January 16, 2021

The Good Stuff! The Words You Use Matter

A message from The Good Stuff! Words are important. They can be a tool that we use to express our identities – as people or as organisations – or a way for others to impose an identity on us. Join me for series three of The Good Stuff, a podcast for the Irish nonprofit community, and explore the many ways in which language matters in our sector. In this episode, I first talk to experts about why words matters, and how they affect the way that we perceive the world. Then I sit down with The Wheel’s own CEO, Deirdre Garvey, to discuss charities, community groups, […]
January 15, 2021

  A message from Emily Bourke | Host of The Good Stuff  “Words are important. They can be a tool that we use to express our identities – as people or as organisations – or a way for others to impose an identity on us. Join me for series three of The Good Stuff, a podcast for the Irish nonprofit community, and explore the many ways in which language matters in our sector. In this episode, I first talk to experts about why words matters, and how they affect the way that we perceive the world. Then I sit down with The Wheel’s own CEO, […]
January 13, 2021

The Alliance welcomes Eversheds Sutherland as new partner for legal advice clinics

A message from the Children’s Rights Alliance “Dear Friends, We know that particularly during the pandemic, many people face incredible difficulty when it comes to advocating for their rights or the rights of their child. We are delighted to share the news with you that this year, we will be partnering with Eversheds Sutherland law practice to ensure that additional support is accessible to families who may need it. This year, our free legal advice clinics will be running in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland to support children and young people, parents and guardians. The new partnership is facilitated by PILA (Public Interest Law Alliance), a project of […]
January 12, 2021

The Sanctuary – Being Present: A Mindfulness Training

It’s back! The Sanctuary Being Present/ Mindfulness Based Living training is starting back on January 26, 2021 This 4 weekend, in depth training is spread out over a nine month period and aims to enable participants to establish an effective and regular daily mindfulness practice so as to help our minds to settle and stabilise. One of the distinctive qualities of this training is the kindness and compassion practices that are weaved throughout. It is ideal for beginners; however, it is also for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and who want to develop their practice and for those […]
January 11, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Measures Needed Now for Disadvantaged Students and Children with Special Needs and Urgent Plan Needed to Open Schools on 1 February 2021

A message from Children’s Rights Alliance”   Barnardos, the Children’s Rights Alliance, the ISPCC and the National Parents’ Council Primary have come together to call on the Government to develop an urgent plan to reopen the schools on 1 February given the negative impact of school closures on children and young people, and to take action now to support vulnerable students. We note NPHET’s recent advice on schools emphasised the negative risks to children’s mental health, wellbeing, development, educational attainment and overall health outcomes. “While acknowledging the deteriorating epidemiological situation, this advice was based on an assessment at that time […]
January 11, 2021

The Wheel – Managing Professional Boundaries – 3rd Feb 2021

Many of us are working from home for the time being. So, what’s the correct etiquette, the appropriate boundaries for managers and colleagues alike while working remotely? The Wheel new online workshop, Managing Professional Boundaries, has been developed to answer these important questions. Taking place on the morning (9.30am – 1pm) of Weds, 3 Feb, the focus for this workshop will be on: ·         Developing your awareness of managing boundaries ·         Understanding good v’s bad boundaries ·         How to avoid blurring those boundaries ·         How to respond to breaches of boundary ·         Defining a best practice approach to moving beyond COVID-19. Your Facilitator This workshop […]
January 11, 2021

Your Jigsaw updates

Coping with change Although we’ve experienced many changes to our daily lives since last March, there are still things within our control. As we know, in order to support others we need to look after ourselves. Despite the challenges of a new lockdown, there are strategies we can use to mind our mental health every day. Self-care for parents In this webinar, Jigsaw clinicians Conor and Olive give a presentation on self-care and take questions from parents. Watch the recording > Christina’s story Christina, 24, a Jigsaw volunteer from Dublin shares her experience of goal setting. Read more > Dealing with unemployment […]
January 11, 2021

Peace through Practise – Mindful Facilitation

A message from Mindful Facilitation.com “Peace through Practise As I write this I am looking out on a snowy landscape. When I woke up this morning my  mind was full of busy thoughts about being in lockdown again in Ireland, and the deeply unsettling images from last nights news of a very troubled time in the USA. I sat in my morning meditation practise this morning and my mind did not settle like a still deep pond. Instead I was fidgety and a little anxious that I might be missing out on some important news if I did not plug […]
January 11, 2021

“BeLonG To” are open & online and there for LGBTI+ Youth

BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland. Since 2003, they have worked with LGBTI+ young people, between 14 and 23 years, to create a world where they are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences. BeLonG To advocate and campaign on behalf of young LGBTI+ people, and offer a specialised LGBTI+ youth service with a focus on mental and sexual health, alongside drug and alcohol support.  BeLong To support services are outlined below, don’t hesitate to reach out…   Online LGBTI+ Youth […]
January 11, 2021

The Sanctuary Self Care Resource Pack: Lockdown 3

Earlier this year, Dr. Tony Bates delivered a workshop that explored how we might maintain our balance and indeed find resilience throughout the Covid 19 pandemic. This workshop was told from a Psychology perspectice and offers many helpful tips for identifying the differences between stress and trauma and how we might find a way through both. To watch a portion of the session, click the link below: Tony Bates: Maintaining Balance Amidts the Pandemic In his session, Tony encourages those who are feeling stress and/or overwhelm to follow the three steps of bringing your attention to the body, to the breath and to […]
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