Importance of Self Care for Parents – Free Online Talk

Parenting Cavan and Partners are hosting a Free Online Talk from Allen O’Donoghue from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday 12th November, 2020. Please click on the poster below for details on how to register.

FREE Parent Information and Awareness Sessions by ZOOM

The changing lives initiative are hosting FREE Parent Information and Awareness Sessions by ZOOM.

The aim of the sessions are to help parents learn more about ADHD, to look at what behaviours are consistent with it and get some tips and parenting strategies.

These FREE Parent Information and Awareness Sessions take place on:

  • 19th November 2020 @ 6pm – 8pm
  • 20th November 2020 @ 10am – 12pm

The sessions are facilitated by Psychologist, Clare Mc Gready.

Please click on the attached information leaflet below for more information.

To reserve your place email: [email protected]


Engage Programme – SICAP & Meath Partnership

Do you have a child who is between the age of 15 and 17 at risk of falling out of education or would like to return to education? If you would like support, contact Eddie Kieran, Engage Education Officer, Meath Partnership. Please click on the link below for contact details and further information.

Engage – Eddie Kieran

Mind Your Wellbeing – A new mental health and well-being programme launched

HSE Health & Wellbeing has launched a new, free, online mental health and wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing. This evidenced based programme, focusing on the promotion of mental wellbeing, has been adapted from a face-to-face programme into a series of online videos for everyone at this time.


What does the programme consist of?

Consisting of 5 video sessions (20 min) which can be accessed by visiting and following the links.  The content focuses on:


  1. Practicing Self-Care

Explores the importance of individual ‘s ‘self-care’ and encourages  participants to build their own ‘self-care toolkit’ which includes healthy habits for their mental health and wellbeing.

  1. Understanding Our Thoughts

Invites participants to reflect on their own thinking and consider how thinking patterns can impact   wellbeing.

  1. Exploring Emotions

Encourages participants to notice their emotions and increase their positive emotions to improve their wellbeing.

  1. Building Positive Relationships

Discusses ways in which participants can nurture, value and foster positive relationships which are so important for mental wellbeing.

  1. Improving Our Resilience

Invites participants to improve their resilience, learn about the building blocks of resilience including the importance of focussing on strengths.


This programme provides a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and practice key elements of mental wellbeing such as mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. In addition, the Stress Control Programme has started its final run. For more information and to watch Session 1 visit


Free Online Resilience Training with Meath Partnership

Meath Partnership are hosting free online Resilience training, and anyone with a Meath address can avail of this free workshop.

The trainer is going to primarily focus on the following:

Understanding what resilience really is!
Appreciating how everyone can build their resilience
Defining your current sources of strength and resilience
Identifying areas where you can deepen your resilience
Understanding the role of relationships in our resilience
Knowing when to push on; when to step ; and when it is right to ask for support
Developing new tools and techniques to change your perspective; manage stress; optimise your physical resilience; and deploy your strengths
Building a personal resilience action plan

Please find attached an information leaflet with contact details to book a place.

HSE Online Stress Control Class

As the HSE can’t deliver our Stress Control classes in the community just now, Dr Jim White will, instead, live-stream the classes until December, free-of-charge. Click here to get all the dates. To find out more about Stress Control click here

HSE COVID Bubbles Campaign

When you keep your distance, no matter how awkward it feels, you’re protecting yourself and those around you from the spread of COVID-19.
But when you drop your guard,
When groups get together,
When you shake hands or hug someone you love,
When you step forward instead of taking a step back,
You could become exposed to the virus and so could the people around you.
Help drive the number of cases down.
Keep your guard up.

Click on the link below to read more about the HSE COVID Bubbles Campaign

COVID Bubbles Partner Pack

This Halloween, your mask could save lives

Stay safe and protect your community by following public health guidelines. Your Family Resource Centre is here to provide further guidance and information so get in touch!

Connected for Life Webinar

Connected for life will host an online webinar for parents entitled How Early Experiences Can Impact Us Throughout Our Life- Webinar. This 2-hour webinar is one of a series of online events aimed to provide support and reassurance to parents, wherever they are on their parenting journey. The webinar will take place on 10th November. Please CLICK HERE for registration details.

Family Resource Centre National Forum

The Family Resource Centre National Forum launched ‘Our Story’ earlier this week. It locates the work of Family Resource Centre’s within current Government policy and demonstrates how FRCs work with individuals, families and communities responding to locally identified needs. To find out more about what the FRC’s do to support communities across Ireland CLICK HERE or to download a copy of ‘Our Story’ CLICK HERE.