Community Exchange - 15 January 2023

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andrew.slevin • 16 January 2023

EVENTS, NEWS

1) Biodiversity boost for 70 communities

Plants and wildlife in communities across the country are to benefit as 70 communities are receiving support to implement Local Biodiversity Action Plans. Grants are being provided through a partnership between Community Foundation Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 23/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96844

2) National Disability Authority: How’s it Going? A Survey on Wellbeing and Social Inclusion – Report Launch and Consultation

The National Disability Authority would like to invite you to attend the launch of the report on a national survey on Wellbeing and Social Inclusion. Across a suite of measures the survey data indicate that people with disabilities experience lower levels of wellbeing and social inclusion than those who are not disabled.
Region: Dublin 4 & Online
Expiry date: 31/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96881

3) Webinar: Development Education and the Economic Paradigm

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA), in collaboration with the Centre for Global Education, is inviting you to a webinar on 'Development Education and the Economic Paradigm' on Tuesday, 14 February 2023,12.00pm – 1.30 pm on zoom.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 14/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96891

4) ISE / TCD Webinar on ‘Religion, Conflict and Peace in Ireland and Beyond’

The ISE webinar on 26 January 2023 features a roundtable discussion, chaired by Jude Lal Fernando (School of Religion, Theology and Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin).
Region: Online
Expiry date: 26/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96897

5) Woman Spirit Ireland / TCD: Brigit of Ireland - Icon for Today

Join us for the Brigit Study Day and Ritual Ceremony organized by the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Trinity College Dublin, in conjunction with Woman Spirit Ireland. Interspersed with music, poetry, and craftmaking, some of the topics to be covered: The Living Ritual Traditions of Brigit; The Historical Saint Brigit and her Successors; Brigit in Irish and International Art History, and Brigit’s symbols and Material Artefacts.
Region: Dublin 2
Expiry date: 28/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96936

6) Project Long Game - Sustainability and Sport Information Morning

Join us for a morning of inspiration and education on sustainability and sport. Learn from local and international experts about how you can build a healthier and more sustainable future for your club.
Region: Navan, Co Meath
Expiry date: 28/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96938

7) 4 Dublin Local Authorities help schools get their waste Sorted!

The 4 local authorities in Dublin have come together with the charity VOICE Ireland to partner on a project to help schools manage their waste better.  Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council have created two new video guides based on best practice in school waste management. 
Region: Dublin
Expiry date: 28/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96940

8) Smokers urged to ‘take back control’ this January

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your heart health The HSE is urging people who smoke to make 2023 the year they take back control by quitting smoking. The Executive has also launched a new campaign showing how people who smoke can start to take back control over their addiction in 28 days with help from the Quit service.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 31/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96942

9) University College Galway: Information Session - MA/PGDIP in Child, Youth & Community

Online Information Session -  MA/PGDIP in Child, Youth and Community. This one year full-time / two-year part-time blended learning Programme, will enable students to be proficient in programme planning and evaluation methodologies in the context of child, youth and community services. 
Region: Online
Expiry date: 19/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96993

10) National Disability Authority: Complex Ageing Webinar

The National Disability Authority (NDA) and the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) would like to invite you to the launch of this report, which is entitled ‘The Care of Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Complex Age-Related Conditions’. The NDA commissioned TCAID to carry out research to examine the care and service options for older adults with intellectual disabilities and complex age-related conditions across a number of service settings.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 19/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96803

11) Meath Partnership: Connecting Cultures - Fostering Community Integration Through Global Citizenship Education

Meath Partnership are very excited to start the new year with the publication of our Connecting Cultures: Fostering Community Integration Through Global Citizenship Education. This report firstly outlines the position of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Ireland and the current situation regarding migrants/refugees/asylum seekers in County Meath.
Region: Co Meath
Expiry date: 28/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96778

12) Big Policy Successes and Record-breaking Grant Making in 2022 for Community Foundation Ireland

