Tuesday, 30 September 2014

World Animal Day

This Saturday the 4th of October is World Animal Day. In honour of this special day, one of our members - Linda C - will be holding a peaceful protest outside the South African Embassy on Earlsfort Terrace. Lions are still hunted for sport in South Africa. Linda would be delighted for anyone with an interest in standing up for these beautiful creatures to join her from 3 till 4pm. You can text her on 087-3425769 (no calls please).

Interested in animal welfare but can't attend Saturday? Let us or Linda know as she would love to set up a small, informal discussion group.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards grant Gateway €2000 to make a film

Gateway Project awarded €2,000 grant to build skills and leadership through a film-making project from Dublin Bus!

Gateway applied to the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Initiative earlier this year seeking a grant for members to engage in a film-making project for Gateway. 

We applied for funding so that members could engage in leadership and skills development programme through film making.  The goal is for members to learn the skills to make a film all about Gateway and the wonderful work we do to support inclusion and positive mental health.  The funding for this programme will give members a chance to build their skills, confidence and leadership in the project and will produce an important information film that we can use in the future.

Last night we attended the award ceremony to find out the great news. It was a rather fancy evening in the Mansion House and terrific to hear about all the great community groups and organisations that also received funding. 

Maura, Oliver D, Ann Marie and Fionn represented Gateway.  We had a fab night and met some interesting people like Niall Quinn.  

We say a big thank you to Dublin Bus for caring about mental health and supporting our fabulous project.

Onwards and upwards folks! 

Monday, 15 September 2014

We are 10! Celebrating Gateway Project's 10th Birthday

Gateway Project is 10 this year! 

We'd love you to join us on  

Thursday 9th October 2014  Parker Hill, Rathmines, Dublin 6  
12 - 6pm
Opening Formalities 1 - 2pm 
The afternoon will provide opportunities to thank our supporters and recognise Gateway's contribution to positive mental health and inclusion over the years.

Members have organised a lots of activities to celebrate our birthday and promote world mental health week including members art, poetry, music and much more resulting from our efforts in building a vital community mental health resource together.  

Gateway's birthday is part of World Mental Health Week 5th - 12th Oct 2014

We hope you can join us for an inspired birthday!  

Please RSVP to fionn@rpcp.ie or phone on 01 4965558.

Look out for the upcoming schedule of Gateway's Birthday events.

Best wishes,

Gateway Project

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

SOS WRAP Level 1 course last minute places available but starting this Monday 15th September in city centre

Email just in from SOS:  Last minute places available for 2.5 day WRAP course...

WRAP is a #MentalHealthLifeSaver for me and countless others.  If you haven't had a chance to learn about it yet, here are details for a short 2 and a half day Level 1 WRAP training in Dublin city centre starting this Monday 15th September...  Wishing you good health and wellbeing, Fionn

Suicide or Survive are thrilled to announce that we are currently rolling out WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) seminar 1!

We are partnering with Insight Matters, Shine and BRYR in Dublin and all places are fully funded!

Places are still available on the following dates: WRAP 1: 15th, 22nd & 29th September 2014

Training Location & Partner: Insight Matters: 5 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1

The training will take place over 2.5 days (9.30-4.30 pm) and lunch is included.

Full details on WRAP attached along with a link to the Mary Ellen website: http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/

For further information or to book your place please contact Noeleen on 1890 577 577. Please distribute this information among your contacts many thanks.
 Warm regards Noeleen

Suicide or Survive
Stonebridge House
Stonebridge Close
Co. Dublin

Tel No: 1890 577 577

Website: www.suicideorsurvive.ie

Friday, 5 September 2014

Tell Government to Invest in Mental Health Services in Budget 2015.

Mental Health Reform are working hard to make sure that Mental Health Services get the much needed funding that has been promised in the upcoming budget. One in seven adults in Ireland will have experienced a mental health difficulty in the last year. It is important that the Government can see how many people are behind this, and so Mental Health Reform are gathering signatures across the country.

You can sign their petition here, and you can also volunteer a couple of hours of your time to gather even more signatures. Check out the list of petition days where you could lend a hand. In particular you might be interested in going along to Trinity College on the 15th of September between 10am and 4pm (you don't need to stay all day), Dublin Institute of Technology on the 18th of September, Croke Park on the 21st of Septmeber (All Ireland Football Final!), and UCD on the 24th of September.

Housing Issues

Have you had difficulties with housing? (Getting it, keeping it, feeling secure in it...) This can be a stress for many people. The Gateway Newsletter team are interested in hearing about people's experiences for an upcoming article. If you have a story you would like to share please get in touch.

You can email thegatewaynewsletter@gmail.com or come to the drop-in on Thursdays between 2:30 and 4:30 and talk to us. (You can also phone 01-4965558 and leave a message with reception for Ali). Your information will be kept confidential, and if you wish to contribute anonymously that's fine too. If you have experienced problems there are probably many others going through similar difficulties, and it may be a help to everyone to know that they are not alone. Please get in touch!

Members' Outing

Would you like to visit an exhibition in the Chester Beatty Library? Some Gateway members have planned a nice afternoon out for Wednesday the 10th of September. If you are interested you can meet them either at 1pm in Café Moda in Rathmines, or at 1:30pm at the Dublin Castle Gates on Dame Street. Any Gateway members are very welcome to come along!

This is a members' outing and it won't be attended by any Project Workers. Look out for Maura at the gates of Dublin Castle (at 1:30pm), or any other Gateway members in Café Moda (at 1pm) Check out the Chester Beatty Library website here.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

September 2014 Newsletter... Enjoy!

September @ Gateway

Hey folks, 
We've another lively month ahead to look forward to which includes a talk by MABS with tips on budgeting and advice to help us reduce financial stress on the 15th as well as the restart of our much loved creative writing programme with Maria on the 19th - in line with Dublin's free and fun Culture Night.

Remember to pop in for a bit of relaxation with Carol on Mondays at 4pm and book yourself in for an Indian head massage on the 28th.  The WRAP Cafe, open to all prior wrappers will be helping us put our wellness tools into practice...  Oh and remember to meet up with John L and members in the mid week meet up in Cafe Moda from 1pm every Wednesday in September - big thanks to John for volunteering with us :)
Next month sees Gateway celebrate our 10th anniversary on 9th October as part of World Mental Health Week... The celebrations need you! A group of members are working on it with Helen at the moment and holding weekly planning meetings in the back room in Parker Hill... just call in and see how you can help us make it the best birthday ever! Email helen@rpcp.ie with your ideas or if you have any time to volunteer, please drop us a line or pick up the phone 01-4965558 ask for Helen or Fionn.
See you soon!

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