Supporting Our Vision



Evidence shows that quality relationships act as a buffer and a protective factor in our health and wellbeing. They can help us to feel safe, seen, soothed, and create a space where we are able to be open and share our worries and concerns.

Advocacy

Relationships are a key determinate of health and wellbeing so we do everything we can to advocate for quality relationships in practice.

Our advocacy work, events and communications programmes are strategic and evidence-based to highlight the benefits of taking a relationship-centred approach in frontline practice.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Our facilitated screenings of ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope’ have been warmly received by invited audiences of practitioners and teachers.

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ABLE launch

The launch of our accredited, evidence-informed ABLE training model was an important milestone in our history to date, marking the start of an exciting new chapter for Ag Eisteacht.

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Hands up for Children

To show our support of the Prevention and Early Intervention Services’ Hands Up for Children campaign, we organised an awareness event to highlight the need for increased State funding and a more targeted programme for early intervention.

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Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

 

We held our first facilitated screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope’  at Nano Nagle Place in Cork in October 2018 for a group of frontline practitioners from the health, social care, youth and community sectors.

We created a ‘Tree of Hope’ and invited attendees to pin their thoughts and hopes on it to reflect a narrative of hope.

Since that first screening, demand for this powerful documentary has risen.

As we are licence holders, we continue to provide facilitated screenings for teachers and multidisciplinary audiences of frontline pracitioners to raise awareness of the research about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact of ACEs and toxic stress has on health and wellbeing.

Our aim is to facilitate a conversation among frontline workers and teachers about the role they can play in adopting a narrative of hope and how being ‘that one good adult’ can support and empower individuals.

Having positive relationships is one of the key components of improved outcomes for people who have experience ACEs.

We also offer virtual delivery of our facilitated screenings.  Please contact [email protected] for details.

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ABLE launch

 

On Friday 12th May 2017, we celebrated the launch of our core ABLE training model in the tranquil surroundings of Nano Nagle Place in the heart of Cork city, surrounded by clients, our trainers and representatives from community, health and social care organisations.

Susanna Abse, Consultant Psychotherapist and former CEO of renowned UK charity, Tavistock Relationships, delivered a keynote speech at the launch on ‘The role relationships play in shaping our lives.’

Dr Sinéad Hanafin, a scholar of the European Academy of Nursing Science, a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity and managing director of the research consultancy company, Research Matters, presented an overview of her research findings into the impact relationships have on our health and wellbeing.

 

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Hands up for Children

Our event took place in Cork in November 2015 and included a keynote speech by Fergus Finlay (former CEO, Barnardos). There were presentations by Marian Quinn (Chair, Prevention and Early Intervention Network), Katherine Harford (Manager, Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme) and Catherine Maguire (Infant Mental Health Specialist, HSE).

We firmly believe – and research shows – that with access to early intervention and a person-centred approach in practice, individuals can be supported to build their relational capability and resilience and so strengthen the wellbeing of all the family.

Over 100 people attended our event in Cork to show their support.

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