Community Foundation Ireland hits new records to support its Equality Mission. Significant policy achievements in 2022 supported by €25 Million Plus in Grants. Statement by Community Foundation Ireland. Community Foundation Ireland says 2022 has been marked with significant policy achievements in areas such as combatting sexual violence, energy poverty and social inclusion.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 24/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96690

13) Dance Limerick DL.BRIDGE and GOSHH: LGBTQI+ Contemporary Dance Taster

Join us for an informal, uplifting contemporary dance taster class where we will dance our way into the new year! This taster session which will expand into other dancing opportunities later in the year. We will chat and meet new friends in a friendly and safe environment, whilst we turn, travel, slide and swing, learning contemporary dance to your favourite tunes.
Region: Limerick
Expiry date: 19/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96765

14) Department of Justice: Rural Safety Plan 2022-2024

The vision of the Rural Safety Plan is for people and communities in rural Ireland to feel safe and be safe in their homes, their places of work, and their local environments. The Plan identifies 5 main priorities in relation to rural safety. They are: Community Safety, Burglary and Theft. Roads Policing, Animal Crime & Heritage Crime.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 24/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96757

15) Meath Partnership: Front Winners Launch

Meath Partnership are launching the Front Winners FREE digital platform for mentors/educators who are working with students that have Intellectual Development Disabilities (IDD), on the 17th of January 2023 in the Headfort Arms, Kells, from 10am to 1pm. The platform provides various educational content, from methodologies and guidelines, educational toolkits, an escape room with immersive games, best practices and handbooks.
Region: Co Meath
Expiry date: 17/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96811

16) Brahma Kumaris: What’s on in January 2023

Brahma Kumaris Ireland offers an education in human, moral and spiritual values. To meet the challenge of change, it initiates dialogue and presents a fresh vision of the future. It recognises the intrinsic goodness of all human beings and teaches meditation to help each one rediscover their inner resources and strengths. All our events / courses are free of charge as a community service.
Region: Dublin & Online
Expiry date: 31/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96758

17) Roger Warnock appointed new CEO of Young Social Innovators

Roger Warnock has been appointed as the new CEO of Young Social Innovators (YSI), the not-for-profit that empowers young people to create innovative solutions to social challenges. The appointment was announced today (20.12.2022) by the Board of Young Social Innovators. Mr. Warnock will take up the role from outgoing CEO Rachel Collier in early-January 2023.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 23/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96480

18) Barnardos Welcomes New Child Poverty and Wellbeing Unit in the Office of the Taoiseach

At Barnardos we know first-hand that childhood lasts a lifetime. The longer a child spends in poverty the bigger an impact it has on their future health and wellbeing. The commitment made by the Taoiseach to ensure the best start in life for every child and establishing a new unit in the office of the Taoiseach to achieve this is exceptionally welcome.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 27/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96561

19) Our World Irish Aid Awards 2022-2023

Our exciting programme for primary school pupils from 3rd – 6th class in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is back! Get ready to learn how to make the world a better place by learning all about the work of Irish Aid and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations. This year our theme of ‘Equality for All’ aims to educate our younger generation about the importance of equality around the world.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96398

20) Young people highest users of e-cigarettes

According to the results of the 2022 Healthy Ireland Survey, usage of e-cigarettes is highest among those aged under 25 with 6 per cent in this age group currently using them. This compares to 3 per cent of the general population reporting to have used e-cigarettes, with a further 3 per cent reporting have tried them in the past but no longer using them.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96405

21) Limerick Charity Donates 300 Goodie Bags to UHL’s Children’s Ark

One of Limerick’s newest charities, Let’s Fund It, has donated 300 goodie bags to the Children’s Ark paediatric unit at University Hospital Limerick. The goodie bags were put together by the team of volunteers behind the charity.
Region: Limerick
Expiry date: 16/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96422

22) Virtual Information Session: MA/Postgraduate Diploma (Family Support Studies), University of Galway

