Peace of Mind Event

We would like to thank everyone who attended last night’s Peace of Mind event in Waterford City Hall! It was great to see so many local people, service providers and specialists having an interest in ways to promote positive mental health in our Community.

Also, a huge shout out to Ann Baron from Samaritans Waterford and South East, John Dempsey from Pieta. Ending Suicide. Beginning Hope, Leslie Hughes from Laochas – The Warrior Soul Project, Paul Beech, Michael Stafford from The Chapter Coach, Andy Kerrigan from Shine Ireland, Jennifer Davy from Wellbeing Warrior, and Sandra Crowley, Vice-Chairwoman of Waterford Disability Network for taking the time to come and speak at our event. It was great listening to what you all had to say!

Grateful thanks to the Granary Cafe Waterford for providing a delicious array of finger food during the interval.

Due to the amount of requests we received, WDN are announcing that Peace of Mind will be an annual event every November.

We would also like to thank WLR FM, Kyle Butler, Noel Brown and Waterford In Your Pocket for covering and promoting the event; and thank you to Waterford City and County Council for providing the large room and facilities.

(More pictures to come).

Peace of Mind

Just hours away from this evening’s event “Peace of Mind”!
Commencing at 7pm in Waterford City Hall, this FREE event is open to the public – anyone can come, all are welcome!

Unfortunately, Aiserí are no longer able to attend as a guest speaker. We have updated our list of Guest Speakers, please see below image.

“Peace of Mind” Mental Health Awareness Seminar

Due to popular demand, we are proud to announce we are returning for the second year of our “Peace of Mind” Mental Health Awareness Seminar. Please see below image for list of Guest Speakers.

29th November 2023, 7 – 9 pm at Waterford City Hall.
This is a FREE EVENT, OPEN to all.

Looking forward to seeing you all there 😃

Waterford GAA Health & Wellbeing Conference

Conference held 06 November 2023

“Peace of Mind” Mental Health Awareness Seminar 2023

Due to popular demand, we are proud to announce we are returning for the second year of our “Peace of Mind” Mental Health Awareness Seminar.

29th November 2023, 7 – 9 pm at Waterford City Hall.

Looking forward to seeing you all there 😃

WDN’s & InvincAble Fitness Sports Inclusion Award 2023

We are glad to announce the WDN InvincABLE Fitness Inclusion Award 2023.

This is a great opportunity for voluntary groups throughout Waterford to evaluate how inclusive they are to persons with a disability

Please Share with any non-profit sports, scouts, drama, community group etc.

Emails will be sent over the next couple of days to potential nominees

Dungarvan Leader Friday, 28 April 2023

Calls For More Disabled Parking In Dungarvan

The Waterford Disability Network has launched a campaign calling for additional disabled parking spaces in Dungarvan. Following a survey of disabled parking in the town, it was found that the number of spaces in Dungarvan falls short of the Irish Wheelchair Association’s recommended minimum.

Members of the Waterford Disability Network committee recently met with local Councillors Pat Nugent, Declan Doocey, and Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh in Dungarvan to discuss the issue.

Speaking after the meeting, Críostóir Ó Faoláin, who is leading the campaign with Waterford Disability Network said: “Parking has been an issue in the town for a long time, but no matter what way you look at it parking in the town centre will always be limited. The least we can do is make sure that the people who need it most have access to parking in the town centre. An able-bodied person like myself can walk a little further to get where I’m going, but not everyone has that option. We can and should make at least the minimum number of disabled parking spaces available in our town centre.”

Críostóir Ó Faoláin added “We are calling for a full review of disabled parking in the town centre to be carried out, and for a plan to ensure that progress is made in providing at least the minimum number of disabled parking spaces by redesignating 27 parking spaces around the town as disabled parking.”

The group has started a petition, available on the WDN Facebook page, to invite people to show their support for their campaign. Over 100 people have signed the petition to date, including over 50 businesses located in Dungarvan town centre.

https://www.change.org/p/additional-disabled-parking-in-dungarvan?recruiter=1112647544&recruited_by_id=43489e10-a903-11ea-9c50-47fdcca6a84f&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=petition_dashboard

Pobal Funding Acquired

Thank you to our W.D.N. fundraising sub committee (Melissa, Emily, Seán & Jo), that worked conscientiously on this Pobal application for funding under the Community Centres Investment Fund.

Absolutely delighted that we can now make the necessary adaptations and improvements to make our premises totally accessible to adults, youths and children with a range of disabilities.

W.D.N. will be upgrading our lighting system, which will not only be autism friendly, but will deliver tremendous savings in our use of electricity, enabling our organisation to become more energy efficient and ecologically friendly.

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