The Social and Health
Promoting Capacity for Change Since 1974
Hello Everyone. We are doing our best to help halt the virus and to keep the project work going as best we can. This is a time for great community effort and solidarity. For the next few weeks we will use an on-line approach with our core training groups. We have postponed short courses and our on-going development programme for the moment. Our office is now closed but staff will be working from home. You can still get in contact with us on 021-4666180. We will keep things under close review. Thank you for your support and patience.
We have set up the following initiatives to help supports people through this very difficult time
Jim Sheehan & team
Our New COVID 19 SHEP Special Initiatives
SHEP Coiscéim Low-Cost Counselling
Free and confidential ‘Support-Line’ service.
Coiscéim, in addition to its usual counselling service is offering a coordinated ‘Support-line’ for anyone who is experiencing anxiety, have underlying health issues and in self-isolation and for families whose loved ones are hospitalised or who have had a family member die from COVID 19
Phone Coiscéim: 087-7998602 or SHEP 087-1719724
SHEP Coiscéim CAIRDE Counselling
SHEP/Coiscéim Cairde counselling is providing a helpline to people living in Direct Provision Centres.
SHEP Advocacy Project
COVID 19 – Special Response
During the Covid-19 emergency SHEP Advocacy Project is available to people with disabilities and people experiencing mental health difficulties, offering telephone and email advocacy support on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you wish to speak to an independent advocate about a concern, please call 0871873904 or email email@example.com
Independent advocacy is about supporting adults when they are struggling to be heard, when they are at risk of or experiencing abuse and when their rights are not being respected.
Professional Learning & Support Circle*
Special COVID19 Initiative to support any Frontline Health Professional
Fortnightly (max 90 minutes on-line/Zoom) session for 5-6 participants: four sessions, starting the week beginning April 6th (on an agreed day & time that suits everyone: probably Tuesday afternoon/evening or Friday am/afternoon). Confidential, safe, facilitated, free, supportive, informal, friendly and easy to set up. An additional four sessions will available if the group wishes. The aim of this Learning Circle is to create a space for practitioners to connect with and reflect on their present work experience. The focus is on personal resilience, self-care and peer support.
First group facilitated by Jim Sheehan and Beatrice Barry Murphy
For further information on this Professional Learning Circle phone or text Jim Sheehan on (087) 6199236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*This is being offered as part of a broader ‘Heart of Practice’ collaboration with Ag Eisteacht and Dr Nicola O’Sullivan.
Our mission is to help people with a range of integrated personal, community, environmental and international development initiatives.