Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Gateway is recruiting for a new Development Worker

Hi folks,

As many of you already know there are a few changes coming up in Gateway.  Ali is moving on from Gateway at the end of October. We are sad to say goodbye and thank Ali for all her hard work over the years as well as wishing her much success for the future.

Gateway is now recruiting for a new Development Worker to work as part of the Gateway team, supporting the Project Co-ordinator in managing Gateway, and supporting members in the operation and development of a member and peer led community resource for people with self experience of mental ill health and recovery.

For those interested in applying see the job spec here: http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/recruitment/
Mental Health Ireland is the employer and managing the recruitment for Gateway.  Please follow the application process explained in the advert which will mean applying to Mental Health Ireland, not Gateway.

Please be aware that the deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 26th October 2018. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in early November.

Feel free to circulate this to people who might be interested and/or experienced. We value lived expertise and applications from peers as well as allied.  We are looking for someone who has management experience, a community development background with good knowledge of mental health as well as the context and kind of work that we do in Gateway using a community development approach.

Good luck to all/any applying.

The Gateway Team

Some changes to our schedule... Gateway in October


Dear Gateway Members & Supporters

Yesterday at a special members’ meeting which included attendance by Gateway’s Management Committee Chairperson and other Management Committee members, the decision to reduce drop in hours and activities was taken by members after much discussion and consideration of the current project resources and where to prioritise them.  As many of you will understand, in recent times Gateway has become very busy with attendance at drop in doubling.  In order to be able to continue to provide a safe and healthy environment and adequate balance of staffing,  some reduction to Gateway’s activities has been agreed for the next few months.  Below is the new schedule for October which reflects these changes which will see drop in opening from 2-4pm.

Notes from yesterday's meeting are available to members through the drop in.

These were hard decisions for the Project to make with a view to protecting the project, its members and staff for the future success of Gateway. If anyone would like to lead/support a café meet up after drop in, please let us know on info@gatewaymha.com or in person during drop in.

Please be assured that these changes are only temporary. Everyone is doing their best to make Gateway the success it has become. It is a terrific peer and member led project but needs a bit of nurturing and time to resettle following significant change this year.

We appreciate everyone’s support and wish everyone well. 

The Gateway Team


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Critical perspectives on and beyond ‘recovery’: ten years on


Registration is now open for the conference -
Critical perspectives on and beyond ‘recovery’: ten years on
14th and 15th November 2018

School of applied social studies and school of nursing and midwifery

University College Cork, Ireland, with Critical Voices Network Ireland

Venue: 
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland.  

Booking: 
Email Harry Gijbels h.gijbels@ucc.ie and make sure you give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 14 November, Thursday 15 November, or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.

At the first critical perspectives conference, in 2009, recovery principles and practices were debated and discussed with a considerable optimism about their potential to radically change mental health care. Now, with the conference in its 10th year, it is time to take another critical look at recovery and in particular the adoption of so-called strategies of inclusion (e.g. co-production, community engagement, and the employment of peer support workers) by mainstream institutions. The conference will consider whether such strategies have led to a recovery-focused mental health care where service users have choices, control and authority, or whether these strategies constitute an act of appropriation and co-option servicing primarily the interests of the mental health establishment.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Recovery College DCU: upcoming course - What I know now

This course is being offered by The Recovery College, DCU. It will run for 8 weeks, starting on Wednesday 24th October 2018. To apply for this course, please contact The Recovery College directly on: (01) 7007907 or email: recoverycollege@dcu.ie

Recovery College, DCU: Thoughts, Feeling, Actions course

The following 8-week course is being run by The Recovery College, DCU. Open to all. It will start on Monday 22 October 2018. To register for it, please contact The Recovery College, DCU, on (01) 7007907 or email: recoverycollege@dcu.ie

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Wellness Recovery Action Plan training coming up locally (not in Gateway)

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
upcoming courses in the community

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Level One is programme that helps you develop your own personally tailored Wellness Action Plan that you can use on a day-to-day basis to manage your wellness and that you can use if you become unwell to restore it.
 WRAP has been proven both locally and internationally to be effective. 

