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.

Cocaine – reduce the harms

2018-08-14T14:09:14+00:00August 14th, 2018| In response to an upward trend in cocaine use and cocaine-associated deaths in Ireland, the HSE and the Ana Liffey Drug Project (ALDP) have developed a new campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of using cocaine (powder and crack) and how to reduce the harms associated with snorting, smoking or injecting. The campaign was launched on Tuesday 17th July, by Minister Catherine Byrne. Cocaine is more available and at its highest purity in Europe today than it has been in a decade. It is the most commonly used illicit stimulant drug in Europe, and Ireland ranks fourth highest

HSE urges parents to get informed ahead of Leaving Cert Results night on Wednesday

2018-08-14T09:42:51+00:00August 14th, 2018| With Leaving Certificate results coming out this Wednesday (15th August) and the inevitable celebrations that follow, the HSE’s has launched a helpful guide for parents filled with information and practical advice on how to talk to teenagers about alcohol and other drugs. Alcohol and Drugs: A Parent’s Guide is available to download from Click on the link above.

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