Upcoming Online Events in April with Outcomers Dundalk

Please see information below from Outcomers Dundalk, on their upcoming events. If you have any questions, please contact Lorna Costello on youth@outcomers.org or 0861625030.

Dr. Brinkmann is a gender psychologist based in West Cork. The sessions she facilitates are not medical sessions, they are spaces for trans young people and their parents to meet others in similar situations to discuss challenges and joys in their life and to ask Lisa questions. These have been very successful since they began in 2020, and the demand has continued to grow. As they are on zoom, they are not restricted to one geographical area. They are free of charge.

If you know any trans and non-binary young people or parents of trans and non-binary young people who would like to join this space, they can register for the event on the below links. If young people would like their youth worker to attend the session, you are welcome to join along with the young person.

Online chats with Dr. Brinkmann for trans young people

April 19th – 7pm to 9pm.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOioqD8sGdIH2QwylADppPEC8whIJ08a

 

Online chats with Dr. Brinkmann for parents of trans young people

April 30th – 12pm to 2pm

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduuoqzsjGd03K5Kc4KWY5gRexsT0_XDP

 

STIs, Safer Sex and Condoms webinar with HIV Ireland

April 21st 5pm to 6.30pm

This webinar is for over 18s only.

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuuuqDkvE90Y9HCctxf9fRzs1QCNgEUT

 

Our peer support groups continue to meet at the following times: 

  • Youth group for 12 – 17 year olds in Outcomers centre, Dundalk: Friday 4pm to 7pm, Saturday 3pm to 5pm
  • Young adults group for 18 to 30 year olds in Outcomers centre, Dundalk: Thursday 5pm to 7pm
  • Over 30s Women’s Group in Outcomers Centre, Dundalk: 3rd Monday of every month 7pm to 9pm.
  • Over 30s Men’s Group in Outcomers centre, Dundalk: Every 2nd week, 7pm to 9pm
  • LGBT+Adults Group, Flemington Community Centre, Balbriggan:
  • LGBT+ Adults Group, Kells FRC, Kells, Co. Meath: 2nd and 4th Monday of every month 7pm to 9pm

LGBT+ Adults Group, Trim FRC, Trim, Co. Meath: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month 7pm to 9pm.

LMETB English Classes for Ukrainians in Meath

LMETB have a range of days/times please call one of our Adult Guidance Counsellors – Shona Dunne on 086 078 7988 or Eilís Coyne on 087 953 9357 for more information. Click on the link below to access the poster:

LMETB English Classes for Ukrainians in Meath

Two Traveller Training Programme Opportunities Available for Youth and Community Organisations

Involve Youth Services specialises working with the Travelling Community and delivers two different trainings, STATUS (Supporting Travellers Advance through Universal Services) and Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP) both trainings can be delivered in person or online depending on the needs of your organisation.

Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP)

The Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP) is designed to inform and educate participants about aspects of Irish Traveller History, Irish Traveller Culture and the issues which affect Irish Travellers Today. It is designed to be a useful and creative resource for Travellers and non-Travellers alike. It is an attempt to represent Irish Travellers and their lives in a balanced and non-stereotypical way, using material which has been developed and approved by a steering group consisting of a majority of Irish Travellers, from a range of different backgrounds, genders, ages and LGBTQI+ status. Therefore, it is our belief that Irish Travellers should deliver the TCIP. Furthermore, it would be impossible to represent every detail and variety of Irish Traveller history, culture and life today within the scope of this programme.

Time: This training can be delivered as a half day or a full day training.

Fee: Travel expenses

 

STATUS (Supporting Travellers Advance through Universal Services)

The purpose of the STATUS Toolkit is to provide a Quality Assurance (QA) Framework whereby youth and community work organisations can engage in a process of self-evaluation and agree a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) to support their youth work practices to be more inclusive of members of the Traveller community. This will help to achieve the best possible outcomes for the engagement, participation and retention of young people from the Traveller community in their projects and activities

Time: 1hr introduction workshop and then on-going support from the STATUS team ( min quarterly, but as required). You can book a workshop just for your organisation on a day that suits you or join in on one of our training dates from Google doc link below.

