Discovering our Local Community

In this block we had started a group called Discovering our community. We go out most weeks to different places in our community that may be of interest. In the last couple of weeks we have visited Threshold in Tallaght Village and Rua Red by the Square. Here is what we discovered… Threshold I want…

The Old Boys by William Trevor

William Trevor is a writer I’ve read and returned to since I was eighteen. He died last year after a long and illustrious career. This work was his first major novel, though he is perhaps best known as a short story writer. The Old Boys introduces us to the lives of a school committee consisting…

EOLAS project – 8 week course

This week saw the beginning of the EOLAS project. Two very interesting ladies R and J facilitated it. J herself was a service user so was on the same wavelength as us. The course will run for 8 weeks and the next week there will be a psychiatrist to listen to all our issues and…

Tallaght Hospital’s Green Ribbon Event

Tallaght Hospital held their Green Ribbon event in Killinarden Community Centre today. Prof. George Swanwick gave a fascinating talk about mental health. It was about mental health as you age for Mental Health Awareness Month. He was very informative about the connection between physical and mental health eg. Alzheimer’s. He explained their was an increase…

Our Contribution to the Incognito Art Exhibition

  In Feb and March just gone a group of us here in New Horizon Hub with the help of facilitator Bernadette entered some postcard size paintings into the Jack and Jill Incognito Art Project. The project had 1500 original, miniature art pieces, donated to the charity by over 1000 artists from around the country…

NEW SEASON… NEW TIMETABLE

Here at new horizon we have just finished last season’s timetable. The staff work very hard to put a timetable together and takes plenty of effort on their part to deliver. The highlights over the last 16 weeks for me were; building stronger friendships with everyone at New Horizon the art class was fantastic it…

Our Creative Coner 3.5.17

The New Horizon Walking Group The New Horizon Walking Group was held on Tuesday May 2nd. There were three participants and one facilitator.  The sun was shining and the birds were singing.  We went for a walk to Tallaght Village and on the way back we had a quick look at West Park fitness club. …

17 Week Timetable – Block 2

This week in New Horizon we started a new 17 week timetable. Now that the Summer is here we will start going out on a few community outings. I am really looking forward to going to play pitch and putt and we are also going to try fishing. I only went fishing once before, it’s…

The benefits of attending New Horizon

The benefits I get from attending New Horizon are exceptional.  So far it has allowed me to form new friendships with people who are participating in the programme.  But also going to the hub has given me the necessary tools and skills to learn how to cope with my difficulties in a more effect manner….

Soft in the Head by Marie-Sabine Roger

Soft In The Head tells the tale of middle-aged Germain who lives in France with his mother. His father didn’t stick around when he was born and his mother seems to lack an ounce of maternal fibre. He only works in a haphazard fashion and he’s taken to living in a caravan at the bottom…

GREEN RIBBON MONTH – NEW HORIZON HUB

This year we are promoting green ribbon month which falls every May. The green ribbon is designed to raise awareness of mental health issues in Ireland.  As a sufferer I can say I am encouraged to see mental health issues highlighted in the media.  Mental health problems range from mild to very severe and can…

Trip to the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Last Tuesday, April 25th, Bernadette one of our instructors, organised a trip for a group of participants to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Before we left, Bernadette organised two trays of sandwiches and flasks of tea and coffee.   We left New Horizons at 10.00am and set off in the people carrier. There were…

8 Week Goal Setting Course

The eight week Goal Setting programme was a subject that was conducted by Deirdre, a life coach.  There were ten participants to begin with, with eight participants completing the programme.  Each week covered a different topic and involved how to plan a goal and how to achieve goal.  It was great as we did lots…

It’s May – Green Ribbon Month

Here at New Horizon Hub there is always a buzz in the centre as we prepare our Green Ribbon campaign as part of the See Change campaign – “changing minds about mental health one conversation at a time”. We will be keeping you all up to date with what we are doing over the month….

Our Gardening Project

Last Thursday we went out to the garden in eve new horizon. We were all allocated a job, by Bernadette, a member of staff. I raked the loose leaves and put them in the skip. Then I collected loose stones and built a kind of rockery. The weather was great and we had music on outside….

A Personal Reflection on Positive Support and Encouragement

One of our participants wishes to share their story of how someone else’s encouragement and positive support helped them follow their dreams. We hope you enjoy. I met the most wonderful man in the world 32 years ago. I was a lost soul sleeping rough. I was a young adult and Kevin was 20 years older…

My Time in New Horizon

  My Time in New Horizon   It’s almost two years, now since I was first introduced to New Horizon Hub. When I started having no expectations, thinking it might be like a mental health club. The staff/keyworkers were very understanding, giving me a link and outlet each day. Motivating me with positive mental health,…

New to New Horizon Hub

New to New Horizon Hub! I started New Horizon on Friday. I liked it from day one. The classes are very special. Over the time that I’ve been here I noticed all the members and the staff are very friendly and all very busy doing their different jobs. I was introduced to all the members…

The Ivory Coast

Hi my name is Stephen and I am a participant here in New Horizon Hub. The following is an interview I carried out with Fatoumata who is a new participant in our Hub. Fatoumata is originally from The Ivory Coast which is situated on the west coast of Africa.  As a group we were very…

Our Book Club Poetry Review

His Day is Done    by Maya Angelou His day is done is a poem by Maya Angelou, it is about the life and passing of President Nelson Mandela. At the beginning of the poem, Maya Angelou writes about when news of President Nelson Mandela passing is broken and the shock and sadness felt as it…