Healthy Meath Not Around Us Campaign

Not Around Us is about promoting an environment where it is easier for those who smoke to quit, and stay quit, and to help de-normalise smoking for the next generation. The purpose of Not Around Us is to:
• Help to protect children and young people from second-hand smoke exposure.
• Contribute to the de-normalisation of smoking for children and young people.
• Reduce the environmental nuisance, cost of cleaning and damage that discarded tobacco products
create.
• Signpost to HSE Quit services.
Healthy Meath are leading the Not Around Us campaign in Meath, in partnership and collaboration with the HSE North East, Meath Children and Young Person Services Commitee (CYPSC), Meath County Council, Meath PPN, Meath Libraries, Meath Climate Action, Meath Comhairle Na nOg and Youth Ireland Work  Meath.
Click on the link below for information on how to get involved and what can you do to support Not Around Us:

Communities calling time on unregulated alcohol delivery services: Concern grows over supply to Under 18s. Media & stakeholder briefing, June 18th

The Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network is leading one of a growing number of campaigns across Europe seeking better regulation of drink delivery services.  On June 18th, you are invited to join us for a one-hour media and stakeholder briefing about the campaign and why Government need to regulate for drink deliveries as a matter of urgency.

There is now a diverse mix of retailers offering alcohol for home delivery, it’s no longer just the big supermarkets and off licenses, but app-based retailers like Deliveroo and Just Eat, who have delivery arrangements with restaurants and off licenses.  A simple click of the mouse throws up a myriad of options for unregulated and unlicensed vendors, who are advertising 24 hour dial a drink services.

Having completed a series of political briefings with Oireachtas members we are now hosting this one-hour event to raise awareness with media around an important social issue which has largely remained under the radar, growing steadily throughout the pandemic.

To register for this event Jun 18, 2021 10:00 – 11am AM:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XTb0HlnkSgGJw-CqCeQFBg

Mind the Gap Workbook: Supporting Students to Successfully Start Second Level Education in Sept 2021

In 2017, Navan School Completion Programme (NSCP) staff team with the support of Meath CYPSC, LMETB and Meath Springboard Family Support Services developed a workbook called;

“Mind the Gap” Transition Steps from Primary to Post Primary

The main aim of the workbook and its associated video is to assist young people successfully transfer from primary to secondary school. It encompasses exercises to help pupils negotiate second level time tables, teacher expectations, new environments and the journey from established social groups into new social relations.

In light of existing COVID 19 restrictions and in response to the needs of 6th Class pupils during this time, the Mind The Gap Steering Committee have taken the generous decision to continue to make the successful Workbook available online as a pdf. Please click on the link below to access the Mind The Gap Workbook.

Navan School Completion Programme MindtheGap Workbook

Hard copies of the Mind the Gap Workbook are available and can be ordered through valerie@springboardnavan.ie. The workbooks are very reasonably priced at €2 each to facilitate mass distribution. The Mind the Gap Steering Committee note from their experience that children absorb the learning best when completing hard copy material.

The online video resource that accompanies the workbook can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5eQVbZBs3I