Join us for Live Q&A Friday, February 24th 1:00-2:00pm MA/Postgraduate Diploma (Family Support Studies) with Academic Director – Dr Carmel Devaney. The aim of this programme is to further the education and skills of professionals with a common interest in family support.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 08/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96323

23) Barnardos Finglas West Family Resource Centre Opens New Premises in Finglas

Barnardos and the Finglas West Family Resource Centre (FRC) are delighted to officially launch the new premises of the Finglas West FRC. Since 2018, the community initiative led by Barnardos and funded by Tusla, has engaged with 2,400 children, parents and carers.
Region: Dublin
Expiry date: 27/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96326

24) Irish Heart Foundation: The Let’s Get Active Challenge

Let’s Get Active is the Irish Heart Foundation’s new and improved four-week programme for primary school children. The free initiative, which was co-designed with pupils across Ireland, challenges children to be active for at least 60 minutes every day.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 28/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96119

25) New art installation is unveiled to give voice to women in Galway who experience domestic abuse

A new art installation, commissioned by COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service to mark its 40th anniversary, was unveiled to the public in Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway. The local charity commissioned the installation in partnership with the Radius Project, ATU School of Design and Creative Arts to highlight the issue of violence against women.
Region: Galway
Expiry date: 28/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96125

26) Pay & Benefits Report Published!

The Wheel are delighted to present the fifth edition of the National Guide to Pay and Benefits in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations, with the support of the Community Foundation for Ireland. 
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 23/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96038

27) WHO Report Showcases Irish Heart Foundation Project

A project developed by the Irish Heart Foundation has been showcased in a new report on health literacy from the World Health Organization (WHO). Chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and mental health issues – are the world’s biggest health problems, and this burden is growing. The new WHO report sets out practical health literacy developments that can be used to improve health and equity around the world.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 21/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95963

28) Nine-year-olds take part in out-of-school activities like sport and cultural pursuits less often than ten years ago

New research, published by the ESRI and produced in partnership with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion and Youth (DCEDIY), looks at how the lives of nine-year-olds have changed over a decade in terms of their relationships with family and friends, their pastimes and their school experiences.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 21/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95965

29) NEW! Wakakosha Song Video

This song was created by young people affected by HIV living in Zimbabwe and taking part of the Wakakosha ('I am worth it') programme. During a creative songwriting series of workshops they went through the experience of telling their story, dive deep into what dealing with HIV-related self-stigma meant to them, and used these feelings to compile the Wakakosha song.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 22/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95982

30) Relationships in Practice supports ACE awareness with Resilience documentary screenings in 2023

Relationships in Practice, a programme that supports frontline practitioners to take a relationship-centred approach in their work, will run a series of free and facilitated online screenings of the award-winning documentary, ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope’ in 2023.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 18/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95924

31) Powerful New Book - SAFE

A domestic abuse campaigner says women & mens lives are being put in danger because gardai are failing to serve protection, safety and barring orders on abusers in time. In her powerful new book, Safe, Priscilla Grainger reveals she regularly has to call and write to Garda stations on behalf of abuse victims, some of whom are forced to go into hiding until the orders are served on their abusers.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 18/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95928

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

32) Barnardos Shops Call for Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Barnardos children’s charity is calling on the public to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts to their shops. Whether it’s a jumper a size too small, perfume you already have or a book you've already read, it can be donated to one of Barnardos shops and will be greatly welcomed by staff. Every cent generated from a donated item will go towards the charity’s work with children and families across Ireland in 2023.
Region: Dublin, Carlow, Cork & Wexford
Expiry date: 10/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96748

33) Childline by ISPCC: Donate Now

Right now, children and young people need Childline more than ever. Your generous support will make sure there’s always someone there to listen. Childline is 75% funded through the public, without your amazing support we could not continue to deliver our vital services which are available 24-hours a day.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 20/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96559

34) Irish Red Cross: This winter, please share the warmth with those in urgent need

