Category: North Dublin

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Community Organisation Management Course – February 2018

This is not a Dublin North, North East Recovery College course but we wanted to let you know about it as one of the way in which we work is using community development principles so it might be a nice way to learn about community development in the community.  For more information please contact Joanna or Lynda.

The course provides an insight into the theory and practice of management and leadership in community organisations with a strong focus on developing leadership capacity.
The programme is specifically designed to support those currently employed or volunteering within the community sector and who are giving consideration to progressing to managerial roles, board memberships in the sector, or to further and higher education in this area.

Topics include:
  • Community development theory
  • Analysis of the community and voluntary sector and policy context
  • Leadership and management theories
  • Leadership in the community
  • Organisational theory
  • Developing organisational vision and mission
  • Organisational structures and processes
  • Financial management Governance in community and voluntary sector
  • Expert guest speakers and site visits

Start: 13th February 2018, Tuesday
Dates & times: Tuesdays, 10.00 – 15.00 (one day per week)
Duration: 12 weeks
Venue: DCU in the Community, Shangan Road, Ballymun
Course Fee: €200 (the fee includes certification and all course materials)
Applications: Application form and a short interview

Deadline for Applications:  9th Febrary 2018


Joanna Ozarowska, DCU in the Community, 01 700 8851
Lynda Ward, Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre, 01 563 5253,

Thoughts Feelings Actions, North Dublin starting February 2018


Football team puts the boot into stigma

A group of people who use mental health service in Dublin North recently played a 5-a-side match against a team comprising Dublin City Council staff members in Kilmore Hall, Coolock, and it proved to be a big success.   

The ‘Over The Line’ football team, which hails from North Dublin Mental Health Services, has been running for over three years and promotes positive physical and mental health.

People who suffer from mental health issues  sometimes experience social exclusion, feelings of anxiety and isolation. These issues can present challenges when engaging in social activities. Developing relationships with community organisations becomes paramount when tackling stigma, building social support networks and promoting inclusion.

The power of team sports should not be underestimated. One of the team said: “This is my favourite time of the week as the exercise helps me feel better.”

The building of important relationships with organisations such as Dublin City Council enables people who have lived experience to engage in meaningful activities which promote inclusion, improve self confidence and enhance recovery.

‘Over The Line’ is continuing to blossom with the support of Shane Manton, clinical nurse specialist and Kevin Callanan, occupational therapist.

The team is looking forward to a continued supportive relationship with Jason Dunbar, Kilmore West Centre Manager, and Dublin City Council staff in a bid to put the boot into stigma.

Pictured at the event in Kilmore were (back, l-r): Kelvin Oseitutu, Jason Dunbar, Kevin Callanan, Anthony Kelly, Shane Manton, Gareth Elliott, David Wethero, Keith Dowling; and (bottom, l-r): Derek O’Neill, David Gibbons, Anthony Cray, Michael McLoughlin, Martin Moloney, Daniel Russell, Kevin McMah

Courses in Dublin North Spring 2018

In North Dublin Spring 2018 we will be running

Creative Facilitation Skills Training This program builds participants capacity to take roles on upcoming recovery college facilitation teams. Learners will explore the skills, roles, methods, challenges and planning approaches involved with creative group facilitation.

Start: Monday, January 29th
Format: Two day workshop

Thoughts, Feelings Actions Develop personal knowledge around how thoughts, feelings & actions interact & can work to inform our well being. This course will explore the benefits of bringing more ‘Empathy,’ ‘Compassion,’ & ‘Understanding‘ into our lives.

Start:  Tuesday, February 13th
Format: Weekly afternoon sessions

Crafts for Wellness Enjoy crafts for relaxation in an open space where we explore mental health & well being through different creative mediums in a safe environment

Start: Mid February, dates to be confirmed
Format: Weekly afternoon sessions

All Dublin North courses will take place Recovery College Room, DCU, School of Nursing & Human Sciences

Sign up on our courses here.          Recovery College, Nth Dublin Area Spring Term Poster 2018