#Inthistogether Wellbeing campaign

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

Other Resources:

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.