4. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Hope everyone had a lovely summer and enjoyed a well deserved break. Pease note our email addresses in the PPN office have changed. Avril’s email (PPN coordinator) is now email@example.com and Sharon’s email (PPN administrator) is now firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Meeting for Thurles, Templemore and Roscrea
Following our community meeting held in Tipperary, Cahir & Cashel Municipal District in May to develop a vision for their communities future see vision here. Thurles Municipal District’s community meeting will be held on Wednesday 25th of September in Borrisoleigh Community Centre E41 YH58. Please come along to have your say in how your community looks into the future. To register visitEventbright.ie
PPN Training for Autumn
Committee skillsStarting Tues 17th Sept from 7 pm – 9.30 pm. Tipperary ETB Training Services, Archerstown Business Park, Thurles, E41 YH58. For more information see below training section
Good Governance Training on Thurs 12th Sept from 7pm -9.30pmSpafield family resource centre, Old Rd, Waller’s-Lot, Cashel, Co. Tipperary E25 CX31 For more information see below training section
Active Public Consultations/ Notices
Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities Strategy
Minster Ring has announced Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities a five year strategy to support the community and voluntary sector in Ireland 2019 – 2024.
The Strategy to Support the Community & Voluntary Sector in Ireland sets out a long-term vision for our communities in Ireland. With actions to be implemented over the next five years, the Strategy sets a general direction of travel for Government policy in relation to community development, local development and the community and voluntary sector for the coming years. It also copper-fastens the renewed relationship and partnership between Government and the community and voluntary sector which has developed during the course of its preparation.
The Strategy realises the intent of the 2016 Framework Policy for Local and Community Development (Framework Policy) and fulfils the commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government to – produce a coherent policy framework and develop a strategy to support the community and voluntary sector and encourage a cooperative approach between public bodies and the community and voluntary sector.
It has been co-produced by Government and people from the community development, local development, community and voluntary, and local government sectors. It is an ambitious strategy to support partnership and collaborative effort at all levels and between all stakeholders, comprising high level objectives and associated actions to support communities, their representative organisations, and the community and voluntary sector.
People with disabilities are often denied the right to make reproductive decisions, including decisions about fertility, contraception, pregnancy,
childbirth and parenting. In many countries, there are specific laws criminalising sex with disabled people. There are also higher rates of sterilisation, and forced abortion among disabled women and girls than non-disabled women. This project will explore the legal regulation and the real-life experiences of disabled people in Ireland in making reproductive decisions.
This project will be framed through the lens of ‘reproductive justice’. This is understood to include the right to have, and to choose not to have a child, and to parent one’s children – and to the supports required to give effect to these decisions. It is a concept which embodies the totality of rights.
We are interested in talking with people with disabilities who are over 18 who have experienced difficulties on the basis of disability or a mental health diagnosis when seeking the any of the following:
Do you have a project or idea that could increase awareness of environmental issues in your local community or could help your community to become more sustainable?
If so, you may qualify for funding from the Local Agenda 21 Community Environment Action Fund 2019. This fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.
Does your project qualify?
Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change. A wide variety of projects have been supported in previous years, such as community gardens, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, educational initiatives, etc. You can view lists of previously funded projects at dccae.gov.ie
How to apply
Applications must be made to the Environment Section, Tipperary County Council no later than 5pm on 27th September 2019.
Further information and application forms are available online at www.dccae.gov.ie or below, or by contacting the Environment Section of Tipperary County Council at 0761 065 000
Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events
Introduction to Committee Skills Course
Tipperary Education and Training board (ETB) in collaboration with Tipperary Public Participation Network are delighted to offer PPN members.
Starting Tuesday 17th September 2019 from 7 pm – 9.30 pm.
Tipperary ETB Training Services, Archerstown Business Park, Thurles, E41 YH58.
This course is designed for Community Education groups or Community or Voluntary Organisations.This course will help groups to establish their goals, purpose and focus, and assist compliance with the requirement of a functioning committee. This is 6 week course and will involve group work, participation, role play situations and self-evaluation.
To book your place on this work shop and for more information visit www.eventbrite.ie
Places are limited for this course so booking is essential.
For more information contact PPN office on 0504 61014 or contact or Deborah ETB 067 31845 | 087 1251958
Life Skills programme and Relatives Programme
Aware offers a range of positive mental health programmes for individuals struggling with common life challenges, as well programmes for people supporting a loved one through depression or bipolar disorder.
These programmes educate and empower people with the skills to cope with the ups and downs which we all meet on our journey through life.
Life Skills Group – Designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways. Delivered in groups nationwide.
Online life skills programme – Designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways. Delivered online.
Relatives & Friends Programme – Are you supporting or caring for someone who experiences depression or bipolar disorder? This is the programme specifically designed for you.
Wellness@Work – Aware offers a suite of workplace wellness programmes to respond to the increased need for mental health awareness and resilience development within the workplace.
