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Relative Support Group in Ardee

Relatives Support Group monthly meeting is on Wednesday 4th December in the Boardroom Ardee Business Park at 7.30pm.

Guest Speaker is Tom Cronin Senior Registrar who will give a talk on Medication used in Psychiatry.

This is not a Dublin North, North East Recovery College event.

Student Forum

Dear Recovery College Student
The Recovery College Student Forum will meet for the last time this year on Friday December 6th @ 11am.  
During this meeting along with enjoying mince pies and other festivities, you will have the opportunity to plan exciting new student gatherings for 2020.
In particular we are calling out to all you students who are new to the forum… We hope you’ll join our growing community.  Please see minutes and agenda attached.
It’s your space to meet up and make decisions about what we do next!!
Venues across three counties: 
A) Recovery College Room DCU, Dublin
B) DKIT School of Nursing and Midwifery Board Room, Dundalk
C) Enterprize Centre Navan.*


For DCU Dublin location, follow this link:
For DKIT Louth Location see attached. DKIT Forum Location Map

For Navan Enterprize Centre Meath location see attached. Navan Enterprize Centre, Forum Location Map

Critical Voices Network Ireland Conference

Liam and Martha presented at the Critical Voices Network of Ireland conference. See here for presentation CVNI 2019

The keynote presentations can be accessed here.

Wednesday 13 November:

11.15 Welcome Lydia Sapouna and Harry Gijbels

11.30 – 12.15 For the Past 40 Years, We’ve Organized Our Psychiatric Care Around a False Narrative of Science. How Do We Create a New Paradigm? Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic and publisher of Mad in America webzine, USA

12.15 – 13.00 Learning from and through survivor activism. Anne O’Donnell, community educator/activist, Edinburgh, UK


15.00 – 15.45 Gateway to Community? The Opportunities and Challenges of Peer provided Initiatives, Reflections from the Gateway Mental Health Project. Fitzpatrick, community development worker/ activist, Dublin


17.00 – 18.00 Book launch: Inside Out, Outside In: Transforming Mental Health Practices, published by PCCS Books and edited by Harry Gijbels, Lydia Sapouna and Gary Sidley. Speakers: Robert Whitaker, Malcolm Garland and Liz Brosnan.


Thursday 14 November: 

11.00 -11.15 Welcome: Lydia Sapouna and Harry Gijbels

11.15 – 12.00 Navigating the Boundaries between Inside and Outside. Alison Faulkner, Independent Survivor Researcher and Trainer, UK

12.00 – 12.45 The Power Threat Meaning Framework. John Cromby, Professor of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK


14.00 – 14.45 Beacon of Hope: Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Crisis. Fiona Venner, Chief Executive (on sabbatical), Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service; Labour Councillor, Leeds City Council, Leeds, UK.


Democracy in Action

On Friday the 24th of October we had the student forum, during the forum we link up three sites North Dublin, Dundalk and Navan by video link. This time we did something different at the start of the meeting we had 30 minutes to vote on what courses newly and existent would run during Spring and Summer 2020. This was the Dublin choices and decision