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12th Annual Winter Workshop

category louth | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Friday December 02, 2011 13:42author by Sean Crudden - Cooley Environmental and Health Groupauthor email sean at cooleyehg dot comauthor address Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Co Louthauthor phone 0879739945

Suicide Prevention

Archbishop Michael Desmond Hynes OMD PhD, secretary, Cooley Environmental and Health Group, visited LIR (Louth Internet Radio) on Thursday of this week to talk on air about his group's 12th annual winter workshop. He was accompanied by Seán Crudden, treasurer of CEHG. Harry Lee conducted an extensive interview with both men. A podcast of the interview will remain available on the LIR website for 5 days following the interview. The workshop itself will take place on 28 January 2012 starting at 14.00 in The Strand Hotel, Omeath, Co Louth. The topic is Suicide Prevention.
Archbishop Hynes Arrives at LIR
Archbishop Hynes Arrives at LIR

LIR is a recent venture by Harry Lee former chief presenter with Dundalk FM 100.  His former station a conventional broadcaster is still on the air and is available on FM up to a radius of 10km from Dundalk.  The new station can be heard world wide on the internet and the sound is tip top.

The purpose of our visit to long time friend Harry Lee was to publicise this winter's Cooley Environmental and Health Group workshop.  The topic this time is Suicide Prevention.  The format of the workshop will, it is hoped, follow the pattern set in the previous 11 annual winter workshops.  However the workshop is open and accessible to all and CEHG is particularly glad to welcome visitors from beyond the borders of Cooley and Co. Louth.  The topic is sensitive this time but it is hoped discussion will be frank.  At this time it is hard to predict outcomes.  If you wish to attend please let us know at least a few days beforehand. ;  0766025303 Also available on Twitter and Facebook.

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Coffee in Café Acqua Before Interview Starts
Coffee in Café Acqua Before Interview Starts

Interview Over.  Harry is Pleased!
Interview Over. Harry is Pleased!

Logo in Louth GAA Colours
Logo in Louth GAA Colours

With Ciaran, Sound Operator
With Ciaran, Sound Operator

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author by Sean Cruddenpublication date Tue Jan 10, 2012 17:03author email sean.crudden at iol dot ieauthor address Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Co. Louthauthor phone 0879739945

Cooley Environmental & Health Group (CEHG) Workshop on: " Suicide Prevention" A meeting took place in Strand Hotel in Omeath Co Louth Sunday 8th January 2012 @ 10 AM which reports the list of speakers is almost complete. This is the 12th Annual Workshop being held and this year the theme is "SUICIDE PREVENTION". A very fine list of speakers has confirmed they will speak at the workshop and include the following: 1. Mr Dermot Mooney, Retired Civil Servant and community activist. 2. Mr Seán Crudden, Retired Vocational Teacher & Mental Health Advocate. 3. Mrs Christina O'Boyle, Retired Nurse on Disability Issues. 4. Cllr Eamonn O'Boyle, Retired Secondary Teacher and Author. 5. Mr Oliver Kevin Hynes, Former Company Director/Craftsman and Alternative Medicine Enthusiast. 6. Mr Eric Hynes, Senior Citizen and Former Company Secretary and Craftsman. 7. Mr Patrick Ferrigan, Public Transport Sector. 8. Mr William Jones, Engineering and Bar Trade Background. 9. Ms Nuala Byrne, Housewife. 10. Mr Jim Halligan, Senior Citizen NI. 11. Mr Paul Jennings, Counsellor. 12. Mr Kevin McGeough, Retired Business Executive. 13. Pastor Yinka Dixon, Education Premier College Ireland (Head of Centre). 14. Pastor Isaac Adewole. 15. Archbishop Michael D Hynes Facilitator. 16. Mr Seámus McCabe PIPS. 17. Mr Harry Lee, Radio Presenter, LIR. 18. Mr Eric Cuthbert, Naturalist. 19. Mr Don Johnston, Retired Secondary Teacher. 20. Mr Garreth Phelan. 21. Ms Grainne Kellett, Survivor. 22. Ms Anne Muldowney, Retired Radiographer and Chairperson of IMPERO. Other potential speakers yet to be confirmed include Prof Dennis Pringle, Rev Stanley Miller and Mr Noel Guinanne. The meeting was told that there were a lot of enquiries and interest in this workshop as all sympathised with all families and friends who have suffered from Suicide and its side affect and hope that something can be done to alleviate this problem as soon as possible. +Michael-Desmond Hynes Secretary/PRO Cooley Environmental & Health Group (CEHG)

Archbishop at Window of The Strand
Archbishop at Window of The Strand

author by Sean Crudden - Cooley Environmental and Health Grouppublication date Thu Jan 26, 2012 20:03author address author phone

I made a list of the 11 previous annual workshops' themes a few weeks ago and I would like to share the list with members of indymedia. Perhaps readers may discern some kind of emerging pattern?

1. Safety
2. Energy
3. Personal Energy
4. Fabrication Machinery Dundalk and the Environment
5. Organisation and Health
6. Isolation
7. Urban Sprawl
8. Anti-Social Behaviour
9. Bullying
10. Back to Basics - A Plan for Survival
11. Obesity

This year's workshop advertised in this event notice goes ahead on Saturday and places are still available. The Strand Hotel, Omeath, Co. Louth, 14.00, Saturday. Participants from outside the boundaries of the Wee county are especially welcome. Personally I would like to see some of the regular contributors to there.