Your donation to the Red Cross will help us to deliver our vital services in Ireland and overseas – including our work to support people in crisis, and reunite separated families. Without the kind people who donate to the Red Cross, we simply wouldn’t exist. With them, and with you, we can reach people with support that can be life-changing and sometimes life-saving.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96402

35) Threshold’s Listening Library

Support Threshold and enjoy a wonderful collection of well-loved stories read by Ireland’s most treasured authors, actors, poets and musicians. Your kindness is the key to preventing homelessness.  Sign up and donate €20 to unlock your Threshold Listening Library Podcast. Threshold stops homelessness before it starts. Your donation will keep families safe in their homes this winter.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96401

REQUESTS, OFFERS, SERVICES

36) Suicide or Survive: Eden Programme

The Eden Programme provides a safe space where participants can develop the skills to monitor and manage their own mental health, build a range of supports appropriate to their individual needs and move away from suicide as an option of choice in times of crisis.
Region: Dublin, Galway or Mayo / Roscommon
Expiry date: 26/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/97001

37) Research Participants Required for a Counselling / Psychotherapy Study

Research study exploring the mandatory reporting of childhood abuse during counselling and psychotherapy. Participation in the study will involve attending a research interview with me lasting about an hour, where I will ask you about your experience of the mandatory process.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 09/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96851

38) Telephone counselling service to open every day until end of March

Telephone counselling and support service Connect is to extend its hours to provide a seven-day-week service from today until the end of March. The extension is a trial period to test the service and demand across seven days. Connect is a free, confidential and professional telephone-based counselling and support service for adults who were abused in childhood and will open from 6-10pm each evening.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 03/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96689

39) Public Consultation - Government Policy Framework for the Participation of Children and Young People in Decision Making

We want to hear from you! The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has launched a public consultation on the next Government Policy Framework for the Participation of Children and Young People in Decision Making.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 19/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96756

40) Offer a Property for Ukraine

Tens of thousands of people have fled to Ireland seeking safety from the horror of war in Ukraine. We know that Irish people want to welcome and help these people, carrying on the long tradition we have in this country of supporting other nations in times of trouble. We are asking anybody who has a house, apartment or holiday home that is not currently being used to offer it to people and families from Ukraine who need a safe place to stay.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 20/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96563

41) Energy decisions in the home - Research Query

As part of an EU-funded research project (EVIDENT) which aims to explore energy decision making and how we might help consumers make more energy efficient decisions when choosing home appliances. We are reaching out to see if you might be willing to circulate a survey to gather their insight into energy efficiency and the barriers they may face in seeking new home appliances?
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96395

42) Dublin Simon Community: Cold Weather Appeal

If you spot someone sleeping rough during this cold snap please contact our Outreach team. Dublin Outreach is an assertive street outreach service provided by Dublin Simon Community in partnership with the Dublin Region Homeless Executive.
Region: Dublin
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96403

43) Women's Aid: 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900

The Women's Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline offers confidential information, support and understanding to women in the Republic of Ireland, who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands. The service also supports family members, friends, and professionals who have concerns about a person, they know or are working with, who might be experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96404

44) Aware: Support Services

Aware provides support services to individuals experiencing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or other mood related conditions as well as to people who are concerned about a loved one. All three support services are offered free of charge. Support Line and Support Mail are available seven days a week and Support & Self Care Groups take place daily.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96406

45) Age Action: Information Service

Age Action operates a busy information service on older people's issues and services throughout Ireland. Trained information officers provide information or referrals to the appropriate organisations.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96408

46) Drug & Alcohol Services in Ireland: Examining Link between Effort & Reward, Clinical Supervision, Burnout & Turnover Intention

My name is Anthea Carry and I am conducting research in DBS Department of Psychology exploring the link between effort & reward imbalance, quality of clinical supervision, burnout and turnover intention for workers in Drug & Alcohol Treatment Providers in Ireland. This research is being conducted as part of my final year studies and will be submitted for examination. You are invited to participate in a research study that will form the basis for an undergraduate thesis.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96417

