Month: February 2023

Becoming a Trauma Informed Community workshop – NEIC

Health policy now acknowledges the place and impact of unresolved trauma on the health and well being of people and communities and calls for care provision to be trauma informed. Research carried out in 2019 recommended that service provision for Dual Diagnosis need to be trauma informed. Mental health and substance use issues are often related to past trauma and unresolved trauma in peoples lives and their families. The impact and potential for healing goes beyond the individual and family and is often tied up with community and health care provider experiences. If a community and services recognise the impact of trauma on use of substances and mental health issues and their role in reducing this impact, the possibilities of recovery become more realistic.

The two day workshop is open to anybody living or working in the North East Inner City. The workshop will explore the meaning of normal responses to adverse circumstances in life and implications of unresolved trauma responses in our lives. We will examine how abnormal trauma responses by self services and communities can affect our ability to recover. With an open exploration of people and communities lived experience of trauma, we will explore how a community can be trauma informed and how agencies and services can apply trauma informed principles in care provision.

Living or Working in the North Inner City?

After such a great turnout at out last meeting we would like you to join us again on the 28th of February to further our discussion regarding a community response to Dual Diagnosis. This meeting will be held at St Agatha’s Hall on Dunne Street in Dublin 1.

Mental health and substance use issues can be heavy topics to discuss so we plan to start the morning off with a wellbeing session. We will have local Sports and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator Michael Darragh MacAuley facilitate a gentle Yoga session. We would love to see as many of you avail of this session but it is of course optional. You are more than welcome to just join us for the discussion and some food afterwards.
So far we have covered the challenges and barriers that are faced when an individual or family look for support. To move things forward, the next topic up for discussion will be what an appropriate care pathway should look like for individuals and family members experiencing the affects of mental health and substance use. How can we offer a more holistic approach by using the services that already exist within the community?
You can register for the meeting by clicking here
Flyer attached below, please feel free to print and share with members of the community.
Look forward to seeing you on the 28th! Triona

Our Next NEIC Dual Diagnosis Community Forum

Join us for out next community open dialogue forum to discuss the appropriate care pathways for individuals and family members experiencing mental health and substance use issues. We will be exploring how the community can agree on an approach that supports holistic treatment and recovery.

We will begin the morning with an optional mindfulness session followed by discussion and a light lunch.

Click on the link below to register your interest

https://forms.gle/6TmLPhLz21a7njNa9

Welcome Carla to the Recovery College

My name is Carla Greene, I am 26 years old I am a current student at Maynooth University studying Community and Youth Development year 2 currently doing my work placement at the Dublin North, North East Recovery College , I absolutely love it. I have tried some work in retail but my passion is to work along side of youths and communities to challenge and change current and old  issues we are facing every day. A little bit about me I am a dancer/dance teacher involved with my local dance school, I grew up in a dance school so I have always being apart of group and the local community centre and youth clubs, the reason I came into the work line of community and youth development is because I want to give back, I aspire to be someone who can encourage change and also encourage people to empower themselves to challenge their issues. – Carla.