SCTN Newsletter August 2019
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Welcome to the August 2019 edition of our
Southside Community Training Network newsletter

To have your information on upcoming community-related training and education courses or events included in the next edition (September 2019) please email Lisa Sieger-Jamison, Co-ordinator at Southside Community Training Network, at by September 10th 2019 latest. 

You can also find Southside Community Training Network on Facebook. Please click here to get to our page. We can also promote your upcoming courses and / or events there.

You can also link in with the Southside Partnership DLR Facebook page here and the Southside Partnership DLR Twitter feed here

Development of the DLR Social Prescribing Programme 

Southside Partnership DLR, with support from the HSE, Healthy DLR and other key stakeholders such as the DLR Volunteer Centre, Age & Opportunity and LBS Men's Shed on the project steering committee, has started to develop a DLR Social Prescribing Pilot Programme since late 2018 which will initially focus on specific areas in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area (Shankill, Ballybrack, Loughlinstown and Sallynoggin). 

Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and wellbeing of people by helping them to connect with a variety of local, community-based activities and supports in their community, such as physical activity classes, art, lifelong learning courses, gardening and more.

Our service is expected to start operating from the end of September 2019 together with the first participating GP in the Shankill area and will be developed further over the next few months. 

If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Social Prescribing Coordinator Lisa Sieger-Jamison on 087 737 0372 or email

We are also very interested in hearing from community groups and support services in the areas mentioned as we are mapping the supports and activities available.

In case you would like to find out more about social prescribing in general, The Irish Times released a very good article about existing Social Prescribing Programmes in Ireland in April 2019 (please click here).

We will update on new developments in relation to the DLR project soon. 

The SSP Social Prescribing Team

Southside Community Training Network - Autumn Programme

The SCTN is currently finalising its programme for autumn and we are working on further training opportunities with the HSE as well as an Intermediate Motivational Interviewing course which will be taking place on Oct 7th and 14th 2019 and more. We will release more details shortly.

We are also interested in finding out what you would like to see featured. Southside Community Training Network supports local community groups in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown with a social inclusion focus and anyone interested in working in this field and looking to build their individual or professional capacity. 

If you are interested in making a suggestion for a training course please contact the SCTN Co-ordinator Lisa Sieger-Jamison at 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

The SCTN Team at Southside Partnership DLR
SCTN Courses 
Intermediate Course in Motivational Interviewing - Oct 7th and 14th 2019

As part of its autumn programme Southside Community Training Network will be running an Intermediate Level course on Motivational Interviewing following our two successful Introductory courses facilitated by Brian Foley. 

The dates for the Intermediate course are Oct 7th and 14th 2019, but at this moment the course is fully booked. However, if you are interested in being added to the waiting list for this course or if you would like to find out more, please contact Lisa Sieger-Jamison at or phone 087 737 0372. 

The course will be taking place at Mounttown Community Facility in Dun Laoghaire.

The SCTN Team 

Other Southside Partnership Courses and Events
WEMIN Art Project

The WEMIN art project started with an introduction at the June Multicultural Women’s Breakfast and the end result will be an exhibition in October 2019 to display our “perfect city”. Artists Laragh Pittman and Clare Louise Bligh have created and designed this concept. This artwork will take shape over a series of 4 weekly workshops with 4 different groups. Women of all nationalities will work together to create “A Perfect Global City” and have a great opportunity to learn more about each other’s culture. We hope to encourage the participants to think of their own traditional motifs and maybe discover shared patterns, such as the Irish Triple Pointed Celtic Knot that is also in Arabic art or the Chinese Ying and Yang symbol that also shows up in early Indian art.
RePower Autumn Programme

The Southside Partnership Women's Programme presents its RePower Autumn Programme. This term the following modules will be included:
  • QQI L4 Career Planning
  • QQI L4 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Basic Computers

For further information please contact Marilyn on 087 219 8183 or
New Social Enterprise Training Staring in September

