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Benefit night for festival welfare service PsyCare for Wigwam

Benefit night for festival welfare service PsyCare for Wigwam


PsyCare Ireland, a volunteer-led organisation that provides

Recently, we shared a call from non-profit festival welfare service PsyCare Ireland for Call for volunteers to offer drug-related welfare services at Irish festivals this summer.

Next month, on Thursday May 18th (7pm – 11pm), PsyCare are hosting a benefit club event featuring Dublin electronic duo Adult Store, DJs Falx and OneCanChan, with proceeds to the non-profit.

All with the DJ sets from the above, PsyCare committee members will give a short talk about the service and announce festival plans for 2023. Harm reduction information will be available throughout the night, as well as psychological care, should anyone need it.

Raffle prizes include tickets to Irish festivals, including Beyond the Pale, Another Love Story, and Fuinneamh and tickets to Tengu’s Pride Party, Pygmalion, Forbidden Fruit afterparties at Centre Point and more.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

7 pm-11 pm, Thursday, 18th of May.

About PysCare Ireland

PsyCare Ireland is a volunteer-led organisation that provides psychological care and education at Irish festivals and events.

PsyCare Ireland provides 24-hour welfare services for festival attendees in psychological difficulty and specialist substance crisis intervention to those affected by drugs and/or alcohol. PsyCare Ireland also provides substance harm reduction information to the public at Irish events.

PsyCare Ireland was established in 2021 by a passionate team of experienced professionals and festival goers. The core team includes nurses, doctors and psychotherapists. They saw a need to provide a peer-to-peer welfare service to Irish festival-goers and were inspired by similar successful projects such as PsyCare UK and Kosmicare in Portugal.

Last year PsyCare Ireland provided support at five festivals, including Day of the Dead, Fuinneamh and Another Love Story. They also hosted a harm reduction workshop at Electric Picnic. They believe that mental health services at festivals can be lifesaving. This year, they are expanding their service to reach more festivals and are training a hundred new volunteers.

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