S.W.A.A.T. Initiative – Supporting Women to Access Appropriate Treatment

S.W.A.A.T. (Supporting Women to Access Appropriate Treatment) is an initiative to strengthen local service provider’s capacity to respond to the needs of women impacted by substance use.

The S.W.A.A.T. project offers supports to young women and mothers impacted by substance use, local service providers, and the wider community in Ballyfermot and Tallaght. 

S.W.A.A.T. is ran by Ballyfermot STAR GCL and supported by Tallaght & Ballyfermot Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces.

 This initiative aims to strengthen local service provider’s capacity to respond to the needs of women impacted by substance use. This project aims to reduce stigma associated with women’s help seeking for issues relating to substance use and to signpost women to appropriate services and support networks. The S.W.A.A.T. Project will provide clear communication to women about services that are available to them and improve outcomes for women in the local community.

Covid19 Child Protection, Care & Domestic Violence response services continue throughout Level 5

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence it is important that you know you are not alone.

Remember that services are there to listen and support you no matter what the situation involves, including the use of substances

Resources from Women’s Aid Seminar

Documents Published by Women’s Aid

Femicide Factsheet 2020 – https://www.womensaid.ie/assets/files/pdf/womens_aid_femicide_factsheet_2020.pdf

16 Facts for 16 Days 2020 – https://www.womensaid.ie/assets/files/pdf/16_facts_for_16_days_infographic.pdf

Rapid Assessment and Community Response to Suicide in Dublin South Research

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The HSE National Office of Suicide Prevention appointed S3 Solutions Ltd to carry out a rapid assessment of the current situation regarding suicide within the Ballyfermot community. S3 Solutions completed the research in August 2020 and the community was invited to hear about the research and its findings. The launch of this report took place on Wednesday, 21st October 2020.

Read the full report here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting-for-life/publications/rapid-assessment-report.pdf

Read the executive summary and recommendations here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting-for-life/publications/rapid-assessment-summary.pdf

Click here to watch the webinar launch of this report: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Ffile%2Fd%2F168Bfuob1ojgjsF5tO2ZtCbyeF2Lon9oo%2Fview%3Fusp%3Dsharing&data=04%7C01%7Cdmclellan%40bcpartnership.ie%7C3c783dd603e140fc70cf08d87c5628f8%7C0621f218df6e4a0594c20dbb828c49a6%7C0%7C0%7C637396056794572623%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=JtZDyoDYmCorJWZUkyfBvCVZddQ3r6a50nk%2BtEdgSUY%3D&reserved=0

We Can Quit is a friendly and supportive 12 week free smoking cessation program for Women in Ballyfermot.

S.W.A.A.T. Social Media

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