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Training Opportunity: SMART Recovery Facilitators

2020-11-24T09:38:17+00:00November 24th, 2020|

Smart Recovery Training Opportunity The North West Drug and Alcohol Task Force are in a position to offer training in SMART Recovery. SMART Recovery delivers evidence informed peer led community meetings to assist those who want to change their problematic behaviours including addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling etc. to achieve recovery and live a balanced and satisfying life. To become a SMART Recovery facilitator is quite straightforward, it will involve initial online training, followed by facilitator skills training and a commitment to ongoing upskilling and reflective practice. The online training takes approximately 25 hours to successfully complete - attached flyer

Booklet: Keeping Well this Winter

2020-11-17T16:35:19+00:00November 17th, 2020|

keeping-well-this-winter Our Health Service this Winter Look out for your Keeping well this Winter booklet in the post. It is being delivered to every household in Ireland over the coming weeks or click on the link above to download the booklet. This booklet contains essential health information and advice to help you plan for the winter months ahead, as we live with the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on our lives. Also Attached here to download, Covid Stories #HoldFirm COVID Stories HoldFirm Partner Pack 17 November 2020 _ FINAL We're all the answer.  

National COVID-19 Homeless Service User Experience Survey

2020-11-17T15:15:51+00:00November 17th, 2020|

homeless-service-user-experience-survey Click on the link above to the findings of this survey. Results from this survey gives a voice to service users and will support evidence-based care and improve the quality and safety of care to the service user. Findings will not only help to inform service planning throughout the ongoing pandemic but will also provide guidance in relation to ongoing HSE service planning and quality service improvement in order to achieve an integrated and person-centred health service system for those experiencing homelessness across Ireland.

Living Well Programme – Jan 2021

2020-11-12T14:32:31+00:00November 12th, 2020|

Final living well poster Jan 2021_CHO1 Living Well brochure CHO1 Jan 2021 Please find above links to a poster and brochure regarding Living Well programme which is a free group self-management programme for adults with long-term health conditions and will run for six weeks. There is one workshop each week that lasts for 2.5 hours. The programme is usually delivered in a classroom setting. However, during COVID-19 it is available online. People taking part in the workshops may have the same health condition(s) as you. Others will have different health conditions. The workshops are delivered in a relaxed and friendly

Use Your Brain Not Your Fists

2020-10-30T15:50:18+00:00October 30th, 2020|

The NWRDATF have secured funding through the Healthy Ireland Leitrim Fund to launch a social media campaign ‘’Use Your Brain Not Your Fists’’ which will continue to highlight the devastating effects that a random act of violence can have on both the victim and the perpetrator. This all came about at an Annual General Meeting in 2017, where over one hundred young people from Leitrim Comhairle na nOg gathered and identified issues that were impacting young people from their community, in particular, instances of random acts of violence and the lack of education and awareness around the devastating effects it can have on

COVID-19 LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: 22 October – 1 December 2020

2020-10-22T10:29:27+00:00October 22nd, 2020|

Arising from COVID-19 measures effective from 22 October 2020, the attached arrangements are in place for community and voluntary drug treatment and related services in NWRDATF Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal, until further notice. Services will continue to operate at their maximum capacity, except that provision has been adjusted to take account of following: • Some buildings are completely closed to the public; • Planned group activities have been suspended; • Staffing rotas have been organised to minimise staff interaction thereby maximising service continuation in the event of a staff-related infection; • The main focus of provision is continued contact with

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