Tea & Talk campaign for Suicide or Survive

I was delighted to have a ‘Tea & Talk’ with Suicide or Survive (SOS) last week. The aim of their most recent campaign is to highlight the importance of talking about mental health issues with friends, family, and loved ones. Well done to the organisers for an informative day.

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Further Education Protest‏

Please see below:
I wish to advise you there will be a protest outside Dail Eireann against the change in the pupil-teacher ratio in the Further Education sector at 5.30 on Thursday, 25th April.
The purpose of the protest is to defend the Further Education sector against a change which carries with it the very real possibility that many courses would cease to be offered. This would deny a great number of students access to education, thereby limiting their potential to engage productively in the workforce or to progress to higher education.
A large proportion of the students in Further Education colleges come from backgrounds which would not traditionally be associated with a high participation rate in education; the change in the pupil-teacher ratio will therefore only serve to deepen educational inequality.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Yours, Donal Griffin