first_imgRAPHOE NOTES: Raphoe Family Resource Centre:  ‘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.Junior JivingThe Family Resource Centre is intending to run jiving classes for children and young people commencing on Friday 6th November from 4.14-5.15pm in the Volt House Hall. Cost €2 per class. The jiving will only start if there are sufficient numbers so please contact us on 087 3641503 or through Facebook to register your child/young person.Halloween HamperThe lucky winner of the Family Resource Centre’s Halloween Hamper is James Johnston Junior from Raphoe. Congratulations James! We would like to thank everyone who purchased lines for the hamper; we greatly appreciate your generous support. Our sincere thanks are extended to Coyle’s Centra, Raphoe for permission to locate the hamper in the Post Office and to the staff of the Post Office for their kindness in safeguarding the subscriptions. Annual General MeetingThe Annual General Meeting of Raphoe Family Resource Centre will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th November 2015 in the Volt House. Everyone welcome.Women’s GroupThe next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 9th November at 8.00pm in the Volt House. Parents Plus – RaphoeParents Plus-Raphoe is starting in the beginning of November 2015. Have you a child / children aged from 6 -11 years old?Does it ever feel like world war 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get homework started or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up getting becoming more frustrated?Do you ever feel just at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t?)Now is the time to make the changes!Raphoe Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Springboard Family Support Project is now taking names for a free Parents Plus 8 week programme.The Parents Plus Children’s Programme offers parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more co-operative and maintain boundaries, help them learn and reach their full potential. Topics include:· Being a responsive parent;· Encouraging and supporting children;· Promoting children’s language and development;· Helping children concentrate and learn;· Building co-operation in young children;· Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems;This programme is free of charge.For further information please contact Melanie @Raphoe FRC on 0749145796 / 0873641503 or [email protected] Springboard Family Support Project on 0749173918Little Smiles with Big DreamsLittle 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!Raphoe Boxing ClubFinal preparations are now in place for the Club’s forthcoming major boxing tournament that will take place in the Deele College Sports Pavilion on Saturday 7th November when the local Club will have as their guests Tenbury Wells Boxing Club from Ludlow, England. There will be 14 quality contests down for decision featuring many Ulster, Irish and English Champions. The first bell will be at 8pm sharp and as a big crowd is expected patrons are advised to be in their seats early. Avery special thanks goes to our main sponsor Marcus Roulston of Brown’s Restaurants and to all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their continued financial support for without it the local Boxing Club would fail to exist. Boxercise classes under the guidance of Gary Mc Cullagh take place in the Boxing Gym on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-11am and on Thursday night from 7-8pm, and anyone looking to improve their fitness is welcome to attend. Contact Gary on 087-9285108.Social EveningRaphoe Presbyterian Church Kurling Club is hosting a Social Evening inRaphoe Presbyterian Church Hall on Friday 6th November 2015 from 8.00 -10.30pm. Music by Leslie Matthews. Join us for an evening of fun, storytelling, dancing and much more. Meet our mystery guest. Admission: €8.00 includes light refreshments and door prizes.ThanksRaphoe Senior Citizens Committee would like to say a huge thanks to the Members of the Northern Star Masonic Lodge who recently held ‘A Night at the Races’ and presented us with a cheque for €1,686.50, which will go towards our Annual Senior Citizens Party this year.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, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.COMMUNITY NEWS: RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LAUNCH PROGRAMME FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION was last modified: October 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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