Wednesday 16 October 2019

The Notebook - community news

Aware, Ireland's leading organisation providing support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder today announced that its popular Life Skills Group Programme will be available to the people of Louth again this November.

The free programme, nine hours over the course of six weeks, will teach attendees how to better manage the stress of everyday life, recognise and manage unhelpful thoughts, learn new ways of thinking and ultimately begin the journey to a healthier and more confident life.

The Aware Life Skills Group Programme will begin on Wednesday 7th November at Westcourt Hotel. Online registration for the programme is now open and places are available to anyone over 18. Those interested in attending are encouraged to book quickly as places are limited and will fill up fast.

The Life Skills Group Programme, has been developed by the renowned cognitive behaviour therapy specialist (CBT), Dr. Chris Williams and is specifically designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways.

The Life Skills Group Programme is free to attend, with a refundable 30e booking deposit in place to ensure participants that really want to book a place have the opportunity to do so. The booking fee will be refunded by contacting Aware once all six modules in the course have been completed. Reduced booking fees are available for students, the unemployed, OAPs or those in possession of a medical card.

To register and book your place visit

Science at the library

THE Science of Mandala Art is an adult workshop as part of Science Week at Drogheda Library. It takes place on Tuesday November 6th from 11am - 1pm.

Booking is essential at the library.

The Science of Food labelling is also in the library at 6pm on the same date. Booking is also essential for this.

IBTS clinic in school

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) provides the blood and blood products needed in hospitals to help these patients. Every week 3,000 donations are needed in Ireland.

If you'd like to help, there is an opportunity to give blood at the IBTS mobile clinic in St. Mary's Primary School, Crossroute, Bryanstown, Drogheda on Tuesday 30th October, Wednesday 31st October, 2018, Thursday 1st November, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm & Sunday 4th November - 11:30am - 3:00pm

St. Oliver's National School, Ballymakenny Road, Drogheda, Monday 5th November, Tuesday 6th November, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Drogheda Independent