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O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork

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Policy discussion and debate on family caring in Ireland, as well as the official launch of two Irish Research Council New Foundations projects in the area of family caring in Ireland

10.00 – 10.30 – Welcome Tea/Coffee

10.30 – 10.40 Welcome – Introduction Dr. Claire Edwards, Director, ISS21

10.45 Official Launch – Irish Research Council New Foundations Project : Experiences of Role and Identity Transition on Cessation of the Caring Role – Implications for Policy and Practice.

Presenter Dr. Carol Kelleher, ISS21 and Department of Management and Marketing, UCC

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Currently we know little about what happens to carers when the caring role ends and how they might be best supported to transition to life after care. POSTCARE provides a nuanced knowledge of family carers’ post caregiving experiences of loss, role and identity transition on cessation of the caring role. Using a participatory action research approach, POSTCARE seeks to respond to some of the issues, challenges and concerns facing former carers via a series of participant led workshop and supports. Primary outputs include policy, theoretical and media-oriented papers and carer association and peer supports disseminated to as wide an audience as possible.

11.05 Official Launch – Irish Research Council New Foundations Project : Family Care Supports : Mental Health Caring

Presenter Dr Jacqui O’ Riordan, ISS21 and School of Applied Social Studies, UCC

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This project builds on existing research undertaken by the partners. It maps support services in Cork city and county, for care recipients and family carers who require mental health support. Previous research undertaken indicates that challenges to mental health recovery and care for family members are presented through ad hoc information on support services and their scope of activity. This project seeks to (i) bridge that gap in information (ii) identify potential fusions in support services in the three localities and (iii) contribute to furthering the sustainability of family caring relations in mental health contexts.

11.25: Panel Discussion – Response to Reports

12.00: Open Floor Question and Answer Session

12.45: Workshop Conclusion - Next Steps…Where do we go from here?

13.00-13.30 Teas/Coffee – Light Lunch

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