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SDCC has lots to offer as part of ‘In This Together’ campaign

27 Apr 20

In This Together

South Dublin County Council is offering a range of activities and resources as part of a new “In This Together” initiative, launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday (April 24).

The campaign aims to help everyone in Ireland to Stay Connected, Stay Active, and look after their Mental Health throughout the Covid-19 Emergency.

In This Together encourages everyone to set a new daily activity which helps them to feel a little healthier or a little happier as we deal with Covid-19. It signposts useful advice to help people of every age group to cope with the ongoing restrictions, whether they are looking after children, dealing with self-isolation, preparing for the Leaving Cert, or coping with cabin fever.

The campaign draws together a huge range of activities that you can pursue in your home or your locality, by yourself or with family members or with friends online. There are ideas and activities for people of all ages. Just some highlights include:

  • SDC Sports Partnership live exercise classes
  • The Libraries Borrow Box
  • On line music classes with Music Generation
  • 5-minute crafts with our Library service
  • Age-Friendly News
  • Bouncing baby book club
  • LEO online courses

In This Together also draws together a huge range of advice and support that is available online for people of all ages, including:

  • Mindmindr app
  • Mental Health Facebook talks from 27th to 30th April
  • Promotion of our parks and getting back to nature

The initiative brings together National Government, local government, Government Agencies, community and voluntary sectors, and the Community Call Forums around the country.

You can find updated news and events on any of our social media channels.  

Wellbeing initiatives right across Government are being collated and that information can be easily found on Gov.ie.

Some of the initiatives on offer include:

Youth Information Chat Service

Crosscare Youth Information Service, along with our partners in Spunout, YWI and YMCA, has launched Ireland’s first online youth information chat service. The system will initially be live Mon-Fri from 4pm-8pm to answer questions from young people aged 16 – with information for young people who may be worried about Leaving Cert, College, Susi Grants.

For more information on the service, please visit https://spunout.ie/question

Young People’s voices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQh3yWeszd4

Dublin Regional Skills COVID19 News Supports Update

Please sign up to receive information through here.

4 The Family

4 the Family is a series of four sessions offering simple tips to families around the areas of Play, Parenting, Health & Technology.

Click here for more.

One Family

One Family is a family support organisation working specifically with people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating. Our askonefamily helpline has dedicated sessions on Early Years; Parenting Supports; Telephone Counselling. These times are available through our social media and website www.onefamily.ie. We can be contacted on 016629212 | 1890662212 | info@onefamily.ie.

AWARE

Aware has introduced a new Phone In Support & Self Care group for people experiencing anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and other mood-related conditions. 

Please see AWARESupport and Self Care groups for details as to Registration.

AWARE is also offering additional Life Skills Online Programmes to support people and continue to offer our Freephone  Support Line 1800 80 48 48 and supportmail@aware.ie.   

Family Carers Ireland

Services and supports that Family Carers Ireland are providing in South Dublin include:

  • A Listening Ear.  National Freephone Number 1800240724
  • Processing of Pobal Senior Alerts
  • Advice on Rights & Entitlements
  • On-Line Coffee Mornings (Facebook)
  • Limited Stock of PPE for carers
  • We have produced an Emergency Care Plan for Family Carers

Find more by clicking here.

LEO Supports

You can find more information on local enterprise supports by clicking here.

Sport and Physical Activity

Classes are on South Dublin County Sport Partnership Facebook page

Also link through Instagram.com/sdcsp1 and twitter @sdcsp1

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline is expanding with a new free call-back service which offers people with dementia and family carers from anywhere in Ireland the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a Dementia Nurse or a Dementia Adviser during the COVID-19 public health emergency. People with dementia and their family carers who want to avail of this new service can contact the National Helpline to make an appointment which is open six days a week Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on 1800 341 341. You can also email helpline@alzheimer.ie or use the Live Chat at www.alzheimer.ie

Age Action Ireland

Age Action Ireland has produced some very helpful resources to help older people gain digital skills so they can keep in touch with family and friends. Find out more here

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