Monday, 9 April 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Gateway is Recruiting

Hi folks,

As many of you already know there are a few changes coming up in Gateway.  Mairead is moving on from Gateway at the end of April and Fionn is due back from maternity leave in June.

In the mean time Gateway is recruiting for a new Development Worker to work as part of the Gateway team, supporting Gateway members in the operation and development of a member and peer led community resource for people with self experience of mental ill health and recovery.

For those interested in applying see the job spec here:
Mental Health Ireland are the employer and managing the recruitment for Gateway.  Please follow the application process explained in the advert which will mean applying to Mental Health Ireland, not Gateway.

Please be aware that the deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 15th April. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

Feel free to circulate this to people who might be interested and/or experienced. We are looking for someone who has a community development background with good knowledge of the context and kind of work that we do in Gateway using a community development approach.

Good luck to all/any applying.

The Gateway Team

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

National Concert Hall - Music In Mind Workshop at Gateway

Music In Mind is a programme of participative music workshops for people in the community living with Mental Health difficulties.  The focus is on participation and enjoyment.  Our vision is that anyone living with Mental Health difficulties should have the opportunity to participate in collective music making, and to experience the benefits that this can bring.

Music in Mind believe that participation in music has a powerful role to play in the area of Mental Health.  Music, in particular group singing, has been demonstrated to promote positive feelings, expectation and hope, self-belief, social support and networking, structure and organisation (Morrison & Clift, 2012).

Music in Mind opens the door to a world of social and community music making, develops individuals living with Mental Health concerns, and contributes to the national conversation surround Mental Health; a subject that has been brushed aside for far too long.

 See Poster Below for Information on Upcoming Workshop at Gateway

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Be the reason someone smiles today - #smileypancake

Good luck to everyone making their pancake smile today for mental health awareness.

Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and what better way to do that than with a smile.  They invites people to make their pancakes smile this pancake Tuesday and text MHI to 50300 to donate €4 to Mental Health Ireland. 

Happy pancake Tuesday everyone!

My Voice Matters National Consultation Survey

What is My Voice Matters?
My Voice Matters is a national consultation that will gather feedback through two surveys, one for people who use mental health services and one for their family members, friends and carers.  Part of the research will be carried out through a survey.  You should allow 10-15 minutes to complete the survey.  The surveys will look at three main issues:

1. What services are available
2. Experience of services provided
3. How services could be improved

This information will help Mental Health Reform identify gaps in mental health services and, in turn, campaign for improvements.

The survey is completely confidential and there will be no names or contact information collected in the survey.

Who can take part?
Anyone who is using or has used mental health services for their mental health difficulty in the last two years can complete the 'service user' survey.

Have you used Irish mental health services within the last 2 years?  Click the link below to take the survey:
Click here to take the Service User Survey

Do you support someone who has experience of mental health services? Click the link below to take the survey:
Click here to take Family, Friends and Carers Survey

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018

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