Entries by Gary Roche

Alcohol Related Harm Awareness Week

Thinking about your relationship with alcohol this Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm? Click on the image below to take this self-assessment test to find out if your relationship with alcohol is about right or whether you’re overdoing it and need to take action. #awarh20

European Week for Awareness of Alcohol Related Harm

The eighth Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harmtakes place from November 16-20. The Weekprovides an opportunity for people to think andtalk about alcohol. [The information on this page comes from hse.ie] November 16th – Wellbeing & Mental Health Using alcohol to cope with difficult feelings or problems can create more problems. You may not realise […]

Rapid Assessment Report into Suicide in Ballyfermot

In 2019, in Ballyfermot, a number of young women tragically died by suicide. There was an urgent local interagency response resulting in the National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) commissioning a report by S3 Solutions into this incidence of suicide in Ballyfermot. The action was consistent with the Connecting for Life Local Suicide Prevention Action […]

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 […]