47) NGO Pitch Event February 2023: Call for Applications from NGOs

Following the success of our 2022 NGO Pitch Events, PILA will host 4 further NGO Pitch events in 2023. The objective of these events is to connect Pledge Signatories that have committed to doing pro bono work with NGOs and Civil Society Organisations that have projects in need of legal expertise.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 01/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96206

48) Threshold: Own Your Rights

Renters, do you need help now? We're in your corner and ready to provide free, expert advice to help you #OwnYourRights.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 21/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95969

49) Heart Foundation: Heart Health Programme

A new heart health programme by the Irish Heart Foundation has shown to be beneficial to people at high risk of heart disease and stroke. The Irish Heart Foundation’s High-Risk Prevention Project in General Practice works with patients from disadvantaged areas at high risk of heart disease and stroke and has helped patients make positive changes to their lifestyles and improve their health and wellbeing.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 23/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96008

50) Intercountry Adopted Research participants needed for Study

Were you adopted from abroad by a family living in Ireland? Are you aged 13-40? Do you want to share your experiences of growing up as an adopted person? As part of a new research study, the AAI research team is inviting volunteers to participate in a one-off online focus group with people of a similar age, to talk about the lived experiences of intercountry adoptees in Ireland.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 16/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95843

51) Donation of Office Furniture

We are a charity in Dublin 12 and we are moving to a smaller premises. We have several good desks, chairs etc that we'd like to donate to community / voluntary groups.
Region: Dublin 12
Expiry date: 17/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95882

52) Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Blood Donor Clinics

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is the statutory body with responsibility for the national blood supply. We need 3000 donations every week. Every donation can save up to 3 lives. Find a clinic near you.
Region: Nationwide
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96730

GRANTS / AWARDS / FUNDING

53) The North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force: St Patrick’s Day 2023 Small Grants Scheme

The North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force invite applications for the St Patrick’s Day 2023 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups/agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.
Region: Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal
Expiry date: 18/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96476

TRAINING COURSES, WORKSHOPS

54) Women’s Aid Calendared Online Training, 2023

Our online training 2023 includes - Recognising and responding to the impacts of domestic abuse on women (half day online training programme) & Recognising and responding to the impacts of domestic abuse on women and children (two x half day Online Training programme).
Region: Online
Expiry date: 09/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96835

55) Health Management Institute of Ireland: Management Essentials February 2023

Management Essentials is a fully immersive and interactive experience allowing participants to acquire key skills and knowledge in core areas of people management. This is a blended learning course which comprises three days of live online tutor led training (via Zoom) with eight online modules to be completed also.
Region: Online / Blended
Expiry date: 22/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96990

56) Become professionally qualified in occupational Psychometric Testing in 2023!

Selection by Design offers a fantastic opportunity to earn your international, BPS/EFPA accredited Occupational Test User Qualification. Learn to assess aptitude, personality, emotional intelligence and career interest for selection, talent development, career guidance and coaching. You will become specialized in the NEW 16pf® 6th edition through this course!
Region: Online
Expiry date: 13/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96984

57) Diabetes Ireland: Type 2 Diabetes Support Programmes

Diabetes Ireland has 2 free online interactive diabetes support programmes for those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes - CODE (Community Oriented Diabetes Education) and Diabetes Smart.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 09/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96880

58) Suicide or Survive: Free Wellness Workshop - Tallaght

A Wellness Workshop is an opportunity for you to take time out and learn a wide range of simple practical and effective tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellness. These workshops aim to help you understand and take charge of your own mental health. The workshop is for anyone and everyone as we all have mental health!
Region: Dublin 24
Expiry date: 25/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96908

59) HSE: Free Suicide Intervention / Prevention Training - Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow

The HSE provide free suicide intervention/prevention training in Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow. Various training options available such as safeTALK, Asist and Understanding Self Harm. Please note all training is free and for over 18’s.
Region: Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow
Expiry date: 11/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96964

60) Léargas: Be the Spark 2023

Our 'Be the Spark' Training is for young people (aged 18-30) who want to take action on issues in their local or wider community. The training will support groups in developing ideas and formulating a funding proposal. This is a three-part training ( two sessions are online and one is in-person), and you should attend all sessions.
Region: Online & Dublin 2
Expiry date: 28/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96987

61) HSE: Free Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Athy

Free Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 2nd & 3rd February Athy Family Resource Centre provided by the HSE. Please note this training is free and for over 18’s.
Region: Athy, Co Kildare
Expiry date: 02/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96998

62) Fusion Training & Development: Ongoing courses in Group Facilitation, Train the Trainer & Conflict Management

Fusion Training offer QQI certified programmes in Facilitation, Train the Trainer, Conflict Management and Wellbeing & Flourishing. They also offer bespoke training. Courses are delivered by Gerard Fitzpatrick, author of the acclaimed books Crossing the Threshold (Fusion Press, 2020) and Effective Group Leadership (Orpen Press, 2016).
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 02/09/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/93841

63) The Learning Curve Institute: Remote Learning - An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour (DBT) Therapy consists of a series of skills and techniques for working with personality disorders and other areas. Many people want to familiarise themselves with these skills without necessarily becoming a DBT therapist exclusively, and the introduction course is ideal if you are thinking of taking the first step in becoming a DBT therapist or if you would like to have a better understanding of the concept before referring clients or employees to a DBT service.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 01/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96732

64) The Learning Curve Institute: Remote Learning - Hidden Shame Workshop

This workshop on Hidden Shame is a 1 day training workshop delivered live online this February. Shame is often overlooked in the therapeutic process both within clients and therapists alike, and is frequently present in most presentations from trauma, complex abuse, addictions, compulsions, mood disorders and sexual behaviour. Suitable for: Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Nurse Practitioners, Youth Workers, Social Care Workers.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 08/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96733

65) Maynooth University: Master of Social Science in Social Work – MSocSc (Social Work)

The Master of Social Science (Social Work) is a full time two year programme for suitable graduates who want to pursue a career in social work. The programme combines rigorous academic education with supervised field work practice towards the aim of developing competent, ethical and reflective social work practitioners who are committed to the promotion of human rights and social justice in social work.
Region: Co Kildare
Expiry date: 01/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96779

66) Peter Kelly - Addiction Training, Therapy & Supervision: Spring Training Events 2023

Peter Kelly: Addiction Training, Therapy & Supervision is pleased to offer 4 Training events from March 2023 to May 2023. These workshops will cover a broad range of areas in the addiction field from subjects such as Motivational Interviewing, Groupwork the psychodynamics of addiction to the pharmacology of addiction. CPD points are provided for attendees.
Region: Dublin 2
Expiry date: 06/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96797

67) Law Society of Ireland / The Wheel: Cert - Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance

This course, which represents a collaboration between the Law Society of Ireland and The Wheel, Ireland’s national charity association, provides practitioners and those working in charitable, social enterprise and community organisations with an overview of the law and best practice in the relevant areas. The course has a very practical emphasis and will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain integrity and uphold standards.
Region: Dublin & Online
Expiry date: 06/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96801

68) Carmichael: Free Nonprofit CEO / Manager Mentoring Programme

To date over 200 CEOs and managers of nonprofit organisations have benefited from the Carmichael Mentoring Programme. Being the leader of an organisation can be tough anywhere but it is especially true in the nonprofit sector. The value of a mentor is having someone who can ask questions that clarify the situation and can help relieve the anxiety that builds when there is nowhere to articulate the doubts and concerns that the CEO may feel.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96802

