first_imgRAPHOE NOTESRaphoeRaphoe Family Resource CentreWelcome The Family Resource Centre would like to welcome Sinead Mc Daid to the project as Youth Support Worker through the Tús Programme. Sinead joins our hard working Youth Team in supporting the Afterschool Programme, Youth Café, Young Girl’s Group, and the Young Boy’s Group. We look forward to working with Sinead over the next twelve months. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Donegal Local Development Company Limited for its continued support.‘Connecting With Young Men’ TrainingThe Family Resource Centre and the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) are hosting a free one day workshop on engaging with young men on Monday 30th November 2015. The workshop has been developed by MHFI, a new Unit within the highly successful ‘Engage’ National Men’s Health Training Programme. It has been funded by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention.From March 2011 to October 2012, the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland coordinated an all-island action learning project which sought to identify a range of possible means to promote positive mental health among young men. The final report made 12 key proposals with number 10 outlining the need to develop a training programme for frontline staff on how to effectively engage with young men. The Workshop content/format is based upon follow-up research which MHFI conducted to identify the training needs of a wide variety of organisations, how the training might be delivered and the content of the package.The Workshop will focus on the WHY and HOW to build relationships with young men and the objectives are to demonstrate why it is important to work with young men as a specific group; help participants reflect on their own value base, experience, attitudes towards, and expectations of young men; explore the world of young men, the issues that they face, and the opportunities that exist to engage with them; consider the practicalities of what works; increase the confidence of participants in relation to working with young men.The workshop will be of interest to a broad range of service providers and practitioners who wish to connect in more meaningful ways with young men. To book a place please contact Tony on 074-9145796 or on 087-3641503.Little Smiles with Big Dreams Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre.  Anyone who is in care of a child whether an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome.  The kiddies can get involved in messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults.  Parent and Toddler Groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of their age.Raphoe Walking GroupThe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am.  All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa! New members are always welcome so please feel free to join us on Thursday mornings!Springboard Family Support ProjectSpringboard Family Support Project are seeking to recruit a Childcare Worker (Maternity Cover January to July 2016). The post will cover our Parent and Toddler Group and Afterschools Club. Location: Springboard Family Support Project, Castlegrove, Raphoe, Co. Donegal. Ph.: 074 – 9173918The Successful Candidate will have:Relevant qualification in Childcare. Minimum Fetac Level 5.Minimum of one year’s experience in a preschool and afterschool setting.Be hardworking and flexible. Must be willing to work as part of a team and also work on their own initiative.A sound working knowledge of the National Childcare Regulations and the Siolta and Aistear Curriculum.Child Protection TrainingFirst Aid Qualification is desirableHours of work: Part Time Position. 17.5hrs. Application Process: Application by email to include CV along with a covering letter outlining how skills and experience match the job description and requirements of the post. Enquiries, Job Description and Person Specification can be obtained from Theresa by emailing: [email protected] Applications to be emailed to The Project Manager at: [email protected] Lagan Community Health Forum & Lagan Primary Care TeamLagan Community Health Forum & Lagan Primary Care Team invite you a Conference on “TheImpact of Alcohol & other Drug Usage on the Individual, Family and Community in An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 26th November from 10am to 1.30pm. Registration at 9am. Lunch provided. Guest Speakers include: Sinead O’Gorman, Accident & Emergency; Brian O’Donnell, Donegal Co. Council Road Safety Officer; Evelyn Smyth, Director for Women and Children’s Services; Donegal Youth Council; Ciara Doyle, Hidden Harm. There will also be a personal perspective. If you wish to attend please email Pauline at [email protected] or telephone 074-9148551 by 4pm on Friday 20th November.“Get Men Talking” Free Cancer SeminarThe Marie Keating Foundation is hosting a free “Get Men Talking” Seminar in Gallagher’s Hotel, Letterkenny on Tuesday 24th November from 6-8.30pm. The Seminar will include: An overview on male cancers; A survivor’s story; a talk on life after cancer and a session on Mindfulness. Speakers include: Mr. Kevin Moran, Consultant Urologist; Dr. Janice Richmond, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Oncology; a survivor, and Patricia Swann, Complementary Therapist. The seminar is free and open to men who have an interest in health or who are affected by cancer. The seminar is proudly supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Astellas Oncology. Registration is essential by logging onto www.mariekeating.ie or telephoning 01-6283726 or by emailing [email protected] Raphoe Boxing ClubEveryone at the local boxing club would like to say a sincere thanks to Marcus Roulston (Browns Restaurants) our major sponsor, to all the generous business people of the town and surrounding area’s for all their financial support and to everyone who turned out to support our recent major boxing tournament in Deele College Sports Pavilion as it was a great success and a great fundraiser for the local club. To all the boxers, referees and judges, to all the ladies in the canteen, to Aileen McCullagh who looked after the tuck shop, to the ticket sellers, Damien McDevitt and Gerard Crawford of Deele College Sports Pavilion and to anyone who played any small part on the night it is greatly appreciated by everyone at the local boxing club, and a special thanks to all the boxers and officials who travelled from England to take part in the tournament.Annual DanceThe Annual Dance will be held in Carnone Hall on Friday 27th November. Dancing from 9pm until late. Supper provided. Everyone welcome.Slimming World RaphoeRaphoe Slimming World has moved to a new venue. We will now meet every Tuesday night in theCathedral Hall, Raphoe at 7.30pm. Now is your chance for a fresh start. How would you like to be a half stone or a stone lighter by Christmas? Come along and join our warm friendly group. For further information contact Geraldine on 086-3348048.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to [email protected] or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE WELCOMES SINEAD TO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE was last modified: November 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Raphoe noteslast_img read more