An evidence-based parenting course promoting effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged 11 to 16 years.
8 week course will be taking place in Clonmel starting Wednesday 25th September 2019 for 6:30 pm to 9 pm.
This is available to any parent/carer who is parenting an adolescent and is it free to attend.
The course will be facilitated by Barnardos family support project, Clonmel. For more information or to book your place please contact Barnardos on 052 6170665
Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Training
Tipperary Sports Partnership is facilitating a Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Basic Awareness training. The course is aimed at sports leaders, children’s officers, parents or anyone working with young people in sport. A central goal for all those involved in sport for young people is to provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment where children can develop and enhance their physical and social skills. Promoting a child-centred environment should go hand in hand with identifying and eliminating practices that impact negatively on safe and enjoyable participation in sport for young people.
The next series workshops will be delivered by Sport Ireland tutors on:
Monday 16th September 2019 in Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel 6pm- 9pm
Monday 23rd September 2019 in LIT, Thurles 6pm- 9pm
Please book early as places are limited on the workshop. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the course.
For further information please contact TSP Clonmel office 0761 06 6201
Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon 2019
Tipperary Sports Partnership are delighted to announce that the 2019 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon will take place in Clonmel on Sunday 29th September at 10.45 am.
This year Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon are delighted to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Special Olympics World Game Medalist Kellie O’Donnell recently launched the 2019 event with representatives from Tipperary Mini Marathon Committee.
The Mini Marathon aims to provide an opportunity for females to participate in a female only event and is open to walkers, joggers and runners of all abilities over the age of 18.
Participants will receive a technical tee-shirt sponsored by LIT Tipperary. All finishers will receive a specially anniversary designed race medallion. Spot prizes will also be distributed on the day. All participants will be chip timed and the event is AAI measured and certified.
Free Workshop : Good Governance in your Organisation (South Tipperary)
South Tipperary Development Company (STDC) in collaboration with Tipperary Public Participation Network are delighted to offer PPN members
Free Workshop : Good Governance in your Organisation
Spafield family resource centre, Old Rd, Waller’s-Lot, Cashel, Co. Tipperary E25 CX31
Thursday 12th September 2019 from 7pm – 9.30pm
Governance has become a significant requirement for all organisations. The Charities Governance Code provides a framework of best practice for all Community and Voluntary organisations even if it formally applies to bodies with charitable status for now.
Though the framework is clear, how to apply it in practice is less obvious. This workshop will help identify some practical steps which can be taken by all organisations to apply the code.
The aim of this workshop is to:
Explain how to apply the governance code Help identify some practical steps for your organisation
The ‘Taking Control’ Workshop is about practical ways to face life challenges, maintaining and taking control of your physical and mental wellbeing.
Monday 16th of September from 9.30am to 3pm in More Support Project (Old Court House), Bank street, Templemore
The Aims are as follows;
To build resilience in the face of life challenges and setbacks e.g Loss of income/employment, loss of a loved one, break down of relationships, feeling stressed to mention but a few
To enhance coping skills, especially pre-existing ones
To build and support self esteem and confidence
We have structured our workshop so that each module follows on from and builds on prior learning, scaffolding onto new and existing knowledge and encouraging participants to progress from awareness of issues, through to interpretation and on to active problem solving.
There are 4 modules:
Self Esteem and Positivity
My Coping Skills
Changing the weather in my Head. Signposting my supports and paths to my new life
Being Resilient, Taking Control
To book your place contact 087 264 2203 or 0505 24168
No Cost, lunch provided
Halloween Festival and Events Seminar
This is the first ever Halloween Events Seminar run by AOIFE (Association of Irish Festival and Events) to engage with 110 plus Halloween event organisers in the Country.
Saturday 14th September from 10:30 to 17:30 in Enterprise and Technology Centre, Creagh Ballinasloe
AOIFE’s Executive Director and Creative Director with some keynotes from successful pioneering Halloween events will deliver the day long programme targeted for community groups, volunteers and not for profits who wish to use the growing popularity of the Samhain tradition to produce a fun, creative and safe events.
The Seminar will deal with:
Trends for Audiences and Events
Setting up a new Festival / Event
Revenue and Sponsorship Opportunities
Social Media Mentoring
Programming Ideas for different Audiences
Tales from Pioneers
Press and Marketing
Participants must register with the AOIFE Secretariat in advance to book a 15 minute consultation
The Seminar is Free to AOIFE members and non-members must pay a small fee of €55 which can go towards the costs of purchasing a full AOIFE membership by the year end.
Do you work with or volunteer with Young People? If yes then you are invited to participate in a one day interactive workshop which has been developed by Jigsaw: The National Centre for Youth Mental health and delivered in collaboration with the Department of Health Promotion and Improvement , Health and Wellbeing Division, HSE.
Thursday 12th September 2019 from 9.30am – 4.30pm in Tyrone Community Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary