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

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a lovely Christmas break and a great start into the new year. 

To have your information on upcoming community-related training and education courses or events included in the next edition (January 2020) 
please email Lisa Sieger-Jamison at 

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
Southside Partnership DLR Showcase Event
& Launch of Strategic Plan

Last Thursday on December 12th 2019 Southside Partnership DLR hosted a Showcase Event of its Work and a launch of its Strategic Plan 2020-2023. We celebrated this event with all our staff, members of our board, our community partners and members of the local community. The new plan was launched by Fr. Peter McVerry. 

Southside Partnership DLR would like to thank everyone who attended for coming and for their ongoing support. We look forward to continuing our work and partnerships in the new year. 

Please click here for additional event images featured on the Southside Partnership DLR Facebook page. 

You can download our Strategic Plan by clicking here


The Global City Art Project - December 8th 2019

The Global City Art Project was launched in June 2019 at an International Women’s Breakfast organised by the Southside Partnership DLR (SSP). The project was facilitated by two community artists who worked with international and local women to come together and co-create their ideal global city.
All volunteer facilitators worked alongside the community artists and used different art media to explore issues such as:
* Our vision for where we live now
* What did we like about where we lived in other places of the world?
* What patterns are important in our culture?
* How do we build bridges and forge connections with each other?

The women transferred some of their work onto boxes, which were then used in the construction of the global city at the launch during DLR Social Inclusion Week on October 9th.

The project was very successful and participants found that it helped to raise their awareness of other cultures and was a way to explore new activities, meet people and create something special together.

A short video was produced that showcases the process and the final exhibition. To view the video please log on here.

Multicultural Women’s Breakfast at the WEMIN’s International Conference in Athens on ‘Women in Displacement: gender, migration and the challenges of Integration in today’s Europe

Last week members of our Women’s team hosted a successful Multicultural Women’s Breakfast at the WEMIN’s International Conference in Athens on ‘Women in Displacement’. Whether in Ireland or Athens our Multicultural Women’s Breakfasts are proving to be an effective tool in promote conversation, engagement and social inclusion. Daniela Naab and Louise Kinlen also gave a very interesting presentation on the team's work with migrant women in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. 

To find out more about the Southside Partnership Women's Programme or the WEMIN Programme please contact Daniela Naab on 01 706 0100 or email 

Youth at Risk Network Event - November 28th 2019

The recent Youth at Risk network meeting on ‘Hard to Reach Young People’ which was held on November 28th 2019 was a great success with over 40 practitioners and frontline staff from across DLR attending. It was particularly interesting to hear an update from the Coordinator of the DLR DATF, Dr Barry Cullen, on the current research taking place on young people’s substance misuse in DLR. Thanks to Peter Dorman and Pat Tobin from CAN for facilitating the morning and to Karl Dukue and his colleague Peirce from TRY who gave a really informative talk about Outreach. Thanks too to our team in Holly House for organising the event. We look forward to convening the next network meeting in Spring, 2020!

To find out more about the Youth at Risk Network please contact Barry Dempsey at or phone 01 272 2020. 
Living Well with Dementia Christmas Party

On December 16th 2019 the Living Well with Dementia Programme, hosted by Southside Partnership DLR, held its annual Christmas party at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.  A great day out for everyone, dancing, singing and some gifts from Santa. Many thanks to everyone who made it such a special event.

If you would like to find out more about the Living Well with Dementia Programme please contact Angie Lennon on 01 706 0100 or Mary Spain on 086 0418450 to find out more. You can also check the flyer included further down in this newsletter for available supports and services. 

SCTN Courses 
SCTN Spring Training Calendar in Development

After running a variety of successful training courses this year including Introduction to Motivatonal Interviewing and Intermediate Motivational Interviewing, Group Facilitation Skills, Managing Professional Boundaries, SafeTALK, ASIST and Understanding Self-Harm (all suicide prevention training was run in collaboration with the HSE) and others, we are now looking ahead at 2020. 

Southside Community Training Network will be releasing its Spring Training Calendar in the new year. If you work in a local community organisation with a social inclusion focus and are located or working in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown please free to contact us with any training needs or suggestions you may have. You can contact Marie Kavanagh at or Lisa Sieger-Jamison at 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

The SCTN Team
Other Southside Partnership Courses and Initiatives
Christmas Coffee Morning at Holly House Community Centre

The staff at Holly House Community Centre would like to invite you for a Christmas Coffee Morning tomorrow Dec 19th 2019 from 9.30am-11am. Please join in if you can for tea, coffee and a mince pie. 

