https://jigsawonline.ie/coronavirus-and-youth-mental-health/ The Covid-19 situation is changing daily. As the current situation evolves so must our response. While face-to-face services are temporarily suspended, young people’s mental health remains a top priority. Please see link above where clinicians in JIGSAW are busy working developing articles, videos, animations and audio which will be published on their website regularly. These will all reflect the changing environment we’re in, providing information and support for young people, parents and guardians and those working with young people. Sign up for regular mental health and information updates.
https://www.stillhere.ie/ Please find attached the Home link above to the Department of Justice & Equality’s website www.stillhere.ie ‘’We have all been asked to stay at home in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but for those who experience domestic abuse, home may not be the safest option. It is important that you know you are not alone – domestic and sexual violence support services from State agencies and the voluntary sector have been adapted and increased to ensure they remain available to support you, even during the restrictions which are now in place due to Covid-19. Restrictions on movement do
Getting Through COVID-19 Together Campaign - Social Partner Briefing Stress Control Briefing Note The HSE, Health & Wellbeing are offering a Stress Control Online programme, commencing 13th April 2020, via Stresscontrol.org. This 3 week programme is free of charge to the public and delivered by Dr. Jim White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Stress Control Ltd. It has never been more important for the public to have evidenced based supports from a trusted source, to help them manage and deal with the range of emotions individuals and families are experiencing at the moment. Please see a briefing note attached above with information
Covid 19 Bereavement Support Service Poster pdf A service has been established to provide support to immediate family members of those who have died as a result of COVID-19. Click on the above link for further information. Please circulate.
https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/press-releases/2020/april/an-garda-siochana-%E2%80%93-here-to-help-and-support-victims-of-domestic-abuse.html An Garda Síochána is here to help and support anyone who is a victim of the crime of Domestic Abuse, they should contact their local Garda station or in an emergency call 999/112.
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.