Thursday, 29 September 2016

HSE - Peer Support Worker positions now available!

Howdy all,

The HSE are now recruiting for full time, part-time and fixed contract Peer Support Worker positions countrywide!

Are you interested?

Please clink on the link below to see the full details of recruitment requirements and application forms.

Best of luck with your applications!


John M.

Demand 24/7 mental health services in Budget 2017

Howdy all,

We’ve got an email here from Director of Mental Health Reform Dr. Shari McDaid that we’d like to send on to you.

It concerns Budget 2017, and we’re looking for people all over to Demand 24/7 mental health services from their local TDs.

Who knows – if we all make enough noise about it, there’s a chance we’ll be listened to!

Dr. McDaid’s email follows below – she explains it much better than me 

Cheers folks, All the best!

John M. and Gateway.

Dear Member,

Why are we still waiting for 24/7 community mental health services to be available in Ireland? Why are we still waiting when everybody knows that mental health emergencies do not only occur between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact your TD and demand 24/7 mental health services in Budget 2017.

People who are in severe mental distress should have quick and easy access to services as soon as they need them. Instead, many people are forced to go and wait, sometimes for hours, in busy hospital emergency departments. Can you imagine what that’s like?

The time for waiting is up.

In Budget 2017, Mental Health Reform is calling on the Government to deliver 24/7 mental health services in every community in Ireland. This isn’t just urgently needed, it is demanded by people who use mental health services and family members across the country.

You can demand change too, by contacting your local TD. 
Please take the time, if you can, to ask for an appointment to see your TD personally, or if not speak with them by phone. You can also email or write to them. Explain to them, in human terms, why delivering funds for a 24/7 service specifically is so important.

Click here for your local TD’s contact information.

You can read our full pre-budget submission here

Thank you,


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Interested in community work/development qualification?

Hello all,

Anyone interested in gaining a community development qualification?  Free level 5 course coming up through the Dublin South City Partnership (will take place in John Bosco centre in D12 on Wednesday and Friday mornings).

There is an info session coming up on October 5th - see poster attached or info on facebook here: 

This is not a Gateway course but one which might interest you or other members so feel free to pass along to others.

If interested, please contact Claudia in Dublin South City Partnership on 01-4732196 to find out more details.

Best wishes,

Monday, 26 September 2016

New D12 Drop in Opens Tuesday 27th September at 10am

Gateway Project has been working with other community organisations over the past two years through a collaborative group called the D12 Community Mental Health Forum to advance positive mental health across Dublin 12.  During this time the Forum has conducted research to identify the needs in Dublin 12.  One of the emerging needs was for information provision on mental health, community services and for a designated space for community members to drop into.
The D12 Well Connected initiative has emerged as a result of the Forum's ongoing collaboration and opens its drop in doors tomorrow, Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 10am at 101 Cashel Road, Crumlin. We wish the initiative and its volunteers much success!
For more information on D12 Well Connected and the community drop ins see the poster below and/or call Mairead on 085 7679750.
For more information on the D12 Community Mental Health Forum, see or email

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

First Fortnight Table Quiz - Thursday October 6th 2016

Howdy All!

Those lovely folks over at First Fortnight will be hosting their annual fundraising  Table Quiz on Thursday 6th October 2016 at 8.00pm at the dTwo Bar and venue, Harcourt Street.

Doors open at 7:30pm and costs €50 for a table of four.

Click here for further details:

All the best,

John M.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Positions Available - Service User, Family and Carers Engagement.

Dear Gateway Members & Supporters,

Exciting news just in!  We’ve been informed that the HSE’s Mental Health Division is recruiting for 9 new posts for area lead positions in Service User, Family and Carers Engagement. These are important opportunities for peers and family members - we encourage you to take a look and let others know.

“The successful applicant will be a part of the mental health management team in one of the regional Community Health Organisations around the country and will be expected to lead, and provide guidance on, the development of partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders in a challenging and changing environment.” 

Please see the Application Form and Job Specification below, or click on the link for full details from ActiveLink’s website:

All the best,

John M.

Job Spec HSE Area Lead of Service User Family Carer

HSE Application Form Area Lead of Service Userfamilycarer

Monday, 5 September 2016

Newsletter and Monthly Schedule - September 2016

Howdy all,

Apologies for the slight delay – here is our newsletter and schedule for September!

Enjoy Folks.

All the best,

John M.

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