See Change is delighted to officially welcome a whole host of organisations who have joined the partnership recently. We look forward to working with each to inform and strengthen our approach to challenging stigma.
STOP Suicide is a registered charity that was set up in 2004 by five Families in the Northwest that had lost a Family member to Suicide. STOP suicide provides ten free Crisis Intervention & Solution Focused Therapy sessions to those who are in distress or feeling suicidal. They also have a bereavement support group for those who have been bereaved by suicide.Freephone 1850 211 877 or visit www.stopsuicide.ie
Laois Community Forum
Laois Community Forum provides a platform for community and voluntary groups to network and be involved in the economic, social and cultural development of the county. The Forum has an important role to play in promoting the participation of the community and voluntary sector in local decision making. The Forum is used as the first point of consultation for many of the new initiatives, policies and plans that are emerging in County Laois. Visit www.laoiscommunityforum.ie
Gay Switchboard Dublin
Whatever is on your mind, from coming out, to heading out, friends to lovers, mothers to brothers….sometimes you just need to talk. Gay Switchboard Volunteers provide confidential listening, support & signposting for lesbians, gay men, bisexual & trans people, as well as anyone who needs to discuss issues relating to sexuality. Gay Switchboard volunteers don’t judge or tell you what to do; We’ll provide support and appropriate information in a safe & friendly atmosphere. Call 01-8721055 or visit www.gayswitchboard.ie
Open Heart House
Open Heart House is a center of warmth, welcome and acceptance which actively embraces and supports people living with HIV and AIDS. The community encourages a positive approach from people living with HIV though facilitating a supportive network of peers nationwide in an environment of confidentiality, both in – house, online, and through outreach. Visit www.openhearthouse.ie
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland is the representative body for national voluntary youth work organisations in Ireland. Is é Comhairle Náisiúnta na nÓg an eagras ionadaíochta an óige in Éirinn. It represents and supports the interests of around 50 voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.It seeks to ensure that all young people are empowered to develop the skills and confidence to fully participate as active citizens in an inclusive society. Visit www.youth.ie
Amen Support Services
Amen Support Services Ltd is information and support service for male victims of domestic abuse. Services include, confidential helpline, counselling, support group meetings, court accompaniment and one to one information and support sessions. Visit www.amen.ie
The Garage Gigs have been providing opportunities to new musicians and songwriters for 13 years, and have helped some of Ireland’s best known artists to get started, including The Script, Royseven, Delorentos, Ham Sandwich, Ryan Sheridan, The Immediate. Garageland also run Band Camps for young musicians and designed The Irish Youth Music Awards for Youth Work Ireland, which is the biggest music event on the Youth Work calendar. Visit www.garageland.ie
Irish Countrywomen’s Association
The ICA is the largest membership organisation of women in Ireland. Their local guilds are at the heart of community life, keeping traditions and heritage alive and relevant while offering support, friendship, personal development and life-long learning to their members. Visit www.ica.ie
Interested in joining the See Change partnership? Contact Scott Ahearn (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01-8601620) to discuss ways that your organisation could partner with See Change to break the silence of stigma.