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Scoil Iosaef Naofa Staff Complete Suicide Prevention Training

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Scoil Iosaef Naofa are a very proactive school across all areas of wellbeing including physical, mental and emotional health. The most recent example of this was last week when the staff completed the Safe Talk Workshop with Breaking The Silence. Safe Talk is a very interactive 3 Hour Workshop which educates participants in Suicide Awareness and introductory First Aid Suicide Intervention Skills. Feedback from the school on this workshop has been very positive and 25 participants completed this training.

“Scoil Iosaef Naofa promotes positive mental health among its pupils. The message of ‘Safe Talk’ resonates with our approach. This is evident across the curriculum but in particular in various SPHE programs and the RE program ‘Grow in Love”

Anthony Kenneally, Principal, Scoil Iosaef Naofa Cobh.

For further information on the FREE courses we provide in Suicide Prevention & Intervention please check out Facebook page “Breaking The Silence Cobh”.

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Cobh Community Centre give generous donation to St. Vincent De Paul

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The cheque of €500 was presented to St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday evening at the Community Centre. It was part of the proceeds from the Centre’s ‘Christmas Variety Concert’. John Coleman, Chairman of the Cobh Community Centre, thanked all the groups that performed at the concert last December, including nearby colleges St. Mary’s National School, Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh and Scoil Iosaef. Members of the Fundraising Committee – Manager, Gwen O’Halloran, Majella Smith, Martin O’Leary and Catherine Jefferson – also expressed their appreciation for the spirited and uplifting performances that were given last December by the Children’s Theatre, the Cope Foundation Day Unit, Pop & Rock and the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir. Thanking the Cobh Community Centre, Liz O’Driscoll and Aine O’Regan from St. Vincent de Paul said, “Our charity receives much focus around Christmas time, which is a great thing, but our work is ongoing, year-round. Therefore, donations at this time of year are especially important to us.”

The Chairman used the presentation of the cheque to St. Vincent de Paul to announce ambitious plans to increase the usage of the Centre’s many and varied facilities. John noted, “Cobh Community Centre has great potential for hosting a variety of both community and commercial activities as well as training sessions. We offer convenience plus first-class facilities. That’s a package that’s hard to top! We are also constantly expanding and upgrading our classes and events. So, there is something here for everyone in the Cobh community…the Centre literally does what it says on the tin!”

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