The address is 85 Holly Court, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin. 
DLR Social Prescribing Programme for Health & Wellbeing

Linking you with sources of support in your local community
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.
The Social Prescribing Co-ordinator will talk to you about what activities interest you, the benefit of participating in them and will assist and support you in attending these activities.
Who is it for?
The programme is for you if you feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing or if you feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed. Using resources within the community will help you to benefit from meeting other people or taking part in a new activity.

Please click on our new flyer below for more information. To find out more please contact Lisa Sieger-Jamison on 087 737 0372 or email

Upcoming Jobs Club

This is a free, innovative and interactive programme that rebuilds the confidence and skills for participants who are actively looking for employment and want to update their job seeking skills and techniques to secure a job. This training will help unemployed people to:
- Identify and document their skills
- Prepare a winning CV
- Successful interview skills

For more details, please click on the image.

To find out more or to book a place please contact Nicola Lapraku at or phone 1800 200 501.
Healthy Food Made Easy Programme 

Angela Lennon is our new Southside Partnership DLR Healthy Food Made Easy Coordinator. For more information on this community-based nutrition and cooking programme or to book a course in your local area, please contact Angela on 01 706 0100 or email
Job Seeking Skills Workshop - February 2020

Southside Partnership DLR will be offering a Job Seeking Skills Workshop in February 2020 as part of its RePower Programme. This programme is open to women who are not employed and are NOT in receipt of a social welfare allowance. Please click on the flyer for more details on the course content. Please contact Marilyn Nyquist at or phone 01 706 0100 or 087 219 8183 for more information. 
Courses & Events offered by other Organisations
Sallynoggin College of Further Education - Open Day January 2020

Sallynoggin College of Further Education will be holding its next Open Day on January 16th 2020 from 10am-2pm. Please click here to find out more about the courses they have on offer. 
Utopia/Dystopia Exhibition

Running until 26 January 2019

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to host an exhibition of selected artists who have studied in, are living in, working in or originally from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County for the biennial Open Exhibition to be held in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire from the 13th of December 2019 to the 26th of January 2020.

The exhibition was selected by Aoife Ruane, Director of Highlanes Gallery and the theme is Utopia/ Dystopia.

On Wednesday 18 December from 6 to 7pm in the Gallery of dlr LexIcon there will be an Audio described tour for blind and visually-impaired visitors on the Utopia/Dystopia exhibition. This tour has been supported by Arts & Disability Ireland. Please ring the Arts office to book on (01) 236 2759. 
The Wheel Training Calendar - Spring 2020

The Wheel has an exciting range of training topics coming up including a Storrytelling Bootcamp, various trainings on implementing the The Charities Regulator's Governance Code and a number of very helpful webinars. To explore the Wheel's full training calendar, please click here

New Courses available at Shanganagh Park House in Shankill

The Adult Education Service in Shankill and DDLETB offer a number of new courses at Shanganagh Park House including Spreadsheets Methods, Database Methods, Payroll and Web Design. Please click on the flyer for more details and for contact information. 
New EAPN Video "Know your Rights: The European Pillar of Social Rights"

Funded by the Communicating Europe Initiative and in honour of the 2nd anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights, EAPN Ireland has launched an introductory video to the Pillar entitled "Know Your Rights: The European Pillar of Social Rights". (Click on image above to view video).The European Pillar of Social Rights was launched on November 17th 2017, as a means of working towards a more social Europe and strengthening the living and working conditions of people in the EU. If you are active on social media you can watch and share the video online here. Further information on the European Pillar of Social Rights can be found at .

New Painting Class with Caroline Lynch at Ballyogan Family Resource Centre

Ballyogan Family Resource Centre will be offering a FREE ETB-funded Painting class with Caroline Lynch in the new year. To find out more please contact Jeanette or Ed on 01 294 3870 or email 
Uversity Higher Education Scholarships

Uversity is now accepting applications for its 2020/21  HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADULT LEARNERS that are intended to remove financial barriers so adult learners can unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. 
Please share this email with eligible applicants encouraging them to apply to Uversity for the 2020/21 academic year by 1st MARCH 2020.
Further information on the programme and application process can be found below my signature and on their website.
Carmichael Ireland Training Calender

Carmichael Ireland offer an extensive programme of activities including scheduled courses and eLearning modules designed to address the needs of people working in nonprofits across Ireland.

Please click here to access their full training calendar. The courses cover themes from the areas of Communications, Finance, Governance, IT and Planning. 

Please contact if you have any queries on Carmichael’s training. 
Useful Resources
DLR PPN December 2019 E-zine

For the latest edition of the DLR PPN E-Zine (December 2019) please click here. This newsletter also contains information about upcoming training in the new year for community groups available through the DLR PPN. 

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