well as attempts, from both within and outside, to find different ways to support people in distress, have been well documented over the years. This year’s conference explores critical perspectives from both within and outside mental health systems, considers the struggles, challenges and barriers people have experienced at developing new approaches, and examines what it means to be on the inside and/or outside of different spaces, such as inside/outside service use, inside/outside academia, and inside/outside different knowledges.  Innovations in service delivery, in education, and in activism will be explored, set within the wider context of critical debates on contested areas in mental health.

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

John Cromby, Professor of Psychology, University of Leicester; Alison Faulkner, independent survivor researcher, England; Fionn Fitzpatrick, community development worker/ activist, Dublin; Anne O’Donnell, community educator/activist, Edinburgh; Fiona Venner, Chief Executive of Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service; Robert Whitaker, journalist, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, founder of www.madinamerica.com.

Conference details regularly updated on http://www.cvni.ie/index.php/conference-2019

The Conference organisers are Lydia Sapouna, School of Applied Social Studies and Harry Gijbels (retired), Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland.  

This is what the self love students said about the course……..

The Self love course in Spring in Dublin city

I recommend self-love to anyone that sometimes has self critical thoughts. Course really helped me to be kinder to myself, do daily gratitude practice that helped me to see that even though not every day is good, there is something good in everyday. After doing this course I believe that I am worthy now even though I have imperfections.

It has been a great course. Well worth the time + energy required to take part. Glad I took the opportunity to be to be in. It will take time to put it into practice. Interested in related courses to consolidate it.

I found self-love course very interesting and beneficial to get the full benefit i will review it again. I feel it will help me inl ife.

Relaxing

To highly recommend this course to anyone, who would like to improve their self-esteem and confidence, love and abundance will flow into your life <3 Thank you. I love you all

It is very interesting course and i learned not to be too hard on myself and treat myself with love & respect.

The course was beneficial and it was clear that the facilitators cared a great deal about helping others improve their self love/self care.

I really enjoyed the course. It was a huge deal for me to attend a course like this so it got me over a lot of inhibitions. Its good to know that small daily things can lead to a happier me. I also learnt that its ok to spend time with me.

Just give it a go, everyone is so nice and welcoming.

It was very good and interesting course. I recommend it to my peers. It was good to learn about myself; meet other people.

 

The self love course in Balbriggan

 

I would like to say how grateful I am to the recovery college. Also to the tutors and the participants. Thank you

A useful course to connect with daily gratitude and self-compassion

Could be longer

It was a great weekly reminder to take time and care for myself. Each week I felt more open and more capable.

A big thank you to the facilitators that presented the course with love and understanding and kindness for everyone.