We provide help and friendship to those who are excluded and have gained some insight and understanding about what it means to be an outsider in Irish society today.

Through our advocacy and education activities we seek to share that experience, especially with students and teachers, to help create a society in which everyone is made to feel welcome.

Advocacy is a very important part of Trust’s work with education and media all playing an important role.

[Dr. Garret Fitzgerald presenting Alice Leahy with her honorary doctorate, UCD, June 2004]


We provide lectures to medical students in UCD, students from various health disciplines in RCSI and to numerous hospitals in Dublin including casualty staff and post graduate students in St. James hospital.

Schools Projects

Over the years we have undertaken several projects and programmes right up to a National Art Competition and Education Programme on the theme of the outsider, and a nationwide Transition year essay competition.

Training Seminars, Presentations and Papers

We also participate in Training Seminars, publish papers throughout the year and take part in many presentations to various groups across the country.


Trust have also been responsible for a number of reports highlighting the areas that Trust works in.