It was great to see Deputy Frank Feighan pop in to say hello at the Waypoint NW Harm Reduction Tent - always a great supporter of the services. Thanks so much to all of our wonderful volunteers who gave of their free time to help out. Roll on next year. Stay Safe Everyone! #frankfeighan #nwrdatf #waypointnw #rossinveryouthproject #seasessions #HSEDrugs.ie North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force
On Monday May 29th Deputy Frank Feighan TD launched the expansion of our support services into South Leitrim. The launch was held in the fantastic Island Theatre in Ballinamore and the MC on the day was Mary McKiernan Vice Chairperson of the North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (NWRDATF) Speakers on the day was Mary McKiernan Vice Chairperson of NWRDATF; Cathaoirleach Cllr Ita Reynolds Flynn; Frank Feighan TD; Philip Rooney Chairperson Rossinver Youth and Community Project - RYCP and Cllr Rosaleen O Grady Chairperson NWRDATF. Introduction of these services were presented by our Assertive Outreach Worker Damien Daly
CLick on the link below to download the Planet Youth report Planet-Youth-Galway-County-Report-2022 At a recent meeting of the NWRDATF Prevention & Education Subgroup (pictured above), Planet Youth local implementation group from Galway made a presentation on an evidence based primary prevention model, developed by researchers, community workers and policy makers in Iceland. The model's whole population approach offers an opportunity to improve health outcomes for young people in many areas of their lives. The model relies on the data derived from biennial cross sectional surveys that were conducted using the Planet Youth Questionnaire. The model is founded upon three pillars:
Connecting Communities is the theme for this year's event for the Community Connections EXPO and we were delighted to be attending. #connectingcommunities #harmreduction #treatmentrehabilitation #NWRDATF
The NWRDATF is one of 24 Task Forces in the country to sign up to the DRIVE (Drug Related Intimidation and Violence Engagement) initiative. Drive was set up to respond effectively to drug related intimidation and violence in communities using an interagency approach comprised of An Garda Siochana, HSE Social Inclusion, Probation Services, Family Support services and Community and Voluntary sectors. We look forward to continuing this work and moving the DRIVE into the next phase – watch this space. Pictured left to right, Siobhan Maher, DRIVE Coordinator, Brid Walsh, NDDATF Coordinator, Deputy Frank Feighan TD, Joan O’Kane, NWDATF Coordinator.
We were delighted to partake in a Disability Training Workshop delivered by Peter Kearns, Independent Living Movement Ireland in St Angelas's College, Sligo. Pictured, Martin Jones, HSE Addiction Services, Sligo/Leitrim, Christina McEleney, NW Training & Education Coordinator, Philip Maree, MPACT Coordinator, Peter Kearns ILMI Project Coordinator, Tracey Mitchell, Development Worker, Nth Leitrim, Donegal, Maev Gallagher, NWRDTF, Damien Daly, Outreach Worker, Nth Leitrim, Sth Donegal.
AUTUMN 2022-Spring 2023 COMMUNITY ADDITION STUDIES [course outline] Please see attached above for your information. To register for the course : Open the Camera on your smartphone Hover the camera over the QR code Tap the little yellow label that comes up, this will lead to a form Fill in the Form. Any questions / queries or help needed please call Christina on 0879369312
HSE_Festival_harm_reduction_booklet_22 Today the HSE has launched a harm reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals. Click on the link above to download the booklet. #IfYouGoSlow #HarmReduction
http:www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/data-fact-sheets/european-web-survey-drugs-2021-top-level-findings-eu-21-switzerland_en?fbclid=IwAR23bIJ0TCBW0aPrDo03FadglBtmVSY_2FNIKeZEY_7HT5NnMhDd_Rlvtk The European Web Survey on Drugs collected data between March and April 2021 from people who use drugs, aged 18 or older, living in 21 EU and 9 non-EU countries. During this period the populations in many European countries were experiencing COVID-19-related lockdown or restrictions. Unless otherwise indicated, the data presented here refer to the 48469 respondents who reported having used at least one illicit drug in the 12 months prior to the survey (last 12 months use) and live in one of 21 EU countries covered by the survey and Switzerland (1). Click here for more information on the methodology