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Tag Archives: "Covid 19"

2 Jun, 2020

#Hold Firm – a message for all of us from the HSE

For the last number of weeks and months, everyone in Ireland has taken steps to flatten the curve, to protect our health service and save lives. These actions have reduced the impact of COVID-19 on the country and our health service. Now we need to motivate and inspire people to keep going with those actions […]

28 May, 2020

Coronavirus – what public health measures are in place right now?

Where are we at with the Coronavirus? Is social distancing still so important? Can we meet up? We all have a lot of questions about the Coronavirus restrictions so here is some information from the Gov.ie website  https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ explaining why it is so important that we keep up social distancing and hygiene habits and why […]

28 May, 2020

Dealing with fake health information during the coronavirus pandemic

We are all aware that not everything you read on social media can be trusted. Even when it comes to Coronavirus there are people who are spreading false information and we need to be careful what we believe. Below is a good article from the HSE on this. You can access this article and more […]

27 May, 2020

Teenagers, socialising and social distancing

Do you have teenagers who are keen to meet up with friends but worry that their friends may ignore social distancing advice? Linda, a Clinician with Jigsaw has some advice for Kayla, a young teenager who finds herself in that position. Ask Jigsaw: Friends not social distancing I met up with my friends today and it […]

21 May, 2020

Fun relaxation games for families

There may be a lot of stress around at the moment – for parents and for children. Here Josephine Meehan from Springboard Family Support Project shares some fun relaxation games for families which can help us to unwind. This article is part of the “Parenting through Covid 19 – helpful hints to keep home life […]

21 May, 2020

Minding your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic

It is perfectly normal to be finding life stressful at the moment. We are living in extraordinary times and so it is really important to look after ourselves. Here are some good tips from the HSE website  https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/covid-19/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html about minding our mental health. Minding your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic Infectious disease pandemics like […]

18 May, 2020

Five steps to strengthening your immune system

One of the things we can do to help ourselves at the moment is to strengthen our immune system. In the article below Dr Mercey Livingston explores what the immune system is and how it works and suggests five ways in which we can strengthen our immune system. Nutrition – avoiding junk food and eating […]

14 May, 2020

Some new and expectant mothers finding the Covid-19 crisis ‘very challenging’

This article from the journal.ie website https://www.thejournal.ie/ looks at how new and expectant mothers may find themselves struggling with mental health issues in the current pandemic situation. Remember if you are struggling with any issues you can contact Donegal Parent Support line on FREEPHONE 1800 112277. You can also click the link to download Aware NI […]

12 May, 2020

Great low cost craft activities

Here are some great low cost activities to try together from the Childcare Team in Springboard Family Resource Project. These are included in the second booklet in the series “Parenting through Covid 19 – handy hints to keep home life happy” which was produced by staff in Finn Valley Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family […]

17 Apr, 2020

How to Practise Empathy during the Covid19 Pandemic

Empathy can help us connect with others even though we are apart and it can help us deal with the challenges we are facing at the moment. This article is from the VeryWellMind website and although we have reproduced it below you can also download the original here  https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-practice-empathy-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-4800924 By Kendra Cherry Medically reviewed by […]