Thank you for all of the fantastic support for the #Inthistogether Wellbeing campaign, from the Department of Health and the HSE, this will continue to push out across the airwaves into June.
The HSE has creates some useful resources on: Supporting someone with a disability during the coronavirus pandemic
The campaign radio ads can be found here https://soundcloud.com/user-774450354
The website is www.gov.ie/together and the hashtag is #inthistogether.
Partners are recommended to continue to share their wellbeing content under the hashtag #Inthistogether.
Next week there will be features on
- Bord Bias ‘Bloom at home festival’ happening on May 31st
- GAAs Club Step Challenge getting people out and physically active over the next month
- safefoods START campaign helping parents to cope at home
- Cruinniu na N’ogs build to the national day of free creativity for children and young people on the13th of June
The Government’s roadmap for reopening society and business can be found here.
Family Carers Ireland – offering family carers free counselling sessions
Family carers sometimes have difficulty coping with their emotional well-being and their mental health and are more likely to struggle with stress, anxiety and depression than the general population. As a carer, there are times when you may find yourself struggling with your mental health and emotional well-being due to a combination of the demands of your caring role, and the additional challenges you might be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Family Carers Ireland offer help to family carers, as they believe no one should have to care alone. They have developed a free, short-term online and phone counselling service for family carers and will connect carers with a qualified counsellor from a panel of approved professionals.
The service can be accessed through the website https://familycarers.ie/help-and-advice/online-and-phone-counselling-service/
or through the National Freephone Careline on 1800 24 07 24.