The WRAP programme is being offered through two providers locally at the moment:
→ by Rona Brierty through the HSE local mental health engagement office for CHO6 (South Dublin). Places are open to service users in the area and are free but limited and need advance booking through Charles Searson on 086 4605 631 or by email on local.engagement@hse.ie.
→ by a community based organisation Suicide or Survive (SOS).  Places cost €75 but they are happy to discuss a reduction in the fee if cost is a difficulty for anybody. Book online through: http://www.suicideorsurvive.ie/wrap/ or call 1890 577577 / 01 2722158



WRAP Level One course dates for Dublin in 2018:

       





WRAP Level Two - facilitator training:

Rona McBrierty is leading a Level Two co-facilitator education in October for those wishing to develop or refresh their facilitation skills. A Level One must be completed before taking this course. The course takes five full days: October 8th, 9th, 10th and 15th  and 16th . Places available with no fee but these are limited and conditional. Please contact Charles Searson on 086 4605 631 or by email on local.engagement@hse.ie.


For more info on WRAP generally check online below:

If you’re interested in online learning and/or free webinars check online:




Monday, 3 September 2018

UCC Mental Health in the Community

ACE at UCC in partnership with Mental Health Ireland are now inviting applications to the innovative part-time Mental Health in the Community Programme in Dublin. 
Please contact Brenda Healy, Programme Coordinator, Centre for Adult Continuing Education on
086 8079204 for details.

Award: Certificate 
                          
NFQ level 6

Duration: 1 year, part time

Venue: The Liberties College, Bull Alley, Wood Quay, Dublin.

Cost: €990

Scholarship:
Mental Health Ireland 's Scholarship is now open for applications. MHI can offer up to 40 individual Scholarships which may contribute a maximum of 50% of course fees to eligible applicants. More information is available at http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/ways-to-take-charge/adult-1-year-certificate-course/. 

For further information & to apply online, please see:



Thursday, 16 August 2018

Gateway Open Day Wednesday 22nd August 2.30-4.30pm


We invite you to join us for an open information afternoon
to learn more about Gateway, what we do and why.

Come along to find out more ~ all welcome!

This event is open to members of Gateway, friends, family, potential new members, service providers, allied healthcare professionals and interested others working across the Mental Health, NGO and Community & Voluntary sectors.






Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Personal Development through Artistic Expression Course, Autumn 2018

The Recovery College, DCU, with DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences are offering an Autumn course on personal development through artistic expression. It will be given by 'Act the Maggot'. Further information on the course and contact details for the Recovery College below:

Act the Maggot Programme Poster Autumn 2018 by Gateway Project on Scribd

Self Advocacy and Personal Development, Autumn 2018

The following is information on an Autumn course being offered by The Recovery College, DCU in conjunction with the Irish Advocacy Network. See the poster below for further details and contact information for the Recovery College for this course:

Self Advocacy Programme Poster by Gateway Project on Scribd

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Vision for Change National Consultation

The National Mental Health Policy 'A Vision for Change' is being revised. This is a great chance to give your opinion on the future of Mental Health services in Ireland. Please contact us in the office if you would like to go. More details below.

A Vision for Change National Consultations - Invitation by Gateway Project on Scribd

The Gateway Summer Newsletter has arrived!

The Gateway Newsletter Team have been working hard in the last few months to put together this Summer issue. Congratulations to all involved.

Gateway Newsletter Summer 2018 by Gateway Project on Scribd

Thursday, 3 May 2018

New position at Gateway


Gateway Mental Health Project: Administration Officer

Gateway is a member and peer led social support organisation for people with self-experience of recovery and mental health issues. We work to promote positive mental health, recovery and social inclusion in the community of Rathmines and Dublin South city. Gateway was founded upon community development principles of participation, empowerment, collective action and equality. Gateway is supported by a Management Committee and is part of Mental Health Ireland’s network of organisations.

