Jigsaw Meath Workshop for Young People Aged 18-25: “Taking Care of Mental Health”

Jigsaw Meath are delighted to announce a brand new workshop for young people aged 18 to 25 years titled Taking Care of Mental Health. We currently have availability to deliver this workshop for 2 clubs, community groups or community organisations. This workshop was co-designed by members of our Youth Advisory Panel (young volunteers age 16 to 25) and will be co-facilitated by Emma Prunty, Jigsaw Meath Youth and Community Engagement Worker and one or two members of our Youth Advisory Panel. This workshop can be delivered face to face or online. If you have club/group members in this age range that would like to avail of this workshop, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Taking Care of Mental Health Poster

Meath Partnership IntegrateAbility Online Conference

Meath Partnership is delighted to invite you to our IntegrateAbility Online Conference on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 via Zoom at 10.30 am – 1 pm, which will showcase a selection of support services that are available for people with disabilities that may be facing challenges related to gaining employment and/or integration. On the day, we will share key information and resources from the Bridges Erasmus+ project that addresses the challenge of social and employment integration of people with disabilities. Our free educational resources will be shared with all attendees. For more information please contact Irena: [email protected] or call: 086 026 5665.

At this event, Meath Partnership will also be introducing our new youth engagement project – Stay On. This project will begin early next year, and will present young people from rural areas, who are not currently in employment, education or training, with an exciting opportunity to create benefits, services and jobs for themselves in their own communities. We will work closely with these youths, providing coaching and training, and helping to bring their ideas to life through co-innovation labs, where local businesses will offer their support and expertise through mentoring. This project aims to empower these young people to create employment opportunities for themselves, essentially enabling them to ‘Stay On’ rural land. To learn more about the Stay On Project, you can contact me via return email, call: 046 – 9280790, or join us on Tuesday via the link below.

Register today: https://integrateabilityonlineconference.eventbrite.ie

MABS Workshop hosted by Trim FRC on Monday, 29th November

Trim Family Resource Centre are holding a zoom MABS workshop on Monday 29th November @12pm. The workshop will be delivered by MABS and will discuss basic budgeting and planning.

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Young Carers Support Group

Youth Work Ireland (YWI) Meath, with the support of Meath CYPSC, are setting up a support group for young carers aged 12-18. If you are a young carer in this age group and live in Co. Meath, you are invited to our Open Day on Saturday, 11th December, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, in the YWI Meath office in Navan. This event will give you an opportunity to engage with people face to face and help us find out what young people would like to do as part of this support group.

Click on the poster below for contact details:

Launch of (DRIVE) Drug Related Intimidation & Violence Engagement Report

Drug Related Intimidation & Violence is an issue that is impacting communities across Ireland. On Friday 26th at 11am; Minister Frank Feighan will launch the DRIVE report – a data-driven intervention model to respond effectively to drug related intimidation & violence in communities in Ireland

To register click on this link:   https://profiletree.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NYSUxLLUTRq_ojM4rdJ2qw

The DRIVE Oversight Committee is an interagency group with representatives from the Regional and Local Drug & Alcohol Task forces, HSE Social Inclusion, An Garda Síochána, Probation Service, Community & Voluntary sector and Family Support. DRIVE is funded through the Strand 3 funding initiative within the office of Frank Feighan, TD,  Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drug Strategy  and is specifically focussed on building the capacity of communities to respond to drug related intimidation & violence.

WOW -Wider Opportunities For Women in Louth and Meath

Click on the poster below from LMETB, about their WOW Programme of events happening locally:

WOW Wider Opportunites For Women Louth and Meath

The Eligibility for the course

  • Female
  • One Parent Families
  • Long Term Unemployed
  • Early School Learner


The course will run 2 mornings a week from 9.30am to 12.30pm this course will be delivered through Blend Learning ( Face to Face classes and Online).


QQI Level 3 – Personal Effectiveness and QQI level 3 – Personal Care and Presentation

Certificate of Attendance to list all subjects and workshops


All the details for the courses are on the FETCHCOURSES Website and also the codes for searching for the course in the attached flyer.

