CyberSafe Tool for Primary Schools: Programme Places Still Available

Meath CYPSC together with Louth CYPSC and Wicklow CYPSC are working with CyberSafeKids (an Irish charity that educates kids on how to stay safe online), to deliver the ‘CyberSafe Tool for Schools’ to Primary Schools in these counties. Online safety has been identified by us as a key issue for young people and 98% of Irish Primary School Principals surveyed by CyberSafeKids* said that they considered online safety to be an issue in their school.

To support schools, CyberSafeKids has launched the ‘CyberSafe Tool for Schools’, designed to help schools to achieve a safer online environment in school communities. Thanks to funding from Rethink Ireland, CyberSafeKids is now offering 100 FREE places on the programme to Primary Schools in ALL COUNTIES, which involves a self-assessment tool, a report, a mark of good practice and bespoke consultation (normal package price €349).

The programme is available for Primary Schools to sign up here: https://www.cybersafekids.ie/our-tool/ or by emailing office@cybersafekids.ie. Although similar tools exist in the UK, this is the first tool of its kind in Ireland.

A short information flyer is available hereIf you have any queries on this, please contact vicki@cybersafekids.ie.

SunSmart Campaign 2022 – Children and Young People

As part of the SunSmart campaign the HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme, in collaboration with Healthy Ireland and cross-sectoral partners are working together to support people to protect their skin from the sun. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness of the steps you and your family can take to protect your skin from the sun and reduce your risk of skin cancer in Ireland. Click on the link below for more information:

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/5/cancer/prevention/skin-cancer-prevention-sunsmart.html

National Parents Council Primary Information Helpline to Support Ukrainian Children and Families in Education in Ireland

The National Parents Council have launched a Ukrainian helpline to support children & families in education in Ireland. They have a new helpline officer who speaks English, Ukrainian & Russian. Please click on the flyers attached below, which are in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, for more information.

 

 

Minister Harris announces central helpdesk for Ukrainian people seeking access to third level education

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced on 3rd May the establishment of a National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk.

This facility will be available to assist Ukrainian students and researchers who are seeking to continue their higher education studies in Ireland. Click on the link below for further information:

https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/3bc36-central-heldpdesk-for-ukrainian-people-seeking-access-to-third-level-education-announced-by-minister-harris/

World Maternal Mental Health Day Campaign 4th May 2022

Let’s Break the Silence

World Maternal Mental Health Day:

Maternal Mental Health Day is an international campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and up to one year after pregnancy.

It’s all about raising public and professional awareness of maternal mental health difficulties, advocating for women affected, changing attitudes, and empowering women and families by helping them to access the information, care, and support they need to recover.

Our key messages:

  • Let’s Break the Silence – It’s time to start a conversation about maternal mental health.
  • Up to one in five – Maternal mental health issues are common and can affect up to one in five women.
  • Help is available – There are supports and services that can help. Visit http://parentingsupport.ie/mmh for more info.

Mental health difficulties can occur in pregnancy and after your baby is born. Getting help early will give you and your baby the best start. Remember your needs matter too. This initiative is supported by Kildare CYPSC and Wicklow CYPSC.

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Duleek Family Fun Day for Ukrainian Families

The Feel Good Project Duleek are hosting a Family Fun Day to welcome Ukrainian families on Sunday, 1st May from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in Duleek Community Facility. Click on the poster link below for more information.

Duleek Family Fun Ukrainian Families

Supports for Ukrainians in Ireland

Click on the Citizens Information link below to access lists of organisations that are helping people who have come to Ireland from Ukraine. The organisations listed are providing services across the whole country. Many local groups and charities provide help too.

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/ukrainian_refugees_in_ireland/supports_for_ukrainians_in_ireland.html#l4a2ce

Trim FRC Women’s Development Coffee Morning

Click on the poster below for our upcoming coffee morning in Trim Family Resource Centre (FRC). This is an introduction to our Women’s development programme and an opportunity to meet previous participants over a cuppa.

For more information contact: Caroline Morris, M: 0876031108, T: 046 9438850

Upcoming Online Events in April with Outcomers Dundalk

Please see information below from Outcomers Dundalk, on their upcoming events. If you have any questions, please contact Lorna Costello on youth@outcomers.org or 0861625030.

Dr. Brinkmann is a gender psychologist based in West Cork. The sessions she facilitates are not medical sessions, they are spaces for trans young people and their parents to meet others in similar situations to discuss challenges and joys in their life and to ask Lisa questions. These have been very successful since they began in 2020, and the demand has continued to grow. As they are on zoom, they are not restricted to one geographical area. They are free of charge.

If you know any trans and non-binary young people or parents of trans and non-binary young people who would like to join this space, they can register for the event on the below links. If young people would like their youth worker to attend the session, you are welcome to join along with the young person.

Online chats with Dr. Brinkmann for trans young people

April 19th – 7pm to 9pm.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOioqD8sGdIH2QwylADppPEC8whIJ08a

 

Online chats with Dr. Brinkmann for parents of trans young people

April 30th – 12pm to 2pm

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduuoqzsjGd03K5Kc4KWY5gRexsT0_XDP

 

STIs, Safer Sex and Condoms webinar with HIV Ireland

April 21st 5pm to 6.30pm

This webinar is for over 18s only.

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuuuqDkvE90Y9HCctxf9fRzs1QCNgEUT

 

Our peer support groups continue to meet at the following times: 

  • Youth group for 12 – 17 year olds in Outcomers centre, Dundalk: Friday 4pm to 7pm, Saturday 3pm to 5pm
  • Young adults group for 18 to 30 year olds in Outcomers centre, Dundalk: Thursday 5pm to 7pm
  • Over 30s Women’s Group in Outcomers Centre, Dundalk: 3rd Monday of every month 7pm to 9pm.
  • Over 30s Men’s Group in Outcomers centre, Dundalk: Every 2nd week, 7pm to 9pm
  • LGBT+Adults Group, Flemington Community Centre, Balbriggan:
  • LGBT+ Adults Group, Kells FRC, Kells, Co. Meath: 2nd and 4th Monday of every month 7pm to 9pm

LGBT+ Adults Group, Trim FRC, Trim, Co. Meath: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month 7pm to 9pm.

LMETB English Classes for Ukrainians in Meath

LMETB have a range of days/times please call one of our Adult Guidance Counsellors – Shona Dunne on 086 078 7988 or Eilís Coyne on 087 953 9357 for more information. Click on the link below to access the poster:

LMETB English Classes for Ukrainians in Meath