DON’T STAND BY, STAND UP
STOP A BULLY
I choose to ...
Stop a hurtful rumour either online or offline whenever I can.
Tell an adult when I know of a plan to single out, harass or start a fight in our school/community/work.
Not be a bullying bystander – when I know of bullying I will take action and tell someone.
Be supportive to a vulnerable person
I promise to ...
Respect all people and their belongings.
Always treat others the way I want to be treated.
Choose not to abuse power with someone who is weaker than me.
We have completed three separate bereavement support groups to assist those who have had difficulty expressing or reconciling their losses or have felt the need to talk and receive support from others.
These have been beneficial to those attending and we have been requested to run further groups in 2021.
We have been asked to consider an online group in 2021. Up to the present time we have met face to face as this has encouraged participants to connect and support one another.
We would like to know what you, the public would prefer.
a bereavement group in the Galway area or
an online group?
PLEASE text 0851140983 to let us know if you are interested
Athlone community on a candlelit walk in support of those who have lost loved ones to suicide
Dream with us!
Perhaps you have felt lonely in the midst of a crowd of people?
Perhaps you have wondered if everyone else knows something that you cant understand?
Perhaps you have felt like a misfit in society and that no-one cares?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE ... THERE ARE OTHERS WHO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL.
HOPE Community seeks to create a 'community within the community'. A place of belonging where those who feel out of connection with others can come to contribute and receive friendship and in doing so address isolation and loneliness.
When our vision is realised we hope to have the facilities for young people to learn how to write poetry and songs and express themselves. We would love to encourage different activities for all age groups where there can be community participation. This may include self-help talks, support groups, craft activities, English lessons for foreigners; all with a strong support base from different community and church members.
This is a proposed project that we hope to be able to either start, or inspire others to start. Hope with us that we will be able to realise this dream of ours - to have an open door in the community but mostly that lonely people would find a wholesome place of belonging.
"There I will give back her vineyards to her and transform her Valley of Troubles into a Door of Hope. She will respond to me there, singing with joy as in days long ago in her youth" Hosea 2:15