National Family Support Network launches wellbeing event

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Geneva Pattison

In these difficult times, it’s important to practice self care and reach out for support if you need it. The National Family Support Network is lending a much needed helping hand with that endeavor, with their January virtual learning and wellbeing event. The event will take place over two days via Zoom, on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of January and places can be booked through Eventbrite.

The virtual event will cover a range of topics and offer advice, for people effected by familial based violence, family members with drug dependency and how to cope with the loss of a loved one. These talks include how to deal with a duel diagnosis, bereavement support with Sile Leech, kinship care with Emma Byrne-Macnamee, dealing with drug related intimidation with Lisa Whelton and non-violent resistance with Eileen Lauster.

There will also be a focus on practical psychological tools, everyone can use to improve their mental health and wellbeing. These talks include laughter yoga with Aoife Nelson, positive psychology Chris Rankin and mindfulness with Paula Garrett.

The National Family Support Network was set up in 2000, with the goal of supporting families who have experienced substance misuse. As stated on their website, their areas of work include:

  • Providing support to families, family support groups, and family support networks
  • Providing or procuring educational and training inputs for members and others involved in the delivery of service to families
  • Undertaking policy work
  • Activities to promote awareness
  • Service of Commemoration and Hope
  • Strategic planning and review

The online talks have two time slots available to choose from, the events are free and the first 250 people to book will receive a free care pack. One you have booked your place, you will be emailed closer to the time of the talk and given a Zoom link to follow.

Copy the interactive PDF link below into your web browser and click on the time slot of the class you’re interested in to book.

Alternatively, visit The National Family Support Network website for more information.