Entries by Aoife Mulhall

World Food Day

16th of October is World Food Day, and in an extremely difficult year we would like to thank all the generous donors to our Food for Simon programme for continuing to donate food to our frontline services. The challenges posed by Covid-19 have effected every aspect of how Dublin Simon Community responds to the ongoing […]

Homelessness & Mental Health

“The homeless population has always experienced difficulty accessing mainstream mental health services, partially due to many of them presenting with dual diagnosis: ie. a mental health condition together with an addiction problem which the Irish mental health system traditionally sees as two separate problems to be treated in two separate systems, either of which can […]

CAG Simon Speak Out

On Wednesday, 30th September, we held our annual CAG Simon Speak Out. The Client Action Group, or CAG, are a group of people that get together to work on projects with the aim of helping others who are experiencing homelessness. It is also an opportunity for clients to voice their opinions on issues in homelessness […]

Crisis Suicide Service for Homeless Population Averages Two Critical Interventions Each Day – Dublin Simon Community Annual Report

Dublin Simon Community Annual Review 2019 reveals that the charity’s out-of-hours Suicide Prevention Service averaged two critical interventions per day for suicidality Charity sees growth in demand for health supports as analysis shows that 53% of emergency accommodation residents require mental health support – the vast majority of whom (90%) have additional physical health or […]

A Hepatitis-Free Future

A HEPATITIS-FREE FUTURE By Ian Ndlovu, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE Viral hepatitis remains a public health problem which continues to claim thousands of lives every year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) set a target to eliminate hepatitis by the year 2030. This can only be achieved through intense screening of at-risk populations, raising public awareness, community awareness, […]

Social Quiz-tancing For Simon

Join Dublin Simon Community and their fundraising team on their first venture into the virtual quiz world. Coming to you live from our Facebook page on Wednesday 1st April at 8pm, gather the gang (remotely) and compete with each other from the comfort of your very own couch. Staying in is the new going out! […]

Supporting Hospitals During Covid-19

Like everyone at the moment, Dublin Simon Community is flexing and adapting in response to the Covid-19 crisis to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community. While Ireland is already seeing exponential growth in the number of confirmed cases, we are very conscious that this is still the ‘calm before the storm’, as […]