CARLOW Public Participation Network (PPN) recently launched two initiatives at a meeting in the Talbot Hotel. One tackles issues relating to access, while the other aims to prevent suicide.
The Carlow Community Wellbeing Champions Programme was delivered by Tracy Nugent, the HSE’s resource officer for suicide prevention in the southeast. This new programme aims to appoint wellbeing champions in community groups, who will be trained to offer information and supports relating to health and wellbeing in Carlow.
Issues about accessing services within the HSE were also covered at the meeting with the launch of the Carlow Universal Access Movement (CUAM). That presentation was delivered by Eileen Doyle and Karl Duffy, who are both members of the organisation.
Representatives from organisations and community groups across Co Carlow were also in attendance. After the meeting, participants had a chance to check out the various stands on the various groups as well as networking with one another.