May 20, 2019

May 21st is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

How can you and your team promote the values of cultural diversity, dialogue and development in your workplace? Some examples reflecting ways teams have celebrated cultural diversity in their workplaces: • Creating the space and time to learn about traditional celebrations, customs, practices etc. • Playing traditional music • Cooking and sharing traditional food • Learning phrases of another language e.g. hello my name is…, the nine pillars of the values in action, How many steps have you done today? • Sharing personal and family stories • Sharing photographs of your team’s diversity Our People Strategy 2019-2024 centers on the […]
May 20, 2019

HSEland – GDPR e-learning module

This learning module will make all staff of the HSE aware of their responsibilities under GDPR so that they will be compliant in the way that they process the personal data of service users and employees of the HSE and keep it safe and secure. They will also learn how to respond to an incident when personal data is not processed correctly (called a data breach). In addition they will also know how to direct a service user to get a copy of their personal data when requested. As you will be aware the HSE is obliged to keep safe […]
May 20, 2019

The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI)- Doodle Den Success!

Doodle Den becomes the second Irish programme to achieve Early Intervention Foundation accreditation The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) is very pleased to announce that our literacy intervention programme, Doodle Den, has been highly rated internationally – and is now listed in the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) guidebook. UK based EIF rates the strength of evidence and costs of early intervention programmes internationally against rigorous criteria. Doodle Den has been accredited as a ‘level 3’ programme on a scale of 0-4. In doing so, our child literacy programme becomes only the second Irish intervention to achieve EIF accreditation, the other being […]
May 15, 2019

Journal of Social Care- Second Volume

The second volume of the Journal of Social Care was published online on the 4th May 2019. This volume contains both articles reporting on original research and reflections on practice from three staff members of Smyly Trust Services. Research articles are written by Lhara Mullins of NUIG about the views and experiences of older people in relation to homecare provision; Elizabeth Molloy on emotional labour and burnout among social care workers in domestic violence refuges; Leigh-Ann Sweeney of IT Sligo with Jane Sixsmith and Michal Molcho of NUIG about the experiences of women working in the sex industry in Ireland […]
May 14, 2019

Leading clinicians call for applications to develop ‘Healthcare Innovation Ambassadors’ in an educational first for Ireland

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) today announced a new Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation, Level NFQ 9 – the first focused on the development of ‘Healthcare Innovation Ambassadors’ in Ireland. Uniquely, this programme develops the person to be innovative in their approach and thought processes within healthcare, rather than current offers where the focus is on the innovation itself. The result being the creation of Ambassadors who will lead development and improvements in Irish healthcare overall. Places on the course are mixed, both industry and HSE, with one third offered at a reduced rate for the HSE applicants. HIHI is a […]
May 14, 2019

Motivational Interviewing Level 1-National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health

Equipping you to confidently and successfully support patients with complex lifestyle behaviour change. This 2-day course introduces specialist techniques designed specifically to make every patient contact count in modifying complex lifestyle behaviours through Motivational Interviewing (MI). It is practically focussed and introduces participants to the use of MI in primary care and health behaviour change settings. On successful completion participants are able to progress to the Level 2 (Intermediate) and Level 3 (Advanced) Certificates. The fee for the course is €275 for standard bookings and €225 for our NIPC Alliance members. Date: June 20th & 21st, Croí Heart & Stroke […]
May 14, 2019

Registrations now open for the Comhlámh Coming Home Weekend – ‘Sustaining Our Work’

The Comhlámh Coming Home Weekend will take place in Django Hostel in Cloughjordan eco-village on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June. This two-day residential retreat is open to people who have returned home after working/ volunteering in the Global South for three months or more. The HSE is an official supporter of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The retreat will give participants time to reflect on time away, together with other returned volunteers and development workers. The weekend will be: an opportunity for personal reflection on some of the challenges and highpoints of time spent overseas; […]
May 13, 2019

The National Directory of Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services is pleased to inform all staff the availability of the updated version of the National Directory of Mental Health Services (v.19Q2) which can be downloaded from the HSE intranet using the link here. The Directory provides a single national view of all of the HSE mental health services that are available throughout Ireland, alongside those services delivered through a section 38 or section 39 service level agreements. How it benefits me? It provides an up-to-date and valuable tool to inform planning and resource allocation as well as containing data that is useful for report writing and responding […]
May 3, 2019

Save the date for our next SIG meeting

The Social Care in CAMHS Special Interest Group will hold their third meeting of the year on Monday 17th June 2019. The meeting will take place in Athlone. The afternoon portion of the meeting will commence at 2pm and is open to all Social Care staff working in CAMHS who would like to get involved. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our members over the past six years we have made significant progress in establishing a voice for our discipline in the field. There is always more to be achieved and our representatives and sub groups continue to […]
April 24, 2019

Training Grant Application

The Irish Association of Social Care Management Special Interest Group (IASCM SIG), under the auspices of Social Care Ireland, is the professional body representing Social Care Management from the Statutory, Voluntary, and Private sectors of Residential Care for Children and Vulnerable Adults in Ireland. The IASCM SIG, in support of SCI members, and through funding generated by the Garda Vetting Service operated by the IASCM SIG, has developed a Grants System to assist in the continued professional development of its members, both at Management level and within a team setting. What we will award Training Grants for: The aim of […]