69) Trauma Informed Practice Training 2023: Places available

This Trauma-informed Practice training was created by the non-profit sector, for the non-profit sector. It is suitable for those working in community, child and family, welfare, social care, social work, health, justice, and other human services. Our training is delivered over 2 modules. Module 1 consists of a half-day online lecture and Module 2 is delivered over two half-day online multi-disciplinary interactive workshops.
Region: Online / In Person
Expiry date: 05/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96764

70) Free Suicide Intervention / Prevention Training in Galway, Mayo & Roscommon

Training programmes from HSE Resource Office for Suicide Prevention, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Please note all training is free and for over 18’s.
Region: Galway, Mayo & Roscommon
Expiry date: 03/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96695

71) Community Impact Network: Training Courses

The Community Impact Network provides support through training, technology and resources to all organisations working with older people across Ireland. The purpose of CIN is to develop the capacity of organisations to support older persons in the community.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 03/03/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96723

72) Quare Clare LGBTQ+ & GOSHH: Free Online Poetry Workshop for Queer Women

During the workshop participants will have the chance to share a piece of their own writing if they have one to share or to create a piece there and then. No previous writing experience is necessary. The workshop will be led by Sarah Clancy, a queer poet and community worker based in Clare.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 17/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96762

73) GOSHH and Quare Clare LGBTQ+: Free Online Poetry Workshop for Queer Men

This beginner-level poetry workshop will examine the creation and generation of effective metaphors. Participants will read a number of poems that use highly imaginative texts/poems to gain a general understanding of how to conjure effective and powerful images out of abstract concepts/objects.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 24/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96763

74) Recovery College South East - Timetable January to May 2023

We are delighted to let you know about our upcoming Winter/Spring interactive workshops. The courses/workshops in the Recovery College are for everyone, as mental health is everyone's business. We are all directly or indirectly affected by it and particularly in these challenging times.
Region: South East / Hybrid
Expiry date: 20/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96587

75) City Colleges’ February 2023 Diploma Courses

City Colleges offers a number of exciting diplomas in Psychology, Criminology, Law, Arts, Digital Marketing and Event Management. The programmes offer industry-related education and training using a student centric approach, with lecturers, facilities and course materials of the highest quality. Lectures are delivered from two venues in Dublin and online. 10% discount with activelink10 code.
Region: Dublin & Online
Expiry date: 13/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96444

76) SHEP: Certificate in Continuing Personal Development (online & in-person options)

This course is an important opportunity for those who wish to continue their personal work in an experiential group setting. As this is an intermediate level programme, applicants for this course must have already completed a foundation course in personal development (such as the SHEP Personal Development course, or an equivalent).
Region: Cork & Online
Expiry date: 23/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96416

77) Maynooth University, Department of International Development: Post-graduate Programmes

Join us at the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, on our PG and MA programmes, which start in September 2023 (full- or part-time). These include our PG Cert. in Global Citizenship Education, MA in International Development, and our MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice.
Region: Co Kildare
Expiry date: 13/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96430

78) Community Law & Mediation: Public Bodies’ Statutory Duty to Eliminate Discrimination, Promote Equality, and Protect Human Rights of Staff and Service Users

This free training, delivered by Community Law & Mediation, will cover the following: An Overview of Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty, Who the duty applies to, Equality and Human Rights Sources: Equality Legislation, Constitutional Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, Other International Treaties and Conventions.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 25/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96389

79) Mid West ARIES: Online Community Timetable - January 2023

Our free courses are for anyone aged 18+ with an interest in recovery and mental health. The topics of the courses are created and delivered by people with lived experience, family members and staff working within mental health services. This is called co-production and means that everyone has a say in what goes into the courses.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 31/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96434

80) UCDVO: Skills in Development Education Course

This participatory evening course aims to equip participants with the skills and methodologies to work effectively with groups on global development and social justice issues in a friendly, informal environment. This course takes place in UCD Belfield and is primarily for the university community but offers 7 places to those external to UCD.
Region: Dublin
Expiry date: 26/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96365

