December 18, 2018

Garda Vetting Services

The Irish Association of Social Care Managers have been processing Garda Vetting on behalf of companies across the Social Care Sector since 2011. The IASCM Special Interest Group under the auspices of Social Care Ireland, has successfully expanded this service and recently have introduced a robust and comprehensive Affiliate Agreement to ensure confidentiality and compliance under GDPR. Currently, the IASCM SIG is processing Garda Vetting for in excess of 30 Affiliate organisations with an average turnaround of approximately 10 days.  The cost per application is €10 and this includes processing of Garda Vetting application, answering of queries relating to applications […]
November 22, 2018

John Sharry, SolutionTalk – Talks & Courses

TALKS AND COURSES; ‘Building Children’s Self-Esteem’ Evening Talk Dublin: Wed 28th Nov 2018, Blanchardstown Carlton Hotel, 8-9.45pm. ‘Helping Children Overcome Anxiety’ Parent Course 9am-1pm, Dublin: Sat 12th Jan 2019, Blanchardstown Carlton Hotel Cork: EXTRA DATE ADDED Sun 20th Jan. Rochestown Park PARENTING Q&As If you have a question, I might be able to answer it anonymously through my Tuesday column in The Irish Times. Please email health@irishtimes.com. Links to articles are posted weekly on my facebook and twitter pages and there are hundreds of parent Q&As archived on my website, which you can search by category here. • ‘My son […]
November 22, 2018

Your Mental Health – HSE

The HSE has redeveloped YourMentalHealth.ie to provide a significantly improved experience for those seeking mental health information, supports and services in the Republic of Ireland. People can now find personalised support options through a search tool that generates information on online resources, telephone and face-to-face services relevant to a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and stress. The site has the most comprehensive guide of mental health services provided to the community. Please consider promoting it among the communities you work in. If you have a service or provide education/training/workshops or other initiatives in the Dublin South […]
November 22, 2018

Connecting with Young Men Workshop – HSE Health Promotion & Improvement

Connecting with Young Men Date: 4th December, 2018 Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Venue: Blackrock Education Centre, Kill Ave. Dun Laoghaire Aim of the Workshop The aim of this workshop is to assist a broad range of practitioners to effectively connect with young men on mental health and wellbeing issues. It focuses on the engagement process (i.e. WHY and HOW to build relationships with young men), rather than offering a new mental health programme. This is because workers who have had success in engaging young men say that if you can get the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ right, anything […]
November 5, 2018

Childhood Development Initiative; Dolly Parton Imagination Library

All are welcome to come along to an information session about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which will be launching in Dublin 24 in early 2019 If you’re based in Dublin 24, please feel free to come along to Tallaght Library tomorrow, 6th November from 10am to learn more. Administrator Childhood Development Initiative  For a flyer click here 
October 26, 2018

Consultation; Code of professional conduct and ethics for social care workers

Consultation on revisions to Code of professional conduct and ethics for social care workers. Social Care Ireland would like to make you aware that from Friday 05 October to Friday 02 November, CORU will open a public consultation on the: SCWRB_Draft_Code_2018 When grand-parenting (two year transitional period) opens in 2022 for Social Care Workers, in order to practice you will need to register with CORU. As a registrant you must comply with this Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. Breaches of this Code could be held to be professional misconduct or poor professional performance and could result in a disciplinary sanction […]
October 12, 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018

Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows. Many adolescents are also living in areas affected by humanitarian […]
October 12, 2018

Mental Health Ireland: Building Resilience & Wellbeing

To be emotionally resilient means having the ability to cope with a difficult or stressful time. Mental Health Ireland building Resilience and Wellbeing, for more information click here How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events: these are all examples of very challenging life experiences. Many people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. Yet people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. What enables them to do so? It […]
October 8, 2018

HIQA – Consultation to Support Rights Based Approach to Support Services

HIQA is developing guidance to support a rights-based approach to care in health and social care services. The guidance will support health and social care professionals working in adult services in Ireland to deliver services that respect human rights by providing information about human rights that relate to health and social care. What is a rights-based approach to care? A human rights-based approach is about empowering people using health and social care services to know and claim their rights and to increase the ability and accountability of service providers to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of people using services. […]
October 4, 2018

Consultation on Social Care Workers Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

We would like to make you aware that from Friday 05 October to Friday 02 November, CORU will open a public consultation on the: Social Care Workers Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Draft Bye-Law. When grand-parenting (two year transitional period) opens in 2022 for Social Care Workers, in order to practice you will need to register with CORU. As a registrant you must comply with this Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. You must be aware that a breach or breaches of this Code could be held to be professional misconduct or poor professional performance and could result […]