Entries by Gary Roche

Ballyfermot Rapid Assessment Research Launch

Commissioned by the National Office of Suicide Prevention, research was carried out in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard into the prevalence of suicide. SPACE – Suicide Prevention and Community Engagement is an interagency group in Ballyfermot which will develop and implement recommendations from the research. Registration is required and is open to people living and working […]

International Overdose Awareness Day

Monday 31st October, 2020 A Nalaxone training event was held in the Ballyfermot Civic Centre in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day. The training was provided by Uisce – an advocacy group for substance users. Organisation of the event was facilitated by Wayne Martin of Job Plan and Úna Rafferty, Community Development Officer with the […]

Covid 19 Supports

Available on http://www.drugs.ie/resources/covid/ for people who use drugs Drug services during COVID-19 Why people who use drugs are at risk during COVID-19 Harm reduction advice for people who use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic Overdose awareness during COVID-19 pandemic Dual diagnosis Naloxone Drug recovery Family support General HSE advice re COVID-19 Professionals/staff Methadone take-home leaflet  A […]

Launch of dTalk Magazine

Introduction Cllr Vincent Jackson As Chair of the Ballyfermot Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force (BLDATF) I am delighted to introduce this year’s edition of dTalk our community magazine. The title of this year’s edition is Working Together and the theme of this edition is young people and families. At BLDATF we are keen to […]