Limited places, please apply NOW to avail of this great opportunity to
  • Network
  • Receive Mentoring 
  • Receive Information & Key Resources.
The opportunity to build an enterprise that benefits society and the community is a growing sector. If you are interested in tailored supports please contact Helena O' Neill on 01 706 0100 or email
Looking for Work in the Building Industry? - Southside Partnership DLR offers Free Accredited Safe Pass and Manual Handling Training 

Southside Partnership DLR will be offering FREE training to allow access to the building sector. For more information please contact Helena O' Neill on 01 706 0100 or email
September - December 2019 Women's Programme

The Southside Partnership Women's Programme have now released their latest programme. For more information or to register call Rafika on  01 442 1004 or 087 720 3665. 
What is a Social Enterprise? Learn about this Growing Sector from an Industry Leader

Austin Campbell, Founder of "My Streets", will give an insightful talk on the opportunities for all in this exciting sector. Please join us for a cuppa. Booking of a place is essential. Please call Helena O'Neill on 01 706 0100 or email or directly book your seat here.
Finished School, Not Sure What's Next? Pop in For a Chat to Southside Local Employment Service to Learn More

All are welcome, we look forward to meeting you. For more information please call Southside Local Employment Service on 1800 200501 or 01 284 1977. Please go here to find out more.
Enterprise Business Support

Are you Interested in learning how to take the opportunity to start your own business? For more information please contact Esther McGearty on 01 706 0100 or email 
Living Well with Dementia Weekly Activities

Are you or someone you care about Living with Dementia? Living Well with Dementia run a number of weekly activities that are particularly welcoming to people living with dementia, their families and carers. Please check the flyer above for more details or contact Angie Lennon on 01 706 0100 or Mary Spain on 086 0418450 to find out more.
Please Join us in Celebrating Our next Multicultural Women's Breakfast
"Bring a Friend, Bring a Dish"

We would like to invite you to our next Multicultural Women's Breakfast on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 10am -1pm at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Ballyogan. Rafika Kelly looks forward to hearing from you on 087 720 3665 or email You can also review the women4women website here to find out more. 
Courses & Events offered by other Organisations
FREE Governance Training Sessions

DLR PPN in conjunction with Carmichael Centre and the DLR Volunteer Centre and Airfield will be offering three FREE training sessions on governance for local groups. 

To find out more please click here
New 4-week Cookery Course at Ballyogan Family Resource Center


Please join Ballyogan Family Resource Center in developing your cookery skills.  Registration sessions start on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 7pm. Please contact Louise or Jeanette on 01 294 3870. 
IADT Open Learning Programme

Open Learning is the first programme of its kind in Ireland and offers you the opportunity to study a range of undergraduate modules in a number of different institutions.

There are no entry requirements and modules offered by each institution through Open Learning are open to everyone. Each module is worth 5 or 10 ECTS and students can choose any modules which are available as part of the Open Learning programme in 2019-20 in IADT, NCAD and UCD.

Open Learning places on modules are limited and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

To find out more please click here

Ballyogan Family Resource Centre: Foundation Art Course

Learn the foundations of developing a lifetime of enjoyment and relaxation by developing the first steps in art. Please contact Louise or Jeanette at Ballyogan Family Resource Centre on 01 294 3870. The course will start on Monday 30th September 2019 and run for 10 weeks. 
The Eden Programme - Rediscover Hope

The Eden Programme offered by SOS (Suicide or Survive) offers supports using a therapeutic approach that supports people away from suicide in times of crisis. To find out more, please contact SOS on 1890 577577, email or go here to view the SOS website.
The Wheel, Stronger Charities, Stronger Communities 

The Wheel is celebrating 20 years of working with their members to promote a thriving community and voluntary sector at the heart of a fair and just Ireland. Join them in reviewing the last 20 successful years here.
The Wheel's Autumn Training Calendar

Access the Wheel's Autumn 2019 Training Calendar here.

