Opportunity

By Edward Rowland Sill

 

This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:-

There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;

And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged

A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords

Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince’s banner

Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.

A craven hung along the battle’s edge,

And thought, “Had I a sword of keener steel-

That blue blade that the king’s son bears,-but this

Blunt thing-!” he snapt and flung it from his hand,

And lowering crept away and left the field.

Then came the king’s son, wounded, sore bestead,

And weaponless, and saw the broken sword,

Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand,

And ran and snatched it, and with battle-shout

Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down,

And saved a great cause that heroic day.

 

 

 

 

American government can stop the monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Saint Benedict, La., from making coffins for sale . The Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors told them that their sale of caskets violated state law, you cannot sell “funeral merchandise” unless you’re a licensed funeral director

 

 

 

www.ictu.ie

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is the largest civil society organisation on the island of Ireland, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 832,000 working people. There are currently 55 unions affiliated to Congress, north and south of the border.

 

 

 

 

 

Links

www.amnesty.ie

Amnesty International

In Ireland and across the world, Amnesty International exposes the truth, speaks out and creates change.

 

www.barnardos.ie

Barnardos

Helps vulnerable children across Ireland

 

www.bodywhys.ie

Bodywhys, The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland.

Support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends.

 

www.collegeroad.ie

UCC Students Union

 

www.dcu.ie/nursing

DCU School of Nursing

 

www.detect.ie

DETECT Early Intervention Service

 

www.dohc.ie

The Department of Health and Children's statutory role is to support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services. It also has a role in the strategic planning of health services.

 

www.equality.ie

The Equality Authority

 

www.projectgateway.blogspot.com

Gateway Mental Health Project ensuring hope dignity and wellness in an empowering and supportive community for people experiencing mental health issues.

 

 

 

www.grow.ie

Grow in Ireland helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.

 

www.headline.ie

National Media Monitoring Programme for Mental Health and Suicide

Headline is Ireland's national media monitoring programme, working to promote responsible and accurate coverage of mental health and suicide related issues within the Irish media.

 

www.headstrong.ie

Headstrong. The National Centre for Youth Mental Health

Headstrong is a new initiative working with communities in Ireland to ensure that young people aged twelve to twenty five are better supported to achieve mental health and wellbeing.

 

www.ibec.ie

Irish Business and Employers Confederation.

 

www.irishadvocacynetwork.com

Irish Advocacy Network.

Support and information to people with mental health difficulties by befriending them and offering a confidential listening ear or peer advocacy.

 

www.inspireireland.ie

Inspire Ireland Foundation is a charitable organisation that helps young people lead happier lives.

 

www.icgp.ie

The Irish College of General Practitioners

 

www.ictu.ie

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is the largest civil society organisation on the island of Ireland, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 832,000 working people. There are currently 55 unions affiliated to Congress, north and south of the border.

 

www.imhc.ie

Irish Mental Health Coalition

Campaigns for improved and prioritised mental health services in Ireland

 

www.ifa.ie

Irish Farmers Association

 

www.irishsportscouncil.ie

The Irish Sports Council aims to plan, lead and co-ordinate the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland. Our Vision is one where sport contributes to enhancing the quality of Irish life.

 

www.mentalhealthireland.ie

Mental Health Ireland aims to promote positive mental health and to actively support persons with a mental illness, their families and carers by identifying their needs and advocating their rights.

 

www.mhcirl.ie

Mental Health Commission

Promotes high standards in the delivery of mental health services and ensures the interests of those involuntarily admitted to Approved Centres are protected

 

www.nda.ie

National Disability Authority

Provides independent expert advice to Government on policy and practice

 

www.nosp.ie

National Office for Suicide Prevention

 

www.nsue.ie

National Service Users Executive

 

www.pcicollege.ie

PCI College is the leading provider of third level educational and continual professional development programmes for mature students in the fields of Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

www.pleasetalk.ie

 

Please Talk was founded by students, for students. The intention is for Please Talk to have a home on every campus in Ireland, and for the Please Talk message to become synonymous with student support, and with being at college

 

www.reachout.com

Reach Out is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and find ways to improve their own mental health and well-being

 

www.recover.ie

Shine Information Resource & Online Library

Recover.ie is a user-friendly database of comprehensive information for persons with self-experience of schizophrenia, their caring relatives, the general public and healthcare professionals. Recover.ie provides information about schizophrenia and offers a platform to centralise the relaying of information in Ireland.

 

www.samaritans.org

The Samaritans

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

 

www.shineonline.ie

Shine – Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.

 

www.spunout.ie

Youth Website by Community Creations

 

www.suicideorsurvive.ie

Suicide or Survive Ltd (SOS) provides services and supports aimed at suicide prevention in Ireland.

 

www.CollegeRoad.ie

UCC Students Untion - UCCSU provide a listening and advocacy service, run awareness campaigns on mental health issues and promotes the counselling and student health services in UCC.The Welfare Officer sits on the steering committee of the uLink peer support network, organises training for peer supporters/ordinary students in Suicide Alertness and is trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

 

www.yourmentalhealth.ie

Your Mental Health

Aims to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland.