Safer Internet Day Event: Supporting Children and Parents/Guardians Online

To coincide with Safer Internet Day 2022, Webwise in partnership with the National Parents Council Primary, are pleased to invite you to the #TalkListenLearn Safer Internet Day 2022 event on supporting children online.

The event will include an expert guest panel discussion addressing some of the key findings of the recent National Advisory Council for Online Safety Report of a National Survey of Children, their Parents and Adults regarding Online Safety 2021:

  • Parents underestimate the risks to which their child has been exposed to in the past year
  • Less than half of parents are aware of contact and conduct risks their children have experienced
  • Where children have been exposed to harmful online content, just one third of parents are aware of this

The event will include contributions from CEO of the National Parents Council Primary; Áine Lynch, Researcher and Deputy Chair of the National Advisory Council for Online Safety; Professor Brian O’Neill, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist; Dr. Colman Noctor and members of the Webwise Youth Advisory Panel.

There will also be a showcase of newly developed resources for parents/guardians.

Event Details 

Monday 7th February

11.00am – 12.00pm

Register in advance for this webinar:

The Science of Health & Happiness for Young People Programme

The RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health presents a new online public course for 12-18 year olds entitled, ‘The Science of Health and Happiness for Young People’. Click on the link below to access this free online course that was just recently launched at the end of last year by the RCSI.


Ireland’s Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., publishes the sixth and final Annual Report for the ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures (BOBF) National Policy Framework for Children and Young People’. Click on the link below to access this report as well as updates to the Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures Indicator Set. The indicator set tracks progress for children and young people aged 0-24 across the five national outcomes outlined in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures, and helps to identify emerging trends.


Meath Talks Podcasts: Local Health Issues by Local People for Local People

Meath Talks are a collection of health & wellbeing podcasts developed and produced by the HSE
Health Promotion & Improvement Team, Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare
Organisation and supported by Meath Partnership. Meath Talks have been created as a
wellbeing resource, cover a wide range of health related topics and feature the agencies which
provide this support and guidance across County Meath.

Meath Talks joins a collection of health & wellbeing podcasts developed for the Midlands, including Offaly Talks, Longford Talks, Westmeath Talks, Kildare Talks and Laois Connects Podcasts. To access Meath Talks, just click on the link below; alternatively, you can search using your Spotify app. 

Meath Talks Press Release – January 2022

Confident Me Programme

The Confident Me Programme will be running in the Navan Family Resource Centre, Commons Rd, Navan, Co Meath,  from 15th February. This programme is designed for children in 5th & 6th Class who have experienced adversity and difficulty in their young lives with the hope of enhancing their confidence and self-esteem. Some of the topics covered in the group include communication skills; dealing with feelings; peer pressure and developing skills to manage difficult situations. The Confident Me Programme is run by Meath Springboard Family Support Services CLG & Tusla Child and Family Agency. Please click on the link below for more information:

Cofident Me Programme Flyer

Trim FRC: NVR Closing Date Registration Reminder

Just a gentle reminder that closing date for registration for the NVR programme is 24th January 2022.

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.

An introductory one to one session with parents will take place during the month of February and group sessions will start on 2nd March 2022. The programme will run for 9 weeks every Wednesday (excluding Easter school holidays) from 10am to 12.30pm in Trim FRC, 15 Wellington Avenue, C15 FC03 and will be facilitated by Trim Family Resource Centre and SMART Project.

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

Navan FRC Programme Timetable for 1st Quarter 2022

Please click on the link below to access the Navan Family Resource Centre (FRC)  Programme Timetable for the 1st Quarter of 2022:

External Distribution Navan FRC Timetable Jan March 2022

Meath Refuge reaches out to domestic violence victims

Click on the link below to access the Meath Women’s Refuge news item that featured on RTE during the Christmas period.