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Working with Ukrainian & Russian Speaking Interpreters Friday June 17th

HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare in conjunction with the HSE National Social Inclusion Office and HSE Mental Health are delivering the followingFREE training:

Working with Ukrainian and Russian speaking Interpreters

Guidelines for health workers in the midst of the current crisis in Ukraine



This training aims to share practical tips to support you to deliver your service with Interpreters and to build confidence with the process.

When / Where

Friday 17thof June at 10.30am (60 – 90 mins).

Who is this training for?

Those who work to support beneficiaries of the temporary protection directive and require the services of a Ukrainian/Russian speaking interpreter for example;  G.P.s, Community Workers, Teachers, Public Health Nurses, Area Medical Officers, Primary Care and Mental Health staff.

The training is available to non-HSE staff.

What are the learning goals?

-To raise awareness of the importance of working with an Interpreter to ensure; equal access to health services, accurate information gathering and better health outcomes for our service users.

-To provide practical guidance to health practitioners supporting people who do not use English as a first language.

-To encourage and support individuals and services to implement best practice guidelines around working with Interpreters.

How will the course be delivered?

The training will be delivered on-line via zoom.  Please note the training will berecorded. The recording will be shared in a link after the training and will be available for a period of 6 weeks on


CPD points and Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance willnotbe issued after the training and for CPD credits you will need to do your own negotiation / discussion with your accreditation body.

Next Steps

Request a place:To request a place on the course, please complete the online booking at the link below by Thursday 16thJune 2022.

Link to register:working-with-ukrainian-and-russian-speaking-interpreters-hse.eventbrite.ie

The training is free.

Join us on the day:The link for the webinar will be emailed to you closer to the day.  Please open the link 5 minutes before the start time, so that we can start on time.


A short evaluation will be circulated after the presentation.


For queries please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.in HSE Mental Health Operations.


Dr Veronica Byrne is a Senior Psychologist with Cork Kerry Social Inclusion Psychology Service. Currently Veronica supports the psychological wellbeing of children and adults who are living in IPAS centres (Direct Provision) across Cork and Kerry.  People seeking international protection (also known as seeking asylum) are more likely to have additional physical and mental health needs, however, equity of access to our health services can be a challenge, due to additional barriers for this group. The Social Inclusion Psychology service aims to support and enhance the psychological well- being of people seeking international protection given the increased risk of trauma associated with the asylum seeker journey, compounded by the uncertainty and stress of living in Direct Provision. Veronica’s area of interest is working with trauma and she has supported children, adults and families across HSE services for the past nine years.  


Midlands Science Youth Advisory Panel

youth advisory panel

Midlands Science promotes engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to communities all over the midlands. A key group of people we engage with are young people and we are keen to involve them in our content creation and programming. In order to make this involvement as impactful as possible, we are establishing a Youth Advisory Panel which will meet three times per year to review the work of Midlands Science and to provide vital input into the development of this work. A panel of 6 young people (aged 16+)will be established for a one year term from September to May each year and will be renewed each year with new members. All members will be provided with training in science communications and general communications and a full briefing on how to take part in the process. It will be an exciting and creative opportunity for anyone interested in science and/or communications.

Minister Foley invites applications from schools for new arts in education initiative BLAST 2022



The Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme, which will enable up to 425 new Arts-in-Education Residencies in schools each year. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th September 2022. Please visit the projects section of our website for further information and to download an application form. 

The aim of this scheme is to give pupils in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects.  

This initiative supports children and young people for the future, where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level will be paramount to peace, stability, sustainable economic growth and equality. 

The artist’s fee is €1,000 per residency which is funded by the Department of Education.

Completed applications must include the following and should be sent to the local full-time Education Support Centre.

  • A completed application form
  • A written proposal for the project indicating the aims of the project, the theme, materials, processes, anticipated outcomes, deliverability, number of contact hours and number of classes and pupils that will participate in the project.
  • Please also indicate the planned time-frame schedule and planned method of documentation for the project.

Any queries, please contact Athlone Education Support Centre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email Arts in Education Administration This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This initiative will be supported by the ESCI, education centre network, Teacher Artist Partnership CPD programme, Arts in Junior Cycle, NAPD Creative Engagement Programme and the Arts in Education Portal.

Summer Camps/Campaí Samhraidh 2022 for DEIS Band 1 & 2 and DEIS Rural Schools

Summer Camps and Campaí Samhraidh

Applications for Numeracy & Literacy Summer Camps/Campaí Samhraidh are currently open. DEIS Band 1 and 2 and DEIS Rural schools are eligible to participate in the programme.  Students identified as at risk of educational disadvantage may be included in the Camps programme in both DEIS Band 1 and 2 and DEIS Rural Schools.  The programme aims to support pupils’ ongoing engagement with education; to build their confidence and increase their motivation; promote wellbeing and promote learning for enjoyment .


Application forms, Camps guidebooks and additional supports and relevant links may be accessed on:

DEIS Summer Camps 2022 - Navan Education Centre Teacher CPD Courses (ecnavan.ie)


Queries may be directed to the Camps Co-ordinators:

·      Alan Nelson:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (English Camps, Navan Education & Support Centre)

·      Daithí Ó Murchú: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Campaí Samhraidh, Dublin West Education Centre)

AGM Athlone Education Support Centre Monday May 23rd 4.30p.m.

The Annual General Meeting of Athlone Education Support Centre will be held this year on Monday, 23rd May at 4.30p.m. in the Education Centre. Motions for the AGM and proposed alterations to the Constitution are now invited. Any member wishing to propose a motion or alteration to the Constitution shall send same in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than seven days before the date of the AGM. Included with each motion/proposed alterations to the Constitution, shall be the name of the proposer and seconder.

We look forward to seeing you on May 23rd. 

Creative Clusters 2022-2023 Closing Date Friday May 13th

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI) and funded through the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters Initiative. 

Creative Clusters is an important initiative of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. The Creative Youth Plan aims to give every child practical access to tuition, experience and participation in art, music, drama and coding by 2022

Click HERE to download guidelines and an application form. 


The ESCI (Education Support Centres Ireland) website pulls in courses from Education Centres all over the country allowing you view all courses taking place nationwide.

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