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March 2019

Social Care Ireland’s Annual Conference 2019 – Caring for Social Care Professionals

March 27 @ 9:30 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm
Radisson Blu Limerick, Ennis Rd
Burtonhill, Limerick, Co. Clare V94 YA2R Ireland
€40 – €180

There is no doubt that social care is a rewarding, but challenging profession. One-to-one work with vulnerable and marginalised service users, advocacy, challenging behaviour and expanding regulatory requirements can be physically, mentally and emotional demanding. With this in mind, the theme of this year’s conference – Caring for Social Care professionals, seeks to explore research, policy and practice around supporting caring for social care professionals.

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Self Care – Work Life Balance Mayo

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
HSE Community Healthcare West, Primary Care, St. Mary’s HQ, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

What is self-care and why is it important in healthcare provision? Managing oneself; work life balance. Stress reduction & managing stress - time stress, anticipatory stress, situation stress and encounter stress. Time management, what is self-care and why is it important in healthcare provision?

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April 2019

An introduction to how mindfulness (and meditation) can nourish and sustain our role as health and social care professionals

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
stanhope street, Grangegorman Lower,
Arran Quay, D7 Ireland
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€20

This full day workshop will introduce the idea of how mindfulness and meditation practices can provide spaces in our days. It is these spaces that can nourish and replenish our body and minds. It is not about adding to our already top heavy days but about intertwining into our existing routines. But it is not a quick fix and it does take practice.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
St James Hospital Dublin Ireland

ACT is an evidence-based behavioural therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness skills and commitment to behaviour change to develop psychological flexibility and help clarify and direct behaviour guided by values.

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May 2019

Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act two day Workshop

May 13 @ 9:00 am - May 14 @ 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
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€60 – €140

Back by popular demand the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act two day workshop. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services.  The Act is about supporting decision making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions. The Act will have significant implications for health and social care providers in the provision of safe person-centred care, based on respecting the individual rights of each person. This is a joint event between Social Care Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Workers.

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Self-Management in Professional Practice HSCP Interprofessional Conference

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross
Dublin, D6W RY72

Self-Management in Professional Practice, HSCP Interprofessional Conference. Key note speakers are, Poll Moussoulides, Peter Honey, Sinéad Goggin & Joe Wolfe.

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The healing power of play, supporting children and teenagers to heal from trauma-Joanna Fortune

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€20 – €40

Joanna Fortune, Solamh is back by popular demand  with Social Care Ireland and she will facilitate a day in Dublin  that teaches therapeutic techniques suitable for working with trauma and disrupted attachment in children and young people.

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Mindfulness and Self Compassion – Cork

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St Dominics Retreat centre, Ennismore Montenotte,
WH49+X9 Cork, Ireland
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€30 – €70

This is an interdisciplinary event for social workers, physiotherapists, social care workers and podiatrists. This experiential full day workshop introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion as genuine supports in the art of building resilience, enhancing listening and communication skills and nourishing ourselves as health and  social care professionals. 

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June 2019

POSTPONED Understanding Compassion Fatigue – Galway

June 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Connacht Hotel Galway, Old Dublin Rd,
Galway, H91 K5DD Ireland
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€30 – €70

This interdisciplinary workshop is being held in Galway, The Connacht Hotel. It is coordinated by SCI, IICMS, ISCP, PODIATRY and is suitable for all practitioners who work in the Health and Social Care Profession. This course aims to enhance understanding and awareness of the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, to reflect on our daily practice and identify steps to prevent and/or minimise risk of experiencing compassion fatigue as well as providing participants with a self-care toolkit which aims to aid resiliency in professional practice.

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Self-Care – Work/Life Balance

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lecture Room 1, Scott Building, HSE, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Ireland

Social Care Ireland and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute are coordinating this workshop on Self Care and striving towards a balanced work/ life. If you are interested in attending please contact INDI directly contact details are below. 

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September 2019

Two Day Training in the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – Cork

September 9 @ 9:30 am - September 10 @ 4:30 pm
MaryMount University Hospital and Hospice, Curraheen
Cork City, Ireland

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act was signed into law on the 30th December 2015. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services.  The Act is about supporting decision making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions. The Act will have significant implications for health and social care providers in the provision of safe person-centred care, based on respecting the individual rights of each person.

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