World Autism Day – Coffee Morning

Click on poster link below regarding an upcoming coffee morning to celebrate World Autism Day from Meath Autism Network on Tuesday the 2nd of April at 10am in An Tobar Adrbraccan.

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Alcohol Forum Ireland Webinar Wednesdays kicks off with ‘Moving Beyond the Individual: Why families matter in the alcohol and other drug field (April 3rd)

Alcohol Forum Ireland (AFI) is delighted to announce their ‘Webinar Wednesdays’ series for 2024. More topics & more excellent speakers to be announced, with a mix of topics relevant to those working in treatment, family support, public health, community action & prevention. AFI works across all of these workstreams and so our series will reflect this diversity. These are short 90minute webinars which will run from 10-11.30am.

Our first Webinar Wednesday takes place on Wednesday, April 3rd and is hosted by our family support team.  It will be an opportunity to highlight the supports and programmes we have available and to share what we have learned over 15 years delivering supports to families. Our model of work recognises that alcohol use issues impact on the whole family; children, spouses and wider family networks. We are delighted to have Jennifer McKinney working with us to deliver this online training. Jennifer is a lecturer in Queens University Belfast and is a systemic psychotherapist with over 20 years working with children and families and currently specialising in trauma. 

There is a real need for families & children to be seen, supported & involved in the areas of treatment, recovery and family support. To book a place on this or any of our webinars, simply email [email protected] indicating which date you would like to attend. After registering, you will receive a link for the webinar. 


Think Measles HSE

HSE Rolls Out Measles MMR Vaccine Catch Up Programme

The HSE has announced on 19th March details of an MMR catch-up campaign to protect against measles due to a rise in cases of the disease in the UK and Europe.

Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of the HSE National Immunisation Office, explained:

Measles is highly infectious and can be an acute and serious infection. It causes a rash illness, with cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis and high fever. Complications of measles include ear infections, pneumonia, febrile seizures and less commonly encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and even death.

The only protection against measles is vaccination. Two doses of MMR vaccine are needed and if a child or young adult is not fully protected then MMR vaccines can be obtained from your GP or HSE Vaccination Clinic.”

The campaign focuses on delivering the MMR vaccine to key groups, who may have missed their vaccines in the past:

  • Children
  • Young adults
  • Health and care workers.

How to get your vaccine

MMR vaccines are available free of charge from GPs to all groups, but primarily to those under 18 years, and from HSE community clinics for everyone eligible who is aged 5 years and over. A list of Vaccination Clinics is available here:

To book an appointment, visit:

Some walk-in appointments are also available.

Additionally, the HSE will also provide targeted clinics for specific groups including students and young people in education settings, underserved groups including refugees, applicants seeking protection and other minority groups.

Information on who should get the MMR catch up vaccine and how to access it is available on

East Coast FRC – Parenting Plus Healthy Families

The East Coast FRC are providing Parenting Plus Healthy Families, a parenting course promoting healthy living, starting 8th April, 2024. Click on the poster link below for information on how to reserve your place.

Menopause and Mental Health – A Pocket Guide on How to Manage Menopause and Mental Health

Click on the attached link for the Menopause Guide, which is available from Mental Health Ireland:



DkIT RiVeR Project Community of Practice Newsletter February 2024

Click on the poster link below to access Events and Notices from our Community:

RiVeR Project Feb Newsletter 24

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day – Kells Family Resource Centre

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th of March Kells Family Resource has a number of activities organised to celebrate women in our community. To register please click the link:

Louth-Meath Calendar of Mental Health Promotion Events – March 2024

Please click on the poster link below for more information and registration details:

March – Louth Meath Mental Health Calendar

Integration Fund 2024 closing date is fast approaching – This Friday 1st March @ 5pm.

LMETB Youth Services wishes to advise that the Integration Fund 2024 closing date is fast approaching – This Friday 1st March @ 5pm.

2024 Integration Fund Advert

This grant scheme aims to support youth organisations and youth clubs to support young people in their community who have fled from the war in Ukraine. The grant is aimed at supporting activities for young people in 2024, with eligible contributions to actions including but not limited to:

  • Providing additional places or hours for a UBU Your Place Your Space funded organisation to support interventions for young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine  as they integrate into Irish society,
  • To set up youth clubs that bring together local and young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine  with a view to providing young person led activities, and opportunities for integration and cultural exchanges across the community,
  • To provide for activities by existing youth clubs as they engage with new communities of young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine and assist in their integration with their new communities.
  • Actions by ETBs in support of young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine by engaging with locally supported initiatives, in particular with youth clubs in their functional area, which have been notified to the Department in advance.

The deadline for receipt of completed application form is 5pm THIS FRIDAY, March 1st 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered under any circumstances.

Applications will only be accepted through email and submitted to: [email protected] 

Grants will be made available subject to compliance with the requirements of DPER Circular 13/2014 (attached herewith). Eligible expenditure must have been incurred before 31 December 2024. Applications should only be submitted for funding which can be fully expended and accounted for in 2024. No funding can be carried forward into 2025.

Please read the attached Application Form/Guidance Note carefully for full terms and to check your eligibility.

Integration Grant Supports 2024

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact LMETB Youth Services at [email protected]