Tiz nearly that time of year when all our courses finish up! As a way of saying thanks to everyone involved, students, facilitators and people behind the scenes we’d like to invite you to join us for our very first Christmas Jam! On the day we’ll have Music, Mince Pies and perhaps even the odd surprise.
First Fortnight Arts and Culture Festival – the first two weeks in January
Friday December 7, 2018
Dear Recovery College Student,
As we come towards the end of our Autumn schedule of programmes I’d like to thank so much for all your time, commitment and energy these past few months. I hope you’ve found the courses beneficial, and we very much hope to see you all again in the new year.
We’ll be circulating information soon both about our Winter wellbeing day, which will take place in DKIT on Friday January 18th, and also our upcoming Spring Schedule. In the meantime I wanted to let you know about the First Fortnight European Mental Health, Art and Culture festival 2019, there’s so much to look forward to hear, perhaps a few of you might like to organsie a meet up between yourselves in true student fashion. For full details please see below:
Madness, Mental Illness, & Creativity: Writers and Artists in Conversation(€10/ €12)
Three creatives in the fields of writing and visual art, Arnold Thomas Fanning, Sara Baume and Eoghan O’Driscoll, discuss their experience and thinking on the links between creativity and mental illness, and how one impinges on the other in the context of their work practice and disciplines. The conversation facilitated by Claire Hennessy will include but not be limited to topics such as what it means to create art about mental illness, the benefits of art, and the line between the therapeutic and therapy.
Songwriting workshop (free but online registration essential)
Singer songwriters Fiona Hannon (aka Darwin’s Daughter) & Daniel Hertzov come together to help you find the lyrics & melody to express yourself through song. A mix of hands on songwriting and music, the workshop gives you the basics, lets you try it out and gives you practical tips to take away so you can continue at home. Worskhop in English, Russian and Polish.
More information about the festival
First Fortnight, Mental Health, Art and Culture Festival is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through cultural action and the provision of creative therapy to marginalised groups. The organisation was founded in 2009 and has been running a Mental Health and Arts festival each January since 2012. Next year the festival will be taking place from Thurs 3 – Sun 20 Jan2019 and will be hosting over 150 events in Dublin across 22 counties. This year, the festival will have a special focus on European communities as part of First Fortnight long-standing partnership with NEFELE, the European Festivals Network for Mental Life Enhancement (http://www.nefeleproject.eu/). With this in mind over 15 European countries will be represented in this unique edition of the festival. First Fortnight also runs The Center for Creative Therapies and provides Art Therapies to homeless people who are referred to the organisation: https://www.firstfortnight.ie/what-we-do/creative-therapies
Our North Dublin Trialogue group are hosting an extra meeting prior to Christmas. The proposed the theme is: How to keep well at Christmas.
Friday November 30, 2018
We are going to meet on Monday 10th December 2018 at 6.30 pm in All Hallows, DCU, Grace Park Road and would be delighted to see you there.
Please feel free to circulate this information to your colleagues, family and friends.
What is Trialogue??
In Trialogue we come together, sit in a circle and talk together – but most importantly we listen together. Typically, conversations about mental health take place within three groups – people experiencing mental health difficulties, those who love and care for them and professionals
The hope is to share, to gain insight and to learn from each other and with each other. If you have an interest in mental health, your own, that of a friend or a family member, or of the wider society we all live in, or work in the field of mental health then you might be interested.
Our students would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us for a day of celebration, personal growth and community connections on Friday June 15th, 2018
Each summer we invite members of our growing community to get together and celebrate personal growth, wellbeing and the work of the Dublin North, North East Recovery College as we near the end of our second year.
This summer wellbing festival is designed to fill your boots with positivity, hope, laughter and inspiration and help us all foster even greater connections, as we look to bring a culture of mental health recovery into the community together.
On the day, along with a series of uplifting taster workshops and a host of speakers sharing their experiences of our recovery college approach, there will be plenty of opportunities to mingle, sing, dance and create with like minded people. Lunch is provided too!
This event is open to everyone in the community, so please share, share and share again.
Pease note numbers will be limited, so RSVP at your earliest convenience to avoid dissapointment! This event will fill up.