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Make the Moove has partnered with UCD 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.

Crisis Response Team

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.

Events that require a CRT

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. An event that adversely affects only one family, is not deemed to traumatise a community. Examples of events are sudden unexpected deaths or serious injury; CRT response will not be limited to these events.

Initiating a CRT

o On receipt of a request for a CRT, Make the Moove will initiate contact with the CRT on foot of an initial discussion, a decision will be made as to whether to dispatch a CRT, and the level of CRT (numbers wise) to dispatch.
o A community point of contact (POC) will act as liaison between CRT and the community.
o The POC will arrange for a location for the CRT to work and operate.

Conduct of CRT

o CRT will travel to the community that has requested the assistance.
o Initial survey of services required will be conducted by the CRT.
o If additional personnel are required, the CRT will seek permission from Make the Moove.

CRT will:
o Listen to individuals.
o Watch out for warning signs.

o Refer individuals to additional services:
o State services
o HSE Services
o Counselling

o Lead community healing if required.

o CRT will follow up with the community in the weeks following the initial intervention to provide additional support as required.


Make the Moove offers support for counselling services with dedicated counsellors. Contact Make the Moove for more information around this.