Go for Life Programme

Is there a sport you have always wanted to try? Go For Life is offering older people throughout Ireland a chance to try a new sport for the first time to celebrate European Week of Sport 2019, 23rd - 30th September 2019. Please contact Paul on 01 805 7705 or email
Next Intreo Careers Fair

The next Intreo Careers Fair will be taking place on Sept 12th 2019 from 10am-12.30pm at Loughlinstown Centre. Please click on the flyer above for more details. 
Caring for, or Living with, COPD or a Lung Condition

The Balally COPD Peer Support & Exercise Group invites you for a tea or coffee to find out more. The group is run and managed by people with COPD. The group meets every Monday from 11.45am-1.15pm. For more information please call 086 041 5128 or go here to review their website.

How to get involved in college awareness week
  • host an event in your organization
  • Visit schools in your local area
Benefits of College week
  • Supports an increase in the number of students who progress to college
  • Creates a college -going culture in your community
This is an excellent opportunity to understand and get involved in life changing potential.   Please contact Kathleen O' Toole- Brennan on 01-896 3596 or email
SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol & Substance Use - FREE One-Day Course
VENUE:      Education Centre, Phlebotomy Building, St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire.
DATES:      Sept 10th 2019    or
                   Nov 14th 2019.
TIME:         9.30am to 4.30pm
Overview: This course aims to prepare professionals to implement SAOR Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for problem substance use.
How to Apply: Please contact by email only to register.
Considering Self Employment or Working in a Business Environment

Enrolment is now open for September 2019. For more information please contact Bernardine MacGowran on 01 272 0255 or 086 855 4272 or email
Unemployed, Seeking a New Challenge, Looking to Upskill. Enrol Now for 2019

Places are available to develop skills in growing sectors such as web design and payroll management. Full details are available from Shananagh Park House. Please contact Bernardine MacGowran on 01 272 0255 or 086 855 4272 or email
Open Day - Dundrum Adult Education Service

The Dundrum Adult Education Service on Sydenham Road will be holding their next Open Day on Friday Aug 30th 2019 from 10am-2pm. To find out more please phone 01 298 9283 or check


The Education Expo 2019 which will be taking place on September 7th 2019 at the RDS is Ireland’s new event for anyone seeking to enrol on a course, thinking of going to college, doing a postgraduate degree, returning to education, up-skilling, changing career direction, taking professional, holistic or hobbyist courses or looking for information on courses, classes and educational options. Details of courses and providers as well as booking details for the event can be found here.

Life Long Learning Is for all. DDLETB have a complete range of courses covering many different and interesting subjects including new QQI Computer Courses, New Key Education Skills courses, part-time QQI Horticulture courses, part-time QQI Office Skills courses and other Level 2 and Level 3 courses in various subjects. To discuss the options please call Barbara on 01 204 3605 or email

Dundrum College of Further Education

Thinking of up-skilling or improving your existing skills? DCFE has a wide range of courses opportunities. For a full review of their courses, timetable & application details please go here.

Promoting Positive Mental Wellbeing 
with a FREE 10-week Woodlands for Health Programme

The Sports Partnership welcomes you to join them on a journey, developing new friendships and improving one's fitness. This course has started this week, but newcomers are still welcome from next week. Please contact Brian O'Donnell on 271 9502 or email
Useful Resources
DLR PPN Ezine - August Edition

The August edition of the DLR PPN (DLR Public Participation Network) newsletter is available here.

This edition highlights many great upcoming training opportunities with DLR PPN and Social Justice Ireland including NALA training on Running a Literacy-Friendly Service and Volunteer Management Training offered by the DLR Volunteer Centre. 
Carmichael Centre -  Latest Newsletter

The Carmichael Centre has released a new edition of its newsletter. Topic's covered include
  • The Hospital Saturday Funds - Grants Charity data Protection GDPR Working Group
  • The Carmichael Mentor Programme
  • Charities guide Governance Programme
Please go here to view the newsletter. 
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