Fee: Free (funded by the DCEDIY)

Training dates: link to book https://forms.gle/a3CxAeYG3bPPuKNT6

To book either or both of these trainings contact Kay Mc Cabe 087-7572010 kay.mccabe@involve.ie or statustoolkit@involve.ie

Free “First Five Little Library Book Bag” for Every Child Starting School in September 2022

Meath County Council Library Service are delighted to be involved in this national initiative:   Libraries Ireland have teamed up with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth so that every child starting school this September can get a free First Five Little Library Book Bag!  Each bag contains stories about school, friendship and being yourself plus a library card wallet.

*Book bags will be delivered to all Meath libraries during the week of April 11th and will be available for collection by parents then. 

 

Self-Harm in Adolescents: Free Webinar for Parents, Guardians or Teachers

UCD’s Youth Mental Health Lab in association with Pieta and the National Office for Suicide Prevention are hosting a free webinar for anyone interested in learning more about self-harm in adolescents including parents, guardians or teachers. This webinar will take place online on Tuesday April 26th, 2022 from 7 – 8 p.m. and  will discuss our findings from this project and 5 things parents need to know about adolescent self-harm. Click on the attached leaflet for information on this event and attendees can book through the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/311033659047 .

 

New Ukrainian Helpline Aims to Support Refugees

A new helpline has been set up to advise Ukrainian refugees on immigration and accommodation matters. The service will be operated by Ukrainians, and open five days a week.

The helpline (01) 913 1528 is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm.

It is expected the hours will be extended if demand warrants it. Click on the RTE news link below for more information. There is a video included in the link promoting this vital support service for Ukrainian Refugees.

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2022/0405/1290611-ukraine-helpline/

StayOn Project: Free Conversational English Workshops

Meath Partnership are offering these workshops both online and in-person. Our in-person workshop will take place on Tuesday mornings (April 12th – May 24th) from 9.30am – 12.00pm, in Oaklawns Community Centre, Oaklawns, Clogherboy Park, Navan, Co. Meath (C15 XV8C).

(Please note: There will be no in-person Workshop on May 3rd).

Our online workshop will take place on Friday mornings (May 13th – June 3rd) from 9.30am – 12.00pm, via Zoom.

Join our workshops to meet new people while improving your conversational English language skills for social and employment opportunities. Workshops also include how to access the Irish job market and interview preparation. For more information click on the relevant posters below:

Language Mats for the Classroom in Post Primary Schools

Help welcome your new Ukrainian Students and Pupils. These mats will be useful to Post Primary Schools for helping your new Ukrainian pupils and students to access the language of the classroom whether they have Russian or Ukrainian as their home language. Click on the link below to access this valuable resource:

https://languagesconnect.ie/language-mats/

Apprenticeship Expo, Tuesday 29th March, Knightsbrook Hotel Trim

There is an Upcoming Apprenticeship Expo  event on :  Tuesday 29th March in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim, Co Meath. This event is Actively supported by LMETB.

The Apprenticeship Expo event has run annually and provides for learners an opportunity to gain insights into Apprenticeship programmes available and to speak to Staff involved in the delivery of same, details herein : https://mailchi.mp/d043ae143c2f/apprenticeshp-expo?e=[UNIQID]

The event is local to Louth Meath and thus a good attendance at each of the 3 sessions is anticipated. Registration for the event is essential for groups.  Please click the attached link:

https://apprenticeshipexpo.ie/

Free Skills Training Workshops (Targeting Ages 18-30)

Click on the attached posters below for information on Meath Partnerships upcoming free skills training workshops to help our young people aged 18-30 to gain valuable skills for employment.

 

Based in Co. Meath during March 2022, our skills workshops include:

Construction Safety Skills Workshop: Safe Pass and Manual Handling (March 23rd & 24th; location – Ardboyne Hotel, Navan) 20 places available. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/construction-safety-skills-workshop-stayon-project-tickets-296683447177

Hospitality Skills Workshop: HACCP & Food Safety, Knife Skills & Allergen Awareness (March 29th & 30th; location – Meath Partnership, Kells) 20 places available. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hospitality-skills-workshop-stayon-project-tickets-296713306487

These workshops present exciting new and innovative opportunities for young people in County Meath and its surrounding areas/counties who are not currently in employment, education or training, to learn new skills, meet new people, strengthen their connections within their communities, and begin their journey to their future careers.

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion, with accredited certificates for our Hospitality and Construction Workshops.

Meath Partnership are eager to help as many young people as possible to take part in this excellent opportunity, however places are limited so early booking is essential.

For more information please email Jennifer at jennifer.smith@meathpartnership.ie or call: 085 8622497

Or visit our website: https://www.stay-on.eu/