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Adding in Faith

By andy on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 in Blog.

  I walk around town And feeling dazed With talk of Stigma Some day being erased.   For I must strive And keep moving on This is Mental illness I’ve done nothing wrong.   They give me my medicine But they say there’s no cure, I sometimes wonder Should I take them anymore.   Some […]


Getting there Finally….

By andy on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 in Blog.

People tell you that the stigma of mental health is improving in Ireland. to a certain extent I agree and then there is part of me that just wants to laugh. I was your typical office worker, in a group environment where everyone heard everything. From what you were eating for lunch to who was kissing […]


My Mind Quickens

By andy on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Blog.

    My mind quickens, At the sight of the city, But I am a spacer, True and true. Overthinking thinks nothing goes right, Everyone asks are you ok. But that is the problem, Why don’t you pour washing up liquid down my throat? A hundred people ask are you ok? And what if I […]


Winter Wonderland

By andy on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 in Blog.

    The joys of snow spread across the fields like an arctic blanket, crystal white like an ivory cloth. I loved it when it snows as it has a real winters feeling. When the dawn breaks there is a pastel hue in the sky, streaks of pink, blue, purple in the sky like a […]


The Green Ribbon Gardening Group

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Blog.

  Hello, I’m Maeve. I started as the volunteer garden facilitator in the Green Ribbon at the start of this summer, and it’s been a great experience working in the garden there with members of the Basement Resource Centre gardening group. We head over to the garden every Thursday afternoon, and spend two hours in […]


Be Creative, Learn more

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Blog.

Written By John Noel Kenneally I am an artist and work with Mayfield Arts Centre, Newbury House, Mayfield, Cork. I have been there for four months. I do lots of art such as painting, drawing, pastels, etc. I held my first Art Exhibition in July 2017. I got to show all my drawings and pictures […]


Green Ribbon Garden BBQ Event

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 in Blog.

On Thursday 6th July members and staff of the Basement Resource Centre Shine came together with enthusiasm to host a BBQ in the Green Ribbon Garden on Kyle Street.  The event was a celebration of our community, to thanks the members who work hard in the Green Ribbon Garden and to thank our ongoing supporters.  […]


The Basement Resource Centre in Cork visits Spike Island

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 in Blog.

Written by Emily Daly The Basement Resource Centre in Cork recently went on a summer outing to Spike island, Cobh. I facilitated the outing and 7 of us went for the day, to include 6 members. The day was thoroughly enjoyable for all, we had a lovely lunch on the quay, ferry ride over to the island, interesting […]


Friday Outing to Croke Park

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 in Blog.

Written by Cecilia Ryan 9 members of The Basin Club went on a tour of Croke Park on Friday 28 th July. We all had a ball of a time. There were lots of people on the tour. We saw 32 jerseys of the different counties, all different colours. The tour allowed us to see […]


Being- by Eva Burke

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 in Blog.

Being. One way or another we are all in a state of being. Present. Living in the moment. Spiritual beings in an empty shell. What comes into being with the air that we breathe, the pulse in our body and the thoughts in our heads. We are separate entities each of us. Being makes me […]




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