Generously supported by Rethink Ireland’s Impact Fund for Munster, we are delighted to announce our Compassionate Culture Network (CCN) is now expanding across Munster. Over the coming weeks, four safe spaces where people can have open and creative chats about loss, gently exploring how compassion connects, and share some deadly conversation, will be established in Limerick, Mallow, Bantry and Cahirciveen.
Where: Citizen Innovation Lab, Sarsfield Street, Limerick V94 DW21
When: Tuesday May 2nd and Tuesday May 16th – introduction. Every Tuesday from June 6th.
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Where: McAuley Hall, Le Chéile Family Resource Centre, Fair Street, Mallow P51 F344
When: Every Monday from May 8th
Time: 11.45am to 1.45pm
Where: St Goban’s College of Further Education and Training, Seskin,Bantry
When: Friday’s. Currently at capacity. If you’d like to be involved or support future sessions call Deirdre Fitzgerald at Cork ETB on 086-8239089
Where: Starting in May, for details email or ring the contacts below
They’re entirely free to take part in.
But what exactly is a ‘deadly conversation’ CNN? Well, it’s a bit like a grief café where we try to remove any fear and anxiety around words such as ‘grief’ and ‘loss’. Each session is facilitated by an artist and support worker who use creativity to try and break through the block some people have when it comes to talking about their grief.
There’ll be things to doodle or fidget with. There’ll be some creative explorations and prompts. You can talk. You can not talk. You can simply listen and be listened to. Or you can simply pop in for a chat over a cuppa!
We are very grateful to Rethink Ireland, the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund. With special thanks to all the generous donors, including the Parkes Family, the Sunflower Charitable Foundation, Ei Electronics, and Community Foundation for Ireland.