By way of update, in response to Covid-19, the Government has launched “The Community Call”, a major initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors. The Community Call is an unprecedented mobilisation of both state and voluntary resources to combat the effects of Covid-19. The purpose of the Community Call is to coordinate community activity and community assistance to where it is needed. The Community Call will be overseen and managed locally by Local Authorities. Led by the Local Authorities Chief Executives, the dedicated community Forum in each county will coordinate and connect the wide
covid-19-information-booklet-easy-read-version- The HSE and Department of Health have produced an Easy Read version of the Public Information Guide on Covid 19 (Coronavirus). The Easy Read version will help those who sometimes find content hard to read, understand or act on. Staff working with vulnerable groups such as some, people with an intellectual disability, members of the Travelling community, homeless people or asylum seekers can order copies and share them with your service users by whatever possible means.
Guidance on Contingency Planning for People who use Drugs and COVID 26Ma.._ Click on the link above for information on guidance around contingency planning for people who use drugs during COVID-19.
https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting-for-life/news/supports-and-services-during-covid-19.html The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event. Some people might find it more worrying than others and may need some extra support. There are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this. Read more about minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak....click on the link above to find out more about supports available at this time. While it may not be possible to get face to face appointments there are a number of service providers that offer online and phone mental health supports and services. These include online counselling,
http://www.drugs.ie/news/article/coronavirus_and_drug_recovery?fbclid=IwAR3fwqdhtoPTZ4uOIe21x7HL9uQ282a6oKDhLfYrtJOp32n7zSVFgYe-5U4 Click on the link above to get information on tips to remain substance free. #Itsinourhands
Please click on the link below which will bring you to the COVID-19 Information Booklet, which is being delivered to all households from this week onward. You can download the booklet here covid-19-information-booklet 26.3.2020 #ItsInOurHands #Covid19
https://smartrecovery.ie/about-us/ Smart Recovery Ireland (click on the link above) support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. Please note that all National Face to Face SMART Recovery Ireland meetings have been cancelled in line with the government recommendations for COVID -19. However, SMART Recovery Ireland has a number of online meetings available to offer support to those affected by meeting closures due to COVID-19 Virus, there are