Month: March 2023

Dual Diagnosis Skills Enhancement Workshops

The Recovery College will be delivering a further two one day workshops in May which will be co-facilitated by members of the community who have lived and/or professional experience with dual diagnosis.

This one day workshop will build on the Dual Diagnosis Awareness workshops rolled out in the NEIC community in 2019. It is a step above ‘awareness’ and will look to enhance the skills of people with, family members of, and organisations working with people who may have substance use and mental health difficulties along with other complex needs. The workshop will be trauma informed, acknowledging the place of individual and community trauma as an important factor in people developing substance use and mental health issues. In the interactive workshop we will work with participants present understanding of Dual Diagnosis and existing interpersonal, relationship, clinical and community engagement skills. We will use real case studies and community scenarios to enhance how people can and already do work with people who have both mental health and substance use difficulties. The plan is that participants will feel more confident to respond to dual diagnosis at an individual level and through interagency networking.

The workshop will be broken up into two half day sessions one week apart, hopefully this will make it easier for some people with work or childcare commitments.
Workshop 1 will be held on 22nd and 29th May at St Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Sheriff Street Lower, Dublin, D01 PD89
Workshop 2 will be held on 23rd/30th May at Killarney Court Community Centre, Buckingham St, Dublin 1
Both Sessions will start at 10am and finish at 1pm

You can register for your preferred session using this link

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Photos from the Self Advocacy Programme Report Launch

What a great day, such energy in the room.



Community Forum – 29th March 2023

That time again…We are having our fifth Community Forum next Wednesday the 29th March. This forum will be hosted in the Pavee Point building which is located at 46 Charles Street Great, D01XC63. 
We had some lovely feedback from the yoga session that was facilitated at the last forum, it was a great way to start off the morning. I’m delighted to say that Michael Darragh has offered to kick off next week’s forum for us again with a yoga session. Of course this is optional but we do highly recommend availing of this mindful session before what can be quite a heavy discussion regarding mental health and substance use.
The Yoga session will start at 10am followed by the forum and refreshments from 11-1pm.
This forum will take a slightly different format than previous sessions as we are hoping to dig deep into the process of what the integrated pathway of care we have talked about would look like. We also want to emphasize the importance of the networking space as this is vital to cementing the links and pathways between services.
You can register for the forum here Please feel free to print and share the flyer.

Dublin North, North East Recovery College before the Subcommittee on Mental Health on dual diagnosis.

We are delighted that Em and Liam are presenting before the subcommittee on Mental Health on consideration of the issue of dual diagnosis.

It can be watched live or recorded here.