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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


2020-06-10T09:59:41+00:00June 10th, 2020|

http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/News/New_Slider/CLAR-Funding-20201.html CLÁR Programme for 2020 There is an allocation of €5 million in total for 2020. The 2020 CLÁR programme will be delivered through three separate Measures, click on the link above to find out more and to download application forms. Applications to be received by the Local Authority by 15th July 2020

Opioid Substitution Therapy – New Poster

2020-05-26T15:09:54+00:00May 26th, 2020|

http://www.drugs.ie/resources/covid/changes_to_ost/ Changes to OST The need to quickly adapt services for people who use drugs in Ireland was identified in March with new guidelines and supports put into place. To help reduce overdose risks and other harms among people who use opioids mainly heroin, opioid substitution treatment (OST) was made more widely available. To support new people receiving OST, Drugs.ie have worked with UISCE to develop a poster with key messages highlighting changes to OST and how to reduce the harms during this time. Click on the above link to download the poster.

Naxalone: Response to Overdose – COVID19

2020-05-07T15:12:55+00:00May 7th, 2020|

http://www.drugs.ie/resources/naloxone/ Naloxone and Covid-19 - click on the above link to drugs.ie for more information: "Protect your personal safety. Those who will use naloxone in response to an overdose situation should be extra cautious during this time to protect themselves and others. As we continue to learn more about the virus and how it is transmitted, people should consider the use of intramuscular naloxone (injection) as an alternative to intranasal administration during this time. If administering naloxone , it is recommended that personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn. If naloxone is used, please ensure the correct disposal is in place

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