East Coast FRC Autumn-Winter Newsletter

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East Coast FRC Autumn Winter Newsletter

Trim FRC Autumn Winter Newsletter 2021

It’s that time of year again, time to get cosy, sit, relax and read all about some of what is happening in Trim Family Resource Centre (FRC) this Autumn and Winter.

Please click on the Newsletter link below to find out what we do and what you can do too.


Non Violent Resistance Programme for Parents

The Non Violent Resistance programme helps to empower parents to take positive action to end the violent and controlling behaviours. The programme has proven to be effective for many families where young people are controlling, violent or abusive towards their parents/ carers. Parents/ guardians/ carers of young people between 12 and 18 years of age are welcome to attend. Prior registration is required – closing date for registration is 4th October 2021.

The programme is due to start on 14th October 2021 from 10am to 12.30pm in Trim FRC, 15 Wellington Avenue, C15 FC03 and will be facilitated by Trim Family Resource Centre and SMART Youth Project.

Contact Justyna on 046 9438850/ 087 1877553 for more information or to register.

I AM BABA is Coming to Kells People’s Resource Centre on Monday, 4th October

Click on the link below for more information and to find out how to register. Places are still available.

Kells Family Resource Centre I Am Baba

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast.

I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies.

I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their adult guest.

I AM BABA was the International Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by the 4 Dublin Local Authorities in 2017 through Arts Council Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Fund. The 2020 national tour was funded by the Arts Council and CYPSCs across Ireland. The 2021 Kells People’s Resource Centre I AM BABA is funded by Meath CYPSC.

6 Autism Topics Weekly Webinars start Wed 22nd September 11 am

Laois/Offaly CYPSC are delighted to share with You the booking link for ‘The Spectrum Series’ morning Autism webinars that are starting on Wednesday Sept 22nd  for 6 weeks from 11-12 noon on ZOOM. Parents from all over the Country are more than welcome to join as there are a few International speakers on specific Autism topics that could be of interest and young people with autism interviewing them which is good.



  • Before You click on the booking link please take a look at the brochure that explains the topics and speakers that will be on each day



  • Please tick the dates You want to attend on the registration page on Zoom.



Meath Partnership’s ‘Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Day’ on the 22nd of September

Meath Partnership are very excited about their next event called Meath Partnership’s ‘Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Day’ on the 22nd of September. The morning session will focus on how to foster health literacy through family learning, with a key-note from prof. Esther Prins. In the afternoon, we will have Annie Lavin joining us to talk about relationships.

Please find below and attached all information and we’ll hope to see you there!

Meath Partnerships ‘Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities’ Day:

·        Date: 22nd of September, 2021

·        Where: Zoom

Part 1: Fostering Healthy Communities through Family Learning

Project: Health@Home

Key note speaker: Prof. Esther Prins – US Professor of Adult Education. Dr. Prins holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from Cornell. Her research employs critical and sociocultural theories to examine adult and family literacy, adult basic education, rural adult education, and participatory approaches to education, community development, and research. In particular, her scholarship explores the “wider benefits” of adult education and how adult education reproduces and/or mitigates inequities rooted in race/ethnicity, class, gender, and immigration status.

Time: 10 – 12.30pm

Register: https://healthathome.eventbrite.ie


Part 2: Only Healthy Love with The Relationship Coach

Project: Healthy Ireland

Key note speaker: Annie Lavin

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Register: https://only-healthy-love.eventbrite.ie



Roll Out of Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People Louth and Meath

The National Programme called Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People will begin to roll out over the next few months. This will mean a change in how services are being provided to you and your child/young person.

Click on the link below to access the information leaflet about planned changes to Children’s Disability Services in Counties Louth and Meath. There is also a website where you can get more information:

NALA Revised Information Leaflet 26.08.21 Louth Meath (1)



Addiction Help for Family Members

The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) are hosting the highly recommended Family Educational Programme for family members who live in Co. Meath. Developed by the The Rise Foundation, this programme offers practical support, relevant education, coping strategies and the opportunity for people to connect through their shared experiences.

Two programmess will take place online on the following dates:

First Programme will commence Tuesday, 28th September and conclude on Tuesday, 30th November
Second Programme will commence Thursday, 30th September and conclude Thursday, 2nd December
Starting time for both programmes: 6.30pm and finishing at 9.30pm

This initiative is funded by Pobal through the Healthy Ireland Fund with the support of Meath Local Sports Partnership and Meath CYPSC.

For further details or to book your place click on the poster link below:

Poster for Rise Programme CYPSC Meath


Invite to Meath Wellness Hub Launch on 30th and 31st August

Meath Wellness Hub are delighted to announce our line-up for our 2-day launch of our service, which due to our funding allows us to offer free and accessible services to the people of Meath. Our speakers are influential and role-models for people in Ireland, spreading a positive message of hope for mental health recovery.

REGISTER NOW and we will send you the zoom links for the 2 days. You can join in for the entire launch or just to see our amazing speakers.

Register here on eventbrite: https://wellnesshublaunch.eventbrite.ie

Our speakers:

Caroline Foran:

#1 international bestselling author and podcaster of ‘Owning It’. Caroline will talk everything anxiety and give some general tools to use in everyday life. With over 40k followers on Instagram and her successful book and podcast, Caroline has paved her way to one of the most influential figures for mental wellness and anxiety in Ireland.

Brian Pennie:

Having had his own battles with addiction, Brian is now a neuroscience, mindfulness and addiction lecturer at Trinity College and UCD. He will talk about his inspirational journey, how to change and recover by looking at what we can and cannot control.

Siobhan Murray:

Coach, Psychotherapist and author of “The Burnout Book: 12 Weeks to a Calmer You”. Siobhan will be talking about burnout and the impact of Covid-19. She will discuss stress and emotional exhaustion and steps to overcome this.

The schedule is as follows

Monday 30th August:

2pm-2:30: Meath Wellness Hub Introduction

2:30pm-4pm: Caroline Foran.

Tuesday 31st August:

11am-12:30pm: Brain Pennie

2pm – 3:30: Siobhan Murray


Follow us on Facebook (Meath partnership) to remain up to date on all of our workshops, groups and activities.

East Coast FRC Upcoming Parenting Programmes

The East Coast FRC has a number of upcoming Parenting Programme taking place this autumn. Click on the links below for further information:

East Coast FRC PWS Autumn 2021