Parents Plus: Free Online Workshops for Parents

In response to many questions from parents on how best to support their children during this Covid crisis, Prof John Sharry of Parents Plus will be giving two free online workshops in the coming weeks. The workshops will focus on two age-groups of children – one for parents of 2-12 year olds and one for parents of 13-18 year olds.

Supporting your Child’s Mental Health during the Covid crisis
A free workshop with John Sharry for parents of children aged 2 to 12 years.
Monday 8th March 2021 (7-8pm online via Zoom)

With lockdown and school closures, the Covid-19 crisis has disrupted family life and negatively impacted the mental health of young children and their parents. During this workshop, Professor Sharry will provide some practical principles on how you can cultivate your children’s well-being and resilience in the face of these challenges. To book your place, please complete this form.

Supporting your Teenager’s Mental Health during the Covid crisis
A free workshop with John Sharry for parents of children aged 13 to 18 years.
Monday 15th March 2021 (7-8pm online via Zoom)

With the loss of school and the social world that is so important to their development, teenagers have been acutely impacted by the Covid crisis. During this workshop, Professor Sharry will provide some practical principles on how you can cultivate your teenager’s well-being and resilience in the face of these challenges. To book your place, please complete this form.

Irish public pledges to read for 500,000 minutes on Ireland Reads Day – Thursday 25th February

Thousands of people have pledged to ‘squeeze in a read’ for Ireland Reads Day, February 25th. So far, almost 500,000 minutes of reading have been pledged for the national reading day, organised by libraries nationwide as part of the Keep Well campaign.

The Ireland Reads campaign encourages everyone to get stuck into a book and read for pleasure and wellbeing during Covid-19.

A new website www.irelandreads.ie has been set up where people can pledge to read and get a book recommendation suited to their interests and the time they have available. There are more than 800 recommendations from librarians all around the country. A website user can simply enter their favourite type of book and how long they would like to read each day and the website will offer the perfect book suggestion and work out how long it will take to complete – a couch to 5k for books!

Campaign partners and libraries all over the country have been running ‘Ireland Reads’ initiatives and events throughout February in the build up to the day.

Speaking ahead of Ireland Reads Day, broadcaster and Ireland Reads ambassador Rick O’Shea said: “Ireland Reads Day is a brilliant opportunity for people of all ages to take some time for themselves, discover or re-discover the benefits of reading, and to shout about what they love to read! I think that, more than most other years, 2020 and now 2021 are the years we need reading in our lives most because reading can help us imagine that other worlds are possible and better days are ahead. I am thrilled to support Ireland Reads and I hope it kickstarts a year of reading for people right across the country.”

Rick is among a number of well-known campaign ambassadors from the worlds of writing, science, sport, health and broadcasting who are on board to help promote the campaign, and you can find out what reading means to them and why they support the campaign at www.irelandreads.ie.

 

While libraries are not currently open for browsing or borrowing due to Covid restrictions, library members can use the library Borrowbox service online and choose from more than 44,000 eBooks and 33,000 eAudiobooks.

Places Still Available: Webinar for Parents of Tweens and Teens at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021

To coincide with Internet Safety Day, which took place on 9th February, 2021, Cybersafeireland on behalf of Louth and Meath CYPSCs are hosting a webinar for parents of tweens and teens at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021. The duration of the session is one hour. Click on the poster below for more information:

Louth and Meath CYPSCs Webinar for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Places are still available so book now using the link below.

To register please click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b15bCyr9RLC76DHbwFvF9Q

 

ENGAGE PROGRAMME – SICAP & MEATH PARTNERSHIP

Do you have a child who is between the age of 15 and 17 at risk of falling out of education or would like to return to education? If you would like support, contact Eddie Kieran, Engage Education Officer, Meath Partnership. Please click on the link below for contact details and further information.

Engage – Eddie Kieran

Free Online Events for Teenagers in County Meath

As part of the Healthy Ireland Community Resilience Fund, Foróige on behalf of Meath CYPSC, are offering a series of Free Online Events for Teenagers in County Meath commencing the beginning of March, 2021. Click on the poster below for more information on the events. To register click on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/foroige-31686037439

Wellóige Meath Teen Online Events 2021

 

 

Mindful Parenting Online

On Tuesday, 23rd February at 7.15 pm  Louise Shanagher discusses how mindfulness and self compassion can support parents and teaches some meditations and techniques that parents can practice. Click on the poster and link below for more information:

https://www.meath.ie/council/events/mindful-parenting-with-louise-shanagher-online

 

Stay Connected with Help from LMETB

Here is information about a stay connected support project LMETB launched at the weekend. The project provides one to one remote support to adults who want to up-skill to stay connected throughout the pandemic. Attached below is a flyer and expression of interest form. Adults who wants to avail of this support just need to contact LMETB and complete the expression of interested form over the phone and our tutor will be in contact with them to arrange a convenient time to provide the one to one support.

PDF Stay Apart but Stay Connected

Expression of Interest in Technology Support in your home

 

 

Free Training with the Meath Public Participation Network: Online Classes, Open for Registrations

A range of courses will be available online over the coming weeks to support the work of our members and build capacity of groups in the network. The courses are free and will be delivered by experienced trainers from Social Justice Ireland and the Carmichael Centre.

The classes cover a wide range of areas: from finance, to communication and what the Public Participation Network (PPN) is itself. The mix of subjects could help your group with new ideas and guidance. The programme is an also an opportunity to support groups and work together.

The classes are an opportunity to learn about:

•What is a PPN?: the structure and its potential for communities (16th Feb)

•Facilitation skills so that members feel heard & understood (23rd Feb)

•Funding: Get some advice on application preparation and sources (25th Feb)

•Effective communication for your group message or campaign (2nd March)

•Strategic planning: how to think ahead with goals, timeframe, workplans for your group (9th March)

•What is the local government budget process? (16th March)

•Managing finance: guidance on budgets, planning, costing (18th March)

•Data protection: understanding the law and its application (23rd March)

•Company structure: the advantages for groups and requirements (25th March)

Please note that the classes are free to people from member groups of the PPN. Booking is required. Places will be allocated subject to demand and session capacity. The classes will be held online. Links to live sessions and material will be emailed to registered participants.

Please find a registration link below with details & content for each course:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZR7L9RF

East Coast Family Resource Centre Quarterly Newsletter

Click on the link below to access the latest edition of the East Coast Family Resource Centre Quarterly Newsletter.

East Coast A4 2pp Newsletter Feb21 (1)

Online Safety Bootcamp for Kids (3rd to 6th Class)

To coincide with Internet Safety Day, which takes place today 9th February, 2021, Cybersafeireland on behalf of Louth and Meath CYPSCs are hosting an Online Safety Bootcamp for Kids (3rd to 6th Class)  at 3:30pm each day beginning on Monday, 1st March and ending on Friday 5th March. The duration of each session is 30 minutes. For more information click on the poster below:

Places are limited to 50 children so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To register click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VsA8pxwFTKex2mULGniiCg