Wellóige: Free Online Events for Parents & Young People

As part of the Healthy Ireland Community Resilience Fund, Foróige on behalf of Meath CYPSC, are offering a series of Free Online Events for parents & young people in County Meath on Thursday, 6th May, 2021. Click on the poster below for more information on the events.

Wellóige Meath Parents and Young People Online Events

To book a place go to http://www.welloige.eventbrite.com

Fantastic Free App on ADHD to Support Families

The Changing Lives Initiative have developed an App to help families understand what ADHD is and provide practical strategies and tools for parents to use with their children. The App is particularly relevant for parents who have concerns about their child’s behaviour but are not yet sure if their child may have ADHD.  The App is also very useful for those working with children, in helping them understand ADHD and how they might support children who have issues with inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity. The App can be downloaded for free at https://changinglivesinitiative.com/portal-capture/

Mymind Webinar on Thursday 22nd April at 11:00am

Now, more than ever, there are a lot of challenges to mental health. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a great deal of additional stress and anxiety, and is affecting everyone, even those who have always been able to maintain reasonably good mental health. Depression, loneliness, stress, suicidal feelings are among the most intensely felt consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. But there is a lot of support out there, and much of it is free of charge.

MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing is currently providing free online counselling services to people who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic whether it’s through bereavement, job loss, increased anxiety or depression. Support is provided by a team of qualified mental health professionals, and all sessions are held in strict confidence through MyMind’s own online platform.

Text50808 provides a safe space where, via text messaging, you’re listened to by a trained Crisis Volunteer with whom you can share at your own pace. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with. By asking questions, listening to you and responding with support, they will help you sort through your feelings until you both feel you are now in a calm, safe place.

MyMind and 50808 have come together to provide this unique free webinar which will help you to find out more about each of the services, how to access them and what you can expect.

Date: Thu. April 22 2021 11:00 – 12:00 GMT
Please register here: Eventbrite tickets
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.
This is a free public event. Participants will need MS Teams to access this event.

Trim Family Resource Centre – Spring 2021 Newsletter

Click on the link below to access the latest edition of the Trim FRC Newsletter:


KEEPWELL Campaign – mind your physical and mental health

The “Keep Well” campaign was launched on 29 October 2020, and aims to support people and communities to mind their physical and mental health over the coming months. As COVID-19 restrictions remain in place and Springtime is well and truly upon us, minding our physical and mental health continues to be a challenge for many of us.

The five key messages in the #KeepWell campaign are:

  • Keeping active
  • Staying connected
  • Switching off and getting creative
  • Eating well
  • Minding your mood

See below or visit https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/healthy-ireland

Click on the link below for Information on Meath programmes:





LMETB 2021 Local Youth Club Grant Scheme

Under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (incorporating the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups), one-off grants are being made available to local youth clubs/groups to assist with their development needs including supporting administration, programme and services costs.

Louth and Meath Youth clubs/groups are invited to apply for one-off funding under this scheme.

Application Form and related Guidance notes may be downloaded from Youth Services & Projects section in LMETB at the following link: www.lmetb.ie/youth-services-projects/youth-services/and are included below:

Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2021 Information and Guidance – pdf

Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2021 Application Form – word

Webinar: ‘Why and How to Avoid Collaborating with the Alcohol Industry’

The Irish Community action on Alcohol Network is delighted to announce our next webinar :

Why and How to Avoid Collaborating with the Alcohol Industry’

Thursday, April 29th @ 10am

We have an excellent line up of speakers; Mark Petticrew, Professor in Public Health in the University of Liverpool who will provide an overview of the motives and tactics of the alcohol industry, and Susan Taylor from Balance UK who will talk about their experience in resisting and challenging the alcohol industry and its funded CSR activities in the North East of England.

Through our work in the Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network since 2017, we have supported communities and civil society to become actively engaged in preventing and reducing alcohol harm and we have actively advocated for evidence based public health measures to reduce the burden of alcohol harm on Irish society.  We recognise that many of our colleagues in the community, voluntary, education and charity sectors may be unaware of the growing body of evidence illustrating how the alcohol industry uses corporate social responsibility activities and funded ‘charities’ to influence policy and undermine public health. This webinar will provide insight and evidence but it also promises to be an opportunity to discuss how we might collectively address the issues here in Ireland.

To register in advance for this webinar please click on the following link:



Social Media training with Meath PPN: 21st April 2021 10am-12pm

The Meath PPN will be holding an online workshop on social media on the 21st April 2021 from 10am to 12pm.

The workshop will be delivered Emily Bourke from the The Wheel.

This workshop will guide you through the process of framing and telling your story through social media.

You will be introduced to how social media tools such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter can provide you with opportunities to share the story of your organisation’s impact, promote your work and build your organisation’s support base.

Over the course of the session we’ll share examples of best practices from a range of sources.

Participants will learn to: 

  • Identify strategies for telling powerful impact stories 
  • Identify the most effective social media channels for promoting their work 
  • Understand the varied ways that the social media platforms operate and how to use them effectively 


Please use the link below to register your interest:

Registration Form – Meath PPN Social Media Workshop 21st April 2021

Young Social Innovators Virtual Speak Out Tour

Today Monday April 12th, Young Social Innovators is launching the YSI Speak Out Virtual Tour and we are inviting you to be part of it.

Will you help recognise local teenagers making a difference to communities in the Meath region?

Over 7,000 teenagers nationwide signed up to participate in Young Social Innovators this year, taking creative and collaborative action on social issues they care about that impact on people, communities and the environment.

The Speak Out Virtual Tour, running from 12th – 16th April, gives YSI participants from all corners of Ireland an opportunity to share their ideas, spark meaningful conversations and advocate for change on the issues that matter to them.

A dedicated digital platform located here has been created to share the ‘speak out’ videos created by YSI teams who have continued to take innovative action to contribute positively to their communities under very challenging circumstances this year. Many stories have already been uploaded by teams with more due to join during the week.


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: