HSE Health and Wellbeing Ezine June 2023 – Issue 13

Click on the link below to access Issue 13 of the HSE Health and Wellbeing Ezine June 2023:


Trim FRC Summer Camps and Workshops 2023 are here!

It’s Summertime, that means our always popular Summer Camps and Workshops are almost upon us! This year is bigger than ever as we’ll be running 4 whole weeks of fun! To register for any events, please contact the office 046 9348850 or fill out our interest form here

For information on the Summer Camps & Workshops 2023 Schedule please click on the link below:


Meath Local Sports Partnership E-Newsletter for Summer 2023

The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Summer 2023 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events.

Click here to view: Meath LSP Summer Ezine 2023

Anam Cara North Dublin Online and Face to Face Parent Evening

Anam Cara North Dublin Online and Face to Face Parent Evening

These meetings give bereaved parents a safe and comfortable space in which to remember their child.

Our Face-to-Face meeting for North Dublin will be taking place on Wednesday 21st June at 7.15 in the Hilton Hotel, Clare Hall, Northern Cross, Malahide Rd.

Our online meeting for Anam Cara North Dublin will take place Monday 26th June at 7pm. Both these meetings will be hosted by Bernie Matthews.

If you know any bereaved parents who would like to join either of these meetings, please get them to contact us on 085 288 8888 or [email protected]. As always Anam Cara offer their services free of charge for as long as needed.

Free ‘Parents Matter’ Webinar – Talking about Alcohol and Drugs with your Child

The National Social Inclusion Office: Health Service Executive, will host the second ‘Parent’s Matter’ on the 21st of June from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

The aim of the series is to hold a number of events to help empower parents on delivering drug education and prevention within the home. The June webinar will focus on increased socialisation during the summer months to support parents’ concerns.

A series of topics will be covered relating to adolescence and development, substance use among teen and drug prevention and education.

This online event will support parents to understand:

  • The current drug and alcohol landscape, including the latest drug trends such as cannabis edibles and other substances of concern
  • Their role in supporting healthy decision making by their children.
  • The reasons why we seek to delay or avoid young people’s entry into the world of alcohol and drug use.
  • The steps which parents can take to reduce the likelihood that their son or daughter develops a substance use problem
  • The HSE Adolescent Addiction Service’s experiences in working with young people.
  • The information and support options for concerned parents in their local are

More information and registration can be found at http://www.drugs.ie/parents.

Minister O’Gorman Announces New Funding for Children and Young People’s Services Committees to Support International Protection Applicants

On Friday, 16th June Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, announced €1,300,000 in funding for the Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC). The new funding model aims to enable the CYPSC to enhance and expand their delivery of support services to children, young people and families in the International Protection system. Under this model, up to €50,000 was made available to each of the 27 CYPSC for the 2023 period. Proposals were received for a broad range of initiatives to run at local and national level including:


  • The expansion of the ‘My Place to Play’ initiative, a family support and early childhood development resource;
  • The translation of Tusla Parenting Support Guides for dissemination to protection applicants nationally;
  • The organisation of a variety of summer camps/programmes/projects integrating children and young people into Irish communities;
  • The coordination of counselling services and trauma informed therapy supports for adolescents;
  • The delivery of culturally sensitive parenting programmes.


Welcoming the announcement, Minister O’Gorman said:

“A Cornerstone of A White Paper to End Direct Provision is a focus on meeting the needs of children, young people and families in the International Protection system through the provision of targeted supports. The launch of this new funding model will help enhance those supports by bolstering the good work already being carried out by the Children and Young People’s Services Committees, enabling them to progress new initiatives and expand their delivery of services to International Protection applicants.”

FREE Online Summer Art Camp for Teens with Helium Arts

Registrations are now OPEN for FREE Online Summer Art Camp, specially designed for teens (age 13-15) living with a lifelong physcial health condition. Helium Arts are so excited to bring back our ONLINE workshops so more young people can join in with a free Helium Arts workshop from home or even from their hospital bed!

Artist, Emma Fisher, will deliver a 3 day animation and storytelling camp, July 4th, 5th & 6th with morning and afternoon times available. Online Zoom registration and link to be provided. You will receive everything you need, in advance of the camp, through activity sheets dropped in your inbox with step-by-step guides, surprise postal drops, art materials and virtual sharing.


About Our Camps

Helium Arts offer free, specially designed art workshops for children and young people living with a lifelong physical health condition. A lifelong physical health condition is one which can be treated and managed but usually not cured.  Examples include diabetes, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, allergies, heart conditions, chronic asthma, spina bifida, juvenile arthritis, rare or complex conditions and many more.

Living with a lifelong physical health conditions is hard.  Children can face loneliness, stress, anxiety, and feel defined by their condition. They experience: stigma associated with their condition, social isolation, loneliness and fewer quality friendships. Our camps are a great opportunity for these children to not only explore their creativity but also to make new friends, learn new life skills, grow in confidence and self-esteem and have fun.

Trim Family Resource Centre June 2023 Newsletter

Click on the link below for information regarding upcoming events in Trim Family Resource Centre (FRC) during June 2023.

Trim FRC June 2023 Monthly Newsletter

“Mind the Gap” Workbook Pdf Available Online: Transition Steps from Primary to Post Primary

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 response to the needs of 6th Class pupils during this time of the academic year, 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 [email protected]. 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:


New round of Parent Information Sessions in June – The Changing Lives Initiative

The Changing Lives Initiative has upcoming information and awareness workshops in Trim FRC and Ashbourne Town Library for parents and caregivers concerned about their child’s behaviour. Please click on the flyer below for more information:

The programme is open to any families in Meath with a child aged 3-7, and families do not require a diagnosis of ADHD to avail of the programme. See attached a general leaflet on the programme as well as a referral form.

General Leaflet Changing Lives Initiative

Referral Form Changing Lives Initiative