Roscommon School Refusal Resource Pack 2020

Please see below a link for the redesigned Roscommon School Refusal Resource Pack 2020 – information for schools and parents, which was developed in response to an increase in School Refusal issues in the county in 2018.

Dublin North North East Recovery College – Autumn Schedule

Dublin North North East Recovery College is delighted to announce our Autumn schedule of online courses via zoom – using video or phone link.

Please see attached promotional materials and the schedule below.

Due to high demand, we prioritise applicants from the Louth, Meath & North Dublin Areas but all interested are welcome to apply.  Applications via email ( or online via our website (link below) welcome.  All Applicants must be over 18. 

On-Line Autumn Courses:

1. ‘Thoughts, Feelings, Actions’
Start Date: Friday October 9th
Format: Four Weekly 1.5 hour sessions, 11am-12.30pm

2. ‘The Self Love Programme’
Start Date: Monday October 19th
Format: Four Weekly 1.5 hour sessions, 2-3.30pm

3. ‘Understanding Stigma and Dealing with Discrimination’
Start Date: Thursday October 22nd. 
Format: Four weekly 1.5 hour sessions, 11am-12.30pm

4. ‘My Home, My Sanctuary’
Start Date: Monday November 2nd
Format: Four Weekly 1.5 hour workshops, 11am-12.30pm

5. ‘Crafts & Creativity for Wellness
Start Date: Tuesday November 3rd
Format: Six Weekly 1.5 hour workshops, 11am-12.30pm

Our team will also provide easy to follow instructions for those looking to install the necessary Zoom App on their laptop or phone.  As always Our courses are open to everyone in the community including people overcoming mental health distress, family members, friends and mental health professionals.

Please note places are limited so please register your interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  If you have any further queries please do give us a call on 01-7008887.

Family Addiction Support Network – Family Therapeutic RISE Programme

The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) are planning to start their next RISE family therapeutic programme on the 15th October, 2020 in Navan. This is a very positive programme for family members affected by a loved one’s continued substance use.

Click on the link below to book a place with the FASN and for further information about the RISE Programme. This initiative is funded by Pobal through the Healthy Ireland Fund with the support of Meath Local Sports Partnership and Meath CYPSC.

Trim FRC Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Click on the link below to access the Trim FRC Autumn 2020 Newsletter:

Trim FRC Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme

Attention Parents….

Would you like support with the following:

  1. Healthy mealtimes
  1. Fussy eaters
  1. Too much screen time
  1. Children’s self esteem and emotional well being
  1. Bedtime routines
  1. Being more active as a family

If so join Parents Plus Healthy Families Programme free online.

There are two upcoming courses via Zoom on Thursday evenings (7pm to 9pm) from 15th October to 10th December or Monday mornings (10am to 12pm) from 12th October to 7th December 2020.

For more information or to reserve your place please contact:

Adele Keating: by the 21st of September 2020.

Click on the link below for flyer:

Parents-Plus-Healthy-Families-Flyer September 2020


East Coast FRC Quarterly Newsletter 2020

Click on the link below to access the latest East Coast FRC Quarterly Newsletter 2020.

East Coast FRC Quarterly Newsletter 2020

Open Data Engagement Fund

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have announced an Open Data Engagement Fund to support a variety of open data initiatives.  This is a competitive fund designed to provide support towards promoting the use of open data on the national Open Data portal data,

Applications can be made for funding to support a variety of Open Data related activities.  These include the organisation of outreach and engagement activities (seminars, competitions and hackathons) and the building of applications and development of visualisations to demonstrate the use that can be made of open data.  This year, particular consideration will be given to projects that use Open Data to address the issue of Covid 19.

You can find out more about this fund and how to apply in the following link:

Resources for schools – LIVE

A new development to support schools in their return alongside Covid-19 has officially gone live from Jigsaw. This new resource is aimed at promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools and is now available to all schools across the country, including those within/outside of our One Good School Initiative (OGS).

Click on the link below to access this resource and for further information see attached flyer link:

E-Flyer-Jigsaw-Schools Final 

JIGSAW are also trying to actively promote the new live Webchat facility (it is contained under supports in the new Schools Resource). The Webchat service is funded under Slaintecare and provides for a dedicated online support in Jigsaw where we can support any young people (12-25 years) over a number of sessions, similar to actually visiting a local Jigsaw service.

Let’s Get Ready Campaign Day 5 – Some thoughts for parents as children return to childcare

Click on the following link to access guidance for parents whose children are returning to childcare:

Guidance for parents as your child returns to childcare


Let’s Get Ready Campaign Day 4 – Information on the National Childcare Scheme

Click on the following link below

to access information on the National Childcare Scheme.