The Kerry branch of Samaritans are holding an information evening on Monday 18th February 2013 in the Carlton Hotel, Tralee.
Samaritans is a registered charity which provides confidential emotional support to anyone suffering emotional distress or feelings of despair. Founded in 1953, the service aims to reduce instances of suicide by giving people a non-judgemental, anonymous space to explore their concerns and worries, through a 24 hour telephone helpline as well as by email, text messaging and face-to-face contact. The service is open to anyone who needs it – not just people with suicidal thoughts.
If you are interested in discovering more about the work the Samaritans do, and would like to find out if you can play a role in helping people suffering with emotional distress, please come to the Carlton Hotel in Tralee on Monday 18th February at 8pm.
You can find out more about the service at their website: http://www.samaritans.org/
If something is troubling you, then get in touch with a Samaritan by calling 1850 60 90 90; texting 087 2 60 90 90 or by emailing email@example.com. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In today’s Irish Times Brigid Quilligan, director of the Irish Traveller Movement, explains objectively why the views expressed recently by Charlie Flanagan TD – that Travellers should not be given seperate ethnic status - are misguided.
It’s an excellent read and will hopefully inform the public about the importance of Travellers having their distinct ethnicity recognised by the state. A big well-done and thank-you to Brigid for taking the time to address Mr Flanagan’s uninformed arguments. Please read the article via the link below and share it with your friends and family.
Click here to read the article.
Today is World Cancer Day! Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, and a topic that our Traveller Community Health Workers are frequently asked about. Please take the time to visit the official website (click here) – this year the goal is to dispel the damaging myths and misconceptions about the disease. The website will also tell you how you can help in the fight to beat cancer – don’t forget to share what you learn with friends and family!
We are happy to announce that the deadline for applications for the position of Traveller Community Health Worker has now been extended to 1:00pm on Monday, 4th February 2013.
For full details of the position see our previous article by clicking here.
Click the link below to read Pavee Point’s press statement in response to racist anti-Traveller language used by Judge Geoffrey Browne at a sitting of Tuam District Court – and please let your local TD know that you want Judge Browne held to account!
Pavee Point Press Statement 25-Jan-2013
Amnesty International has urged the Government to push for Roma and Traveller rights and to seek to combat violence against women during its EU presidency. Click below to read the full story.
Amnesty Delivers Recommendations to EU Presidency