Friday, 21 January 2011

Tackling Stigma Discussion Group

Hi John Kelly here. On Wednesday 16th of February there will be a group discussion about tackling mental health stigma.

This is due to take place in Mount Drummond at 1 pm.

Personally speaking, I’ve found that one of the best ways to tackle stigma is to just talk about it.

Numbers are filling up for this, but places are still available for what is sure to be an energetic and insightful meeting.

If interested please talk to John at the drop in, otherwise you can contact me on or call on 01 4965558

There’s something about Gateway

Gateway is presently putting together a report which outlines the benefits of the Gateway project which will be available on the blog. It is intended to send this report out to Politicians, possible funders and other interested parties such as those in the community sector and human rights groups. Included in this report is a section which focuses on personal testimonies.

Hard copies of this are yet to be finished document and will be available in the Gateway drop in between now and Monday, February 14th. Members are welcome to read it and if anybody would like to make further contributions or suggestions contact John at or talk to him in drop in.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Amnesty International: First Fortnight

Saturday 15 January 2011: First Fortnight, The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
First Fortnight is an arts-based mental health awareness project that happens in the first two weeks of every year. This year it is supporting Amnesty International Ireland’s campaign to end mental health prejudice and discrimination.

1.30pm The debate (FREE): Have attitudes and behaviours towards people with mental health problems really changed? Panellists include award winning novelist Colm Tóibín, journalist, author and GAA star Liam Hayes and Dr Siobhán Barry of the College of Psychiatry, Ireland. Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland, will chair the discussion.

8pm The gig (€10): Four of Ireland's hottest bands have donated their time for free to support the campaign. For just €10 you will see And So I Watch You From Afar, CODES, Le Galaxie, Dark Room Notes. Plus there will be a raffle with loads of stunning prizes!

Get your tickets at or buy on the door

Monday, 10 January 2011

Gateway Project Worker - CE Position

For Application From please contact:

Martha Griffin
Community Development Worker
Rathmines Pembroke Community Partnership
11 Wynnefield Road
Dublin 6
01 4965558

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