Friday, 27 February 2015

Peer Led Wellness Recovery Action Plan at Gateway

Woohoo... peer led WRAP training level 1 returns to Gateway this March.  Come along to the information session next Thursday 5th March at 2pm to find out more and check out the flyer below.

For any interested in a place or more information contact or or call to speak to a Gateway Project worker during office hours on 01-4965558.

March at Gateway... and WRAP time

Dear members and friends,

There is a spring to our step this month as we have lots in store at Gateway Project.  Check out the schedule for March and the excellent newsletter to help you get into springtime form!

March also brings new opportunities for personal growth, recovery and wellbeing through our peer led WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) training.  WRAP is an evidence based programme and self management tool for positive mental health and wellbeing long term.  Take a look at the information leaflet attached and if interested in learning more, Ali and Helen are running an information session on the WRAP programme in Parker Hill next Thursday 5th March at 2pm.  For any interested in booking a place on the course please email and/or or call the office to speak to a Gateway staff member during office hours on 01-4965558. More info on our blog.

Also Shan will be facilitating members hour on Monday with an interesting talk on thyroid conditions and mental health at 2.30pm - come along to Parker Hill to find out more and lend your support.

Wishing everyone a great month ahead and St Patrick’s Day festivities:  There’ll be member meet ups for the festival both on Monday 16th from 1pm and on Tuesday 17th from 12pm in Café Moda to decide on what to do together as a group (see the schedule and just pop along if you fancy it).  St Patrick’s festival programme available online here:

Best wishes to everyone from us all here.

Fionn & Gateway

March 2015 Newsletter

The newsletter team at Gateway are a very creative and dedicated bunch...  They also love a bit of feedback so please email your comments and any requests to

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Peer Involvement in Housing half day conference 6th March

Interesting half day conference on 6th March in Tallaght on peer involvement in housing by Focus and HSE.  Places should be reserved by 27th Feb Jamie Zoellner at or on call 086 0260444 but you never know, they may allow for late applications...

Thought it would be of particular interest to the newsletter team, Ann Marie and other members interested in housing.  Have printed off the info for drop in table and leaving in drawer, will blog it also.

If you or anyone you know of might be interested in this event, please circulate and RSVP directly.

Best wishes,

New Departures for Peer Involvement

a half day conference hosted by Focus Ireland and the HSE Mental Health Service exploring the role of peer involvement in housing projects

Friday, March 6th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(followed by lunch)

Rua Red
Tallaght, Dublin 24
(next to ‘Tallaght’ Luas red line stop)

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, February 27 to
Jamie Zoellner at or
call 086 0260444

Mental Health Reform in 2015

What do we want and need from the mental health services and our Government?

Check out MHR's manifesto below and updates available here. If interested in more, sign up to their email list and get involved in their grassroots work... email

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Very important members meeting with FREE lunch included! Monday 23 Feb 12-1pm

Dear Members,

We have a very important members meeting before drop in from 12pm this Monday 23rd February with free lunch and goodies included for everyone.  

We need to update you on our important work this year to get Gateway more funding.  We also want to tell you about the steps we need to take over the next few weeks.  In January, the Gateway Advisory Committee wrote to important people and officials in the HSE and the Department of Health.  We requested meetings with them to discuss how to get Gateway better funded for the future.

Why now?
The officials and HSE managers we wrote to are influential people and we hope they will help us find better funding for Gateway.  They would like to come and visit Gateway and learn more about us over the next few weeks.  We need to arrange days and times for these people to visit us.  We also need to make sure that all members are aware of these meetings in advance so they can choose to attend or not.  We will make sure these visits are put into the monthly schedule and that members are emailed updates and a blog update will be posted online for example:

Can you help Gateway?
We would also appreciate any help from members during drop ins and helping to pass along the information to others.
Martha will talk to everyone at the members meeting this Monday.  She will talk about ways people can keep their privacy and ways members could help if they want.

This will be a short meeting and relaxed chat with a nice free group lunch from 12pm.  

Please attend this important members meeting if you can and tell other members to come too.

Many thanks,
Fionn & Martha

Gateway Team
Very Important Members Meeting Poster for 23.2.15

Free Employability Skills Training in Tallaght in March

TTN Training Poster March 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Quiz the minister! Mr Leo Varadkar TD will talk about his role as Minister for Health next week - wanna go?

Hi All,

Leo Varadkar will be talking about his role as Minister for Health and answering questions after.

Ciarán has offered to go and ask intelligent questions on behalf of Gateway. So if you have any, pass them on or think about joining him too!
Ali Rochford

Gateway Project Worker


TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery Public Lecture Series - Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD - Thursday 26 February 2015
The fourth lecture in the School of Nursing and Midwifery ‘Tell Me About’ public lecture series 2014/15 takes place on Thursday 26 February 2015.

 Mr Leo Varadkar TD will talk about his role as Minister for Health

This will be followed by a Question and Answer session

Date: Thursday 26 February 2015

Time: 5pm (attendees must be seated by 5pm)

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is required. Alumni of the School of Nursing and Midwifery are asked to identify themselves as such if booking to attend the lecture.

The ‘Tell Me About’ public lecture series comprises of seven lectures and is presented as part of the School’s Civic Engagement Strategy.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan




Thursday, 5 February 2015

*Updated* February Schedule 2015

Please note schedule changes, we have a VERY important members meeting before drop in at 12pm on Monday 23rd February with free lunch and goodies included.  Please join us and help spread the word to other Gateway members.  We need you!  Thanks, Gateway Team

February 2015 Newsletter

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