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Press Release -Launch of Healthy Ireland Survey 2018

2018-10-25T15:52:15+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Press Release Wednesday 24th October 2018 Launch of Healthy Ireland Survey 2018 Estimated 80,000 fewer smokers Where you live impacts your health Binge drinking still a problem Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD today launched the annual Healthy Ireland Survey, funded by the Department of Health and conducted by Ipsos MRBI. Prevalence of smoking has dropped from 23% in 2015 to 20% in 2018 which means there are now an estimated 80,000 fewer smokers than there were three years ago. New plain packaging with health warnings was cited by 23% of smokers as a good motivation to

National Drug-Related Deaths Index: 2004 to 2015 data

2018-10-12T09:36:17+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Drug-Related Deaths in Ireland 2004 to 2015 This update (attached in the link above) presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning (overdose) by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users (non-poisoning), in the period 2004–2015.

Report: Parent alcohol misuse & its impact on children

2018-10-11T12:14:04+00:00October 11th, 2018|

This report (UK) is based on independent research commissioned from the Children’s Policy Research Unit and funded by the National Institute for Health Research Policy Research Programme. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health and Social Care or its arm's length bodies, and other Government Departments. Click on the link below to read this report. parental-alcohol-misuse-and-impact-on-childre

Alcohol Bill, finally passes through Oireachtas

2018-10-11T09:25:21+00:00October 11th, 2018| Click on the link above to read the full article. THE PUBLIC HEALTH (Alcohol) Bill is to go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law. The much-debated legislation passed through the Seanad yesterday vening, having been passed in the Dáil last week.

World Mental Health day Activities in Sligo, 10.10.18

2018-10-10T10:33:20+00:00October 10th, 2018|

The Task Force has been granted Once Off Minister's Initiative funding from the Department of Health to strengthen the capacity of task forces to support the implementation of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery during 2018. A grants scheme has been funded to support the ongoing actions within Sligo City Alcohol Strategy. Today and for the rest of the week, a number of events and programmes are being hosted by eight community and voluntary sector groups around Sligo namely: Sligo Men's Sheds Association, Ballymote Family Resource Centre, The CRIB, Sligo Social Services CE Scheme, Sligo Family Resource centre, Sligo Family Support Centre,

Press Release: Slaintecare priorities 2019

2018-10-10T10:10:02+00:00October 10th, 2018| ''Minister Catherine Byrne said: ‘Implementing the health-led national drugs strategy continues to be a Government priority. Within the increased envelope of resources available, my intention is to prioritise funding for community drug and alcohol projects in task force areas of greatest need, additional drug and alcohol midwives working with vulnerable mothers-to-be and enhanced treatment services to address existing and emerging needs'.'' Click on the Link to read the full press release.

Biggest Party in the Park – Letterkenny

2018-08-24T14:33:52+00:00August 24th, 2018| Please find attached article in the Donegal Daily news advertising the biggest Party in the Park in Letterkenny which is a strictly no alcohol or drugs event which is proudly supported by the North West Regional Drug Task Force Small Grants Scheme. If you would like to find out more about the Party in the Park please contact Donegal Youth Service on (074) 91 29630. Have Fun everyone!

International Overdose Awareness Day, 31 August

2018-08-16T11:56:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|

The aim of this day is to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths whilst allowing us to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends. This important day is about remembering those who have lost loved ones or suffered permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. It aims to spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death and injury is preventable. Click on this link to download campaign posters.

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