Category: Partners

Seminar: Trauma Informed Care by Healthy Living Centre, School of Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU

This is not a Recover College seminar for more information go here.

Trauma informed care is a framework for working with children and youth who are particularly vulnerable. With histories of child abuse and complex trauma, they enter our care systems with troubling behaviours and symptoms, but are not able to articulate their experiences. A trauma informed approach helps to respond more effectively to these children and youth.

Format of the day;


10.30am Welcome
10.45am How trauma impacts on the child and young person – Rosaleen McElvaney, Dublin City University
11.30am Understanding and supporting children and young people in care who present with behaviours that challenge – David Williams, Dublin Institute of Technology
12.15pm Tea/coffee break
12.45pm Trauma Informed Care for children’s services: Ready or not here it Is – Ramona Alaggia, University of Toronto
1.30pm Panel discussion
2pm Finish

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,

Cooperation and Working Together Job Positions Co-operation and Working Together (CWAT)

While the Dublin North East Recovery College will be working closely with CAWT on initiatives these are not Dublin North North East Recovery College posts so enquires should be to the contacts on the links below.
A project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by
the Special EU Programmes Body.
Innovation Recovery (i-Recovey) Project
is the cross border health and social care
partnership, comprising the Health Service Executive in the Republic of Ireland and the
Southern and Western Health & Social Care Trusts, Health and Social Care Board and
Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. Formed in 1992, CAWT’s focus is on improving
the health and social well-being of the resident population, through strategic and practical
cross border collaboration.

Recovery College Coordinator

Recovery College Business Support Coordinator

Lead Peer Educator

Peer Educator


Are you a family member, carer, supporter, relative, friend of someone in the Dublin North Mental Health Service?

Are you a family member, carer, supporter, relative, friend of someone in the Dublin North Mental Health Service?

If so our partners in the Dublin North mental health services will be running a weekly Family and Friends Skills and Support Group from next Monday, 22nd January 2018

This is an 8 week psychoeducation and support group

Topics include

Communication skills
Seeking support
Who’s who in the mental health service

Group arrangements are as follows:

Location: Swords Health Centre, Bridge Street, Swords

Date: Every Monday, from January 22nd-March 12th 2018

Time: 6-8 pm

To join the group or ask any questions contact:

Kathy on 0861833759 or

Kerry on 0867837761

ARI Learning Set February 22nd February in North Dublin

Recovery College Community Members,

You are invited to attend the ARI Learning Set for CHO 7, 8, & 9 titled ‘Recovery – Making it Happen’ which will take place on Thursday February 22nd 2018 in the Bonnington Hotel, Dublin, from 10am to 4.15pm. ARI learning sets encourage a creative approach to learning by offering opportunities for people facing similar challenges to work together to share experiences and solutions.

Speakers on the day will include Ms. Marina Bowe, Consultant Psychiatrist, Gina Delaney, ARI Managing Partner, HSE Mental Health Division & Martin Rogan, CEO, Mental Health Ireland.

There will also be 5 interactive Workshops on various recovery initiatives including:

  • What supports recovery focused services?
  • Co- Production in practice
  • Peer Support Workers supporting recovery oriented Mental Health Services
  • Making Recovery Happen through Supporting Skills and Knowledge Development
  • Recovery for all: Supporting yourself as you support others

An exhibition of recovery initiatives will have a central focus on the day where services will be afforded the opportunity to ‘Brag’ about their innovation and where other services can ‘Steal’ and replicate in their service area.

To RSVP or for more information contact 

Find our more about ARI

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