ILMI Team News
As we enter into the Summer months we continue to offer a range of online connection opportunities. Some of our online projects have now concluded but we have many new communities ready to be rolled out over the coming weeks. If you have an interest in any of the communities below or have an idea for an online class you feel would be of benefit to people then do get in touch. Simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the ILMI staff team who will be happy to register you to participate.
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Our PAS Support and Information Community meets on a weekly basis on Tuesday's at 3pm. The purpose of the group is to provide peer support and information on maintaining and managing your PAS during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group have been meeting now for almost three months and are in the process of reviewing the group's ongoing work. If you are currently part of the group and have not received your review questionnaire then do get in touch.
Remember this is a fluid group and there is no strict membership requirement. Simply if you are in receipt of a PAS and would like to join this online community then please do let us know. You do not have to be an ILMI member, or in receipt of a service from a specific service provider, to take part and everyone is more than welcome. Contact any member of the ILMI team to register your interest in joining or email Susan at email@example.com
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An Introduction to Independent Living
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In addition to our PAS community we are currently delivering training on an introduction to Independent Living. Delivered using Zoom technology this peer-led training recognises the challenge people face when considering the move towards Independent Living. It aims to provide support and information to people who are beginning that journey or who have made the transition to Independent Living and would like some peer support. Training is 60 minutes per session, and is delivered on Tuesday morning's at 11am. No experience is necessary but advance registration is required. If you would like to learn more please contact our Peer Mentor Shelly Gaynor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversations and Activism and Change
Photo shows the text Conversations about Activism and Change every Wednesday at 7.30pm.
Our popular Conversations about Activism and Change series continues this week. This informal online community meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm and is open to everyone. If you would like to listen to experienced activists share their experiences of the Independent Living Movement then please email email@example.com to reserve your space.
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Our Education Committee reconvenes by Zoom this Friday at 10.30am. Chaired by Eileen Daly the group is open to new members at all times. You can contact our policy officer James on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and receive a copy of the meeting agenda.
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Both ILMI and the ONSIDE project are continuing to provide access to it's community support and training programme through a number of community platforms. Specific sessions include:
- Monday: 12pm - 2pm ONSIDE Monaghan (Session 5), 2pm Longford Platform
- Friday: 10am - 12pm ONSIDE Monaghan (Session 6), 1pm Clare Platform
- **Coming Soon Galway Platform
- Ongoing Donegal Platform
These platforms are an opportunity for you to stay socially connected and find out information on supports and services in your local community. We have guest speakers from mainstream services that provide information and talk about what is available to you during COVID-19 and beyond.
It is hoped that the community platforms will provide a response to the challenge of social isolation caused by COVID-19, through creating a shared social space for the voices of local disabled adults. If you would like to register to take part in any of these community platforms then please contact any of the ILMI or ONSIDE staff teams through email@example.com
Minding Your Emotional Wellbeing
Photo Damien O'Reilly receiving his Certificate of Completion following the CBT programme completion.
ONSIDE programme participants have now completed their Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme for stress and anxiety. Qualified CBT Therapist Maria Whelan brought a practical approach and holistic view towards emotional wellbeing and physical health n relation to current health crisis. We hope all participants found the course useful.
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Our yoga class with expert Kieran O'Neill continues on Thursday's at 12pm. The focus is on yoga, mobility and toning exercises, which will help focus: the mind, body soul with stretching and breathing exercises; loosening your the body and easing any build of stress the body is holding on to; and building up strength and endurance in the working muscles. If you are interested in taking part please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photo shows a Creative Writing graphic with the words Read it, write it, share it.
ILMI are delighted to be working with Leitrim Artist Isolde Carmody to bring a series of Creative Writing workshops over the coming weeks. Places will be extremely limited so advance registration is required as soon as possible if you have an interest in taking part please contact email@example.com or Isolde herself at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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ILMI are delighted to offer a series of 5 Nutrition Workshops via zoom with Alexia Treanor, Co. Monaghan based Nutritional Therapist. These 1 hour workshops will run every Wednesday 12pm-1pm for 5 weeks, starting Wednesday 17th June.
Alexia's mantra is 'Eat Well, Feel Better' which has helped hundreds of clients of all ages improve their health and recover from a variety and ailments and conditions. Alexia's believes it is not simply a matter of telling people to stop eating certain foods but to educate and empower each client and equip them with tailored eating plans to assist them in achieving and maintaining good health.
The series of Nutrition Workshops will explore the importance of a balanced diet, understanding the basic macro nutrients, carbohydrates, fats & proteins, the link between emotional eating and hunger, simple meal planning and much more!
This programme is open to everyone however there are limited spaces available. Please register your interest now by emailing email@example.com.