2022 – 2025
Embedding an Emancipatory Educational Framework in Communities for people marginalised and excluded because of mental health and/or substance misuse issues.
We are working with three other partners on an Erasmus+ funded project for more information go to EEEFcom.
NEIC Dual Diagnosis Project 2022- 2023
The need for a community response to Dual Diagnosis was informed by both the Mulvey Report and the NEIC Strategic Plan (2020-2021). The NEIC Dual Diagnosis Project is in partnership with The Recovery Academy and The NEIC. The project aims to enhance the community’s capacity to respond to dual diagnosis through several specific objectives. Over the past few months we have established an open dialogue community forum, comprising all stakeholders that have a vested interest or are affected by dual diagnosis in the community. Through this forum we will develop an integrated care pathway within the community for people who are affected by dual diagnosis, ensuring that there is no wrong door when people reach out for support. We are building capacity within the community by facilitating workshops that are focused on building a Trauma informed community and enhancing skills of those working and living with people with Dual Diagnosis.
We are delighted to announce that we will be launching the Integrated community care pathway for Dual Diagnosis along with a supportive services map on the 20th July.
The pathway and map have been co-created by the community for the community through meaningful engagement including forums, workshops and core group meetings over the last nine months.
The goal of the pathway and map is to provide
– A visual resource on what a pathway for support and recovery might look like. Promoting integrated ways of working that encourage interagency collaboration in supporting an individual and/or families person centred journey of recovery
– A user-friendly resource map for finding information about local community services that can support people through all stages when experiencing issues regarding mental health and substance use. Information will include service details, specific contacts, opening hours, what supports services offer, how to refer etc
Click here for the interactive pdf Dual Diagnosis care pathway
Click here for access to the map
This project is a direct response to the recommendations of the Dual Diagnosis Study completed in Finglas/Cabra in 2019 ‘Dual Diagnosis: A Community Perspective. Specifically, it is responding to the communities stated need to continue with the Open Dialogue Forum that brought stakeholders together in a collaborative way. It also addresses the educational recommendation that all relevant community stakeholders have the opportunity to avail of Dual Diagnosis Awareness training and that Dual Diagnosis responses in the community need to be trauma informed.
2022 – 2023
Peer Advocacy in Mental Health (PAMH) was successful in its submission to the Mental Health Grants for Community & Voluntary Agencies 2022. The submission involved the refinement of a long-established learning programme delivered over 8 sessions developed by staff of PAMH on Self-Advocacy and Personal Development (SPD) for persons who are challenged with their mental health. The project included collaboration with Dublin North, North-East Recovery College (DNNE) to help PAMH further develop the SPD programme through co-production. The four self advocacy courses were facilitated by Recovery College facilitators and PAMH.