Direct links to the courses in each area

Navan https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=334131

Ballivor  https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=334132

Kells  https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=319547

We are hoping Navan will commence next Wednesday 24th November and Kells and Ballivor/Enfield/Kildalkey the week after

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Campaign November 2021

Every November, the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN), co-funded by the Irish Hospice Foundation and Tusla, organises a series of events across Ireland to highlight bereaved children’s needs and provide a voice for them to be heard.

To access resources to support bereaved children and young people click on the link below:

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2021 – Irish Childhood Bereavement Network


Talking to your Child about Autism Webinar: Trim FRC

Trim Family Resource Centre (FRC) are hosting a webinar to support parents and services around Autism called, Talking to your Child about Autism. The event will be held via zoom on the 29th of November@ 7pm with autistic self advocate and parent Amanda McGuiness of Littlepuddins and the autism educator.

Amanda will share her unique viewpoint as an autistic adult and a parent and provide positive advice and support on how to talk to your child about Autism. She will discuss how to prepare your child before you have a conversation about autism, highlighting the importance of normalising differences.

Amanda will also explore the strengths of being autistic, challenges faced by autistic individuals in today’s world and provide recommended reading and resources.

There will be a questions and answer time at the end of the session with Amanda.


To register your interest please click on the link below:



Healthy Ireland Campaign: Let’s Get Set

In Ireland today, almost 20 months on from when Covid-19 first came to our shores, we are now potentially more health conscious as a nation than ever before. Conversely during this most difficult time we have become more unhealthy; treating ourselves to more unhealthy food, drinking more alcohol, have had our previous active healthy habits curtailed and have gained more weight. Our awareness campaign from 2019 – which was postponed due to Covid-19 – has been renewed for this campaign.

This campaign encourages us all to set a healthier routine over coming months and amidst the Covid journey, and to avail of simple easy steps to keep up or to create a new healthy habit, whether that is eating better, getting more physically active, or learning how to take care of our mental wellbeing.

The creative and images used talks to a situation most of us recognise – we have a comfortable relationship with our couches and can find it difficult to find the motivation to get off them – not knowing how to or where to start.  It will connect with the general population to build awareness, signpost people to the trusted sources and help them make better choices, to live healthier and to get off the couch.

Over the duration, we will give advice on how to either start and help to stick to a healthy habit. These will include broad yet simple behaviour tips for habit forming and can also be adapted to be used across our three themes of looking after our mental health, eating well and being physically active. The campaign is a follow-on to the recent partnership with Sport Ireland and the ‘Let’s Get Back’ campaign.

The campaign will feature advertising across the month of November on national TV and radio and include a radio partnership with Off the Ball on Newstalk, and on the Music and Youth radio lunchtime shows.  All messaging will be supported by digital and social advertising.

The link below is a summary of the campaign and here is the link to the website with support information on https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/8928d-healthy-ireland/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/letsgetset/ and the 60-sec TV advert https://youtu.be/BYSSYASn9qk

Healthy Ireland – Lets Get Set – Leaflet



Launch of 1st National Children First Awareness Week

Everyone has a responsibility to keep children safe

Today marks the start of the first ever national Children First Awareness Week (1st – 7th November 2021).

The aim of the week is to raise awareness of Children First and remind wider society, including organisations working with children and young people, of their collective responsibilities to keep children safe in our communities.

The initiative will be officially launched later this morning by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, on behalf of the statutory Children First Inter-Departmental Implementation Group (CFIDIG). Representatives from An Garda Síochána, the HSE and Tusla will also be present at the launch.

As Covid restrictions continue to ease, it is timely to remind everyone of the general, and specific roles they play in this important area.

As part of the campaign, a new government website has been created — gov.ie/childrenfirst — where users will find all the key information about Children First. A series of information videos featuring a Garda, public health nurse and social worker will further spread awareness of the work being done across society to keep children safe. These resources will be supported by an advertising campaign across digital and mainstream media platforms, and traditional media reporting.

We’d encourage you to visit our social channels to keep up to date with the campaign.