81) Age Action: Getting Started Computer Training

More than 35,000 Irish people have benefited from Age Action's Getting Started Computer Training programme, which provides training in computers, smartphones and the Internet for people over the age of 55 all over Ireland.
Region: Nationwide
Expiry date: 12/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96407

82) University of Galway: Masters of Adolescent Health (M.Sc Adolescent Health)

The Disciplines of Children’s Studies and Paediatrics at University of Galway are pleased to offer an MSc in Adolescent Health. This postgraduate programme provides students with interdisciplinary training in adolescent health grounded within a public health approach. Students will enjoy the flexibility of a blended learning approach, which combines online modules and monthly weekend on-campus.
Region: Online / Galway
Expiry date: 09/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96348

83) IICP College: QQI Level 9 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Programme is suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists who hold either a Level 8 Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy; or who hold a professional recognised diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy plus a minimum of a Level 8 degree in another relevant field.
Region: Remote / Blended
Expiry date: 05/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96236

84) HSE Free Suicide Intervention / Prevention Training

Training options available such as safeTALK, ASIST and Understanding Self Harm for 2023. Please note all training is free and for over 18’s.
Region: Dublin South East, Dublin South and Wicklow.
Expiry date: 06/02/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96266

85) 2023 online Workshops on Loss and Bereavement

The Irish Hospice Foundation are now accepting bookings for the 2023 series of Workshops on Loss and Bereavement which will be delivered online via Zoom from January - June. This is a series of introductory workshops. They are targeted at professionals and volunteers who may wish to learn more about loss and bereavement and for those working with people who have experienced a major loss.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 09/06/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96202

86) Carmichael’s Spring Summer 2023 Scheduled Training Programme

Training Programmes include: Board Roles and Responsibilities, Microsoft Excel – Introduction to Spreadsheets, Strategic Planning, The Charities Governance Code, Canva for Beginners, Top Tips for Running Effective Hybrid Meeting, Microsoft Excel – Beyond the Basics – Intermediate Level, Introduction for Book-keeping for Charities and other Not-For-Profits, Diversity and Inclusion in your Organisation & PowerPoint – Create a branded template for your non-profit organisation.
Region: Online / Dublin
Expiry date: 29/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96149

87) National Training Fund – Carmichael Programme 2023

In collaboration with The Wheel, Carmichael have developed a new National Training Fund Programme for 2023. The National Training Fund is funded through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. The Programme will focus on key NTF priorities of enhancing leadership and management skills to increase organisational impact, including strong governance, well-formed strategy, and agile and effective management and planning.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 29/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96150

88) The Organic Centre: Organic Horticulture (QQI Level 5)

The course has been a huge success and we are usually over-subscribed, students have come from all over the world to learn about Organic Horticulture and the course gives you everything you need if you are thinking about a future as an organic grower/farmer.
Region: Co Leitrim / Online
Expiry date: 30/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96183

89) Atlantic Technological University, Mayo Campus: Master of Science in Outdoor Education, Sustainability and Well-being

This MSc in Outdoor Education, Well-being and Sustainability in ATU Mayo Campus will develop the knowledge, capacity, and know-how of outdoor professionals Graduates will function as highly competent self-aware senior leaders, capable of implementation of programmes in well-being, experiential place-based learning and education for sustainability.
Region: Mayo
Expiry date: 22/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/95981

90) HSE: Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion

This revised comprehensive six day Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP) is for health, education, youth and community service providers who wish to develop their confidence, skills and knowledge in the area of sexual health promotion.
Region: Castlebar, Co Mayo
Expiry date: 23/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96028

91) Burrenbeo Trust: Heritage Keepers workshops and grants for community groups

Burrenbeo Trust have put out a call for community groups, youth groups and primary schools to take part in the national Heritage Keepers programme. Have fun, learn something new, make a difference – become a Heritage Keeper!
Region: Blended
Expiry date: 23/01/23
https://www.activelink.ie/node/96017