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author by victimpublication date Fri Jan 27, 2012 07:13author address author phone

any sign of a discussion of people who were driven to suicide through clerical abuse?

author by Sean Cruddenpublication date Fri Jan 27, 2012 14:47author address author phone

There will be no restrictions in the discussion. You are welcome to attend and make your point, Victim.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Fri Jan 27, 2012 15:26author address author phone

..anti social behaviour and bullying way down there at 8 and 9.

Do you not think indoctrinating children into superstitious beliefs before they have the intellectual equipment to reason for themselves is both anti a healthy society and a form of psychological bullying?

author by Damien M - PWpublication date Fri Jan 27, 2012 21:25author address author phone

...again no mention of the damage to untold generations by the dog-collar wearers of Rome, the attack hounds of Pope Nazi~inger, Grand Excommunicator to the Evil One himself who forbade mention of contraception at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Sign this and say nothing of ze abuse. Now here's a sweet.
Evil bastards.

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author by Sean Cruddenpublication date Sat Jan 28, 2012 21:19author address author phone

Opus, workshop no. 1 in the list was held in 2001, no. 2 in 2002. If you follow my drift you should be able to discern that the workshops on anti social behaviour and bullying are of reasonable recent vintage not "way down there" as you imply. Clever video Damien M. You haven't one about psychiatry by any chance?

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sun Jan 29, 2012 06:12author address author phone obfuscate and divert and 'drift' from the issue raised; and impute implication.

I did not 'imply'.
I stated bluntly. 8 and 9 of 11 constitutes way down there in my mathematics.

I also asked a brief and pointed question.
I remains unanswered.

Healthy 'social behaviour' ?

It seems 10, 'A plan for survival' is about damage limitation, denial and the survival of the shreds of your cult; and has little to do with addressing its crimes against the psychological well-being of our people.

And judging by your snaps, No. 11 could be moved up the list of your priorities.

author by Sean Cruddenpublication date Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:41author address author phone

Hi Opus. I hope you had a nice Christmas in your galaxy. I forgot to wish you a happy new year. I hope it is a prosperous one, too, for you and

Like myself I discern that you are list sensitive/conscious. When I went to school the subjects were invariably ranked in a hierarchy.

Geography, etc.

When I was teaching in the 1960's and 1970's a lot of new subjects began to populate the curriculum with the introduction of the "common" Inter Cert and maths and science jumped to the top of the list in pre-eminent position. I did not mind because I was a science and maths teacher and it helped my case to be involved in subjects with higher status. But, to be honest, Opus, the old hierarchy continues to make more sense to me to this day.

There is no order of importance in my list of winter workshops. The list is a simple chronological one with the higher numbers the most recent. For instance this year's workshop on suicide issues is ranked 13.

I think you misunderstand the intention behind the "Back to Basics" workshop. You will find a summary of that workshop at the link given below. You can also discover there an account of Saturday's workshop, on suicide issues, the most recent of our 13 annual winter workshops so far

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author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Mon Jan 30, 2012 15:55author address author phone

Not in my galaxy, no.

Please explain this strange custom of communal glutttony and nuclear-family elevation. Us primitive aliens have not yet developed such devices.

From our observations it appears a celebration of materialist and monetary pleasures, but our technologies have much to learn from you hominids with your sophisticated religious and sectarian warfare entertainments. We are anxious to be educated as to this famous god-particle in your advanced science. Is is true many such can dance on pinheads?

author by Most Rev Dr Michael D Hynes OMD - CEHGpublication date Mon Mar 12, 2012 15:38author address author phone

Report on Cooley Environmental & Health Group (CEHG) Meeting in Strand Hotel Omeath Co Louth Sunday 4th March 2012 @ 10 AM
The meeting got off to an early start with the agenda dealing with the Workshop held 28th January 2012 in Strand Hotel Omeath on the theme of “Suicide Prevention”...
The meeting heard that “personal experiences of attempted suicide gave a very realistic picture and that this experience enlightens us all to the extreme difficulties a potential can face and still face.
There was anger however with the HSE letting us down virtually at the last minute and requests were made to have them address a future meeting or event. However PIPS got great praise for their efforts reflected through Mr Seámus McCabe their Rep based in Newry area. All felt that this was the best workshop in of this past 12 years and the theme for 2013 Workshop is to be “Mental Health-Peers in Progress”. The Facilitator is to be Mr Dermot Mooney current Chairperson of CEHG.
It was mentioned as agreed at the AGM on 28th January 2012 the Secretary is to ask Prof Dennis Pringle of Maynooth University to become a “Mentor” for CEHG
Meeting Schedule for 2012 as follows to be held in The Strand Hotel Omeath:
Sunday 15th April 2012 @ 10 AM
Monday 14th May 2012 @ 7.30 PM
Sunday 22nd June 2012 @ 10 AM
Sunday 14th September 2012@ 10 AM
Sunday 25th November 2012 @ 10 AM

New members are welcome to attend all meetings.
Most Rev Dr Michael Desmond Hynes Secretary/PRO CEHG.

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author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Mon Mar 12, 2012 16:10author address author phone

What exactly does that Most Rev mean??

I know Dr stands for doctor, meaning one qualified to teach, so educate as to the Most Rev bit, if you wouldn't mind obliging.

Could we not just call you Mick?

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