Press Release: Communities Doing It for Themselves!

There was great excitement at the Family Addiction Support Network premises last Friday 12th June in Dundalk as Gwen McKenna & Jackie McKenna welcomed Sinead Hussey RTE to showcase their Communities Doing It for Themselves! – a model of response to supporting families impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse, using best practice through a tried and tested holistic approach between the Church, State & Community.
 
Sinéad Hussey – North East Correspondent – RTE, Jackie McKenna – FASN Project Coordinator, Brenda Kirwan – FASN Group Facilitator
 
Listen to what people on the ground and in our communities are experiencing on Sunday 21st June on “This Week” RTE Radio 1 programme at 1pm and on the 6pm RTE News same evening. It will also be available on RTE website from lunchtime on Sunday.
 
Listen out for FASN – the Family Support Network who will be featured on “This Week” RTE Radio 1 programme at 1pm and on the 6pm RTE News on the same evening.
 
 
We are calling on all our TD’s and public representatives to lobby the Government to fully implement the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote health and wellbeing for all at all ages and to invest in our communities. As the representative voice of families impacted by substance misuse FASN also calls on the Government to ensure the appointment of a Minister with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy to sit at the Cabinet table and that the unique issues and needs of families in the North East region to be recognised and included in policy development and reports.
 
Jackie McKenna – FASN Project Coordinator, Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú – Louth Sinn Féin, Gwen McKenna – FASN Support Specialist
 
 
Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú – Louth Sinn Féin, Sinéad Hussey – North East Correspondent – RTE, Jackie McKenna – FASN Project Coordinator
 
Giving Families & Loved Ones on those in addiction a Voice – Communities Doing It for Themselves!
 
Listen & watch out for FASN – the Family Support Network who will be featured on “This Week” RTE Radio 1 programme at 1pm this Sunday, 21st June and on the 6pm RTE News on the same evening.
 
 
 
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