Living Beyond Grief and Loss and how to offer support – Kells area

Please see below information taken from the Kells Parish Bulletin with regard to a series of events for the month of November.



Those interested can contact the Parish Office by:

Email: [email protected] or
Tel: 046 9240213


Save the dates – Raising awareness about problem alcohol use in the home in October 2023

Alcohol Action are running a series of events and activities aimed to raise awareness of the issues arising from growing up with alcohol harm in the home entitled ‘End the Silence’.

  • In Ireland, an estimated 271,000 children under 15 years of age are living with parents who are regular risky drinkers (HSE, 2014).
  • The negative effects include emotional impacts, abuse and violence, family relations, changes in parental behaviour and neglect.
  • A National Audit of Neglect Cases indicated that parental alcohol misuse was a factor in 62% of neglect cases.

Find more information by clicking here

Meath Wellness Hub Free Online Workshop on 1st November – The Importance of Healthy Relationships

Poster is attached above and the link to register is below.


CyberSafeKids – CyberBreak event 20th Oct, 2023

CyberBreak is a fun filled family break where you turn off your smart devices (mobiles, laptops, iPads, computers, gaming consoles) for 24-hours. This is our fourth year running CyberBreak and we want it to be our biggest one yet – we are encouraging all schools and families across Ireland to sign up for the day. CyberBreak seeks to raise awareness about the importance of having a happy and healthy balance between our online and offline lives.

Families and schools can sign up here

It’s Tusla National Fostering Week

Over the week, local areas will host a variety of events.  We also have online information sessions running this week and next – details of all events/information sessions are available on  This website is also an excellent resource for finding out more about fostering in Tusla.

Click here for details of in person events taking place around the country.

Helium Arts is offering FREE Online Creative Art Programmes (for children and young people ages 6-15 with *lifelong physical health conditions)

Registrations are now OPEN for our FREE ONLINE Autumn / Winter Art Programmes – A chance for children and young people (ages 6-15) with *lifelong physical health conditions to explore their creativity and grow in confidence, while making new friends and having fun along the way!

Our online programme consists of both on and offline creative activities and is available nationwide so children and young people can take part wherever they are!

To sign up for a programme please click on the links below.  These links will take you to the sign-up forms and registration details for your chosen programme.


ONLINE Autumn Mid-Term Camp for Teenagers 31 Oct – 4 Nov 

Ages 13-15


  • 3 days of interactive sessions on Tues, Thurs and Sat
  • Optional time in between sessions to get creative at your own pace!


ONLINE Winter Art Programme for 6-12 Year Olds Nov 11 – Dec 16

Option 1: Ages 6-8

Option 2: Ages 9-12


  • Weekly activities delivered by surprise postal drops
  • 2 online sessions with the artist (optional)
  • A chance to sign-up to a Post Pal exchange (optional)

*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.

Kells FRC Wellness Events on 13th and 15th October

Click on the poster links below for the mens breakfast, the wellness workshop and the square meals workshop which are all scheduled for Friday, 13th October. Also attached is a poster link for our Sunday wellness morning.

Kells FRC are taking registrations for all of these events on their website, where there is more information about each individual event.

World Mental Health Day – Tuesday, 10th October, 2023

The aim of the day is to provide opportunities to connect with others and raise awareness of mental health as a universal human right.

For more information and advice about your mental health, support and services visit





Wellbeing Information for Schools

Please click on the relevant links below in relation to Wellbeing information for schools. Included is information on self-harm, managing stress, anxiety and panic attacks among other interesting and relevant topics as supported by the National Office of Suicide Prevention.

Wellbeing information for school staff – primary

Wellbeing information for school staff – post-primary



Maintaining Mental Health Safety in Challenging Times Webinar – Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 10am

To celebrate World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, 10th October 2023, please click on the poster link below for  information on “Maintaining Mental Health Safety In Challenging Times” Webinar organised by Mental Health Ireland and Teagasc. Farm safety with regard to Mental Health will also be discussed as part of the Webinar.