ScEEN in Kerry’s mission is to raise awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people in Co. Kerry and to advocate for their needs to the wider community. Our vision is to achieve this by developing LGBT+ Awareness workshops for cooperate, educational and sporting environments.
Currently available trainings are;
Youth Awareness Workshop – this is a two-hour interactive workshop aimed at teenagers, to help them understand LGBT+ terminology, pronouns, LGBT+ history in Ireland, and the issues facing LGBT+ individuals.
Working with LGBT+ individuals – a one-hour discussion of how to work with LGBT+ service users in a social care/mental health/etc. setting with a focus on LGBT+ issues and accommodations, and space for Q&A
For more information, please contact;
LGBT+ Community Support Worker
Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG
esuicideTALK is a one to two-hour exploration in suicide awareness. The programme is organised around the question “should we talk about suicide?” and offers a space to safely explore some of the more challenging issues relating to suicide. The programme encourages everyone to find a part they can play in preventing suicide. Its goal is to help make direct, open and honest talk about suicide easier.
Understanding Self Harm workshop provides opportunities to improved knowledge, awareness and understanding of self-harming behaviour. Participants consider how personal attitudes and experiences might affect their helping role with a person who self-harms. It aims to clarify what self-harm is, what leads people to engage in the behaviour and considers its relationship with suicide. The causes, reasons behind the behaviour, and the functions are discussed. Positive approaches to engaging with and caring for someone who self-harms are presented. Active participation is encouraged.
SafeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. It is suitable for all kinds of caregivers – health workers, teachers, community workers, Gardai, youth workers, volunteers, people responding to family, friends and co-workers. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living. The workshop provides opportunities to learn what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get more help. It encourages honest, open and direct talk about suicide as part of preparing people to provide suicide first aid. Participants also consider how personal attitudes and experiences might affect their helping role with a person at risk.