In the LGBTQ+ community, we need to mind our mental health. Asking for help is not something to be feared. It is life-saving. This year, our annual Better Out Than In campaign focuses on providing direct supports to LGBTQ+ young people for low mood, anxiety and sleeping difficulties.
TASC, Ireland’s Think Tank for Action on Social Change, is now recruiting research participants to contribute to a project being run in collaboration with the Irish Cancer Society. We are inviting healthcare and frontline staff who work with people from migrant backgrounds to participate in this important research.
HUGG is launching a new support group in Dundalk, Louth, in September. The group will be led by 3 local trained volunteers, who each have a lived experience of suicide bereavement. The group will be hybrid, meaning people can attend in-person or online.
Are you struggling to show the impact of your project to raise awareness with funders and the public? Then consider producing a case study film so they can see the people and positive effect your work is achieving.
The Limerick Bike Hub is a volunteer-based collaboration between Limerick City and County Council, Doras and PAUL Partnership. It facilitates a way for bicycles to be donated before being repaired or upgraded then then provided free of charge to beneficiaries of temporary protection from Ukraine and international protection applicants, including people in Direct Provision.
We can all Clear Our Paths to make accessible communities. Many of the temporary obstacles that cause difficulties for people when getting around our villages, towns and cities can be removed and prevented if we were all more conscious of our actions.
Gerard Fitzpatrick, MD of Fusion Training, is offering his first book, Effective Group Leadership (Orpen Press, 2016) as a free pdf download. The book was very favourably reviewed in a wide range of journals and has been hailed as an invaluable resource to those facilitating groups in the community & voluntary sector.
Step Ahead Plus is our free, national vocational assessment and rehabilitation service. It is for adults with an acquired brain injury who want to return to work, training or education. Step Ahead Plus will help identify changes you can make in how you work or study.
Text About It is a safe space to share anonymously. We take your privacy very seriously. Our trained volunteers only know what you share with them via text and nothing else. We are here for you every hour of every day. From calming chats to immediate support during a mental health or personal crisis – big or small. Text About It is here for you 24/7.
Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. Care and Repair does jobs that might be more difficult to complete as we get older but not big enough to call in a tradesperson.
We are researchers from Queens University Belfast and the Technological University of the Shannon, conducting a survey and focus groups on public attitudes to mandatory combined text and image alcohol warning labels across the island of Ireland.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is the statutory body with responsibility for the national blood supply. The IBTS also provides testing and tissue services to hospitals and is responsible for the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry. The IBTS is committed to the highest standard of service delivery to our donors.
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