Year Planner

The World Suicide Prevention Day Conference, 2012

Venue: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

This Conference welcomes national and international experts in the fields of suicide postvention, prevention and intervention including;

Minister Kathleen Lynch TD, Susan Beaton (Lifeline Australia), Jill Fisher (StandBy Response Service Australia), Dr Jerry Reid (Suicide Prevention Resource Centre, Washington), Dr Harry Barry (Family GP & Author), Christy Kenneally, Ray D’Arcy & more.

This Conference would be of particular interest to anyone working in the areas of suicide prevention, bereavement, mental health or related care-giving professions. The day will also benefit those with more general or community-based interests in these areas.

A certificate of attendance can be requested and Conference details and booking information is available hereor on the attached booking form.

Further details also available from Console, www.console.ieor 01 610 2638.

Brainwave National Conference 2012 Managing Epilepsy, Shattering Stigma

Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
10.30am - 4.30pm

Dublin Tunnel Run

Don’t miss your unique opportunity to race through the Dublin Tunnel (without your car!!). Join 10,000 other like minded people in the Dublin Tunnel Run! The atmosphere is going to be electric, so come join the fun!

This 10KM event is taking place on Sunday August 12th 2012 at 10am and is open to all walkers, joggers and runners so whether you are an elite athlete or a Sunday stroller this is the event for you! The Point Village and Dublin Tunnel area will be alive with activity on the day so your family and spectators are very welcome to come and support you.

So whether you aspire to complete a 10K run for the very first time, want to race against the clock or raise much needed funds for a great cause this is the race for you.

Registrations for this event are now open on, simply pay the registration fee of €25 and you will be part of the race that everybody is talking about!

Pathways to Work seminar

Thursday 5th July in Chartered Accountants House in Dublin.

In 2012 the government published its policy statement on labour market activation - Pathways to Work.  This will transform the nature and level of engagement between employment services and the unemployed.  This seminar will focus on the key issues around the delivery of such a programme and look at other issues including social inclusion, the unemployment crisis and reforming the welfare system.
In order to cover costs, there is a charge for private sector companies to attend the event.   However, in order to maximise inclusion, we would like to offer complimentary spaces to charities and other voluntary/community groups. 

Authentic Leadership & Facilitation Skills

Workshop Type:Weekend


John Doherty

This course is designed to support and provide training for those in leadership or who work with group dynamics. John’s skills and training in mindfulness practices will encourage authenticity with self before engaging with others – adding power and satisfaction to the leadership mix. This weekend provides an overview of the behaviour and processes of management planning and decision making in groups. Learn simple, effective ground rules for group interaction, active listening skills and evaluation/feedback techniques with particular focus on understanding group dynamics and facilitator skills. Includes input on contracting with a group or in a meeting, adult learning styles, Non Violent Communication (NVC) and developing roles/professional identities. Plenty of time for both theory and experiential role playing to encourage the learnings to come alive and build confidence. The course is suitable for anyone in a leadership, managerial or facilitation role. The weekend is equivalent to 21 hours of CPD (continuous professional development) and is open to people of all levels of experience

Led by John Doherty, who has been training and facilitating in organisations for the last 23 years. John is also a contemplative teacher & professional supervisor providing a reflective space for professionals to develop and process their work (

This workshop takes place at Chrysalis Summer Programme, The Ardenode Country House Hotel, near Ballymore Eustace, Co Wicklow. For detailed information on the workshop and also on pricing, location etc please see Chrysalis link below or email



Lughnasa Festival

Celebrate the Lughnasa Festival and join us for a wonderful evening walk in the heart of the Glendalough Valley. Starting the walk at 7pm (meet an hour before at the Glendalough Hotel for registration), there will be plenty of light to guide us on our way. We can then enjoy watching the sunset from the summit before we make our descent back down under the light of the full moon.

After the walk, come and join us for a well deserved post hike BBQ reception, with live music in the Glendalough Hotel. This is a fantastic way to celebrate the festival, get some exercise, take in some spectacular views and raise money for a great cause.

This is a moderate hike, suitable for beginners as well as experienced hikers. Registration costs €25 and the fundraising target is €125. Spaces are limited, so to sign up, please contact Threshold's Community Fundraising Executive on             01 635 3618      , e-mail: or send Threshold a message via Facebook or Twitter.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Charity Seminar

Russell Brennan Keane is delighted to host a specialist seminar focusing on the critical issues evolving in the charity sector.

Late last year we commissioned Millward Brown Lansdowne to conduct a survey of the charity sector to identify the key issues and trends within the sector.  Our experts will announce the results and provide a detailed analysis at this event.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers are:

Senator Mary Ann O'Brien, Co-Founder of the Jack & Jill Foundation
Ms. Ava Battles, Chief Executive at Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland

Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, 30th May 2012
Time: Light lunch served from 12.30pm
Programme: 1.00p.m. - 4.00p.m.
Location:  Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, D 22.
Cost: Free

Register Now:
Tel:             01 644 0126      

Youth Expo 2012: Have You Done Something for Your Community?

Have you and your pals or your youth group done something for your community? If so, you’re invited to showcase your project at Youth Expo 2012 at the RDS on Sunday, 1 July.

Threshold Flag Day 2012

Threshold's inagural Flag Day will take place on Friday October 12th 2012 across Dublin, Cork, Galway and Kerry. We will have teams out on street and in supermarkets and shopping centres collecting funds for Threshold.

Threshold is a national housing charity. We provide housing advice to help solve housing problems and prevent homelessness to anyone who needs our help nationwide. We provide a free confidential telephone and face to face appointment service. We help people who live in social housing, emergency accommodation and who are homeless.

We take on average, 20,000 emergency calls annually. That is equivalent to every person in Swords having a housing crisis that could make them homeless. We have over 30 years experience of helping to solve housing problems and preventing homelessness.

We are hoping that our October 12th Flag Day will be one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.

Contact Person: Grainne O'Malley

E-mail address:

Bealtaine Festival

The Bealtaine Festival is Ireland's largest collaborative Arts festival. It celebrates creativity as we age through a month long programme 1-31 May every year. Co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity, the national agency which promotes greater participation of older people in society, the festival presents a month long programme inviting people aged 50+ to engage with arts and cultural activity and offers opportunities to reignite the flame of creativity and unlock hidden talents through theatre, the visual arts, photography, music and literature. To find out what is happening near you check

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