The Position & Person
The Administration Officer will work as part of a team, supporting the day to day operations, communications and administration of Gateway which is peer led community resource for people with self-experience of mental ill health and recovery.  They will work directly with the Gateway team and members to support operations and progress the strategic aims of the organisation in accordance with community development values.  The Administration Officer will have at least two years’ experience in administration or office management and a recognised qualification in office administration or a related discipline would be an advantage.  Expertise resulting from lived experience of mental health difficulties and knowledge of community development practices are also highly desirable. Gateway has a flexible working environment which could provide the Administration Officer with opportunities to explore some development work with members given interest and capacity.
Full job specification is available here:  http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/recruitment/

The Administration Officer will be based in Rathmines, Dublin 6. The position is part-time with flexible working hours including potential for evening work and occasional weekend working. Hours may be negotiable with the right candidate.  The contract will be subject to Garda Vetting and will include a probationary period.  The fulltime equivalent salary will be a maximum of €26,250 - the actual salary will reflect agreed part-time hours, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:
Applications by CV and cover letter to be submitted by email to: recruitment@mentalhealthireland.ie Mental Health Ireland, 1-4 Adelaide Road, Glasthule, Co Dublin Tel 01-284 1166
Shortlisting will apply.
For informal enquiries contact:
Ali Rochford, Interim Gateway Coordinator, Gateway Mental Health Project.
Email: ali@gatewaymha.com Tel: 01-4977005
For more information on Gateway see http://projectgateway.blogspot.ie/ 
Closing date for applications is 17th May 2018

Mental Health Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Region: Dublin
Expiry date: 17th May 2018
Date Entered/Updated: 3rd May 2018








Monday, 30 April 2018

Monday, 9 April 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Gateway is Recruiting

Hi folks,

As many of you already know there are a few changes coming up in Gateway.  Mairead is moving on from Gateway at the end of April and Fionn is due back from maternity leave in June.

In the mean time Gateway is recruiting for a new Development Worker to work as part of the Gateway team, supporting Gateway members in the operation and development of a member and peer led community resource for people with self experience of mental ill health and recovery.

For those interested in applying see the job spec here: http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/recruitment/
Mental Health Ireland are the employer and managing the recruitment for Gateway.  Please follow the application process explained in the advert which will mean applying to Mental Health Ireland, not Gateway.

Please be aware that the deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 15th April. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

Feel free to circulate this to people who might be interested and/or experienced. We are looking for someone who has a community development background with good knowledge of the context and kind of work that we do in Gateway using a community development approach.

Good luck to all/any applying.

The Gateway Team


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

National Concert Hall - Music In Mind Workshop at Gateway

Music In Mind is a programme of participative music workshops for people in the community living with Mental Health difficulties.  The focus is on participation and enjoyment.  Our vision is that anyone living with Mental Health difficulties should have the opportunity to participate in collective music making, and to experience the benefits that this can bring.

Music in Mind believe that participation in music has a powerful role to play in the area of Mental Health.  Music, in particular group singing, has been demonstrated to promote positive feelings, expectation and hope, self-belief, social support and networking, structure and organisation (Morrison & Clift, 2012).

Music in Mind opens the door to a world of social and community music making, develops individuals living with Mental Health concerns, and contributes to the national conversation surround Mental Health; a subject that has been brushed aside for far too long.
   

 See Poster Below for Information on Upcoming Workshop at Gateway

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Be the reason someone smiles today - #smileypancake

Good luck to everyone making their pancake smile today for mental health awareness.

Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and what better way to do that than with a smile.  They invites people to make their pancakes smile this pancake Tuesday and text MHI to 50300 to donate €4 to Mental Health Ireland. 

Happy pancake Tuesday everyone!

My Voice Matters National Consultation Survey

What is My Voice Matters?
My Voice Matters is a national consultation that will gather feedback through two surveys, one for people who use mental health services and one for their family members, friends and carers.  Part of the research will be carried out through a survey.  You should allow 10-15 minutes to complete the survey.  The surveys will look at three main issues:

1. What services are available
2. Experience of services provided
3. How services could be improved

This information will help Mental Health Reform identify gaps in mental health services and, in turn, campaign for improvements.

The survey is completely confidential and there will be no names or contact information collected in the survey.

Who can take part?
Anyone who is using or has used mental health services for their mental health difficulty in the last two years can complete the 'service user' survey.

Have you used Irish mental health services within the last 2 years?  Click the link below to take the survey:
Click here to take the Service User Survey

Do you support someone who has experience of mental health services? Click the link below to take the survey:
Click here to take Family, Friends and Carers Survey

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018

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