Make the Moove is a mental health initiative that was founded in Devils Bit Macra in Tipperary in 2018 and was pioneered by John Keane and Jonathan Dwyer. Make the Moove grew out of frustrations that came from Macra members seeing more and more of their friends dying from Suicide. Despite there being good services available from both the state and the not-for-profit sector, they were not enough to stem the ever-increasing rates of suicide, especially in young rural males.
Over the course of the last few years Make the Moove has provided awareness talks to a number of different groups including providing awareness talks to Teagasc students.
In November 2023, with the support for FBD, Make the Moove relaunched its awareness campaigns and training in partnership with UCD Agri Mental Health Group. The awareness campaign and training will provide people with the skills to listen and to help them understand what to do with what they hear.
Make the Moove has partnered with UCD Agri Mental Health Group to create a training programme that will focus on developing an understanding of the factors affecting mental health in rural Ireland. It will provide insights into key contributing factors specifically for rural communities. The training will provide support for raising awareness and developing resilience supporting those dealing with stress and uncertainty.
The training will provide attendees with knowledge on how to support positive mental health in communities and skills around validation when working with rural communities.
The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is either an individual or a team of individuals who respond on request from Make the Moove to communities in need of Crisis Response. A crisis in this case is an unexpected event that has resulted in trauma to many members of a community.
Without being prescriptive, any event that has the capacity to traumatise a community may be deemed an event in need of a CRT. A CRT will only be deployed once a request has come in from a community to Make the Moove.
The following is what your donation can supply:
€10 helps keep the Critical Response Team (CRT) to stay on the road for 10km.
€50 funds one counselling session for someone in need.
€100 provides training for a Make the Moove volunteer.
€2000 provides a Critical Response Team (CRT) to help a community in the event of a tragedy.