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Saturday January 26 2013
02:00 PM

Mental Health: Peers in Progress

category national | disability issues | event notice author Tuesday January 01, 2013 18:54author by Sean Crudden - CEHGauthor email sean at impero dot iol dot ieauthor address Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Co Louth.author phone 0879739945 Report this post to the editors

13th Annual Winter Workshop

The 13th annual winter workshop organised by Cooley takes place in The Strand, Omeath, Co. Louth, on Saturday 26 January 2013 from 14.00 until 17.30. A short meeting will take place at 16.00 during the workshop to ratify a committee for CEHG for 2013.

Sean Crudden and Titilobe Obiyomi
Sean Crudden and Titilobe Obiyomi

Following last year's gripping winter workshop on suicide issues Cooley Environmental and Health Group is delving into the mental health area for this year's workshop. A similar workshop took place about 8 years ago on the theme of isolation. But basically this is a new direction for the group. The group is not looking for an expert prescribed view. We hope for an open conversation involving mostly mature people from different backgrounds and different walks of life. The African presence has been a very important and uplifting feature of our workshops in previous years and we hope that aspect will be fully preserved again this year.

The photos accompanying this notice were selected from those taken at last year's winter workshop on suicide issues.

Please make contact with this writer; or with the group through its official web-site: if you wish to attend the workshop with full speaking rights. Accommodation is widely available in the locality for those who may be travelling from a distance on the mainland or from overseas.

Related Link: http://www.cooleyehg.com

Pat Ferrigan and Archbishop Michael Desmond Hynes OMD PhD
Pat Ferrigan and Archbishop Michael Desmond Hynes OMD PhD

author by Seán Crudden - CEHGpublication date Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:43author email sean at cooleyehg dot comauthor address Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Co Louthauthor phone 0879739945Report this post to the editors

The 13th annual winter workshop organised by Cooley Environmental and Health Group took place in The Strand, Omeath, Co. Louth, on Saturday 26 January 2013 as planned. With a break at 15.30 the business end of the workshop lasted from 14.15 until 17.00. 16 people attended including the facilitator, Dermot Mooney. I am not going to give a blow by blow account but the workshop was stimulating, earnest, lively; well up to the standard of previous years.

A youth worker, Kevin Moran, forecast that the number of crisis interventions would mushroom in the next 10 years at a time when resources were diminishing.

It was pointed out by Joe Walshe that there were increasing resources deployed in suicide prevention. I noted that the graph was rising and opined that the work being done in this area, PR, etc., was doing more harm than good. An "evidence based" opinion?

Everyone attending got a good insight into the life and difficulties facing the mental patient and into the mental health system.

Michael Corrigan gave an authoritative survey of how the idea of peer support is understood internationally and how it is received. It seems to be accepted that there are benefits but the "how" of it seems to be of crucial importance.

Stanley Millen pointed out that the whole business of mental health has come to occupy a central position in people's minds now where spiritual considerations might have had pride of place previously. He asserted that there is a lot of jargon surrounding modern concepts of mental health and he recommended John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress as helpful reading.

It was not clear whether the basic idea of Peers in Progress has any value. Can early peer support forestall "crisis" and avoid the task of trying to rescue people from the mire in the aftermath of "crisis." ?

The following committee was ratified at 16.00 to sit for the year 2013. Chairperson; Dermot Mooney: vice-chairperson; Mrs. Anne Muldowney: secretary; Archbishop Michael Desmond Hynes, Abbot OMD, PhD: treasurer, Seán Crudden. Professor Dennis Pringle will continue as mentor. His role is one of oversight. He is not technically a member of the committee and his position is not subject to annual election.

Michael Farrelly
Michael Farrelly

Dermot Mooney, facilitator
Dermot Mooney, facilitator

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Joan Hardy, Michael Corrigan
Joan Hardy, Michael Corrigan

Related Link: http://www.cooleyehg.com
author by archbishop Michael Desmond Hynes OMD PhD - CEHGpublication date Mon Aug 19, 2013 15:55Report this post to the editors

Report on Cooley Environmental & Health Group Meeting Sunday 18th August 2013 in Strand Hotel Omeath Co Louth.
a. A nice relaxed atmosphere was encountered in the Strand Hotel as the latest developments were discussed in great detail.
b. An extra page has been added to the website entitled “MAP PROJECT”. Prof Dennis Pringle is responsible for the development of this project with the support of CEHG when and where they hope to have a fairly comprehensive list of services mapped, activities and events that are taking place in the Cooley Peninsula and it hinterlands. In doing this the group welcome suggestions and information about the various interactions going on in the Peninsula and surrounding area. If you wish the website address may be followed at: www.cooleyehg.com
c. The structuring for the workshop 25th January 2014 is now in full swing and participants are being invited in the light that the focus may make clearer the workshop topic: Sustainable Economic Development at Local Level – “An Alternative to Austerity”.
d. Seán Crudden Treasurer proposed deep sympathy is addressed to the Mc Crystal Family on the sudden death of Aidan a very popular figure in the local community. May Aidan Rest in Peace.

Related Link: http://www.cooleyehg.com
 
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