Category: Partners

The Stories that want to be told

We are delighted to invite you to the staging of ‘The Stories that want to be told,’ which will take place @11am via zoom this Tuesday May 25th.


On the day a group of Recovery College students who have just completed our ‘Staging Stories’ course will stage their stories, as part of the launch of an e-book which captures the creative endeavours of this group over a unique six week process.


This event and the ‘Staging Stories’ course have arisen from a creative partnership between the Dublin North, North East Recovery College, Silver Thread and Louise White.


The Stories that want to be told

Zoom Link:

Date: Tuesday May 25th

Time:11AM – With respect to the artists, please arrive on time!

Spring Schedule of Online Courses available for anyone based in the Blanchardstown and Fingal Area

DDLETB in partnership with DNNE Recovery College will be hosting to online courses open to everyone in the Blanchardstown and Fingal Areas, these courses are being run as part of our year long strategy to develop and deliver new community mental health education programmes to meet local needs throughout the Fingal area during 2021.  This initiative is supported by the Healthy Ireland fund.

The next step of this strategy is to hereby invite members of the public to take part in a weekly online courses entitled:

‘Thoughts, Feelings & Actions.’ 
‘Moving Beyond Stigma.’ 

Online course schedules:

Moving Beyond Stigma 

Start Date: Monday March 15th. Format: Six Weekly three hour sessions.  Time: 10am-1pm

Thoughts, Feelings, Actions 

Start Date: Tuesday March 16th. Format: Six Weekly three hour sessions.  Time: 2-5pm

Please see the promotional posters below.  Please also feel free to circulate this information to any individuals or groups in your networks

How to enrol for this free course:

You can enrol if:

– You have an interest in enhancing your own mental health wellbeing

– You are over 18

– You live in either the Blanchardstown or wider Fingal areas

– You have access to the internet

If you have further questions please contact us directly






Mental Health Champions 2021, Online Course Enrolment Form


Expert by Experience – what does this mean?  15th October 2020

This online interactive event will explore the concept of Expert by Experience in Patient and Public Involvement

Experts by Experience in Patient and Public Involvement: What does it mean?

About this event

This event is open to members of the public, patients, carers and researchers.

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. Experts by Experience are service users or carers who are experts through lived experience of illness or services. Experts by Experience are one type of patient or public member that can contribute to PPI.

We invite you to take part in this interactive event, sponsored by the Health Research Board, which will explore the concept of Experts by Experience in patient and public involvement, what this means, as well as distinctions from, and overlaps with, other terms. The development of recommendations to assist in accessing and recruiting Experts by Experience in patient and public involvement will also be explored.

Tickets are free of charge, but places are limited.

You must have access to or have downloaded Zoom in order to attend this event.

Please note this event will be recorded so that the thoughts and ideas shared at the event are captured. Should you wish to turn off your camera during the event you are free to do so.


The event will commence with an opening address and welcome at 10.00 am.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Alison Faulkner (Survivor, Researcher and Trainer)

Panel discussion with:

Martha Griffin, Expert by Experience, DCU

Patrick Nwaokorie, Mental Health Engagement HSE

Dr. Louise Hopper, Principal Investigator of CAPTAIN project, DCU

Kara Madden, SAGE Representative, Patient Representative on Patient Safety Strategy

Followed by World Cafe

Closing address by Dr Jim Walsh, Expert-by-Experience and Training and Development Officer, Irish Advocacy Network

Public and Patient Bursaries

A number of public and patient bursaries are available to attendees. These will be provided on a first come first serve basis by emailing Applications must be received by September 30th.

Further information

Sophia Kilcullen, Research Fellow, DCU PPI Ignite, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health, Dublin City University



Cairde have launched a multilingual mobile friendly website that provides information on accessing health services

A multilingual mobile friendly website HealthConnect provides updated information on accessing health services during Covid-19 pandemic for migrant communities in Ireland.

  • What health services are available in Ireland, inc. GP, hospitals, maternity sexual health and mental health
  • How to access services during Covid pandemic?
  • General information about health system, incl. changes to medical card applications
  • Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Polish and Russian

HealthConnect has been developed by Cairde, an advocacy organisation working to improve ethnic minorities’ access to services in Ireland.

People who need more support can contact Cairde’s Health Information & Advocacy Centers by calling  (01) 855 2111 or (01) 8020785. We speak Arabic, English, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish.

Covid19 hotline for the Roma Community operates in Romanes and Romanian – 087 126 4606.